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4 Things To Watch In The Indiana Primary

How much will Donald Trump pad his lead, and what will Ted Cruz do next? Even if Bernie Sanders wins, Hillary Clinton's lead is virtually insurmountable. And the GOP Senate primary is one to watch.

Here's Where The Delegate Math Stands Before Tuesday's Indiana Primary

If Donald Trump wins most of Indiana's delegates, his path to the nomination would be clear. Even if Bernie Sanders wins the state, he will likely wake up with less of a chance of being the nominee.

Democrats' Brand Is Bad, But Republicans' Is Way Worse

The unfavorable numbers for Democrats look pretty bad lately. Their one silver lining: the GOP's look even worse.

Morning Edition

Politics In Real Life: Rising Health Care Costs Weigh On Voters

When Renee Powell's premiums exceeded her mortgage payments, it was upsetting. But it's just one way health care costs rise for her many voters.

Morning Edition

Uber Plans To Kill Surge Pricing, Though Drivers Say It Makes Job Worth It

Uber is using machine learning to predict high demand, which would allow the app to schedule extra drivers instead of hiking rates at busy times. But such a change would hurt driver pay.

Morning Edition

Backing 'Brexit,' A Salmon Smokehouse Says It's Been Swimming Upstream

Mom-and-pop businesses are considering how a British exit from the EU could affect them. The owner of Britain's oldest salmon smokehouse, who wants out, says EU membership dilutes British culture.

4 Arrested In Murder Of Honduran Activist Berta Cáceres

Some of the suspects are said to have ties to DESA, the company building an electric dam protested by the environmental activist.

Longshot Leicester City Wins English Premier League Title

In what's being hailed as a "miracle," Leicester City, a small club from central England that started the season at 5,000-1 odds of winning the prestigious title, has clinched the trophy.

Trade Opponents Leak Documents They Say Show Corporate Influence

Environmentalists opposed to a US-EU trade deal say documents they leaked prove corporations have too much say. But EU officials say that's "flatly wrong."

2015 Saw A Decrease In Religious Freedom Around The World, Says Annual Report

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom says the refugee crisis, political strife and economic dislocation all contributed to a worldwide deterioration of religious freedom last year.

Devoured: We Are What (And How) We Eat

May 3, 2016
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR ALDI - Grocery shoppers experience ALDI during the grand opening of the first of eight Southern California locations on Thursday, March 24, 2016, in Moreno Valley, Calif. ALDI, one of America's favorite grocery stores, will open approximately 45 stores in Southern California by the end of 2016. (Photo by Casey Rodgers/Invision for ALDI/AP Images)

From chicken wings to kale smoothies, we look at what we eat, and how challenging it is to eat well in America. Plus, what we’re learning about how our bodies fight to keep weight off.

What It’s Like To Live With Early Stage Alzheimer’s

May 3, 2016
Geri Taylor, camera in tow, at the Hoover Dam in 2014. Photography had been a sideline for 30 years, but now she could really devote time to it.
Courtesy, New York Times. MICHAEL KIRBY SMITH FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES.

We look at how one women prepares for the full onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

Meet The Girls Who Code In A Roxbury Basement

May 3, 2016
Volunteer Charity Leschinski, left, helps student Janae Bush-de la Cruz debug a program during a Girls Who Code meeting sponsored by Brookview House in Roxbury. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The program Girls Who Code aims to teach girls — half of whom live in poverty — a skill set that could help them move up to the middle class and close the gender gap in high tech.

UMass Amherst Economists Give Academic Heft To Sanders’ Proposals

May 3, 2016
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addressees a campaign rally on Feb. 22 in Amherst, ahead of the Massachusetts primary on March 1. A group of economists at UMass Amherst have been providing academic fodder for Sanders' proposals. (Steven Senne/AP)

Sanders’ critics have accused him of not thinking through his policy proposals. The UMass economists have been rebutting those accusations.

Music From The Show

May 2, 2016

From Daft Punk to Vinyl Williams.

