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How The Stories Told Of Brilliant Scientists Affect Kids' Interest In The Field

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:02am

New social science study examines the effects of stories on achievement. Researchers found that students perform better in science where they read stories about how famous scientists struggled rather than when they read stories about what those scientists achieved.

Family Won't Be Charged In Gorilla Incident At Cincinnati Zoo

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:02am

Local authorities will not charge the mother of the 3-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo last month. The gorilla was shot and killed by an emergency response team sent to rescue the child.

Where The Latino Voting Bloc Stands With The Remaining Presidential Candidates

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:02am

David Greene talks to Mindy Romero, director of the California Civic Engagement Project, about the distribution of the Latino vote this election cycle, and what the candidates risk losing by not appealing to them early and consistently.

Clinton Has The Delegates To Claim Democratic Nomination, AP Tally Shows

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:02am

In addition to Renee Montagne's conversation with former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, a Clinton supporter, Tamara Keith reports on Clinton campaign in California.

The View From The Sanders' Campaign

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:02am

David Greene talks to the N.J. chairman of Bernie Sanders' campaign, state Assemblyman and Democratic superdelegate John Wisniewski. Sam Sanders is covering the Bernie Sanders campaign in California.

In U.S.-China Talks, The Metaphors Flow Freely

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:02am

Ancient Chinese poetry and quick metaphors are the go-to rhetorical aids in the latest meet-up between American and Chinese counterparts.

While Grieving Continues, Church Shooting Was Charleston's Call To Action

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 3:49am

It's been nearly a year since a gunman killed nine worshippers at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C. The attack shocked the community and exposed lingering racial tension.

NPR's Zabihullah Tamanna, Journalist And Father, Killed In Afghanistan

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 8:29am

Interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna was killed Sunday along with photojournalist David Gilkey. "Zabi," as he was known, was hired by Philip Reeves, who calls the Afghan "a lovely man" with "deep wisdom."

Young Dancer Forgoes Princess Getup For Hot Dog Costume

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 5:52am

During princess day at her dance class, Ainsley Turner wore a weenie costume. And in a lineup next to all the sparkling dresses, she stood straight, beaming with pride.

King Tut's Dagger Made From A Meteorite, Researchers Believe

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 4:45am

A gold and crystal dagger that's in Tut's crypt has been found to have a blade composed of iron, nickel and cobalt. A material so valued, that at the time it was dubbed "iron from the sky."

Fish And Wildlife Service May Appeal Judge's Cormorants Ruling

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 4:03am

A federal judge says the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service overstepped its bounds when it allowed some migratory birds to be killed in large numbers across the eastern United States.

Rembering David Gilkey's Coverage Of The 2010 Haiti Earthquake

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 4:03am

NPR Photographer David Gilkey was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday while riding in a convoy of Afghan troops. David Greene and Renee Montagne remember David's coverage of the earthquake in Haiti in 2010.

Demographic Changes Chip Away At Orange County's Conservatism

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 4:03am

In California, Orange County used to be known as a bastion of conservatism in an otherwise blue state. Renee Montagne talks to Mayor Bao Nguyen (When) about what his congressional run in one of the county's districts means for the demographic and political shifts there.

NPR Photojournalist David Gilkey Is Remembered

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 4:03am

David Gilkey, an NPR photojournalist who chronicled pain and beauty in war and conflict, was killed in Afghanistan along with NPR's Afghan interpreter and fellow journalist Zabihullah Tamanna.

A Defiant Muhammad Ali Was Cherished By Black Men

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 4:03am

Muhammad Ali is being remembered as a great athlete and humanitarian. Black Americans — especially men — are fond of another Ali: the one who spoke truth to power, even at tremendous personal cost.

U.S., Chinese Officials Meet For Annual Strategic Dialogue

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 4:03am

David Greene talks to Bill Bishop, writer of the blog "Sinocism", about what's on the agenda for this year's U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue.

Review: UnREAL Soars By Going Where Real-Life Reality TV Fears To Tread

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 4:03am

Lifetime's Peabody award-winning fictional dramedy — "UnREAL" — about an out-of-control reality show returns for its second season. In it, a black man sets out to find love among a bevy of women.

Novak Djokovic Completes Career Grand Slam, Wins French Open

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 4:03am

Renee Montagne talks to Courtney Nguyen (N-win), senior writer with WTA Insider, about Novak Djokovic's (JOKE-uh-vitch's) win at the French Open on Sunday. He became the first male player to win the sport's Grand Slam in almost 50 years.

Highway 101: A Trip Down One Of Mexico's Most Dangerous Roads

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 4:03am

One of Mexico's most dangerous highways passes through the northern border state of Tamaulipas. It is infamous for all the bandits, organized crime gangs, and contraband that ride on it.

Trump Questions Neutrality Of Muslim And Mexican-American Judges

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 4:03am

After facing criticism from legal scholars for saying a judge could not treat him fairly because he was of Mexican descent, Donald Trump has extended his concern about judicial bias to Muslim Americans. There is no precedent for U.S. judges to recues themselves on the basis of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.

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