The Republican house leadership has changed the rules to make the daily prayer an official part of legislative proceedings. Several Democrats in the house argued that the prayer should continue to happen before the house is officially in session. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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May 24, 2017 | NPR · The NFL Commissioner says the changes are intended to deliver “a more exciting game experience.” The league will still penalize celebrations deemed offensive or that mimic the use of weapons.
 

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May 24, 2017 | NPR · Longtime U.S. women’s soccer team star Julie Foudy says the things she learned on the field aren’t so much about winning as about how women can unleash their inner force and stand up for something.
 

May 24, 2017 | NPR · The National Institute for Early Education Research has a new state-by-state report on preschool funding, enrollment and teacher quality. The findings are both encouraging and sobering.
 

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May 24, 2017 | NPR · Detroit garage-rocker Josh Malerman’s second novel follows a fictional 1950s rock bad recruited by the government to find the source of a mysterious, ominous sound emanating from the Namib Desert.
 

May 23, 2017 | NPR · Though most came to know him in the James Bond films, Roger Moore first displayed his brand of undercover suave in the TV series, The Saint. Moore died Tuesday at the age of 89.
 

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May 23, 2017 | NPR · Some may see Rachel Lindsay’s rise as progress; but diversity isn’t about expecting black people to assimilate into a mostly white world.
 

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May 23, 2017 | NPR · Within the Quota criticized the restrictive immigration laws passed by Congress after World War I. Now the Princeton University Ballet has brought the show back — with a few updates.
 

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May 23, 2017 | WXPN · The Melbourne band consists of a pair of brothers and a pair of cousins, plus one. Hear its Cinderella story — from playing bedroom jams to signing with Sub Pop — in this session.
 

May 23, 2017 | FA · Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews Styles’ self-titled solo album, as well as Waiting on a Song, by Auerbach of The Black Keys. Tucker says the new albums “meet in a middle-ground of forced humility.”
 

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