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  • 5:18pm May 09, 2016
    National National Politics & Government

    U.S. Intelligence Officials Carry On Tradition Of Briefing Presidential Candidates

    As the presidential front-runners move closer to the July conventions, they will assume the many trappings of a president, including their very own top-secret briefings. President Truman started the tradition of providing classified briefings to presidential candidates back in 1952. NPR explores how the process will unfold this summer, how much is shared with potential nominees, and the risk of a candidate leaking intelligence secrets.
  • 5:02pm May 09, 2016
    National National

    North Carolina Sues Federal Government Over Transgender Bathroom Law

    The state of North Carolina sued the federal government Monday. North Carolina's governor says the Obama administration is bypassing Congress to rewrite state law. It's over the state's controversial bill that limits protections for LGBT people.
  • 5:02pm May 09, 2016
    National National

    Justice Department Suit Threatens North Carolina Title IX Funding

    The Justice Department suit against North Carolina over its discrimination law comes with a threat: the loss of more than $4.5 billion in federal funding for education. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Matt Ellinwood, director of the education and law project at the North Carolina Justice Center, about what would happen if that money went away.
  • 5:02pm May 09, 2016
    Arts Arts

    Avant Garde Influences The Blockbuster In 'Uncharted 4'

    J.J. Sutherland and Chris Suellentrop of the podcast "Shall We Play a Game" review the latest from the Uncharted video game franchise, which will be released Tuesday for the PlayStation system, featuring intrepid explorer Nathan Drake back in action.
  • 5:02pm May 09, 2016

    Blockchain Looks To Change How To Do Business Online

    Behind the hype of Bitcoin is a technology that could shift how we do business on the Internet. It's called Blockchain. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Don Tapscott, co-author of a new book about Blockchain and the global economy.
  • 5:02pm May 09, 2016
    World News World News National Economy

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew Visits Puerto Rico Amid Debt Crisis

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is in Puerto Rico to highlight the need for Congressional action to help the island restructure its $70 billion debt. Lew is getting a first-hand look at some of the problems the government is facing, including underfunded schools and hospitals plus an emerging Zika crisis.