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Since its debut in 1971, All Things Considered has delivered in-depth reporting and transformed the way listeners understand current events and view the world. Every weekday, hosts Melissa Block, Michele Norris, and Robert Siegel present two hours of breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special -- sometimes quirky -- features. Guy Raz hosts a one-hour edition of the program on Saturday and Sunday.

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5:16pm

Wed April 29, 2015
Sports

Floyd Mayweather's Brash Style Has Split Fan Loyalties

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 7:05 pm

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5:16pm

Wed April 29, 2015
Law

Supreme Court Gay Marriage Remarks Show Outdated Definition Of Parents

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 7:05 pm

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4:23pm

Wed April 29, 2015
Planet Money

Casinos Switch Out Slot Machines For Games Of Skill

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 8:17 pm

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4:23pm

Wed April 29, 2015
Europe

U.S. Army Veterans, Survivors To Mark 70th Anniversary Of Dachau Liberation

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 7:05 pm

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4:23pm

Wed April 29, 2015
Sports

Days After Riots, Baltimore Orioles Played With No Fans Present

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 7:05 pm

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7:53pm

Tue April 28, 2015
Book News & Features

Graphic Novel About Holocaust 'Maus' Banned In Russia For Its Cover

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 12:17 pm

Cartoonist Art Spiegelman attends the French Institute Alliance Francaise's "After Charlie: What's Next for Art, Satire and Censorship" at Florence Gould Hall on Feb. 19 in New York City.
Mark Sagliocco Getty Images

Art Spiegelman's Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about the Holocaust, Maus, has some very memorable cover art. It pictures a pair of mice — representing Jews — huddling beneath a cat-like caricature of Adolf Hitler. Behind the feline Hitler is a large swastika.

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7:16pm

Tue April 28, 2015
It's All Politics

Justices Deeply Divided Over Same-Sex-Marriage Arguments

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 1:41 pm

Michelle McKelvey (left) and Meg McKelvey sit near demonstrators outside of the Supreme Court on Tuesday. They have been together for two years.
Emily Jan NPR

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court seemed closely divided Tuesday over the question of gay marriage, with Justice Anthony Kennedy likely holding the deciding vote.

Kennedy, who over the past two decades has written the court's three decisions recognizing and expanding gay rights, seemed conflicted on the question of marriage.

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6:24pm

Tue April 28, 2015
It's All Politics

Union Head Presses Candidates, Clinton On Trade

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 3:43 pm

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: "Candidates can't hedge their bets any longer, and expect workers to rush to the polls in excitement."
Alex Wong Getty Images

Don't expect labor support to get fired up for candidates who hedge their bets. That was the message from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka for 2016 presidential candidates. Translation: Hillary Clinton.

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6:24pm

Tue April 28, 2015
Jazz Night In America

How Bessie Smith Ushered In The Jazz Age

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 7:53 pm

Jazz and blues are often treated as one and the same — but how did one end up taking over and surpassing the other, ushering in the jazz age?

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6:24pm

Tue April 28, 2015
Law

Police Union President: 'Officers Aren't Perfect' But Deserve Due Process

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 7:53 pm

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For more, we turn to Chuck Canterbury. He's the national president of the Fraternal Order of Police. Thank you for joining us.

CHUCK CANTERBURY: Glad to be here, Audie.

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5:02pm

Tue April 28, 2015
Media

Months After Scandal, Will Brian Williams Return To NBC News?

Originally published on Thu April 30, 2015 2:12 pm

Journalist Brian Williams hosts The Lincoln Awards: A Concert For Veterans & The Military Family on Jan. 7 at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. Recent reports suggest the suspended NBC anchor may have embellished several of his stories.
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Recent reports have suggested that Brian Williams' professional purgatory is about to come to an end. NBC suspended its chief news anchor early this year for falsely claiming that the Army helicopter in which he traveled while covering the 2003 invasion of Iraq was shot down by a rocket-propelled grenade.

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5:02pm

Tue April 28, 2015
Theater

Director Julie Taymor Steers A 'Grounded' Portrait Of A Drone Pilot

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 7:53 pm

Anne Hathaway plays a nameless drone pilot in Julie Taymor's latest directing project, Grounded.
Joan Marcus Courtesy of The Public Theater

For a certain kind of theater goer, the name Julie Taymor is enough to get them to the box office. Ticket holders outside New York's Public Theater call her a "pioneer" and a "terrific director." They're waiting to see Taymor's new play, Grounded — an intimate, political, one-woman show that seems to be the opposite of what the director is known for, which is spectacle.

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5:02pm

Tue April 28, 2015
Around the Nation

Baltimore Officials Face Criticism For Slow Response To Riots

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 9:22 pm

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8:14pm

Mon April 27, 2015
Around the Nation

Baltimore Mayor Condemns Violent Protesters At Press Conference

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

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7:08pm

Mon April 27, 2015
It's All Politics

Fact Check: Is The Clinton Foundation 'The Most Transparent'?

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 11:28 am

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the Clinton foundation's Clinton Global Initiative conference with her husband, Bill, and daughter, Chelsea, looking on.
Michael Loccisano Getty Images

During the early phase of her presidential run, Hillary Clinton has been dogged by scrutiny of her family's foundation, the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation. The Clintons have pushed back, calling the foundation among the most transparent foundations in the world.

