Politics

May 28, 2015 | NPR · The longest-serving Republican speaker was indicted Thursday for illegally structuring cash withdrawals from bank accounts to conceal payments to someone he committed “prior misconduct” against.
 

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May 28, 2015 | NPR · The Illinois Republican is accused of taking the money out in chunks of less than $10,000 to evade reporting requirements, and of lying to the FBI about it.
 

May 28, 2015 | NPR · NPR’s Robert Siegel speaks with White House spokesman Josh Earnest about the current U.S. strategy in Iraq and Syria. He also interviews foreign policy experts who say that policy needs review.
 

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May 28, 2015 | NPR · It’s time for the National Spelling Bee finals, the perfect opportunity to look back at last year’s series of spelling-bee-themed political ads.
 

May 28, 2015 | NPR · The government currently subsidizes phone service for low-income Americans, and now the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing to extend that benefit to Internet service.
 

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May 28, 2015 | NPR · Drug overdoses now kill more Americans than traffic accidents and New Hampshire, the first in the nation primary state, is suffering from a heroin epidemic. The candidates are hearing about it.
 

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May 28, 2015 | NPR · For most voters, the name George Pataki might not ring a bell. But he was the last Republican elected to major statewide office in New York in more than 20 years. And he’s running for president.
 

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May 28, 2015 | NPR · The former New York governor unveiled a video announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination.
 

May 28, 2015 | LPM · After a close three-way race, Republican Matt Bevin is set to be declared the winner of Kentucky’s gubernatorial primary. A majority of his own party’s electorate voted for other candidates.
 

May 28, 2015 | NET · Nebraska’s governor had tried to veto a bill repealing the death penalty but the one-house legislature overrode the veto. Nebraska has executed only three prisoners since the 1950s, the last in 1997.
 

 

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News

May 28, 2015 | NPR · After activist Pamela Geller attempted to show ads depicting Muhammad in Washington trains and subway stations, the transit agency decided not to accept any issue-based ad for the rest of the year.
 

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May 28, 2015 | NPR · Cholera has been spreading in Haiti for over four years. But this year looks especially bleak. In the first four months, there were nearly four times the number of cases as in the same period in 2014.
 

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May 28, 2015 | NPR · A decade ago, fishermen trying to catch North Sea cod were coming up empty. Now, thanks to strict fishing rules put in place to halt the decline, this fish tale looks headed for a happy ending.
 

Arts & Life

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May 28, 2015 | NPR · Chinese writers and publishers are being celebrated this week at BookExpo America — the industry’s largest trade event in North America. Free speech advocates are supporting silenced Chinese writers.
 

Music Box Films
May 28, 2015 | NPR · Based on a graphic novel, this updating of Madame Bovary almost manages to maintain its feather-light touch in spite of the heavy source material.
 

Magnolia Pictures
May 28, 2015 | NPR · The delightful romantic comedy Results, from mumblecore director Andrew Bujalski, has sympathy for the earnest aspirations of its gym-dwelling characters.
 

Music

May 28, 2015 | NPR · With their new album, Monterey, The Milk Carton Kids are hoping to be a part of your summer driving songs.
 

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May 28, 2015 | NPR · Mapfumo’s powerful political messages led the superstar to seek asylum in the U.S. Critic Banning Eyre has written a new biography of the singer and bandleader.
 

Courtesy of the artists
May 28, 2015 | NPR · From a jazz-infused Spanish fandango to Afghan hip-hop and hot swing from London (by way of the Lower East Side), this month’s roundup is full of surprising juxtapositions.
 

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