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Guitarist Larry Coryell, Godfather Of Fusion, Dies At 73

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:34:00 -0500

The jazz-rock pioneer passed away in his sleep on Feb. 19 in New York City.

Denver Looks For Balanced Approach To School Choice

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:49 -0500

Denver's innovative approach to school choice gets high marks from parents and pundits. The program also includes rebooting and even closing down under-performing schools, mostly in neighborhoods with some of the most vulnerable students.

Uber Orders Investigation Into Sexual Harassment Claims

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:49 -0500

A former engineer for the ride-hailing app Uber published a blog post this weekend claiming that she faced sexual harassment while working at the company. Uber says it's investigating the allegations.

Germany Bans 'My Friend Cayla' Doll Over Spying Concerns

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500

Germany has banned an interactive doll manufactured by an American company that German regulators charge can spy on children and collect personal data from them and their parents. But some consumer watchdogs say the ban alone is not enough.

'#Republic' Author Describes How Social Media Hurts Democracy

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks to Cass Sunstein about his new book, #Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media. He says democracy needs people to come across a variety of viewpoints, and much of social media limits that exposure.

Episcopal Church Sues Trump Administration Over Travel Ban

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500

A church in Washington state is suing the federal government for preventing it from practicing its faith. The Episcopal diocese says the refugee ban stops them from welcoming strangers in need.

As Trump Vows To Grow Industry, Countries Move Away From Coal

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500

In his campaign to become president, Donald Trump vowed to bring back coal jobs. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Rob Godby, director of the Center for Energy Economics and Public Policy at the University of Wyoming, about the outlook for the coal industry in the U.S.

China Suspends Coal Imports From North Korea

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500

China is suspending coal imports from North Korea, one of the country's economic lifelines. The Chinese government says the move is part of United Nations sanctions against North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.

Song Exploder: 'Moonlight' Composer Describes Process

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500

Nicholas Britell, the composer for the Oscar-nominated score for Moonlight, describes the story behind his music.

British Parliament Debates Donald Trump's Visit

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500

The United Kingdom Parliament debated on Monday over whether President Trump should be allowed to make a state visit to the country later this year.

Immigrant's Suicide Raises Questions About Safety Of Detention Centers

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500

The suicide of a 31-year-old Mexican immigrant in an Arizona detention center has raised questions about the safety and treatment of immigrants in these centers.

In 'Captured,' Democratic Senator Decries Money's Role In Politics

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island about his new book, Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy.

On Presidents Day, Honoring Vice Presidents With A Song

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500

Why does the U.S. have a holiday for chief executives, but none for their vice presidents? We right that wrong on this Presidents Day with an original vice presidents song.

Trump Administration Officials Reassure Europeans On NATO And Russia

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500

Vice President Mike Pence and Defense Secretary James Mattis have offered words of reassurance to European officials worried about NATO and Russia due to contradicting statements from the president over the last few months. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jacob Parakilas of Chatham House, a think tank in London, about how Europeans are reacting.

Trump Appoints H.R. McMaster As New National Security Adviser

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500

Following the departure of Mike Flynn, President Trump has appointed Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser.