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2017 Oscars: Follow Along As The Winners Are Announced - The 89th Academy Awards airs Sunday. Check back here as we update the our post with the complete list of winners.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 21:02:00 -0500

Seven Fun Facts About 'Arab Idol' - The finalists are a Palestinian, a Yemeni and a Palestinian Israeli citizen. The show highlights and erases the region's borders. The Israeli citizen was given an honorary permit to travel to Beirut.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 19:50:32 -0500

2017 Oscars: Nominations For Documentary Category Upends Genre - NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Nina Gilden Seavey, director of the Documentary Center at George Washington University, about what this year's documentary lineup mean for the art and industry.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:19:00 -0500

Decades Later, Translation Of Jewish Text Will Open Zohar's Gates To English Speakers - The translation of a rare Jewish text is almost done, thanks to Berkeley scholar Daniel Matt. This May, publishers will release the final volume of the authoritative English translation of the Zohar.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:19:00 -0500

Fearing Climate Change Policy Under Trump, STEM Group Works To Get Scientists Elected - Scientists across the country are planning to go to Washington — and take office. Shaughnessy Naughton is the founder of 314 Action a non profit that helps scientists run for office.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:19:00 -0500

Teen Transgender Wrestler — A Reluctant Symbol Of A Nation Divided - Mack Beggs, who identifies as a boy, won a girls state wrestling championship in Texas this weekend. He'd rather have wrestled boys. Journalist Asa Merritt talks about the reactions at the tournament.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:19:00 -0500

Witnesses Say Kansas Bar Shooting Was Racially Motivated - NPR's Michel Martin speaks with KCUR reporter Laura Ziegler about the shooting of two Indian men in an Olathe, Kan. bar. The FBI is determining whether to investigate it as a hate crime.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:19:00 -0500

When Mexican Deportees Return To A Country They Hardly Know - Tania Mendoza left Mexico for the U.S. when she was a toddler. She lived almost her whole life and started a family there. But in 2010 she was deported back to a country she had never really lived in.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:19:00 -0500

How Much Will Trump's Address To Congress Reflect 'Renewal Of American Spirit' Theme? - White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says President Trump will focus on the "renewal of American spirit" when he addresses a joint session of Congress early next week.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:19:00 -0500

The Early 2000s Are Calling: New Nokia 3310 Phones Revealed - We reported earlier this month on rumors that the Internet's favorite indestructible brick of a phone would be returning to shelves. Now it's official. The not-so-smartphone will cost about $50.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:45:00 -0500

NPR News Nuggets: A Plea To Texans, Eat Your Veggies & Chris Christie's Next Move - Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:55:00 -0500

After Kansas Shooting, More Than $1 Million Donated For Victims' Families - Between three GoFundMe pages, thousands of strangers have opened their wallets for the victims. Still, many in India fear last week's shooting shows the U.S. is now a dangerous place for immigrants.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:29:00 -0500

Indonesia Wakes And Up And Smells Its Own Coffee — Then Drinks It - Indonesia is the world's fourth-largest coffee producer, exporting more than it consumes. But that's changing, as demand from a rising middle class fuels entrepreneurship and connoisseurship.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:18:00 -0500

Bill Paxton, Prolific Actor And Star Of 'Titanic' And 'Apollo 13,' Dies At 61 - Paxton was perhaps best known for his roles in Hollywood blockbusters, but he also took starring turns in TV series like Big Love and Training Day.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:44:00 -0500

Banned Nerve Agent Killed Kim Jong Nam Within 20 Minutes, Malaysia Says - The dose smeared on the face of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's half-brother was so high, even an antidote may not have been able to save him, according to the Malaysian health minister.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 10:58:00 -0500

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