Politics

AP
April 24, 2014 | NPR · The 90-year-old former GOP senator says it’s an opportunity to meet with friends and thank voters who supported him during his decades-long career in state and national politics.
 

AP
April 23, 2014 | NPR · Does Rep. Allyson Schwartz’s pro-Affordable Care Act television ad signal a new thinking among Democrats running in statewide races?
 

AP
April 23, 2014 | NPR · The Safe Carry Protection Act, known to critics as the “guns everywhere bill,” was signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal. It is considered among the most permissive such measures in the country.
 

AP
April 23, 2014 | NPR · The president is on the first stop in an eight-day trip to Asia that also will see him visit Malaysia, the Philippines and South Korea.
 

April 23, 2014 | NPR · The Obama administration announced Wednesday that federal inmates serving long sentences for drug offenses will be eligible to apply for clemency if they meet six major criteria.
 

April 23, 2014 | NPR · Guest restrictions and increased security measures are looming as Michelle Obama plans to appear at a Kansas high school graduation next month. Thousands have petitioned to revoke her invitation.
 

April 23, 2014 | NPR · The Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on using race as a factor in public university admissions. Tell Me More looks at the internal debate within the affirmative action movement.
 

AP
April 22, 2014 | NPR · On Earth Day 2014, it wasn’t easy being an environmental organization in the Republican Party. The big donors who write checks aren’t much interested in the environment.
 

April 22, 2014 | NPR · Washington Gov. Jay Inslee offers an update on the deadly mudslides near the town of Oso in March. President Obama is visiting Oso on Tuesday.
 

April 22, 2014 | NPR · The White House named Neil Eggleston its new top lawyer. He’ll have to muster his legal and political skills to deal with a divided Congress and multiple investigations of the Obama’s administration.
 

 

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News

AP
April 24, 2014 | NPR · The boy hid in the wheel well of a jet that flew Sunday from San Jose, Calif., to Maui. Though temperatures plunged and oxygen was scant, he survived. The father says Allah “saved him.”
 

April 24, 2014 | NPR · A large piece of metal was found this week along the coast of western Australia. But authorities are convinced it is not debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared on March 8.
 

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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Authorities say an Afghan security guard opened fire at a hospital run by a U.S.-based Christian group. Two victims were reportedly a father and son. Another U.S. citizen is said to have been hurt.
 

Arts & Life

AP
April 24, 2014 | NPR · Also: The shortlist for the 2014 Caine Prize was announced; Richard H. Hoggart, key witness in the obscenity trial of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, has died.
 

April 24, 2014 | NPR · Philip Short’s new biography of French president Francois Mitterrand, A Taste for Intrigue, is a compelling, polished portrait of a slippery, contradictory figure who relished reinventing himself.
 

AP
April 23, 2014 | NPR · The Mexican-born Kenyan actress has been lauded for her looks, her impeccable fashion sense, and her humility. Now People says she’s the most beautiful woman in the world.
 

Music

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
April 24, 2014 | WQXR · Conductor Robert Spano leads the orchestra and chorus in Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem, music written for the 1962 rededication of the cathedral in Coventry, England, destroyed in a 1940 air raid.
 

Courtesy of the artist
April 24, 2014 | NPR · New York-based singer Melaena Cadiz’s rustic folk earworm, “Needles River,” was inspired by the realism in The Grapes Of Wrath and East Of Eden. But the video strikes a more surreal and ghostly tone.
 

Courtesy of the artist
April 24, 2014 | NPR · Albarn says the sound he helped create with Blur in the 1990s was not a celebration of England, but a reaction to America’s encroaching influence.
 

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