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Filmmaker Jonathan Demme, Director Of 'Silence Of The Lambs,' Dies At 73Filmmaker Jonathan Demme died this morning in his New York apartment, of complications from esophageal cancer. He was 73 years old. Demme had the seemingly effortless ability to cross over from big budget Hollywood movies like "Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia" to documentaries about Haiti and rockumentaries about Talking Heads and Neil Young.Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/04/26/525764755/filmmaker-jonathan-demme-director-of-silence-of-the-lambs-dies-at-73?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/04/26/525764755/filmmaker-jonathan-demme-director-of-silence-of-the-lambs-dies-at-73?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<p>Filmmaker Jonathan Demme died this morning in his New York apartment, of complications from esophageal cancer. He was 73 years old. Demme had the seemingly effortless ability to cross over from big budget Hollywood movies like "Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia" to documentaries about Haiti and rockumentaries about Talking Heads and Neil Young.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=525764755' />Neda Ulaby
Trump Vs. The 9th Circuit: Court Uses Administration's Words Against ItselfJudges from the 9th Circuit have ruled against the Trump administration in a series of big cases — first the travel ban and now sanctuary cities. NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg joins us to talk about the court and it's legal reasoning.Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/04/26/525764748/trump-vs-the-9th-circuit-court-uses-administrations-words-against-itself?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/04/26/525764748/trump-vs-the-9th-circuit-court-uses-administrations-words-against-itself?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<p>Judges from the 9th Circuit have ruled against the Trump administration in a series of big cases — first the travel ban and now sanctuary cities. NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg joins us to talk about the court and it's legal reasoning.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=525764748' />Nina Totenberg
San Francisco City Attorney Applauds Sanctuary City Ruling: 'We Should All Feel Vindicated'NPR's Audie Cornish talks with San Francisco's city attorney, Dennis Herrera, about his reactions to a federal judge's decision last night. A federal judge in San Francisco blocked President Trump's attempt to withhold funding from sanctuary cities.Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/04/26/525764741/san-francisco-city-attorney-applauds-sanctuary-city-ruling-we-should-all-feel-vi?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/04/26/525764741/san-francisco-city-attorney-applauds-sanctuary-city-ruling-we-should-all-feel-vi?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<p>NPR's Audie Cornish talks with San Francisco's city attorney, Dennis Herrera, about his reactions to a federal judge's decision last night. A federal judge in San Francisco blocked President Trump's attempt to withhold funding from sanctuary cities.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=525764741' />
Two Years After Freddie Gray's Death, What Is The State Of Baltimore's Youth?The city of Baltimore erupted in violence after the death of Freddie Gray, two years ago. The riots brought national attention to many of the city's problems, including a lack of opportunity for its young people. Money poured in to help fix that, but people say Baltimore's youth still need a great deal of help.Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/04/26/525764734/two-years-after-freddie-grays-death-what-is-the-state-of-baltimores-youth?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/04/26/525764734/two-years-after-freddie-grays-death-what-is-the-state-of-baltimores-youth?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<p>The city of Baltimore erupted in violence after the death of Freddie Gray, two years ago. The riots brought national attention to many of the city's problems, including a lack of opportunity for its young people. Money poured in to help fix that, but people say Baltimore's youth still need a great deal of help.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=525764734' />Pam Fessler
Swipe Right To Help Save The Northern White Rhino From ExtinctionTo fund in vitro fertilization research, Ol Pejeta Conservancy CEO Richard Vigne says researchers teamed up with the dating app Tinder to feature "Sudan" as the "Most Eligible Bachelor in the World."Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/04/26/525764720/swipe-right-to-help-save-the-northern-white-rhino-from-extinction?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/04/26/525764720/swipe-right-to-help-save-the-northern-white-rhino-from-extinction?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<p>To fund in vitro fertilization research, Ol Pejeta Conservancy CEO Richard Vigne says researchers teamed up with the dating app Tinder to feature "Sudan" as the "Most Eligible Bachelor in the World."</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=525764720' />
The White House Briefs The Senate On North KoreaThe Trump Administration has summoned all 100 members of the U.S. Senate to the White House for a classified briefing on North Korea. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy, and a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, about what they heard.Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/04/26/525764706/the-white-house-briefs-the-senate-on-north-korea?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/04/26/525764706/the-white-house-briefs-the-senate-on-north-korea?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<p>The Trump Administration has summoned all 100 members of the U.S. Senate to the White House for a classified briefing on North Korea. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy, and a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, about what they heard.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=525764706' />
Nordstrom Makes Down-To-Earth Appeal To High-End Market With $425 Fake Mud JeansA pair of $425 men's jeans is getting heat online for it's Americana feel with "crackled, caked-on muddy coating." Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan explains that these pants are a part of the fashion industry's desire to be authentic and edgy.Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/04/26/525764697/nordstrom-makes-down-to-earth-appeal-to-high-end-market-with-425-fake-mud-jeans?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/04/26/525764697/nordstrom-makes-down-to-earth-appeal-to-high-end-market-with-425-fake-mud-jeans?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<p>A pair of $425 men's jeans is getting heat online for it's Americana feel with "crackled, caked-on muddy coating." Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan explains that these pants are a part of the fashion industry's desire to be authentic and edgy.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=525764697' />
