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All Songs TV
11:36 am
Tue April 28, 2015

First Watch: Benjamin Clementine, 'Nemesis'

Singer and pianist Benjamin Clementine in a scene from his new video for the song "Nemesis."
Courtesy of the artist

After surviving homelessness, poverty and years of busking to get noticed, Paris-based singer Benjamin Clementine has come to appreciate life's golden rule. "Treat others the way you want to be treated," he sings on his stirring piano ballad "Nemesis." "Remember your days are full in number."

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Mountain Stage
10:43 am
Tue April 28, 2015

José González On Mountain Stage

Jose Gonzalez.
Mountain Stage

Swedish indie folk singer José González made his first appearance on Mountain Stage in a 2008 show at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va.

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture
10:26 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Why Video Games Matter

The Last of Us is a video game that breaks the traditional narrative form of storytelling in games.
Naughty Dog

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 11:21 am

Human beings are storytellers. This basic, constant instinct is evident throughout history — from creation narratives told around the night's fire to Greek playwrights to the first novels to the flickering images of early motion pictures.

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The Two-Way
10:11 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Google Announces Partnership With Newspapers In Europe

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 11:12 am

After years of arguments over how its Google News service handles content in Europe, Google is offering both money and cooperation to large publishers in several EU countries. Acknowledging past mistakes, a Google executive says, "We are a teenage 'tech' company after all!"

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Shots - Health News
9:59 am
Tue April 28, 2015

How Getting Married Affects Health Insurance Tax Credits

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 10:33 am

If you're about to tie the knot, do you know how a change in marital status could affect the credit you got toward health insurance when you were single? You could end up having to repay a big chunk of the money. Here's the question and an answer that lays out the way the IRS handles the situation.

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The Two-Way
8:34 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Australia To Recall Envoy To Indonesia Over Execution Of 'Bali 9' Pair

A composite image of file photos shows Australians Myuran Sukumaran (left) and Andrew Chan in Denpasar district court in Bali. Indonesia executed the two men, along with six others, early Wednesday.
Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 8:30 pm

Updated at 8:22 p.m. ET

Australia is withdrawing its ambassador from Jakarta following Indonesia's execution of two Australians convicted of drug smuggling.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott, at a news conference today, called the executions of Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, two of the so-called Bali 9, "cruel" and "unnecessary." He called it a "dark moment" in the relationship between Australia and Indonesia.

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Book Reviews
7:03 am
Tue April 28, 2015

What Luck! 'Early Warning' Continues Smiley's Farm Family Saga

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 3:43 pm

It's a good thing we only had to wait six months for Early Warning, the second volume of Jane Smiley's ambitious Last Hundred Years trilogy. Why? Because we were eager to follow up on the members of the Iowa farm family she introduced in Some Luck — while we still remembered all of them.

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Business
6:50 am
Tue April 28, 2015

For A Resume, Type Font Matters

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 4:06 pm

Before you even get your foot in the door of your next job, your resume can say a lot about you — starting with typeface.

"Using Times New Roman is the typeface equivalent of wearing sweatpants to an interview," Bloomberg says in an article in which it turns to typography experts to ask which typefaces work and which don't.

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Asia
5:55 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Quake's Effects Compounded By Poor Infrastructure, Political Issues

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 8:09 am

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Asia
5:52 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Nepal Earthquake Victims Are Desperate For Help

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 5:15 pm

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Science
5:41 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Geologists Warned That Huge Quake Could Strike The Himalayas

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 8:09 am

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All Tech Considered
5:00 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Report: To Aid Combat, Russia Wages Cyberwar Against Ukraine

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 4:11 pm

The rules of War 2.0 (or 3.0) are murky. Experts and pundits say that cyberwarfare is happening. And it makes sense. But it has been very hard to prove.

A new report adds to the body of evidence, charging that the Russian military is waging a sustained cyber campaign against Ukrainian military and law enforcement agencies, and the purpose is to extract a steady stream of classified documents that can aid violence and on-the-ground combat.

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Parallels
3:53 am
Tue April 28, 2015

On Its Own, The Afghan Army Takes The Fight To The Taliban

An artillery gun fires a round at Taliban fighters in the hills of Nangahar Province.
David Gilkey NPR

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 1:48 pm

The call comes into the Afghan battalion headquarters, a small concrete building that once housed American Green Berets. The Taliban are attacking a police checkpoint under construction in the foothills of Nangahar Province in eastern Afghanistan, a short distance from the border with Pakistan.

The Afghan soldiers gather in a line, lifting their palms and praying for a safe mission. They hop in their trucks and head up a winding dirt road. The unfinished checkpoint can be seen in the hazy distance.

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Back At Base
3:52 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Flight Attendant On Saigon Evacuation: You Wanted 'To Help Every Child'

Children aboard this World Airways DC-8 jet were evacuated from Vietnam on April 2, 1975, shortly before the fall of Saigon and just two days before the first official Operation Babylift flight. Among the children was Thanh Jeff Ghar (center, lying by a window), 12.
Photo as exhibited at the Presidio's Operation Babylift: Perspectives & Legacies exhibition at the Officers' Club, courtesy of the AP

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 6:44 am

NPR — along with seven public radio stations around the country — is chronicling the lives of America's troops where they live. We're calling the project "Back at Base."

It was known as Operation Babylift.

In the days before the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, Vietnamese children were taken out of the country and flown to the U.S.

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Parallels
3:51 am
Tue April 28, 2015

The Past Haunts The Present For Japan's Shinzo Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Boston on Monday.
Dominick Reuter AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 2:17 pm

As Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tours the U.S. this week, he has a state dinner at the White House and will be the first Japanese prime minister to address a joint meeting of Congress. But while he prepares to lay out a vision for the future, not all is well in his own East Asian neighborhood, where the past remains a huge source of tension.

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Author Interviews
3:49 am
Tue April 28, 2015

'Ashley's War' Details Vital Work Of Female Soldiers In Afghanistan

First Lt. Ashley White was one of some 55 to 60 women selected for cultural support teams that deployed to Afghanistan in 2011. She did not make it home. She was the first woman to die and be honored alongside the Army Rangers with whom she served.
Courtesy of the White Family

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 5:56 pm

The Pentagon says women could be eligible for all combat roles in the military by next year, but some women already have been fighting — and dying — for their country. They're serving right alongside elite special operations units, such as the Navy SEALs or Army Rangers.

It's part of an effort to connect with half of the Afghan population that was off-limits to male soldiers: the women. Some military leaders considered reaching them one of the keys to winning the war.

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Heavy Rotation
2:03 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

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The Two-Way
1:50 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Nepal Death Toll Tops 5,000; At Least 1.4 Million Need Food Aid

A man prays Tuesday morning next to rubble of a temple destroyed in Saturday's earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Adnan Abidi Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Thu April 30, 2015 7:32 am

Updated at 8:55 a.m. ET

More than 5,000 people are confirmed dead from Saturday's earthquake just outside Kathmandu, Nepal. Nearly 11,000 more were injured, according to Nepal's National Emergency Operation Center.

From Kathmandu, NPR's Kirk Siegler reports that strong tremors are continuing:

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NPR Story
9:46 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

Riots Erupt In Baltimore After Freddie Gray Funeral

Originally published on Mon April 27, 2015 10:24 pm

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