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Tanya Ballard Brown

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#NPRreads: Take A Tour Of These Three Stories This Weekend

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

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#NPRreads: 3 Stories To Crack Open This Weekend

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Read about the gender biases of your cell phone assistant, the ways politicians supported the Malheur militants, and how Europe's jihadists are different from their predecessors.

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The People Have Spoken: No New Flag For New Zealand

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Ten months and 10,000 flag submissions later, New Zealanders decided to just keep what they had.

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What Do Bears And Bulls Have To Do With Our Investments?

Friday, January 22, 2016

Stock markets rallied Friday, but the year hasn't started off so great for Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average was down more than 500 points for a bit on Wednesday, the Standard & Poor's 500 index has dropped about 7 percent this month and markets around the world have ...

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Actor Idris Elba To U.K. Politicians: More Diverse Roles Needed

Monday, January 18, 2016

Idris Elba is expected to make a speech about a lack of diversity on British television before members of Parliament and senior TV executives on Monday, according to The Guardian.

Elba gained popularity after his breakout role as Stringer Bell on HBO's The Wire, won a Golden ...

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Totem Pole Stolen 84 Years Ago By Actor John Barrymore Goes Home

Friday, October 23, 2015

A totem pole stolen by actor John Barrymore in 1931 that later ended up as a yard decoration for actor Vincent Price was returned to Alaska tribal members on Thursday.

The Associated Press reports that the stolen pole was one of more than 100 that once stood in the old ...

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New Delhi Steers Residents To Park Cars So Residents Can Breathe Easier

Thursday, October 22, 2015

New Delhi officials urged drivers to park their cars and use public transportation Thursday, in a new effort to combat air pollution.

A major road closed for five hours and residents were encouraged to take public transportation, the Associated Press reported.

Arvind Kejriwal, chief minister of the state of Delhi, ...

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#NPRreads: Ta-Nehisi Coates' Latest Essay And A Profile Of The 'Anti-Redskin'

Friday, September 18, 2015

NPRreads is a weekly feature on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. On Fridays, we highlight some of the best stories.

This week, we bring you three ...

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As Twitter Flirts With Hearts, Will You Miss The Stars?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Some Twitter users pulled up their feed Tuesday and saw changes involving the reply, retweet and "fav" buttons.

The main change — which many Android users got to see a few weeks ago — is the star icon that turns gold when you favorite a tweet is now a ...

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#NPRreads: Love, Coding, Yuccies, And The 'NPR Sound'

Friday, June 12, 2015

#NPRreads is a weekly feature on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom share pieces that have kept them reading. They share tidbits using the #NPRreads hashtag — and on Fridays, we highlight some of the best stories.

This week, ...

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#NPRReads: Losing A Loved One To Cancer

Friday, May 15, 2015

#NPRreads is a feature we're testing out on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom will share pieces that have kept them reading. They'll share tidbits on Twitter using the #NPRreads hashtag, and on occasion we'll share a longer take here ...

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#NPRreads: Why Black Leadership Didn't Matter In Baltimore

Friday, May 01, 2015

#NPRreads is a new feature we're testing out on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom will share pieces that have kept them reading. They'll share tidbits on Twitter using the #NPRreads hashtag, and on occasion we'll share a longer ...

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Did You Know It's Legal In Most States To Discriminate Against LGBT People?

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court hears arguments on same-sex marriage, which is now legal in about three dozen states.

But it's also legal in most states to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender — LGBT — people in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodation.

So in many ...

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#NPRreads: Obsessing Over A Murder And The Times' Man In Tehran

Friday, April 03, 2015

#NPRreads is a new feature we're testing out on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom will share pieces that have kept them reading. They'll share tidbits on Twitter using the #NPRreads hashtag, and on occasion we'll share a longer ...

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Should You Do The Do-Over If There's A Chance For A Second Chance?

Monday, September 29, 2014

It's not often that people get a second chance and in fact, for many people, there is no such thing as a second chance.

In a 2011 post for PsychologyToday.com, Alex Lickerman, author, general internist and former director of primary care and current assistant vice president for Student ...

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People Be Triflin', From 'Bills, Bills, Bills' To The Bible

Sunday, September 28, 2014

In our semi-regular Word Watch feature, we take a look at a word or phrase that's caught our attention, whether for its history, usage, etymology, or just because it has an interesting story.

When I was growing up in N.C., I knew that, along with shiftless and lazy, one ...

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How 'Sassy' Came To Mean Something Both Sweet And Sour

Sunday, August 31, 2014

In our semi-regular Word Watch feature, we take a look at a word or phrase that's caught our attention, whether for its history, usage, etymology, or just because it has an interesting story.

I'm sometimes described as "sassy," and when that happens I choose to take it as ...

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Michael Jackson, We Barely Knew You

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Just as there are those who seek to drag Mr. Jackson's name through the mud, there are those who insist that he was a saint, an angelic figure to be put on a pedestal. He was neither. Michael Jackson was, like all of us, a complicated human being. -- "Remember ...

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Beyonce, Jay Z And Solange Walk Into An Elevator ...

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Our lives are recorded all the time, and what we're seeing behind the curtain makes us wonder whether or not we should be looking back there in the first place.

The most recent example of this is the video of Solange Knowles — Beyonce's younger sister — allegedly attacking ...

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