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Brazil is touted as one of the most racially harmonious places in the world, but people of color who move there say they are surprised at the degree of discrimination they face, based on skin color.Read More

What is pork roll? As one fan puts it, "It's like Spam meets bacon." And this Saturday, Trenton, N.J., will host not one, but two competing festivals devoted to this Garden State meat delicacy.Read More

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Brian Peffly about how Robert Gates called the ban on openly gay adult leaders unsustainable. Peffly's scouting membership was revoked because he is openly gay.Read More

Leading up to the premier race is a series of unpredictable airborne crashes — and no one can explain why. Officials have mandated a lower driving speed, while engineers work to find some solution.Read More

The Protest Song Is Not Dead

Fri, May 22, 2015 2:36pm

The era of the protest song might seem gone, but NPR Music host Jason King has curated a 100-hour-long playlist of R&B, soul, funk and hip-hop protest music that spans decades (including this one).Read More

The Houston Rockets lost their second game in the Western Conference Finals Thursday night. Many fans believe rapper Lil B placed a curse on the team's best player, James Harden.Read More

Saturday's ceremony ends a long battle for recognition of the staunch defender of the poor assassinated in 1980. But some say the violence-wracked country is no better off now than it was then.Read More

"Wherever you walk around, there goes a cop," says one resident, who is happy with the changes in the city. But some critics still see evidence of old-school police tactics that they say don't work.Read More

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and Ramesh Ponnuru of the National Review about U.S. policy on the self-declared Islamic State and the 2016 presidential race.Read More

Cuban and American diplomats extended for a second day talks aimed at reopening embassies. They are expected to unveil their progress in a news conference Friday.Read More


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