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Classes Take Trips Around The World Through This Game

Friday, May 03, 2019

Teachers are using a game called Mystery Skype to teach geography and connect with classes around the country and world.

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Teachers Use Mystery Skype To Give Students A Window On The World

Monday, April 29, 2019

Only 25% of eighth graders score proficient in geography on standardized tests. Some teachers are using a video chat game to engage kids in the world around them.

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For Some Quidditch Players, The Magic Wears Off As Injury Risks Grow Clearer

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Concussions, broken bones, and torn ligaments are a few serious injury concerns in Quidditch — a new sport where the rules are still evolving, and players are testing the safety of them.

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Police Are Investing In New Technology. 'Thin Blue Lie' Asks, 'Does It Work?'

Sunday, April 07, 2019

Technology has often been proposed as the solution to controversial policing practices. But reporter Matt Stroud says new innovations embraced by law enforcement can present their own problems.

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One Woman Wants To Create This: *Insert Afro Emoji Here*

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Writer Rhianna Jones is petitioning the Unicode Consortium for an emoji of a person with an Afro.

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Viking Cruise Ship Reaches Port Safely After Mayday Signal And Daring Rescues At Sea

Sunday, March 24, 2019

After hours of rescues on stormy seas, the Viking Sky cruise ship was able to regain control of its engine and reach the Norway port of Molde on Sunday.

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'This Has Rocked Us To Our Knees:' Christchurch Mourns After Shooting

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Christchurch's residents are coming to terms with Friday's shooting that killed at least 50 people. Many are showing support for the Muslim community, which is struggling to process the attacks.

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Karen O And Danger Mouse Join Forces For 'Lux Prima'

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Lux Prima is a new nine-song album that features otherworldly orchestrations from Grammy-winning artist Danger Mouse and vocals from Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O.

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Feeling Lucky? 7 Stories Of Good Luck For St. Patrick's Day

Sunday, March 17, 2019

As luck would have it, NPR reported plenty of stories this past year of people who have been fortunate — whether by gaining something good, or escaping something bad. Here are seven "lucky" tales.

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Peter Kaiser Takes First In Iditarod — Marking A Win For Alaskan Natives

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Kaiser is the first musher of Yup'ik descent to win the Iditarod sled dog race. His win is a significant point of pride for Alaska's indigenous people.

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'Strands Of Love' Connects Generations Of An African-American Family

Friday, March 15, 2019

For one year, New York-based photographer Shuran Huang followed the Collins family to church, baseball fields and their family-run barbershop.

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3 Billboards In Baltimore: How One Woman Is Trying To Find Her Sister's Killer

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Jennifer Carrieri's twin was shot and murdered in an empty parking lot in 1996, but nobody knows why. This year, Carrieri put up billboards in Baltimore, Md., in the hopes of solving the cold case.

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Instead Of Wrestling A Girl, High Schooler Chooses To Forfeit State Wrestling Match

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Brendan Johnston refused to compete against Jaslynn Gallegos because of her gender. Gallegos went on to place fifth but is frustrated to be treated differently as an athlete because she's a girl.

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Underdiagnosed Male Eating Disorders Are Becoming Increasingly Identified

Saturday, March 02, 2019

NPR's Michel Martin talks with journalist Soledad O'Brien about her recent reporting on eating disorders among male athletes. O'Brien said social media played a big role in these eating disorders.

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'Here's The Story Of Bonnie And Clyde': Gangster Duo's Poems Go Up For Auction

Saturday, March 02, 2019

Original poems by the gangsters Bonnie and Clyde are going up for auction on May 4 in Texas. The poems reveal a more authentic side to the often glamorized duo.

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Racism In American South Inspired Gary Clark Jr.'s 'This Land'

Saturday, February 23, 2019

On his latest multigenre album, Clark is unapologetically angry. He tells NPR's Michel Martin what inspired it: "That's what came out as a result of ... life being black in this country."

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Talkin' Birds: The Great Backyard Bird Count

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Bird lovers around the world are counting birds this weekend for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count, which provides valuable data for avian research.

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U.Va. Students Investigate Their Yearbook's Racist History — Starting With Its Title

Sunday, February 10, 2019

In poring through past yearbooks, the student journalists are reckoning with the racist history of both their state and their campus. A historian says the yearbook's title itself refers to blackface.

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Defying Parents, A Teen Decides To Get Vaccinated

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Ethan Lindenberger had never received vaccines for diseases like polio or measles because his mom is anti-vaccine. Now he's 18, he's finally getting his shots.

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Dogs Have Their Day: AKC Dog Museum Opens In New York City

Friday, February 08, 2019

From the educational to the artful, the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog is reopening in New York City, featuring lots of artifacts about our furry, four-legged friends.

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