NPR News

Pages

The Two-Way
7:19 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Former IMF Head Rato Is Arrested For Tax Fraud In Spain

Rodrigo Rato, who led the International Monetary Fund from 2004-2007, was arrested in Spain last night over charges of tax evasion and money-laundering.

An influential figure in Spanish banking and politics, at the IMF Rato was the predecessor of Dominique Strauss-Khan, who left office under a cloud of legal troubles and allegations of sexual assault.

From Madrid, NPR's Lauren Frayer reports:

Read more
Around the Nation
7:11 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Minn. Town Outraged After Double Dots Over Its Letter 'O' Are Dropped

Originally published on Fri April 17, 2015 7:35 am

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Politics
7:11 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Senator's 'Let It Go' Ringtone Disrupts Committee Hearing

Originally published on Fri April 17, 2015 7:35 am

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

StoryCorps
5:03 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Anniversary Of Oklahoma City Bombing Reopens Wounds For Survivors

Phuong Nguyen, 55, and her son, Chris, who survived the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995.
StoryCorps

Originally published on Fri April 17, 2015 10:02 am

On the morning of April 19, 1995, a truck bomb exploded at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The blast — equal to 4,000 pounds of TNT — killed 168 people and injured hundreds more.

The federal office building also housed a day care center. The explosives-laden truck was parked directly beneath it. Of the 21 children there that morning, only six survived.

Read more
Television
5:03 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Clone Drama 'Orphan Black' Returns As Complex And Complicated As Ever

Tatiana Maslany, center, plays several different clones on the BBC America series 'Orphan Black.'
BBC America

Originally published on Fri April 17, 2015 7:35 am

For fans of BBC America's majestically complicated drama Orphan Black, it might be the toughest task they face all year:

Explaining to newbies what the heck is going on just before the new season starts on Saturday. (Spoiler Alert: several plot points from the new season are discussed below)

The series started with Sarah Manning, a con artist and onetime street urchin, stumbling on a well -dressed woman who looked exactly like her crying on a train platform-- just before jumping in front of an oncoming train.

Read more

Pages