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What's Your Sign? Look Again, Says NASA

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 7:35am

If you rely on an insight from your daily horoscopes, you may have been looking at the wrong sign this whole time.

Facebook Group Launched To Combat KKK Presence In Pennsylvania Town

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 7:35am

Jaimi Hajzus was alarmed to learn that KKK fliers were dropped on lawns in her hometown of Coudersport, Pa. She tells NPR's Rachel Martin of a Facebook campaign to counter the hate group.

Lose Yourself In The Twisting, Turning Alleys Of 'Crooked Kingdom'

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 6:00am

Leigh Bardugo's followup to her steampunky heist tale Six of Crows follows teenage criminal mastermind Kaz and his ragged crew as they take revenge for a betrayal and deal with a dangerous drug.

Russian Hackers Doxxed Me. What Should I Do About It?

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 5:59am

NPR's David Welna was recently hacked by a pro-Kremlin website when he applied for press credentials in Ukraine. He's hardly alone. But it's an issue the U.S. government is reluctant to discuss.

A Harrowing, Mountain-Scaling Commute For Chinese Schoolkids

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 5:28am

To get to school, the children must trek as many as four hours up and down a 2,600-ft. mountainside, relying on rickety ladders. Their families see their education as a way out of poverty.

Live! From New York! It's Monday Night! And Possibly The Most-Watched Debate

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 5:00am

This campaign cycle's primary debates grew heated as the contests on each side became more competitive but those debates map pale in comparison to Monday's general election debate.

Donald Trump's Plan For America's Schools

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 5:00am

More choice, no Common Core, and a gutting of the U.S. Education Department.

Hillary Clinton's Plan For America's Students

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 5:00am

In advance of the first debate, a rundown of the Democratic presidential candidate's positions.

Is A 'Digital Detox' Vacation Right For You?

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 3:08am

Do we really need to unplug to ensure the most satisfying vacations? Anthropologist Barbara J. King returns from Yellowstone National Park with with a qualified "no."

Police Say Suspect In Washington State Mall Shooting In Custody

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 10:25pm

State authorities say they've captured the shooter who killed five people in a Burlington mall on Friday evening.

Barbershop: Police Shootings And Race Relations

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 4:42pm

In the barbershop, contributors comment on the news making the rounds this week: Ron Christie, Arun Venugopal and Jolene Ivey, former representative of the Maryland House of Delegates, join the panel.

A Glimpse Of History, As Museun Of African-American History Opens

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 4:40pm

The National Museum of African-American History and Culture opens on the National Mall on Saturday. NPR's Sam Sanders talks to visitors and tells us what it was like on the first day.

After Mall Shooting Kills 5, Police On The Hunt For The Gunman

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 4:32pm

Michel Martin talks to KUOW reporter Ross Reynolds on the latest on the manhunt for a gunman who killed five people Friday night in a shopping mall in Burlington, Wash.

In Charlotte, Recent Shooting Roils Police-Community Relations

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 4:30pm

This week, police in Charlotte, N.C., shot and killed a black man. The shooting has spurred days of protests. Michel Martin speaks with Rev. William Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP.

Charlotte Police Announce Plans To Release Footage Of Shooting

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 4:30pm

Michel Martin speaks with reporter Nick de la Canal of member station WFAE in Charlotte, N.C., about what's happening in the city after police shot Keith Lamont Scott earlier this week.

After Aiding Injured Israelis, A Palestinian Is Targeted For Abuse

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 4:30pm

When an Israeli family was ambushed in their car in the West Bank, two Palestinians came to their aid. One is paying a price now, seen as aiding the enemy.

Legalizing Marijuana: It Changes Policing, But May Leave Racial Disparities

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 4:30pm

California is among five states this year where marijuana legalization is on the ballot. But there's concern about if legalizing it will reduce the number of marijuana arrests among African-Americans.

Amid Mounting Pressure, Charlotte Police To Release Video Of Shooting

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 3:54pm

The decision comes days after police killed Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said both dashcam and body-cam video of the shooting will be released.

Sinister 'Clowns' Are Scaring People In Multiple States

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 2:56pm

This may be your worst nightmare: Reports are emerging from multiple states of alarming interactions with people in clown clothing.

How Do I Find The Courage To Be My Own Guide?

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 2:00pm

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the team talks about how to face fear.




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