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Today's Stories April 24, 2014

'Locke' Brings Audiences Into The Car With Tom Hardy

British actor Tom Hardy and writer-director Steven Knight explain how they turned a car ride into a thriller.

The Politics Of Supreme Court Retirement

When it comes to the U.S. Supreme Court, what factors should a justice consider when it comes to stepping down?

Anti-Immigration Activist Criticizes Obama Deportation Changes

"Backdoor amnesty" is what Dan Stein calls the plan to not deport immigrants who've lived in the U.S. for years who also haven't committed crimes.

Discovering Lost Sounds

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12:40 PM EDT 41 Comments

Supporters Of Nevada Rancher On The Defensive After Racist Comments

Today, The New York Times published an interview with Cliven Bundy in which he makes disturbing comments about slavery.

1:40 PM EDT 4 Comments

Sunday Morning Talk Shows Might Be On The Decline

While they once played a vital role in American politics, critics say Sunday talk shows may be dying out.

1:06 PM EDT 5 Comments

FCC Unveils 'Net Neutrality' Rules

The rules would allow content providers to pay for faster delivery, but also increase oversight to protect competitors.

12:06 PM EDT 4 Comments

FDA Proposes First Regulations For E-Cigarettes

The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and warning labels.

12:12 PM EDT 4 Comments

California Governor Calls For New Rainy Day Fund

Gov. Jerry Brown is calling on the state to save extra tax revenue that could be spent only in deficit years.

1:35 PM EDT 2 Comments

N.H. Hospital Offers Deals On Procedures To Uninsured

Transparency and low cost aren't common in healthcare pricing, but one hospital is trying to change that.

1:20 PM EDT 2 Comments

Tech Giants Apple And Facebook Report Strong Revenues

Both companies exceeded expectations in their latest earnings reports. Can they keep it up?

12:35 PM EDT 2 Comments

Young Students Become Immersed in Mandarin

We visit a second-grade classroom in an Arizona public school, where students are immersed in Mandarin.

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Remembering Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter

We remember the boxing champion, who was twice wrongly convicted of murder, with his longtime friend and defender.

April 21 2 Comments

‘Wait Wait’ Host Peter Sagal Runs Boston Marathon As Guide

For the second year in a row, the host of NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me" is running with a legally blind athlete.

April 18 12 Comments

When Your Life Is On Fire, What Would You Save?

Erik Kolbell's new book asks what's most important to us in life -- loved ones, possessions, personal beliefs and more.

April 18 3 Comments

Adrianne Haslet-Davis Becomes Advocate For Amputees

The professional ballroom dancer reflects on the struggles and triumphs of the year since the marathon bombing.

April 17 4 Comments

Jane Goodall Plants ‘Seeds Of Hope’

The world-famous primatologist discusses her new book, which is back on shelves after some controversy.

April 17 9 Comments

College Advice From A High School Counselor

Lisa Micele answers listener questions and explains what schools are looking for beyond GPAs and standardized test scores.

April 16 Comment

ER Doctor Looks Back A Year After Marathon Bombing

Dr. Ron Medzon, an emergency room physician at Boston Medical Center, recalls treating victims injured in the bombing.

April 16 36 Comments

Tensions Build In San Francisco Amid Tech Boom

As San Francisco experiences a historic economic boom, some activists say not all city residents are reaping the benefits.

Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

April 23 3 Comments

Kenyan Author’s Missing Chapter: Being Openly Gay

Acclaimed memoirist Binyavanga Wainaina talks about his writing, Africa today and his new life as an openly gay man.

April 23 Comment

Sherpas Walk Out From Everest Base Camp

On Mount Everest today, dozens of Sherpas packed up their gear and left base camp, after a lack of response to their demands.

April 22 Comment

What Do We Have To Teach Plato?

Philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein discusses her new book "Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away."

April 22 21 Comments

Children’s Literature: Apartheid Or Just A General Lack of Color?

African-American children's book authors Walter Dean Myers and his son Christopher Myers weigh in.