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Lawmakers Question Price Hikes For Leukemia Drug

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:35:00 -0400

The pharmaceutical company Ariad raised the price of a leukemia drug multiple times during a four-year period even as reports of serious cardiovascular side effects mounted.

Tesla Has Begun Making All Its New Cars Self-Driving

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:58:00 -0400

Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, says once the technology is fully enabled, the cars will be able to drive with no human input. Musk says previously built Teslas can't be retrofitted with the latest features.

When These Latinos Tell Immigration Stories, They Push Beyond Fairy Tales

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:53:00 -0400

Latino colleagues from across NPR shared their family stories for Hispanic Heritage Month, exposing a rich array of experiences: loss, longing, contradiction and triumph.

Is Wonder Woman Suited To Be A U.N. Ambassador?

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:58:00 -0400

This Friday the U.N. holds a star-studded ceremony to appoint Wonder Woman its "Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls." Many women's rights advocates are in uproar.

A Woman Named Fortunate Doesn't See Good Fortune Ahead In Zimbabwe

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:51:00 -0400

She sells clothes from the back of her car. But business is dropping. Like many Zimbabweans, she faces a crippled economy, high unemployment and a shortage of cash.

Reading Gaol, Where Oscar Wilde Was Imprisoned, Unlocks Its Gates For Art

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:51:00 -0400

In 1895, Wilde was convicted of homosexual activity and sentenced to two years Reading Gaol. Built in the mid-1800s, the facility was operational until 2013. Now, it's hosting an unusual art exhibit.

Reports Of Prison Guard Brutality In New York Draw A Harsh Spotlight

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:49:00 -0400

A rash of incidents involving guards' use of violence against prisoners, sometimes caught on video, is fueling calls for accountability. Others say the focus should be on increasingly violent inmates.

Spanish Top Court Overturns Catalonia's Bullfighting Ban

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:45:00 -0400

The judges ruled it was unconstitutional and infringed on the government's responsibility to preserve Spain's cultural patrimony. Catalan lawmakers approved the ban in 2010, citing animal cruelty.

Watchdog: EPA Action To Protect Flint Residents From Lead Was Delayed 7 Months

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:37:00 -0400

The agency had enough information to see the danger and the authority to intervene earlier, the inspector general's report states. "These situations should generate a greater sense of urgency."

Who Do You Think Won The Debate? It May Depend Which Network You Watched

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:36:00 -0400

Everyone watched the same debate, but not everyone watched the same post-game coverage. That can make all the difference.

The Stark Choice In Aleppo: Flee Or Face More Attacks

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:32:00 -0400

Syria and Russia have paused the bombing of the Syrian city and told fighters to leave. But it's seen as part of a brutal strategy used elsewhere in Syria.

#MemeOfTheWeek: Nasty Woman, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton And Janet Jackson

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:29:00 -0400

When Trump called Clinton a "nasty woman" during the last presidential debate of the year, he reintroduced the nation to a feminist anthem.

Montana Judge Faces Call For Impeachment After Incest Sentencing

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:21:00 -0400

More than 55,000 people have signed an online petition to impeach a Montana judge who handed down a 60-day sentence to a man who pleaded guilty to raping his 12-year-old daughter.

Latin Roots: Mariza

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:18:00 -0400

This Portuguese singer might be the new face of fado around the world. Hear some triumphant live concert recordings and a conversation about her impressive career.

A Melancholy Youth Finds Himself Under The Heavenly Glow Of 'Moonlight'

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:00:01 -0400

In Barry Jenkins' incandescent coming-of-age tale, three different actors cover three phases in the life of an African-American who takes a wayward path into manhood.