MFA Lifts Veils Of Varnish From Van Gogh Masterpieces

May 2, 2016
"Enclosed Field with Ploughman" (1889). Van Gogh painted this view from his window at an asylum in southern France. (Courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

The goal is to bring van Gogh’s “Houses at Auvers” and “Enclosed Field with Ploughman” closer to how he saw them when he first rendered them to life more than a century ago.

Georgetown Sold 272 Slaves In 1838. What Can Be Done For Their Descendants, Today?

May 2, 2016
Healy Hall at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and a statue of Georgetown's founder, John Carroll. (ehpien/Flickr)

In 1838, Georgetown University sold an astonishing number of human beings: 272 enslaved African-Americans. They were loaded onto ships and sent to sugar plantations in Louisiana.

Massachusetts Considers Raising Tobacco Purchasing Age To 21

May 2, 2016
Map of Massachusetts cities and towns which have increased the minimum sale age of tobacco from 18 to 21. (Courtesy, Tobacco 21 Massachusetts)

Supporters say the increase will help prevent youth from smoking.

Mass. Statistics Show Opioid Overdose Deaths Continue To Rise

May 2, 2016
Data on fentanyl overdoses were included in the state's statistics for 2015 for the first time. (Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office via AP)

The opioid crisis in Massachusetts continued to worsen in 2015, with more people succumbing to overdoses, according to the latest quarterly snapshot from the state Department of Public Health.

The Pros And Cons Of A Gap Year

May 2, 2016
(CollegeDegrees360/Flickr)

Taking a gap year used to be more common for European college students, but the trend is growing among American students as well.

Keeping The Navajo Language Relevant

May 2, 2016
Native American members of the Navajo Code Talkers listen as US President Barack Obama speaks during the White House Tribal Nations Conference at the Department of the Interior in Washington, DC, December 16, 2010. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

There’s a new effort to not only preserve the endangered language, but to revive it.

The Little Team Of Underdogs That’s Energizing English Football

May 2, 2016
Leicester city fans react after watching their team plays against Manchester United on May 1, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. Leicester City fans gather at King Power Hotel in Bangkok to watch the Premier League game between Manchester United and Leicester City at Old Trafford. (Borja Sanchez-Trillo/Getty Images)

England’s modest Leicester City Foxes are one game away from being crowned champions of the English Premier League.

Puerto Rico To Default On Debt Payment Monday

May 2, 2016
People protest outside of Wall Street against cutbacks and austerity measures forced onto the severely indebted island of Puerto Rico on December 2, 2015 in New York City. Puerto Rico made a $355 million payment on Tuesday on its bond debt to stave off a default. Officials have warned that the commonwealth's fiscal position remain dire. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The country is in the midst of a financial crisis and Congress is weighing whether to intervene.

A Candid Conversation With Public Radio’s Diane Rehm

May 2, 2016
Robin Young stands with Diane Rehm after their conversation at a Harvard Book Store event in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The radio show host discusses her husband’s illness and their often fraught marriage.

Bin Laden’s Death Still Resonates In His Old Neighborhood

May 2, 2016
Pakistani protesters from the United Citizen Action (UCA) group shout anti-US slogans during a protest on the third anniversary of the death of slain Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, in Multan on May 2, 2014. The al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden and 9/11 mastermind was killed on May 2, 2011 in a secret US Navy SEAL operation in a walled-off compound in the Pakistani garrison town of Abbottabad, north of the Pakistani capital. AFP PHOTO/ SS MIRZA (SS Mirza/AFP/Getty Images)

The Bin Laden compound in Pakistan has been destroyed, but the memory what happened lingers for the people still living in the area.

For Ted Cruz, Crunch Time In Indiana

May 2, 2016
US Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz addresses the California Republican Party 2016 Convention in Burlingame, California on Saturday, April 30, 2016. (GABRIELLE LURIE/AFP/Getty Images)

If Cruz loses tomorrow’s primary, Trump will be a big step closer to clinching the nomination.

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