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Amid a financial crisis, the Puerto Rican government has proposed cutting nearly $500 million from the university's budget. Students and faculty say it would cripple the leading institution.
May 20, 2017
NPR's Michel Martin interviews Washington Post style editor Robin Givhan about the questionable new fashion curiosity — male rompers.
May 20, 2017
A Syrian refugee hopes his past as a tailor will help him build a new life for his family in America. His first commission is a wedding dress for a Muslim bride.
May 20, 2017
An EU. directive goes into force today, with new rules regulating the tobacco industry. The U.K. is going further: cigarettes must now be sold in plain green packaging with graphic health warnings.
May 20, 2017
For 25 years, the Earth Conservation Corps has been cleaning up the capital's polluted Anacostia River. Volunteers have turned their lives around and now work to help others do the same.
May 20, 2017
Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition.
May 20, 2017
Point your camera at a flower and your phone identifies it. Walk into a store and your phone leads you to the item you're looking for. It's part of a future world blurring the virtual and the real.
May 20, 2017
He's behind the theme music for public-radio programs like Morning Edition and Marketplace. Now, Leiderman finally has an album of his own: BJ, which features Béla Fleck on several tracks.
May 20, 2017
A new production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf has been told that the estate of playwright Edward Albee won't allow them to use an African-American actor.
May 20, 2017
Schapelle Corby's case captivated the Australian media when she was arrested for drug smuggling in 2004. Now she is returning home, after nearly a decade in prison and three years on parole in Bali.
May 20, 2017
There is little sign of opposition to the nomination of Callista Gingrich, but it is not without controversy.
May 20, 2017
Protests and court battles trailed the nearly two-year effort to get rid of the monuments. For the past month they've been acrimonious gathering places for those in favor and opposed to removal.
May 20, 2017
Saudi Arabia is the first stop on President Trump's first overseas trip. Despite his anti-Saudi rhetoric during the campaign, there are reasons Saudi leaders may welcome him.
May 20, 2017
In the month of May, when strawberries pop up in outdoor markets in Paris, a sister remembers her late brother, who loved a particular variety. He died five years ago this month.
May 20, 2017
Ladybugs are famous for their spotted wing cases. But researchers in Japan were interested in what was happening under that colorful exterior: How delicate wings were folding origami-like into place.
May 20, 2017
President Trump is on his first foreign trip, taking him to the Middle East and Europe. But a new poll from NPR and Ipsos shows Americans are skeptical of Trump's populist foreign policy.
May 20, 2017
After the craftspeople of Ajrakphur dye fabrics with a traditional block printing method, there's a lot of toxic waste water. Enter the earthworms.
May 20, 2017
Awe-inspiring feats of logistics. Incredible strength of community. As the "Greatest Show on Earth" plays its final act, the cast and crew are saying goodbye to more than just a livelihood.
May 20, 2017
In early counts, voters chose the reform-minded president by about 20 percent over his main conservative challenger, signaling a wish to continue Rouhani's goal of greater openness with the world.
May 20, 2017
A push for better student data and more news of the week.
May 20, 2017

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