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Six Baltimore Police Officers Face Criminal Charges In Freddie Gray's Death
Baltimore's chief prosecutor Marilyn Mosby announced Friday that the officers involved in Freddie Gray's arrest face criminal charges, including second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter.
Letters: Meaning And Origins Of 'Thug'
NPR's Robert Siegel and Melissa Block read our listeners' reactions to Thursday's discussion on the meaning of the word "thug."
Hollywood Offers Up A Bevy Of Superheroes In 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'
Reviewer David Edelstein says Joss Whedon's new film plays like "a strategic set-up for a Hollywood franchise." Viewers will be blitzed by sound and fury — and a certain amount of "gobbledegook."
Nellie McKay Celebrates The '60s With 'My Weekly Reader'
McKay's new album My Weekly Reader is a collection of covers of songs made famous in the 1960s. The range of material is wide — from the Beatles' "If I Fell" to Frank Zappa's "Hungry Freaks, Daddy."
Timothy Spall Takes On Painter J.M.W. Turner, A 'Master Of The Sublime'
Spall had to "dig deep" to play the title role in Mr. Turner, which is now out on DVD. The 19th century painter was a "man of massive contradictions," he says. Originally broadcast Dec. 15, 2014.
State's Attorney: Freddie Gray's Death Was A Homicide
State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby said there is "probable cause" for criminal charges in the case of Gray's death. He died on April 19, one week after being taken into custody by Baltimore police.
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