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Serena Williams Defeats Sister Venus To Take 23rd Grand Slam Title

Saturday, January 28, 2017

It's the seventh Australian Open title for the younger Williams sister, and moves her to the top spot in number of major titles in the Open era.


PHOTOS: Trump Ends Inauguration Day His Way, With Dances At 3 Balls

Saturday, January 21, 2017

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump stopped by the Liberty Ball, Freedom Ball and Salute to Our Armed Services Ball, on Friday evening.


Prolific Author And Jazz Writer Nat Hentoff Dies At 91

Sunday, January 08, 2017

The First Amendment champion and lifelong jazz enthusiast authored dozens of books and regularly contributed to several newspapers, in a writing career spanning more than six decades.


In Reversal, Gambian President Rejects Loss And Calls For New Election

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Longtime President Yahya Jammeh conceded defeat in an election last week. Now, he says there were irregularities in the results and is calling for a new election.


Death Toll In Oakland Fire Rises To 33 As Searchers Comb Through Wreckage

Sunday, December 04, 2016

"The scope of this tragedy is tremendous," Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said.


At Least 9 Killed In Oakland Fire At Warehouse Party; Death Toll Expected To Rise

Saturday, December 03, 2016

The fire broke out late Friday during an electronic music show. "We've lost a lot of lives," Oakland's fire chief said.


#NPRreads: Take A Leisurely Trip Through These Four Stories This Weekend

Saturday, August 27, 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.


'Star Wars' Actor Kenny Baker, Who Played R2-D2, Has Died

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Best known for playing R2-D2 in six Star Wars films, a role where he was unseen, the actor was found Saturday morning by his nephew.


'This Has Happened Far Too Often,' Obama Says, After 3 Officers Killed

Sunday, July 17, 2016

For the second time in under a week, President Obama called for unity after the shooting deaths of multiple police officers. A shooting in Baton Rouge, La., left three law enforcement officers dead.


Sweeping Changes In Store For Curling After 'Broomgate'

Sunday, June 05, 2016

There's a controversy in the world of curling. New broom technology is changing the way the game is played — making it too easy, players like Brad Gushue say. So, researchers tried to find a solution.


South Sudanese Gunmen Kill At Least 140 Civilians In Ethiopia, Government Says

Sunday, April 17, 2016

An Ethiopian official said "bandits" who crossed over the border from South Sudan were responsible, and said Ethiopian troops are pursuing the attackers.


Attention, Students: Put Your Laptops Away

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Researchers Pam Mueller and Daniel M. Oppenheimer found that students remember more via taking notes longhand rather than on a laptop. It has to do with what happens when you're forced to slow down.


How Math Determines The 'Game Of Thrones' Protagonist

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Network science: it can be used both to stop terrorists and predict television plotlines. Keith Devlin explains how it can be used to figure out the most important character in Game of Thrones.


Massive Document Leak Reveals Offshore Accounts Of World Leaders

Sunday, April 03, 2016

A new trove of leaked documents shows close associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin moved vast sums of money to offshore accounts.


Changes In Safety And Diplomacy Are On Deck For Baseball's Opening Day

Saturday, April 02, 2016

New technology, new safety measures, and a new relationship with Cuba are what reporter Jesse Sanchez says will be the big stories in baseball this year.


The Rolling Stones Rock Cuba

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Rock 'n' roll was banned for decades in Cuba. But in a sign of changing times, the legendary band played a two-hour show for hundreds of thousands in Havana.


Confronting Homogeneity In Apple's Boardroom

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Antonio Maldonado wants Apple to increase diversity among its senior executives, and he's taking his fight to the shareholders meeting on Feb. 26.


With 'Formation,' Beyoncé Lights Up The Internet. Here's What People Are Saying

Sunday, February 07, 2016

The singer's new music video quickly drew commentary of all kinds — on its references to being black in America, Hurricane Katrina and Black Lives Matter.


Super Bowl Ads Past And Present: How Do They Stack Up?

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Analysts say the Super Bowl ads this year are funnier and more star-studded than in the past.


What Happens When You Get Sir Mix-A-Lot's Phone Number

Saturday, January 16, 2016

A law student got a new phone number, and began receiving risqué pictures and offers to test drive Lamborghinis.