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Panoply returns to Big Spring Park this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (April 27 - 29.) The festival offers art, music, dance, and all sorts of fun for the whole family. Arts Huntsville's Marketing and PR Manager Daniela Perallon fills us in on what's new and exciting this year and tells us everything we need to know before heading to the park. More information is at

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President Rodrigo Duterte called Boracay island a "cesspool." It draws 2 million visitors a year but isn't equipped to accommodate them. Residents agree there's a problem, but worry about losing jobs.

A 21-year-old Israeli Arab who says he isn't Jewish, but only conducting an "experiment" by wearing a skullcap, took video of the attack last week in Berlin.

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments Wednesday in the long-anticipated travel ban case. It is the last argument of the term.

Also: Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone is the new NSA chief; the Taliban declare the start to their spring military offensive; and the remains of an 8 million year old elephant turn up in Macedonia.

Richard Ojeda is a progressive Democrat from coal country who campaigns in combat boots. Supporters say he's the kind of Democrat who might be able to win in a solid Trump state in 2018.

The president met Tuesday with Navy Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson, a White House official confirmed to NPR. The official said Jackson wants to keep fighting and that Trump supports his decision.

An unnamed South Korean presidential official tells Reuters that the summit would be held ahead of a proposed meeting with President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un expected in May or June.

Sis. Patricia Fox has been given 30 days to get out of the country after she apparently joined protest rallies against controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

The U.S. District Court judge put his decision on hold for 90 days to give the Department of Homeland Security time to provide a better explanation as to why the program is unlawful.

A group of 120 — including Apple's Tim Cook, media mogul Rupert Murdoch and chef Guy Savoy — were invited to the grandest party in the nation's capital, honoring French President Emmanuel Macron.

Funds in the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund are at risk because the World Bank is not adequately monitoring how they are used. The U.S. has contributed $3 billion to the fund.

"The executive order, at its heart, says Yemeni people are bad and they need to stay away. We say no! We are part of the fabric of the country," says a Yemeni-American whose mother was denied a visa.

NPR's Ailsa speaks to Natalie Barnes and her mother Paulette Wilson about how their family was shocked in 2015 to receive word from the British Home Office that Paulette was no longer considered a citizen and risked deportation to Jamaica where she was born after not have visited there for 50 years.

The Avengers try to keep a space-tyrant from bedazzling his space-glove and performing cosmic genocide. The film doubles down on character interactions both familiar (good) and unfamiliar (less good).



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