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Political commentator Gayle Trotter, columnist Steven Petrow and film producer Tammy Garnes take on the controversial repeal of North Carolina's bill, the criticism behind Pence's marriage and more.
April 1, 2017
It's April 1st! And the first day of our NPR Poetry month, where we ask listeners to tweet us their poems using #NPRpoetry. Today's selection reveals a poet's day job as a scientist.
April 1, 2017
The Mississippi State University women's basketball team ended the University of Connecticut's winning streak, in an upset victory in the semifinals of the NCAA tournament.
April 1, 2017
Gilbert Baker used his sewing skills to create the flag, an enduring symbol of the gay rights movement, and later, of growing solidarity with LGBT causes. He was 65.
April 1, 2017
Colombia's president declared a state of emergency in Mocoa, where at least 200 people are missing after overflowing rivers swept through homes and killed residents while they slept.
April 1, 2017
Angered by Senate approval of a constitutional amendment allowing multiple presidential terms, demonstrators set fire to the legislative building and clashed throughout the capital of Asuncion.
April 1, 2017
Judges reinstated the National Assembly's authority following a request from Nicolas Maduro. The ruling that annulled the assembly prompted accusations that a dictatorship was in the works.
April 1, 2017
Activists outfitted a subway seat with a nude male torso with prominent genitalia. They videotaped men's offended reactions, and hope to make them more sensitive to the many women who are accosted.
April 1, 2017
"I always thought there was much space to write, to think, in Ramallah, especially," says novelist Abbad Yahya. "I feel that this space has now disappeared." He's now in hiding, fearing arrest.
April 1, 2017
A financial aid flap, DeVos on stage, and more.
April 1, 2017
Amgad Naguib collects old ticket stubs, wigs, letters and toothbrushes that he says tell Egypt's history. "I am sure I have more dresses and hats and handbags than you and all your friends," he says.
April 1, 2017
Among 18- to 24-year-olds, Marine Le Pen is by far the No. 1 candidate, with 40 percent of the vote — a startling shift for a country that's traditionally known for its leftist youth movements.
April 1, 2017
President Trump hasn't moved beyond executive actions, something a president normally resorts to when he can't get anything done legislatively. That's not a good sign for Trump's agenda.
April 1, 2017
The University of Connecticut women came into the semifinal riding a 111-game winning streak, including a 60-point beating of Mississippi State in last year's tourney. Friday, that all was wiped away.
March 31, 2017
In a massive document release, 180 of Trump's staff disclose their financial assets and debts as they assumed office. Ivanka Trump and her husband report assets valued at more than $200 million.
March 31, 2017
Artist and philosopher Jonathon Keats didn't need to create anything new to show the absurdity of human problem-solving. All he had to do was give human technology to animals.
March 31, 2017
Mayor Bill de Blasio is committed to replacing the notorious jail amid reports of widespread violence by inmates and guards but says it won't be quick or easy. One plan would cost $10 billion.
March 31, 2017
Twitter announced it was doing away with the egg as its default icon, opting for a generic figure intended to encourage users to replace it with something more "expressive."
March 31, 2017
Revenue sharing is taking off in restaurants in cities like Boston and San Francisco. The model varies from place to place, but the idea is simple: Funnel a percentage of sales to kitchen workers.
March 31, 2017
It seems like quite a win for the marine mammal, which was nearly extinct just a few decades ago. But conservationists say the move could lead to repeal of protections the manatee needs to survive.
March 31, 2017

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