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Geri Allen, Pianist, Composer And Educator, Dies At 60

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:32:00 -0400

The jazz pianist defied classification while steadfastly affirming her roots in the hard-bop tradition of her native Detroit. She died Tuesday in Philadelphia.

The Queen Gets A Raise And Buckingham Palace Is Poised For An Upgrade

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:18:18 -0400

It's expensive being royal. The queen is expected to get an annual payout of around $105 million by 2019 and palace repairs are a priority.

Ethics Group Says U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley's Retweet Violated A Federal Law

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:48:00 -0400

Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, retweeted President Trump's support for a political candidate. CREW says that violated a law that bans federal employees from political activity.

3 Chicago Police Officers Accused Of Cover-Up In Killing Of Laquan McDonald

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:31:00 -0400

The Cook County grand jury indictment alleges that the three police officers were at the scene of the killing and worked together to conceal crucial facts in order to protect a fellow officer.

Making U.S. Elections More Secure Wouldn't Cost Much But No One Wants To Pay

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:30:00 -0400

Security experts estimate it would cost roughly $400 million to replace voting machines and add paper audits. It's about the same amount the Pentagon spent on military bands last year.

Q&A: What Does The Senate Health Bill Mean For Me?

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:28:00 -0400

The Senate Republicans' plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act could bring big changes to many Americans' health care coverage. Here are answers to a handful of scenarios from concerned listeners.

Alabama Prisons Ruled 'Horrendously Inadequate,' Must Improve

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:14:00 -0400

A U.S. District judge issued the ruling Tuesday in a class action lawsuit brought by inmates who argued the prisons' conditions were cruel and unusual punishment.

Emmett Till Sign Vandalized Again

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:14:00 -0400

The damage was done to a historical marker that stands outside the Money, Miss., grocery store where in 1955, Till was accused of flirting with a white woman before being kidnapped and killed.

In 'Baby Driver,' The Action, The Script And The Music Go Full Throttle

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:00:28 -0400

"This is a squealing-tires symphony that owes more to Jacques Tati ... than to Justin Lin or Michael Bay," says critic Chris Klimek.

For The First Time, Chinese Dissident Ai Weiwei Views His Work In The U.S.

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:41:00 -0400

For the first time, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei will see his Lego portraits of political prisoners and fellow activists on display at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. Ai Weiwei was under house arrest in China when the work was installed at Alcatraz.

Cuban Bloggers Worry U.S. Tensions Could Create Chilling Effect

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:41:00 -0400

Cuba's new generation of independent bloggers who write about everything from cultural events to reggaeton artists to politics are worried their new-found free writing space will close due to increased tensions once again with the U.S.

President Trump Looks To Slash Nearly 4,000 Interior Department Jobs

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:41:00 -0400

The Trump administration wants to cut the number of federal employees across the government. One of the biggest reductions would be at the Department of Interior where 4,000 jobs would be cut, including at national parks and the Bureau of Land Management.

Rep. Seth Moulton Calls For New Leadership Of The Democratic Party

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:41:00 -0400

Rep. Seth Moulton, Democrat of Massachusetts, has been calling for new leadership of the Democratic Party. NPR's Robert Siegel asks him why a change is necessary.

'The Strange Death Of Europe' Warns Against Impacts Of Immigration

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:41:00 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Douglas Murray about his new book, The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam. He argues that European civilization is dying as a result of immigration.

U.S. Suspects Syria Is Preparing To Launch Another Chemical Attack

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:41:00 -0400

The White House announced late Monday night that Syria is preparing to launch an attack using chemical weapons, and warned of grave consequences if it does so.