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Slam Dunk: Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Dispute In China

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:07:55 -0500

China's top court has handed basketball legend Michael Jordan a victory in a long-running trademark dispute over the use of his name by a Chinese company.

Go Home, 'Office Christmas Party,' You're Drunk

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:00:19 -0500

This sprawling, chaotic comedy about a sprawling, chaotic holiday party expects its improv-tested cast to make up for its skimpy script. Some performers do; most don't.

A Young Writer Finds A Fan Fiction Community — And Himself — In 'Slash'

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:00:18 -0500

Writer-director Clay Liford's low-key, lo-fi coming-of-age-in-the-digital-age comedy follows the romantic fumblings of awkward teen Neil (Michael Johnston), both online and off.

An Old-School Hollywood Musical That's In Love With Hollywood: 'La La Land'

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:00:18 -0500

Director Damien Chazelle follows up Whiplash, his 2014 study in musical masochism, with a romantic musical full of catchy ditties and vibrant colors.

God's Daughter Writes A 'Brand New Testament,' But It Makes For Slight Reading

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:00:18 -0500

Belgian director Jaco Van Dormael's modern fable boasts a promising whimsical premise, but comes off disappointingly glib in execution.

'Your Kids Are Not An Experiment'; Surgeon General Says No Vaping For Young People

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:53:43 -0500

A report from the surgeon general warns that "nicotine is addictive and harmful for youth and young adults," and notes e-cigarettes are increasingly popular among people under 25.

Watch Jack White Perform 'The Rose With The Broken Neck'

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:47:00 -0500

White originally co-wrote and sang the song for a 2011 album by Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi. Here, he plays a live acoustic version and discusses his role in its creation.

Russia Seen Moving New Missiles To Eastern Europe

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:43:24 -0500

New satellite photos suggest Russia is preparing to base new nuclear-capable missiles in its Baltic enclave between Lithuania and Poland. The missiles are likely meant as a warning to the West.

Retired Coal Miners At Risk Of Losing Promised Health Coverage And Pensions

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:43:00 -0500

A fund guaranteeing health coverage and pensions to retired mine workers is about to run dry. Congress has been reluctant to pick up the tab. Democrats from coal country say it's time to act.

Wyoming Anglers To Hold Raffle On Ugly Fish

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:40:23 -0500

Anglers in Wyoming are keeping their eyes out for burbot, an unattractive fish that impacts other sport fish populations because it could help them win $1,000. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the group Trout Unlimited have teamed up to tag 25 of the fish. When caught, anglers can enter those tags into a lucrative raffle.

New York City Councilman Fears For Future Of Public Housing Under Trump

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:40:23 -0500

NPR's Ari Shapiro asks Ritchie Torres, a New York City council member representing an area with a lot of public housing, about how he plans to secure support for his community from the Trump administration.

International Crisis Group Report Examines Women And Boko Haram

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:40:23 -0500

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Comfort Ero, Africa program director for the International Crisis Group, about the organization's new report on women and the Boko Haram insurgency. It finds that while thousands of women and girls have become victims, women also fight on both sides of the conflict.

Trump Blasts Union Leader Who Criticized Carrier Deal

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:40:22 -0500

Donald Trump used his Twitter account to lash out at Chuck Jones, the union official in Indiana who said Trump lied about the Carrier deal. Jones thinks Trump took credit for saving some jobs that were never at risk.

Former U.S. Senator And Space Pioneer John Glenn Dies At 95

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:40:22 -0500

John Glenn, former astronaut and U.S. senator, has died. He was 95 years old.

Minority Leader Harry Reid Delivers Farewell Address To Senate

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:40:00 -0500

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid gives a farewell address to the Senate on Thursday. NPR looks back on the pugilist from Searchlight, Nev., and the legacy he leaves behind. In particular, his decision to change the rules of the Senate, which will now make it easier to confirm President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet nominees.