Colin Dwyer

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After Attack On N.C. GOP Office, Politicians Decry 'Attack On Our Democracy'

Sunday, October 16, 2016

"Violence has no place in our society — but especially in our elections," Gov. Pat McCrory said. His response comes in the wake of an apparent arson attack on GOP headquarters in Orange County.


Bob Dylan, Titan Of American Music, Wins 2016 Nobel Prize In Literature

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The prolific musician is the first American to win the prize for lifetime literary achievement in 23 years. While Dylan long enjoyed favor as an outside shot for the award, few expected him to win.


These Are The 2016 National Book Award Finalists

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Colson Whitehead, Jacqueline Woodson and Rita Dove are just three of the authors on the shortlists for the National Book Awards. The 20 books still in contention for the prizes were unveiled Thursday.


Amid Mounting Pressure, Charlotte Police Release Video Of Shooting

Saturday, September 24, 2016

The decision comes days after police killed Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. Both dashcam and body-cam footage of the shooting depict the confrontation — but neither is likely to quell doubts.


At White House, A Golden Moment For America's Great Artists And Patrons

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Two dozen luminaries — from Terry Gross to Mel Brooks, Morgan Freeman to Louise Glück — got laurels Thursday, as President Obama awarded the National Medals of Arts and National Humanities Medals.


Kirkus Prize Finalists Include Annie Proulx, Sherman Alexie, Jason Reynolds

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

But they're not the only ones. Eighteen books got the nod when Kirkus Reviews released shortlists for its literary prize on Tuesday.


Juggernauts Repeat At 2016 Emmys, But Fresh Faces Get Their Due

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Game of Thrones, Veep and The People v. O.J. Simpson won for best drama, comedy and limited series — but some new names made splashes, too. NPR's pop culture crew live-tweeted the night's festivities.


Department Of Defense Investigating U.S.-Led Coalition Airstrike In Syria

Saturday, September 17, 2016

The attack was halted after Russia told coalition forces that dozens of regime soldiers had been killed. U.S. officials say the strike, which came during a cease-fire, was aimed at ISIS militants.


Colson Whitehead, John Lewis, Rita Dove Among National Book Award Nominees

Thursday, September 15, 2016

And then there were 40: This week, the National Book Foundation revealed the writers who are still in contention for its literary prize. It capped the rollout Thursday with the fiction nominees.


Thinking Of Leaving Home? Here's A Bit Of Advice From Young Adult Authors

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Starting that next chapter can be difficult in any young person's life. And YA writers know it well. Sandra Cisneros, Jacqueline Woodson, Tamora Pierce and Jason Reynolds offer some words of wisdom.


Nearly 27 Years After Abduction, Jacob Wetterling's Remains Have Been Found

Monday, September 05, 2016

Wetterling was 11 when he was abducted at gunpoint while riding his bike in St. Joseph, Minn. The case helped lead to a national sex offender registry.


Turkish Officials Say At Least 51 Killed, Scores Injured In Wedding Bombing

Saturday, August 20, 2016

The blast ripped through the celebration in the southeastern Turkish city of Gaziantep on Saturday. The Turkish deputy prime minister says the attack appears to have been the work of a suicide bomber.


Dipping A Toe In Water Polo For The First Time? Here's A Handy Guide

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Chances are, you only see this sport every leap year — but water polo is far more than an Olympic curiosity. With this layperson's guide, you may soon be dropping lingo like an expert.


Colorado Officials Say It's Safe To Get Back In The Water, After Brief THC Scare

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Authorities had warned that tap water in Hugo, Colo., was unsafe to consume due to high levels of marijuana's psychoactive compound. Now, it turns out that the results were just a false positive.


Invisibilia: The Unbearable Lightness Of Footwear

Friday, July 22, 2016

When we invented shoes, we slipped a surface between ourselves and the world. Ever wonder if this is the moment mankind fell from grace? No? Well, for better or worse, NPR's Colin Dwyer has.


'They Are So Loved': Remembering The Victims Of The Bastille Day Attack

Friday, July 15, 2016

American Sean Copeland and son Brodie were killed by a truck in Nice, France, along with at least 82 other victims from around the world. "They were just on a great family vacation," says a friend.


Long Buried By Bad Reputation, Philistines Get New Life With Archaeological Find

Sunday, July 10, 2016

They're one of the Hebrew Bible's greatest villains, but not much is known about the ancient Philistines. An uncovered cemetery, which researchers say is the first of its kind, could change all that.


Here's What We Know About The Victims Of The Dallas Shooting

Friday, July 08, 2016

Twelve law enforcement officers were shot in downtown Dallas on Thursday; five were killed. Here are the names of those whose lives were lost — and their stories.


Pope Francis: Church Should Apologize To Gays And Other Marginalized Groups

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Aboard a flight from Armenia, the pontiff said the Church owes an apology not only to gay people, but also to other marginalized groups. "We Christians must say we are sorry," he said.


Amid Violence At White Nationalist Rally In Sacramento, At Least 10 Hospitalized

Sunday, June 26, 2016

The rally unraveled into violence just outside the California Capitol on Sunday. Several were stabbed in the chaos. Sacramento police have made no arrests.