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Qualcomm Spends Big Money To Get In The Car (Chip) Business

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:29:00 -0400

The smartphone chipmaker has agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors for $38 billion. The deal allows Qualcomm to rely less on the smartphone industry. NXP makes semiconductors for cars.

Colorado Votes On A Ballot Measure To Make It Harder To Pass Ballot Measures

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:19:00 -0400

Voters can amend their state's constitution: Think legalization of pot. But some Coloradans say citizen initiatives are out of control, and a well-funded push is underway to raise the bar.

Watch Shovels & Rope, The Lumineers And Bobby Rush Play 'Americana Alphabet'

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:13:09 -0400

Dawes, Lydia Loveless and more also joined NPR's Ann Powers and Jewly Hight for intimate rounds of storytelling and music at Nashville's Union Station Hotel during AmericanaFest 2016.

'Washington Post' Reporter Explores How Pop Culture Influences Views Of Police

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:50:00 -0400

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Washington Post reporter Alyssa Rosenberg, who has written a series for the paper about how Hollywood and pop culture has influenced the way the public perceives police.

This Bird Can Remain Airborne For 10 Months Straight

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:38:00 -0400

These birds fly from Europe to sub-Saharan Africa, but they don't touch down on the continent. Researchers say new findings raise questions about "when and to what extent swifts need to sleep."

Obama Urges A Boost In IT Spending To Secure Federal Computers

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:14:00 -0400

Protecting decades-old systems from hackers is like "trying to put air bags into an old car," the government's chief information officer says. The administration proposes $3.1 billion in upgrades.

Police Reportedly Arrest Dakota Pipeline Protesters

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:10:00 -0400

Police officers, some of them in riot gear, confronted people protesting a pipeline in North Dakota after protesters refused to leave private land where the pipeline is supposed to be built.

'Gimme Danger': Finding Cool On The Brink Of Catastrophe

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:00:23 -0400

In Jim Jarmusch's jagged documentary, Iggy Pop reflects on the necessary recklessness that made The Stooges punk legends.

'Inferno' Stokes The Embers Of A Dying Franchise

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:00:22 -0400

After three adaptations, including The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, the lively heresies of Dan Brown's bestselling thrillers have sunk into timid incoherence.

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."

'Falsettos' Still Resonates In Changed Social Landscape

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:30:00 -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 16:30:00 -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.

Hispanic Voters Key In Deciding Nevada's Tight Senate Race

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:30:00 -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 16:30:00 -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 16:30:00 -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.