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6:09 am
Fri April 24, 2015

A Look At 'Blackbird,' The First Film On The New 'Black Netflix'

Blackbird is about a gay interracial romance set in the deep South.
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Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 12:27 pm

A tiny independent movie has been picked by one of Hollywood's biggest moguls to promote his latest venture. Robert L. Johnson created BET and now, the Urban Movie Channel — an online channel that's being called the black Netflix.

The first original film it has acquired is a gay interracial romance set in the Deep South. In Blackbird, the main character Randy is in high school. Everyone thinks he's gay, and they're totally fine with it.

Randy, 18, is fervently religious. Even though his best friend is gay, Randy's in denial about his own sexuality.

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NPR Story
5:10 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Kidnappers In Mexico Now Target Undocumented Migrants

Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 12:27 pm

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5:10 am
Fri April 24, 2015

After 5-Month Delay, Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch For Attorney General

Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 12:27 pm

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5:10 am
Fri April 24, 2015

2 Years After Garment Factory Collapse, Are Workers Any Safer?

Two years after the collapse of the factory at Rana Plaza, families of victims gather, holding photos of their lost loved ones.
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Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 3:25 pm

Beneath a gray sky, rainwater had collected in a hole in the ground where Rana Plaza once stood, creating a small, murky pond. Rubble and pieces of steel bars surrounded the edge of the water. It was hard to believe that this small lot, steps away from a busy main road, was once home to an eight-story building with thousands of garment workers.

The nondescript place did not look like the site of the world's worst garment factory disaster. Two years ago on April 24, Rana Plaza collapsed, killing more than 1,100 people and injuring 2,500.

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NPR Story
5:10 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Cleveland Police Officer On Trial In Deaths Of 2 Unarmed Black Suspects

Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 12:27 pm

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National Security
1:03 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

U.S. Counterterrorism Operations Kill 2 Hostages Of Al-Qaida

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And al-Qaida is at the center of a pretty stunning announcement from the White House this morning. President Obama said two hostages of al-Qaida, including an American, were killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation.

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Around the Nation
7:24 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Dad's Drone Follows Daughter To School

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 7:41 am

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Around the Nation
7:07 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Colorado Man Shoots His Troubled Computer

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 7:41 am

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with a story of an unrepentant offender. Lucas Hinch was having trouble with his Dell computer, so he did something. He took that computer into an alley in Colorado Springs, and he shot the Dell with a 9 mm pistol eight times.

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Politics
5:06 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Congressional Battle Brews Over Bill To Extend NSA Data Collection

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 2:15 pm

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Media
5:06 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Secret Papers Reveal Islamic State's Structure

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 7:41 am

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