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Amnesty International Names Kaepernick Its Ambassador Of Conscience

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 05:03:00 -0400

Ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick received Amnesty's top human rights award for his opposition to racial injustice. His "take a knee" campaign during the national anthem likely cost him his job.

Long Hours, Low Pay Push Some Democratic Campaign Workers To Unionize

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 05:00:24 -0400

"It's been far too long that workers in this industry have been exploited," said Ihaab Syed, the secretary of the Campaign Workers Guild.

Romney's Path To Succeed Utah Sen. Hatch Just Got More Complicated

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 02:17:00 -0400

Mitt Romney has been forced into a primary race after losing Saturday's nomination battle at the state's GOP convention. Romney aims to restart his political career by replacing Sen. Orrin Hatch.

Verne Troyer, Actor Who Portrayed Mini-Me In 'Austin Powers,' Dies At 49

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 23:29:49 -0400

Troyer died on Saturday, according to a statement posted to social media. The cause of his death was not given, but representatives acknowledged his long battle with depression.

Queen Elizabeth II Celebrates 92

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 20:55:50 -0400

The queen marked the occasion by attending a star-studded charity concert, surrounded by family. But the party's not over yet — the longest-reigning living monarch celebrates two birthdays a year.

Can I Just Tell You: Barbara Bush

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 17:34:00 -0400

On the day of Barbara Bush's funeral, NPR's Michel Martin reflects on the former first lady's legacy.

NPR Poetry Month: Andrea Davis Pinkney

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 17:34:00 -0400

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with children's book author and poet Andrea Davis Pinkney about her picks from the #NPRPoetry submissions.

In 'Chasing Hillary,' Reporter Chronicles A Decade Spent Covering Hillary Clinton

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 17:34:00 -0400

New York Times reporter Amy Chozick, author of a new memoir, talks to Michel Martin about the media's focus on the Hillary Clinton email scandal and the impact on the presidential election.

Puerto Rico Board, Governor Clash Over Finances

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 17:34:00 -0400

Still reeling from damages caused by Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico's financial situation is in major free fall. The federal oversight board ordered Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to cut public pensions by 10 percent.

Pop Culture Week: 'Scandal,' Beychella, Kendrick

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 17:34:00 -0400

Shonda Rhimes' ABC smash hit Scandal takes its final bow, Beyonce preps for another set at the mega-popular Coachella music festival, and Rapper Kendrick Lamar wins a Pulitzer Prize.

'Scandal' Finale: Judy Smith, The Inspiration For Olivia Pope

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 17:34:00 -0400

The ABC Network series ended its seven-year run this week. NPR's Michel Martin talks to the PR executive on which the show was based — co-executive producer Judy Smith.

Former George H. W. Bush Speechwriter Remembers Barbara Bush

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 17:34:00 -0400

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Mary Kate Cary, former speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush about Saturday's funeral services for his wife Barbara Bush, who died this week at 92.

DNC's Lawsuit Against Russia, Trump And WikiLeaks

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 17:34:00 -0400

Embattled former Democratic National Committee Communications Director Luis Miranda talks with NPR's Michel Martin about the DNC's new lawsuit alleging a Trump-Russia conspiracy.

The Week In Politics

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 17:34:00 -0400

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Robert Costa of the Washington Post about Mike Pompeo's nomination battle for Secretary of State, and President Trump's continuing legal troubles.

Barbara Bush Is Laid To Rest In Texas

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 15:35:00 -0400

Guests gathered at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston to celebrate the life of the former first lady. She died Tuesday at age 92.