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The Latin American Library at Tulane University is digitizing a whopping collection of Cold War-era, must-hear entertainment — Spanish language radionovelas made by Cuban emigrés in Miami.

Women make up roughly 15% of Alaska's commercial fishing industry, and sexual harassment is part of the job. Being on a boat for weeks at a time makes harassment hard to escape.

A new survey says 51% of adults in America take a dip in swimming pools instead of showering or bathing. But NPR's Scott Simon says we should be suspicious of this pool poll, and perhaps all polls.

The Trump administration announced Friday that it will delay tariffs on cars and auto parts imports while it negotiates trade deals with Japan and the European Union.

This week, the U.N. issued the summary of a report warning of unprecedented declines in biodiversity. Scott Simon makes the case for humankind to assume responsibility for protecting the vulnerable.

Now 88 years old, Cuba's musical matriarch wants to perform for audiences until she dies. "What I have left to live for is smiles," Portuondo says.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian says there are lessons from the Revolution that hold true even today, 244 years after the shot heard 'round the world.

Mental health specialists working in the area of the deadly Camp Fire are seeing a second wave of trauma from survivors. But counseling services are in short supply.

Two-humped Bactrian camels were domesticated thousands of years ago to carry goods and people across Asia. Every year, herders come to one Gobi Desert town to celebrate these gentle giants.

The comedian and former talk show host's new book is a collection of essays about what he's learned over decades of being a bouncer, a drummer, a TV personality — and a recovering alcoholic.

After the recent shooting at University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NPR's Scott Simon reflects on how common school shootings have become in the United States.

A grassroots drive to preserve a historic building in downtown Atlanta is highlighting the city's somewhat forgotten role in early country music.

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At a hearing yesterday, HUD Secretary Ben Carson defended a new plan that would push undocumented immigrants out of public housing.

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At a hearing yesterday, HUD Secretary Ben Carson defended a new plan that would push undocumented immigrants out of public housing.

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As border agents leave migrants stranded, volunteers step in to help

Migrants are overwhelming detention centers along the border, so Customs and Border Protection officers are putting some of them on buses and dropping them off sometimes hundreds of…

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Statistics have shown that kids from wealthy families generally score much higher on standardized tests than kids from poorer families.

College Board considers a student's hardships on the SAT

Statistics have shown that kids from wealthy families generally score much higher on standardized tests than kids from poorer families.

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Like any daycare, Penny & Peggy Nairn’s 24 hour childcare and Early Education Center is full of toys and games and puzzles and paints.

When parents work the night shift, babies need a safe place to sleep

Like any daycare, Penny & Peggy Nairn’s 24 hour childcare and Early Education Center is full of toys and games and puzzles and paints.

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Former White House Counsel Don McGahn was a no-show at today’s House Judiciary Committee hearing. On orders from the White House, McGahn defied the committee’s subpoena.

Don McGahn is a no-show at today’s hearing and Democrats are furious

Former White House Counsel Don McGahn was a no-show at today’s House Judiciary Committee hearing. On orders from the White House, McGahn defied the committee’s subpoena.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Representatives of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido are trying to find a peaceful solution after months of bloody clashes and a failed uprising.

An inside look at life in Venezuela, a country in turmoil

Representatives of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido are trying to find a peaceful solution after months of bloody clashes and a failed uprising.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

New cases of asthma dropped dramatically in Los Angeles communities where air quality improved the most over 20 years. The results illustrate health benefits from pollution control.

When LA's air got better, kids' asthma cases dropped

New cases of asthma dropped dramatically in Los Angeles communities where air quality improved the most over 20 years. The results illustrate health benefits from pollution control.

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In the Chino Hills, just west of the city of Corona, the Prado Dam crosses the Santa Ana River and protects about 1.5 million people downstream in Orange County.

OC Line: Trouble at the Prado Dam

In the Chino Hills, just west of the city of Corona, the Prado Dam crosses the Santa Ana River and protects about 1.5 million people downstream in Orange County.

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