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A Glimpse Of History, As Museun Of African-American History Opens

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:40:00 -0400

The National Museum of African-American History and Culture opens on the National Mall on Saturday. NPR's Sam Sanders talks to visitors and tells us what it was like on the first day.



After Mall Shooting Kills 5, Police On The Hunt For The Gunman

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:32:00 -0400

Michel Martin talks to KUOW reporter Ross Reynolds on the latest on the manhunt for a gunman who killed five people Friday night in a shopping mall in Burlington, Wash.



After Aiding Injured Israelis, A Palestinian Is Targeted For Abuse

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:30:23 -0400

When an Israeli family was ambushed in their car in the West Bank, two Palestinians came to their aid. One is paying a price now, seen as aiding the enemy.



In Charlotte, Recent Shooting Roils Police-Community Relations

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:30:00 -0400

This week, police in Charlotte, N.C., shot and killed a black man. The shooting has spurred days of protests. Michel Martin speaks with Rev. William Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP.



Charlotte Police Announce Plans To Release Footage Of Shooting

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:30:00 -0400

Michel Martin speaks with reporter Nick de la Canal of member station WFAE in Charlotte, N.C., about what's happening in the city after police shot Keith Lamont Scott earlier this week.



Amid Mounting Pressure, Charlotte Police Release Video Of Shooting

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:54:00 -0400

The decision comes days after police killed Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. Both dashcam and body-cam footage of the shooting depict the confrontation — but neither is likely to quell doubts.



Sinister 'Clowns' Are Scaring People In Multiple States

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:56:00 -0400

This may be your worst nightmare: Reports are emerging from multiple states of alarming interactions with people in clown clothing.



Newspaper Endorsements Matter Most When They're Unexpected

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:00:00 -0400

The New York Times endorsed Hillary Clinton on Saturday, but an endorsement that came the day before from a smaller paper may matter more to its readers, for the simple fact that it was unexpected.



National Museum of African American History Opens Its Doors

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:00:09 -0400

More than 100 years after it was originally proposed, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is opening its doors in Washington, D.C.



Monday's Debate Latest In History Of (Sometimes) Memorable Encounters

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:30:00 -0400

The presidential debate at Hofstra University in New York is the first of three scheduled this campaign season.



#NPRreads: Get Below The Surface This Weekend With These 3 Stories

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:07:00 -0400

Correspondents, editors and producers from NPR's newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag.



While Everyone Was Partying At Woodstock, I Was Stuck At Schrafft's

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:51:00 -0400

The chain restaurant that catered to women helped redefine how Americans eat, according to a new book. For NPR's Lynn Neary, it also defined how she did and didn't fit with the counterculture.



Political Trends In Medicine: How Does Election Season Affect Our Health?

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:47:11 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks politics with Sally Satel, a clinical psychiatrist and medical policy expert. She follows political trends in medicine.



The American Diplomat Who Helped Bring An End To Colombia's War

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:47:10 -0400

An American negotiator played a key role in helping Colombia end it's half-century war between the government and the FARC guerrillas. Here's how he did it.



Controversy Continues Over Muscular Dystrophy Drug, Despite FDA Approval

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:47:10 -0400

The Food and Drug Administration approved a muscular dystrophy drug despite deeply flawed evidence. Was the decision a dangerous precedent or flexible pragmatism reflecting patients' values?