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'Falsettos' Still Resonates In Changed Social Landscape

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:30:41 -0400

When Falsettos first premiered in 1981, this frank, funny musical about gay, Jewish life in New York City was covering new territory. Now a revival is in the works, but will it still feel resonant in an age where gay rights have become mainstream?

Ambassador Urges U.S. To 'Draw Some Lines' In China Relationship

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:30:41 -0400

U.S. Ambassador to China, former Montana Sen. Max Baucus, urges the U.S. to "draw some lines" and show that "we're not going to get bullied," while remaining upbeat overall about U.S.-China ties.

Chronicle of Philanthropy List Reveals Striking Change In Charity Landscape

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:30:41 -0400

Each year, the Chronicle of Philanthropy publishes a list of the biggest charities in the U.S. This year, there has been a change in the No. 1 spot that philanthropy watchers call "stunning."

Hispanic Voters Key In Deciding Nevada's Tight Senate Race

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:30:41 -0400

Control of the Senate will come down to just a handful of races, and Nevada is the only seat Republicans have a real chance of flipping. Three-term Republican Sen. Joe Heck is running almost even with Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto. The race could come down to Hispanic voters, and Heck has tried to distance himself from Trump.

House Speaker Paul Ryan Prepares For Challenges After Election Day

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:30:41 -0400

House Speaker Paul Ryan faces a number of political pressures after Election Day. Ryan is campaigning to hold the Republican majority in Congress after abandoning any efforts to help Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump win the White House.

As Race Enters Homestretch, Many Voters Feel Campaign Fatigue

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:30:41 -0400

A year and a half after it began, the race for president is beginning to wear on many voters. A growing number say they are fed up and fatigued by the especially bitter campaign and are taking extreme measures to block it out. But others are tuning in even more as the race enters the homestretch.

Young Republicans At Ohio State Ponder GOP's Future After Donald Trump

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:30:41 -0400

After a stinging loss in 2012, College Republicans at Ohio State said their party had to win over minorities and millennials. Those same voters reflect on the direction of the GOP four years later.

New WikiLeaks Emails Return Attention To Clinton Foundation Controversy

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:30:41 -0400

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Wall Street Journal reporter James Grimaldi about the latest WikiLeaks release on the Clinton Foundation.

R.I.P. Vine: Twitter To Retire App In Financial Restructuring

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:30:41 -0400

One of the Internet's quirkiest outlets for creativity is being shut down. Vine is where people post six second videos, which play in a loop. Twitter owns Vine and announced Thursday that in coming months it will end the app as part of its financial restructuring.

Repeated Bombings On Schools Kill At Least 22 Children In Syria

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:30:41 -0400

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Justin Forsyth from UNICEF about the bombing of a school complex in northwest Syria.

Solitary Confinement Methods Often Lead To Violence At Lewisburg Prison

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:30:41 -0400

The United States Penitentiary at Lewisburg, Pa., is one of the toughest, most violent prisons in America, where inmate-on-inmate assaults are common — and sometimes deadly.

Michelle Obama Appears With Hillary Clinton In North Carolina

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:30:41 -0400

First Lady Michelle Obama has been one of Hillary Clinton's top surrogates on the campaign trail. They appeared together in North Carolina Thursday afternoon.

In 'Appetites,' Bourdain Pleases The Toughest Food Critic (His 9-Year-Old)

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:04:00 -0400

Anthony Bourdain's new cookbook features comfort food he cooks for his young daughter. "She's who I need to please, and if she's not happy, I'm not happy," he says.

Vine Withers, Reminding Us That Nothing Is Forever

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:51:00 -0400

The news of Vine shutting down has sent a shockwave through the Internet. It had brought together a diverse slew of comedians, musicians, artists and amateur directors, preceding the live video craze.

Report Declares Global Wildlife Populations Are Plunging. But It's Complicated

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:47:00 -0400

The WWF report asserts that wildlife populations have dropped by a startling percentage since 1970. The details and extent of that decline, however, are more complex than any one number can capture.