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AC/DC Cofounder And Guitarist Malcolm Young Dies, Age 64

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:11:00 -0500

Malcolm Young, who founded one of the world's most enduringly popular hard-rock bands with his brother Angus, died Saturday. He had left the group in 2010 due to dementia.



To Save Their Water Supply, Colorado Farmers Taxed Themselves

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:43:14 -0500

The recent drought in the West forced people to take a hard look at how they use water. In Colorado, some farmers tried an experiment: make their water more expensive without hurting business.



Azzedine Alaia, French Fashion Designer Known As The 'King Of Cling,' Dies

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:05:00 -0500

The Tunisian-born designer was known for his body-hugging designs that were sculpted to celebrate the female form. In the 1980s, stars such as Madonna and Naomi Campbell popularized his fashions.



Palestinians Threaten To Suspend Talks If U.S. Closes PLO Mission

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:25:51 -0500

The U.S. says the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington, D.C., must close because the Palestinians violated U.S. law by calling for Israel to be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court.



Thousands March Through Zimbabwe's Capital To Urge Mugabe To Step Down

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:54:22 -0500

Giddy Zimbabweans gathered in Harare on Saturday to celebrate what may be the end of President Robert Mugabe's rule. Mugabe has been on house arrest since a military takeover earlier this week.



11 Scenarios For How The Roy Moore Saga Could Play Out

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:30:00 -0500

Republican power brokers in D.C. are devising lots of schemes to try to edge out Roy Moore, the GOP Senate nominee in Alabama who has been accused of sexual misconduct and sexual assault.



The 'Missed Opportunity' Of Trump's Asia Trip

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:00:02 -0500

Asia experts say that while the president avoided major blunders on his five-nation visit, he missed more than one opportunity to offer his administration's strategic vision for the region.



After A Mass Shooting, Families Feel 'A Pain That Will Never Go Away'

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:31:29 -0500

After the vigils and the reporters move on to the next mass shooting, the families are left to deal with the grief. "I feel like it never ends," says Jane Dougherty, who lost her sister at Sandy Hook.



As Native Americans Face Job Discrimination, A Tribe Works To Employ Its Own

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:20:55 -0500

About a third of Native Americans say they have experienced discrimination in the workplace when seeking jobs, or when getting promotions or earning equal pay, according to a new poll by NPR



Kachka: The Word That Saved A Family During WWII And Inspired A Chef

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:19:01 -0500

It took until adulthood for Bonnie Morales, the daughter of immigrant Russian Jews, to appreciate the food of her childhood. Now she owns a popular Oregon restaurant and has released a new cookbook.



Roundup Of The Week: Taxes, Sexual Harassment And Russia In The Politics Podcast

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:01:02 -0500

As Republicans push through tax overhaul, Congress has been pulled into the wave of recent attention to sexual assault and harassment. Listen to analysis of the week on the NPR Politics Podcast.



Senate May Approve Drilling In Alaskan Wilderness With Tax Bill

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:01:02 -0500

The Republican push to pass a major tax overhaul may also include another long-held GOP goal — opening up Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling.



Toilet Signs Are Mysterious And Mirth-Inducing

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:00:03 -0500

The signs offer important advice. But it seems they can't help but offer humor as well.



If Parents In Taiwan Are OK With Their Kids' Sex Ed Class, Why Are Others So Upset?

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 06:16:02 -0500

Despite being one of the first places in Asia to recognize same-sex unions and require schools to teach sex education, Taiwanese society is having a hard time catching up.



Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri Meets Macron In Paris

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:34:00 -0500

He has been at the center of concern that he was being detained. He announced from Riyadh on Nov. 4 that he was resigning.