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NPR's Audie Cornish talks to NPR's Domenico Montanaro about where Rand Paul fits in the Republican field of contenders for president in 2016 and the issues that bolster his appeal to young people.
Apps like Venmo promise easy, carefree money transfers between friends....
Lots of young adults are using apps like Venmo to settle all kinds of debts. As the apps get more popular, they've become targets for scammers and hackers. But that hasn't seemed to scare away users.
Holiday was born 100 years ago Tuesday in Philadelphia. Fresh Air jazz critic Kevin Whitehead has some thoughts on Holiday's changing style, her influences, and singers she influenced.
Masha Gessen grew up in the Soviet Union and immigrated to the U.S. with her...
As jurors deliberate whether to convict Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Masha Gessen says there are still some "gaping holes" in the case. Her new book is The Brothers.
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is expected to throw his hat in the presidential ring on Tuesday. His father Ron Paul ran for the nomination as the standard-bearer for the Libertarian wing of the party.
The U.S. pulled out its diplomats and other personnel out of Yemen as Iranian-backed rebels advanced. Saudi Arabia is leading airstrikes to counter those rebels and civilians are caught in the middle.