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Movie Reviews
6:03 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

'24 Days' Retells A Brutal Crime With Little Explanation

Zabou Breitman plays Ruth Halimi in 24 Days.
Menemsha Films

Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 12:58 pm

24 Days recounts the grisly fate of Ilan Halimi, the young Jewish Parisian who in 2006 was kidnapped, held for ransom and tortured beyond what his body could endure. But it's not Ilan who addresses the camera at the beginning of the film. It's his mother, Ruth Halimi (Zabou Breitman).

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All Tech Considered
5:44 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Biometrics May Ditch The Password, But Not The Hackers

Biometrics are increasingly replacing the password for user identification.
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Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 7:03 pm

Passwords get hacked — a lot. In an effort to move beyond passwords, big companies are embracing biometric technology: the use of fingerprints, iris scans or voice recognition for user identification.

To heighten security, smartphones are being outfitted with biometric features. But, ditching passwords for biometrics may not make the hackers go away.

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Space
5:44 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

'That's What Hubble Can See': A Tribute To The Space Telescope

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 7:29 pm

NPR has this tribute to the Hubble Space Telescope — a parody of Iggy Azalea's "Trouble."

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Movie Reviews
5:24 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Life Goes On (And On) In 'The Age Of Adaline'

Michiel Huisman and Blake Lively in The Age of Adaline.
Diyah Pera Lionsgate

In 1935, a 27-year-old Californian named Adaline was struck by lightning after driving off a cliff during a snowstorm. Thus, according to the magical properties of movie lightning strikes, she became immortal. More specifically, as The Age of Adaline's narrator says over the inky-dark rendition of her fateful incident, she became "immune to the ravages of time," so that even 80 years on, she can still possess the effervescent good looks and charm of Gossip Girl's Blake Lively. Adaline's also immune to the ravages of changing taste.

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NPR Ombudsman
5:21 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Only 19 Months Until Election Day, And Over 19 Candidates To Hear From

Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep interviews President Obama in 2015. Inskeep shed some light on the process of how NPR is approaching interviews with 2016 presidential candidates.
Nicholas Michael NPR

Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep's April 20 interview with former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, a Democrat who is weighing a presidential bid, prompted some listeners to question how NPR was picking and choosing which candidates to highlight.

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World
4:56 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Mediterranean Migrants Stay In 'Reception Centers' While Awaiting Asylum

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 7:03 pm

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Europe
4:56 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

European Leaders Hold Summit To Address Migrant Crisis

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 7:13 pm

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Politics
4:56 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Clinton Foundation Linked To Russian Effort To Buy Uranium Company

Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 10:46 am

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Europe
4:56 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Prime Minister Says France Faces 'Unprecedented Terrorist Threat'

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 7:03 pm

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Politics
4:56 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Lawmakers Urge Boehner To Act On Obama's Use Of Force Request

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 7:03 pm

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Planet Money
4:56 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

'We Built A Robot That Types': The Man Behind Computerized Stock Trading

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 7:03 pm

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Commentary
4:56 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Hubble Telescope Celebrates 25 Years In Space

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 7:03 pm

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It was 25 years ago tomorrow that NASA launched the Hubble Telescope. It gave us a new view of the universe, and NPR's Cosmos and Culture blogger Adam Frank tells us its remarkable work will endure for centuries.

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Book Reviews
4:56 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Book Review: 'The Language Of Paradise'

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 7:03 pm

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"The Language Of Paradise." That's the title of a new book by first-time novelist Barbara Klein Moss. "The Language Of Paradise" sounds lovely, but it's much more complicated. Alan Cheuse has our review.

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National Security
4:56 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

American Al-Qaida Member Killed In Strike Was Star Of Propaganda Videos

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 7:03 pm

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It's All Politics
3:36 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

#TBT: With Year To Go In White House, First Lady Runs For Senate

Hillary Clinton walking in the a St. Patrick's Day parade in Queens, N.Y., during her 2000 Senate race.
Diane Bondareff AP

Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 3:57 pm

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The Two-Way
3:19 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Indian Farmer's Apparent Suicide Sparks Political Backlash

An Indian National Congress party worker on Thursday pays tribute to Gajendra Singh, a farmer who committed suicide during a candlelight vigil in New Delhi the previous day.
Rajay Gupta EPA/Landov

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 4:05 pm

The apparent suicide of a farmer at a rally in central Delhi has turned into a political mud-slinging contest.

Gajendra Singh, reportedly in his 40s, was found hanging from a tree during a rally in New Delhi earlier this week. His death has quickly become a powerful symbol for disaffected and destitute farmers who oppose a government push to loosen restrictions on industrial acquisition of farmland.

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Music
3:14 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Dwight Yoakam's 'Second Hand Heart' Is First Class

Dwight Yoakam has been making music that mixes country with rock 'n' roll since the 1970s. Working out of Los Angeles rather than Nashville, he's built a career that has also included a solid acting career, appearing in movies like 1996's Sling Blade and the recent TV series Under the Dome. Yoakam's new album is called Second Hand Heart, and Fresh Air rock critic Ken Tucker says it's one of Yoakam's most stylistically diverse.

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Middle East
3:14 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Saudi Bombing In Yemen Has Led To New Gains For Al-Qaida

Reporter Gregory Johnsen talks with Fresh Air's Dave Davies about the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and how the chaos is impacting the U.S. fight against al-Qaida. Johnsen describes a country torn apart. "I don't even think it's accurate to speak of Yemen as one country anymore," he says. "I think the country has been definitively and decisively broken in the way that no one will ever be able to put it back together again."

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World Cafe
3:11 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Latin Roots: Essential Cumbia

Colombian singer Totó La Momposina.
Courtesy of the artist

Of all the styles of Latin music we've been exploring on our Latin Roots Essential series, there are few that are more essential than cumbia. Catalina Maria Johnson from Chicago's Beat Latino is up to the task of exploring this wide-ranging genre. She brings some great musical picks — and she made this extended Spotify playlist for your further enjoyment.

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World Cafe
2:44 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Judah & The Lion On World Cafe

Judah & the Lion
Joshua Black Wilkins Courtesy of the artist

Judah & the Lion join us live today. They're a three-piece band from Nashville consisting of of Judah Akers (vocals and guitar), Brian Macdonald (mandolin) and Nate Zuercher (banjo).

In 2011, like many new young bands from Music City, they met at Belmont University. After a couple of EPs, they released their debut full length, Kids These Days, in September of last year.

One thing you will note is how upbeat these guys are lyrically. There is no way you can leave a concert with Judah & the Lion without feeling better than when you arrived.

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