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So, Which Is It: Bigly Or Big-League? Linguists Take On A Common Trumpism

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 19:54:00 -0400

If you've followed the 2016 presidential election, you've probably heard Donald Trump say it: "bigly." Or is that "big-league"? We asked linguists settle the score — and offer a little context, too.

Why Does This Election Have Us So Down? Social Science May Have An Answer

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:43:00 -0400

U.S. politics have long been marked by disagreement and even rancor. But 2016 feels worse than usual. NPR's Hidden Brain podcast offers one explanation why, from deep in our psychological frameworks.

In 'Fire At Sea,' Glimpse The Migrant Crisis From The Heart Of Mediterranean

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:22:00 -0400

Filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi talks about his documentary Fire at Sea. The film tells the story of the ongoing migrant crisis as experienced by residents of Lampedusa, an island off the coast of Sicily.

Mass-Eviction Set To Empty 'The Jungle' Of Migrants. What's Next For them?

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:07:31 -0400

France says the unofficial migrant camp on the north coast of the country will be demolished "within days." That means up to 10,000 asylum-seekers are being resettled at centers across France.

The U.K. Posthumously Pardons Thousands Of Gay Men

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:07:31 -0400

The U.K. justice minister has pardoned thousands of gay men convicted under "gross indecency" laws, which made homosexuality illegal until 1967.

On Baseball's Biggest Stage, 2 Lovable Losers Square Off To Become The Champ

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:07:31 -0400

This week, the World Series features two of professional sports' most famously hapless franchises: the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians. Both teams have gone decades without a championship.

Dispatch From A Former Venezuelan Political Prisoner

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:07:31 -0400

Political prisoner Francisco Marquez was just released from a Venezuelan jail. Now in exile in the U.S., Marquez speaks with NPR's Michel Martin about the experience.

Pressure Escalates On Maduro, As Venezuela Slides Further Into Turmoil

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:07:31 -0400

Venezuela has suspended the opposition movement's campaign for a recall referendum for President Nicolas Maduro. NPR's Michel Martin talks with reporter John Otis about the latest in the country.

A Civil War History Lesson On Trump's Visit To Gettysburg

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 15:49:00 -0400

Trump visited the site of Pickett's Charge, a failed Confederate assault on the last day of the Battle of Gettysburg.

A Palestinian Preaches Positive Thinking To A Tough Crowd: His Own People

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 15:00:02 -0400

Motivational speaker Saed Karzoun has a tough sell in the West Bank as he tries to preach optimism and self-empowerment at a time when pessimism runs high among Palestinians.

U.S. Soldiers Told To Repay Thousands In Signing Bonuses From Height Of War Effort

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 14:43:00 -0400

Under threat of wage garnishes and tax liens, the California National Guard is pursuing bonuses it says it never should have paid.

Tour Bus Crashes Into Truck, Killing More Than A Dozen People In California

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 14:03:00 -0400

A California Highway Patrol official says at least 13 are dead and more than 30 injured after a bus struck the back of a tractor-trailer near Palm Springs, Calif.

A History Of Election Cake And Why Bakers Want To #MakeAmericaCakeAgain

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:00:02 -0400

Bakers Susannah Gebhart and Maia Surdam are reviving election cake: a boozy, dense fruitcake that was a way for women to participate in the democratic process before they had the right to vote.

Gotcha: Space Station Grabs Onto NASA's 5,100-Pound Cargo Craft

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:24:00 -0400

It's been a busy weekend for the space station. On Friday, three astronauts — two Russians and one American — docked at the ISS.

Strange Sounds, Burial Grounds And The Case Of The Twisted Dreamcatcher

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:54:00 -0400

Creaky doors and squeaky floorboards are part of the territory of an old house. But what about the unexplained sounds that come and go?