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First-Degree Murder Charge Against Man Who Drove Into Charlottesville Demonstrators

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:30:33 -0500

James Fields Jr. of Ohio had been facing a second-degree murder charge until the judge upgraded it at a preliminary hearing Thursday. One protester was killed and dozens were injured.

Federal Investigation Finds 'Significant Issues' At Immigrant Detention Centers

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:09:36 -0500

An inspector general's report says immigrant detainees' rights, health and safety are compromised in four facilities. In response, ICE agrees to strengthen oversight and improve conditions.

Teen's Dramatic Video, Revealing His Acceptance By Harvard, Charms Internet

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:14:08 -0500

"All the hard work was worth it," Ayrton Little said. The video has been viewed more than 6 million times.

Nephews Of Venezuelan First Lady Sentenced In U.S. Drug Smuggling Case

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:38:09 -0500

Efrain Antonio Campo Flores and his cousin Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas received 18 years in prison.

After Maria, Puerto Rico Struggles Under The Weight Of Its Own Garbage

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:29:00 -0500

Even before Maria hit, most of the island's landfills were filled beyond capacity and nearly half had EPA closure orders. The storm generated millions of cubic yards of waste and debris.

Emily Haines On World Cafe

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:16:18 -0500

Metric's lead singer drops the wailing guitars and radical synths for a solo performance behind the piano.

Four Children Killed In School Bus And Train Collision In France

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:07:19 -0500

The interior minister said he was "overwhelmed by the tragedy." The bus was filled with adolescents. Many were injured.

NPR In Spanish: Approaching Content For A Bilingual Audience

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:00:17 -0500

As the number of Spanish speakers living in the U.S. grows, how is NPR responding?

Firefighter Dies in California Wildfire, Now The 4th Largest In The State's History

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:48:00 -0500

The Thomas Fire has claimed more than 249,500 acres and over 700 homes. Officials say it won't be contained until January.

Mediocre 'Ferdinand' Will Have Bored Parents Seeing Red

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:01:06 -0500

Munro Leaf's classic children story about a pacifist bull becomes a formulaic animated film indistinguishable from scores of others.

'The Ballad Of Lefty Brown' Is A Variation On A Familiar Tune

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:00:36 -0500

Bill Pullman stars as an Old West sidekick who loses his hero and embarks upon a quest for vengeance in writer/director Jared Moshe's straight-shooting Western.

Potent Cocktail Of Drama And Documentary Explores A Mysterious Death: 'Wormwood'

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:00:36 -0500

Filmmaker Errol Morris employs fictional techniques — and famous actors — in this 241-minute meditation on the demise of a CIA operative in 1953 that left a son obsessed with finding answers.

'Birdboy' Is A Dark, Beautiful, Boundary-Pushing Animated Film

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:00:06 -0500

Three adorable anthropomorphic animals wander a post-apocalyptic hellscape in this hand-drawn animated film from Spain that "thumbs its nose at traditional G-rated storytelling."

Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support 'Zero Tolerance' On Sexual Harassment

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:47:00 -0500

Republicans, independents and Democrats alike agree that "a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment is essential to bringing about change in our society," according to a new NPR/Ipsos poll.

The Legacy Of Surfer And Filmmaker Bruce Brown

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:45:00 -0500

Surfer and filmmaker Bruce Brown, who is best known for the movie Endless Summer, passed away earlier this week. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Matt Holzman of KRCW's The Document about the filmmaker's legacy.