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6:58pm

Mon April 27, 2015
All Tech Considered

When The Sharing Economy Brings Unexpected Experiences

Originally published on Mon April 27, 2015 8:21 pm

Thanks to the fast-growing sharing economy, anyone can make money renting out his home or car — or by becoming a personal chef.

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6:57pm

Mon April 27, 2015
Around the Nation

Violent Protests Erupt In Baltimore After Freddie Gray's Funeral

Originally published on Mon April 27, 2015 10:21 pm

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6:19pm

Mon April 27, 2015
It's All Politics

3 Reasons Republicans Might Cheer A Pro-Gay-Marriage Ruling

Originally published on Mon April 27, 2015 8:14 pm

Sen. Marco Rubio spoke at the an Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition meeting last weekend.
Scott Olson Getty Images

The idea that the Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage is a good thing for Republicans sounds counterintuitive — after all, the GOP is the party of traditional marriage.

But here's why it might actually be a good thing for the party:

1. Public opinion is changing — at lightning speed.

There's never been a social issue in America on which public attitudes reached a tipping point so quickly.

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6:15pm

Mon April 27, 2015
The Salt

Competitive Bartender Pours Father's Wisdom Into Signature Drink

Originally published on Mon April 27, 2015 8:14 pm

Ran Duan will represent the U.S. at the Bacardi Global Legacy Cocktail Competition in Sydney on April 28.
Daniel A. Gross

Most days, you can find Ran Duan pouring drinks for guests at The Baldwin Bar, inside a branch of his parents' Sichuan Garden restaurant in Woburn, Mass.

But recently he's been setting aside time each day to practice making a special drink.

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5:28pm

Mon April 27, 2015
Television

Successful Superhero TV Shows Go Beyond Superpowers

Originally published on Mon April 27, 2015 8:14 pm

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5:27pm

Mon April 27, 2015
The Two-Way

Big Aftershocks In Nepal Could Persist For Years

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 6:20 pm

A man stands near collapsed houses in Bhaktapur, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, on April 27, two days after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake hit Nepal. Aftershocks tend to get less frequent with time, scientists say, but not necessarily gentler.
Prakash Mathema AFP/Getty Images

Aftershocks following Saturday's magnitude-7.8 quake in Nepal are jangling nerves and complicating rescue operations. So far, there have been more than a dozen quakes of magnitude 5 or higher, and another two dozen between magnitude 4.5 and 5.

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5:18pm

Mon April 27, 2015
Around the Nation

California Cemeteries Adapt To Water Restrictions To Avoid Going Dry

Originally published on Mon April 27, 2015 8:14 pm

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4:22pm

Mon April 27, 2015
Pop Culture

Stephen Hawking Says Zayn Malik Could Still Be In One Direction In A Parallel Universe

Originally published on Mon April 27, 2015 8:14 pm

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4:22pm

Mon April 27, 2015
Law

Tsarnaev Defense Urges Jury To Spare His Life

Originally published on Mon April 27, 2015 8:14 pm

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4:22pm

Mon April 27, 2015
Politics

U.S., Japan Announce Updated Defense Guidelines

Originally published on Mon April 27, 2015 8:14 pm

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6:33pm

Sun April 26, 2015
Africa

South Africa's Xenophobic Attacks 'Vile,' Says Zulu King Accused Of Inciting Them

Originally published on Mon April 27, 2015 12:36 am

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini, center, arrives at a Zulu gathering at a stadium in Durban, South Africa. Six people have died in anti-immigrant violence in the city in recent weeks, and another death has been reported in Johannesburg; Zwelithini is accused of inciting the attacks with incendiary comments, but says his remarks were taken out of context.
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Goodwill Zwelithini is the influential king of South Africa's Zulu nation. Comments that he made last month — when he reportedly said head lice should be squashed and foreigners should pack their belongings and leave the country — have been blamed for igniting attacks on foreigners, resulting in at least seven deaths. But Zwelithini denies inciting the violence.

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5:27pm

Sun April 26, 2015
Asia

A Day After Earthquake, Nepal Struck By Aftershocks

Originally published on Sun April 26, 2015 8:51 pm

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5:27pm

Sun April 26, 2015
Sports

How Will 'Off-The-Field' Issues Affect Jameis Winston's NFL Prospects?

Originally published on Sun April 26, 2015 6:34 pm

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5:27pm

Sun April 26, 2015
World

Malta's Coast Guard Rescues Migrants — And Feels The Strain

Originally published on Sun April 26, 2015 6:34 pm

Soldiers in Malta carry coffins during a funeral service for 24 migrants who drowned while trying to reach southern Italy.
Alessandra Tarantino AP

This week, the bodies of 24 unidentified migrants were laid to rest in Malta, the European island nation in the Mediterranean Sea. They were among more than 800 people who lost their lives last weekend off the coast of Libya when their ship capsized as they were trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach a better life.

Lieutenant Keith Caruana of the Armed Forces of Malta spoke with NPR's Arun Rath about the situation in the Mediterranean — and the toll it has taken on rescuers after more than a decade of trying to save the lives of desperate people seeking safety.

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6:23pm

Sat April 25, 2015
U.S.

The Armenian Diaspora Remembers And Mourns

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