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People-Smuggling Is Big Business In Myanmar

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TLC's '19 Kids' Pulled For Sex-Abuse Scandal

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Senate Blocks Measures To Extend NSA Data Collection

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Santa Barbara Oil Spill Reopens Fierce Environmental Debate

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Ireland Appears To Approve Same-Sex Marriage

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Takata Air Bag Recall Could Take Years

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Historian May Have Discovered Henry I's Final Resting Place

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'They're Not Gang Members': Bikers Protest Mass Arrests In Waco

KPLU News - 2 hours 29 min ago
Authorities in Waco, Texas, continue to investigate the deaths of nine motorcycle gang members in one of the worst biker brawls in recent times.

Photos Capture The Joy On Playgrounds Around The World

KPLU News - 3 hours 49 min ago
Whether they're in a posh London school or in the slums of Kenya, in the midst of war or in a battle against bullies, kids take playtime very seriously.

That's what photographer James Mollison learned after spending five years photographing school playgrounds around the world.

Clean Your Grill, And Other Hot Holiday Tips From Alton Brown

KPLU News - 3 hours 49 min ago
Editor's note: A version of this story was originally published in May 2012.

If there's one grilling tip to remember this Memorial Day weekend, it should be this: Flame is bad.

"Flame does nasty things to food," food historian and science guy Alton Brown tells NPR's Scott Simon.

"[Flame] makes soot, and it makes deposits of various chemicals that are not too good for us.

Ireland Votes Overwhelmingly To Approve Same-Sex Marriage

KPLU News - 4 hours 15 min ago
Updated at 7:45 a.m.

Take It Outside: Teaching Sex Ed On The Streets Of New York

KPLU News - 5 hours 18 min ago
On a gusty Friday evening in Manhattan's Union Square Park, Francisco Ramirez is setting up his chairs and a big sign that yells, "FREE ADVICE."

The park is packed with street musicians, chain-smoking chess players and preachers yelling predictions

Ramirez just wants to talk.

This seems like an unusual place to stop and chat about sex, but almost immediately after he sits down, a young woman named Heidi Lopez takes a seat and tells him she recently became single. "I'm also a sex worker," she explains.

Senate Blocks Bill To End Government Collection Of Phone Records

KPLU News - 7 hours 11 min ago
The Senate worked late into the night Friday and early Saturday but still failed to agree on extending government surveillance programs under the USA Patriot Act before the Memorial Day holiday.

Lawmakers blocked votes on both a House-passed bill and a short-term extension of the Patriot Act provisions that allow government surveillance programs.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says lawmakers will try again on May 31, the day before the provisions expire.

The Senate first took up the House bill, which would end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records.

Win Tickets To The Justin Kauflin Quartet At Jazz Alley

KPLU News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 17:00

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes the debut of jazz pianist Justin Kauflin for two nights touring in support of his new release DEDICATION (1/2015). Band members are Justin Kauflin (piano), Billy Williams (drums), Chris Smith (upright bass), and Sean Lango (guitar).

Win Tickets To "Queen" By The Seattle Men's Chorus

KPLU News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 17:00

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“We Are the Champions.” “Another One Bites the Dust.” “We Will Rock You.” “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The List goes on!

Win Tickets To The Downtown Issaquah Wine Walk

KPLU News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 17:00

Enjoy live music, art happenings and local boutique wines in various locations up and down Front Street.  BYOG (bring your own glass) to Downtown Issaquah Wine Walk Friday, June 5.  Live music by Madeline Wells, Kim Archer, Wynne C Blue and Her Troublefakers and Uncle Phil.  Don’t miss the hobo symbol art exhibit at the historic Train Depot.

TLC Pulls '19 Kids And Counting' Amid Reports Of Star's Sexual Misconduct As Minor

KPLU News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 16:33
TLC has pulled 19 Kids and Counting, the reality show featuring Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's family, from its schedule amid reports of sexual misconduct against John Duggar, their oldest son, when he was 15.

Here's TLC's statement:

"Effective immediately, TLC has pulled all episodes of 19 Kids and Counting currently from the air.

Decision On Gay Scout Leaders To Come By October, Group's Head Says

KPLU News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 14:46
Updated at 5:45 p.m. ET

Robert Gates, the president of the Boy Scouts of America, tells NPR his organization will have a decision on its ban on gay adults no later than October.

Man Convicted Of Killing D.C. Intern Chandra Levy To Get New Trial

KPLU News - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 14:45
Updated at 6:09 p.m. ET

The man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy in 2001 will get another day in court after prosecutors agreed not to oppose a new trial for Ingmar Guandique.

Vincent Cohen, the acting U.S. attorney, and Leslie Ann Gerardo, the assistant U.S. attorney, asked the Superior Court of the D.C.