North Carolina Republicans' Latest Power Grab: State Judicial AppointmentsThe Republicans who control North Carolina's legislature are attempting to strip the state's Democratic governor of more powers, this time over who has the power to make appointments to the state's courts.Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/04/26/525764690/north-carolina-republicans-latest-power-grab-state-judicial-appointments?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/04/26/525764690/north-carolina-republicans-latest-power-grab-state-judicial-appointments?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<p>The Republicans who control North Carolina's legislature are attempting to strip the state's Democratic governor of more powers, this time over who has the power to make appointments to the state's courts.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=525764690' />Jeff Tiberii
Shutdown Averted: White House Backs Down On Health Care DemandsThe White House appears to be backing down on multiple demands that were threatening a partial government shutdown, including withholding subsidies to help low-income people under Obamacare.Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/04/26/525764683/shutdown-averted-white-house-backs-down-on-health-care-demands?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/04/26/525764683/shutdown-averted-white-house-backs-down-on-health-care-demands?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<p>The White House appears to be backing down on multiple demands that were threatening a partial government shutdown, including withholding subsidies to help low-income people under Obamacare.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=525764683' />Mara Liasson
Cord-Cutting Leads ESPN To Target On-Air Personalities In Massive LayoffsESPN has lost 10 million subscribers since 2011. Today, to cut costs, the sports network is expected to lay off 100 employees. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to John Ourand of the <em>Sports Business Journal</em>.Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/04/26/525764676/cord-cutting-leads-espn-to-target-on-air-personalities-in-massive-layoffs?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/04/26/525764676/cord-cutting-leads-espn-to-target-on-air-personalities-in-massive-layoffs?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<p>ESPN has lost 10 million subscribers since 2011. Today, to cut costs, the sports network is expected to lay off 100 employees. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to John Ourand of the <em>Sports Business Journal</em>.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=525764676' />
As President Trump Nears 100th Day, White House Touts 'Historic Accomplishments'As the 100th day of Donald Trump's presidency nears, the White House is touting 28 laws it says Trump worked with Congress to enact. But not all legislation is created equal. NPR has a reality check.Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/04/26/525764669/as-president-trump-nears-100th-day-white-house-touts-historic-accomplishments?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/04/26/525764669/as-president-trump-nears-100th-day-white-house-touts-historic-accomplishments?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<p>As the 100th day of Donald Trump's presidency nears, the White House is touting 28 laws it says Trump worked with Congress to enact. But not all legislation is created equal. NPR has a reality check.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=525764669' />Tamara Keith
Trump Administration Calls For 'Massive' Tax CutPresident Trump spelled out his opening bid in what's likely to be a lengthy debate over tax policy. Trump wants what he calls a "massive" cut in tax rates, but even some Republicans warn that could balloon the federal deficit.Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/04/26/525764662/trump-administration-calls-for-massive-tax-cut?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/04/26/525764662/trump-administration-calls-for-massive-tax-cut?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<p>President Trump spelled out his opening bid in what's likely to be a lengthy debate over tax policy. Trump wants what he calls a "massive" cut in tax rates, but even some Republicans warn that could balloon the federal deficit.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=525764662' />Scott Horsley
After Back-And-Forth, Ann Coulter Speech Is Off At UC BerkeleyIt's disputed who actually cancelled the conservative commentator's appearance. The university had called it off before due to security concerns, but backtracked after she vowed to come anyway.Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:44:35 -0400http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/04/26/525745159/after-back-and-forth-ann-coulter-speech-is-off-at-uc-berkeley?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/04/26/525745159/after-back-and-forth-ann-coulter-speech-is-off-at-uc-berkeley?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/04/26/gettyimages-138674943_wide-0ab9210a5f373d2bd748dc01aaf3b6a2dda97b90.jpg?s=600' alt='Conservative author and pundit Ann Coulter delivers remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2012 in Washington, DC.'/><p>It's disputed who actually cancelled the conservative commentator's appearance. The university had called it off before due to security concerns, but backtracked after she vowed to come anyway.</p><p>(Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=525745159' />Merrit Kennedy
With A Deported Father, California Teen Lives Life Between BordersZola Cervantes knows the impact deportation can have on a family first hand. The 17-year-old has been traveling across the border to see her father in Mexico, since he was deported six years ago.Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:33:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/2017/04/26/525612677/with-a-deported-father-california-teen-lives-life-between-borders?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/2017/04/26/525612677/with-a-deported-father-california-teen-lives-life-between-borders?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/04/25/dsc_7187_wide-28b4394b33d8d98be927172a94a788183d2e18c2.jpg?s=600' alt='Zola Cervantes (center) and her brother, Tines, travel across the border regularly to visit their father, Gilbert, in Mexico.'/><p>Zola Cervantes knows the impact deportation can have on a family first hand. The 17-year-old has been traveling across the border to see her father in Mexico, since he was deported six years ago.</p><p>(Image credit: Courtesy of Misty Cervantes)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=525612677' />Zola Cervantes
FCC Chief Begins Rollback Of Net Neutrality RegulationsFCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a free market proponent, wants to repeal Obama-era regulations that treat Internet service providers like utilities. "Nothing about the Internet was broken in 2015," he said.Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:00:00 -0400http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/04/26/525705253/fcc-chief-begins-rollback-of-net-neutrality-regulations?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ushttp://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/04/26/525705253/fcc-chief-begins-rollback-of-net-neutrality-regulations?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/04/26/gettyimages-673446390_wide-24c7261a6dfe7a6938839186fe8e744fe79d04cd.jpg?s=600' alt='Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai launched his net neutrality repeal campaign in a speech Wednesday in Washington, D.C.'/><p>FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a free market proponent, wants to repeal Obama-era regulations that treat Internet service providers like utilities. "Nothing about the Internet was broken in 2015," he said.</p><p>(Image credit: Eric Thayer/Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=525705253' />Alina Selyukh