Camila Domonoske

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Tilting Delaware Bridge Stays Closed, Disrupting Interstate Travel

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

A bridge on a major interstate in Delaware will remain closed indefinitely as engineers work to identify why four pairs of support pillars are tilting.

The I-495 bridge, part of an 11-mile bypass around Wilmington, Del., normally carries 90,000 vehicles a day. It was closed on Monday after transportation officials ...

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In Ireland, A Macabre Discovery At Old Home For Unwed Mothers

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

An Irish community recently discovered the bodies of hundreds of children in a septic tank behind a former home for unmarried mothers. The home, located in the town of Tuam near Galway city, had been run by the Bon Secours nuns between 1925 and 1961.

The Irish Mail, drawing on ...


Leggo My Legos! Australian Toy Stores Hit By Series Of Thefts

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Toy stores in Australia have been hit by a series of high-dollar Lego heists, and a police detective thinks the thefts might be the work of a crime syndicate specifically targeting the toys.

During the past two weekends, thieves hit the same Toyworld in Victoria state. In the first heist, ...


Israel Criticizes U.S. Decision To Deal With Palestinian Government

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he's troubled by the U.S. decision to maintain ties with the new Palestinian unity government, which includes the militant group Hamas.

"I'm deeply troubled by the announcement that the United States will work with the Palestinian government backed by Hamas," he told The ...


Syrians Head To Polls In An Election Expected To Go To Assad

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Syrians head to the polls today in a vote that's expected to keep President Bashar Assad in power.

"The election is widely condemned as a sham by Western governments but hailed by Syria's allies Russia and Iran," NPR's Deborah Amos tells our Newscast unit. She says only residents in areas ...


Obama Seeks $1 Billion To Boost U.S. Military Presence In Europe

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

President Obama said today [Tuesday] that he wants to boost the U.S. military presence in Europe amid simmering tensions with Russia over its actions in Ukraine.

"Today I'm announcing a new initiative to bolster the security of our NATO allies here in Europe," he said in Warsaw, Poland, ...


Jacques Cousteau's Grandson Plans To Spend A Month Underwater

Monday, June 02, 2014

Fabien Cousteau has been following in his grandfather Jacques Cousteau's flipper-steps for years — scuba diving around the world and making underwater documentaries of his own. Now he's seeking to break the elder oceanographer's record for the longest period of time spent underwater.

In 1963, Jacques Cousteau and a team ...


L.A. Kings Earn Shot At Stanley Cup With Win Over Chicago Blackhawks

Monday, June 02, 2014

The L.A. Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Sunday, advancing to the Stanley Cup Final in a dramatic Game 7 overtime win.

The Blackhawks, the defending Stanley Cup champions, scored the first two goals of the game and led through the first period. The Kings tied the score at ...


Mirror, Mirror: Does 'Fairest' Mean Most Beautiful Or Most White?

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?

We all recognize the mantra of Snow White's evil stepmother. But what, exactly, is she asking? In the Grimm Brothers' German original, she asks who's the most beautiful in the land. But in English, it's a little more complicated.



Intriguing Lime-Green Blobs Appear In The Andes Mountains. Are They Alive?

Sunday, May 18, 2014


Someone dropped lime sherbet on the desert — and it's melting. Who's going to clean this up?

Nobody. Because this — believe it or not — is a plant. It may look like a glob of goo, but it's not at all gooey. It's solid to the touch — ...


How Do You Count 500 Million Votes? A Look At India's Election

Friday, May 16, 2014

Parliamentary elections in the world's largest democracy ended on Friday. The election took six weeks; more than 800 million citizens were eligible to vote.

Photos from the election make it clear that, as NPR's Julie McCarthy reported earlier this week, an election that massive requires a lot of logistical ...


When Numbers Bleed, Freeze, Starve And Die On A Battlefield: The Dark Poetry Of Data

Friday, May 16, 2014

I once read that when Napoleon invaded Russia, he lost most of his army not to the horrible Russian winter, horrible though it was. No, says this legend, Napoleon's army suffered from "button failure." The company that provided the army with coats made the buttons out of tin. Tin ...


Segregated From Its History, How 'Ghetto' Lost Its Meaning

Sunday, April 27, 2014

As you might have gathered from our blog's title, the Code Switch team is kind of obsessed with the ways we speak to each other. Each week in "Word Watch," we'll dig into language that tells us something about the way race is lived in America today. (Interested in contributing? ...


A Legume With Many Names: The Story Of 'Goober'

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Goodness, how delicious, eating goober peas!

It lacks the stirring power of the Battle Cry of Freedom. It's not as enduring as When Johnny Comes Marching Home. As far as Civil War songs go, it certainly ain't no John Brown's Body. But Johnny Cash could make anything sound good:

Gouber ...


From Foreign Garb To Fashion Fad, Pajamas Have Traveled Far

Sunday, April 13, 2014

A few months ago, Organizing for Action (a nonprofit created to support President Obama's policy goals) introduced America to a cozy-looking young man with a message about the Affordable Care Act:

Alas, poor Pajama Boy! His plaid onesie was no protection from the barbs of social media. He was derided ...


Poetic Take On Black Boxer Lands Punches With Broad Appeal

Friday, April 11, 2014

April is National Poetry Month, and Code Switch is celebrating by writing about great poets of color and their poems that address issues of race, culture and ethnicity. We began the series with an invitation to our readers to help us build a collaborative poem. Today, we take ...


For Poetry Month, We're Taking To Twitter — And We Want Your Help

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Help us make poetry!

April is National Poetry Month: 30 days set aside for the celebration of all things verse. Many of us here at Code Switch love poetry every month of the year, but we can't always make space for it in our coverage.

So this month, we're taking ...


Infectious Collections: Stories And Poems To Convert Any Reader

Thursday, December 19, 2013

This post is for everyone who passes right by the poetry section; all the bookish types who haven't read a short story since graduation. We know you're out there — and you're not alone.

I'm talking to you, folks who love literature — novel-devourers, nonfiction lovers, proud wearers-out ...


Digital Scrapbook Collects Rock-Star Authors' Memories

Monday, June 17, 2013

Part of an occasional series of e-book reviews, co-produced by NPR Books and All Tech Considered, focusing on creative combinations of technology and literature.

If there was ever a story that screamed out for a multimedia e-book treatment, it's the tale of The Rock Bottom Remainders. For readers not ...


Spy Novel Meets Game In Flawed (But Beautiful) New E-Book

Sunday, May 26, 2013

This is the first in an occasional series of e-book reviews, co-produced by NPR Books and All Tech Considered, focusing on creative combinations of technology and literature.

A shadowy conspiracy threatens the world. Only one man can stop it: a brilliant loner with strong nerves and an arsenal of ...