L. Carol Ritchie

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Detroit, Chicago and the Midwest blanketed by wildfire haze from Canada

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Smoke from Canadian wildfires is smothering U.S. cities like Detroit, Chicago and Pittsburgh. Air quality warnings are in effect across the Midwest as officials warn of hazardous conditions.


Biden tells the National Archives to turn over Trump White House visitor logs

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

President Biden has instructed the National Archives to release visitor records in the next 15 days to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.


A pioneer in architectural style, designer Manfred Thierry Mugler delivered drama

Monday, January 24, 2022

The legendary designer's highly constructed creations and outlandishly dramatic aesthetic made him a favorite of stars such as Cardi B, Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. Mugler died Sunday at 73.


The U.S. surgeon general issues a stark warning about the state of youth mental health

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Children and young adults were already facing a mental health crisis before the pandemic, says Surgeon General Vivek Murthy. During the pandemic, rates of anxiety and depression have only increased.


Baseball owners lock players out after their bargaining agreement expires

Thursday, December 02, 2021

Major League Baseball owners and players failed to reach a deal on a new work agreement, triggering a lockout — the owners' version of a strike.


On International Tongue Twister Day, test out these tried, true and tricky ones

Monday, November 08, 2021

We challenge you to say what the Guinness World Records once called the most difficult English-language tongue twister: "The sixth sick sheikh's sixth sheep's sick."


'TBH' and 'dad bod' are among Merriam-Webster's 455 newest words. Because language

Thursday, October 28, 2021

The dictionary added 455 new words and definitions to the dictionary for October to keep up with the evolving English language, including pandemic terms and online shortcuts.


New Hong Kong bus tour is meant to put people to sleep

Thursday, October 21, 2021

The Sleeping Bus Tour is a 5-hour, 47-mile ride to nowhere on a double-decker bus. It's designed for people who are easily put to sleep on moving vehicles. Passengers can bring pillows and blankets.


Cleveland's Baseball Team Has Played Its Last Game At Home Under Its Current Name

Monday, September 27, 2021

The team will become the Cleveland Guardians in 2022 after a long push to abandon a name Indigenous activists fought for years to change.


U.S. Special Envoy To Haiti Quits Over Deportations Of Haitian Migrants

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Career diplomat Daniel Foote called the Biden administration's approach "inhumane" and "counterproductive" in his resignation letter.


Photos: What The Paralympics Opening Ceremony Looked Like

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

The festivities featured a parade of athletes through a mostly empty stadium — including the Afghan flag carried by a volunteer in a show of solidarity — and a one-winged plane that learned to fly.


Feeling Insecure? 6 Tips To Quiet Your Inner Critic

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Negative thinking can keep you from making social connections. Here's advice from psychologists about how to overcome the sneaky voice in your head that holds you back.


Fresh Starts, Guilty Pleasures And Other Pro Tips For Sticking To Good Habits

Friday, August 16, 2019

For most of us, sticking to a good habit is a battle of wills. But the researchers who study habit formation turn to science to help curtail their own tendency to slack off.


Does Taking Time For Compassion Make Doctors Better At Their Jobs?

Friday, April 26, 2019

In their new book Compassionomics, two doctors review the field of compassion research. Their finding? When physicians take time to connect and express care, both patients and doctors benefit.


Drawn From The Heart: Your Most Memorable Valentine's Day Cards

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

No snark or anti-commercialism rantings here, just a dose of simple sweetness. Readers share stories and photos — and an NPR artist re-creates a couple of valentines that live on only in memories.


Dear Mr. President: Obama Staff Mobilizes To Answer Kids' Letters

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

In cramped offices near the White House, a brigade of staff, volunteers and former interns is scrambling to read every letter sent to President Obama — especially the letters from children.


#NPRreads: 3 Stories To Stake Out This Weekend

Saturday, May 14, 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.


#NPRreads: 3 Stories To Soak Up This Weekend

Saturday, April 23, 2016

The premise of #NPRreads is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading and each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.


#NPRreads: 3 Stories Worth Leaping Into

Saturday, February 27, 2016

#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. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

Elissa Nadworny, ‎NPR Ed Producer & ...


Saudi Arabia's Killing Of Leading Shiite Cleric And 46 Others Sparks Outcry

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Saudi Arabia executed 47 people convicted of terrorism Saturday, including prominent Shiite Muslim cleric Nimr al-Nimr, prompting condemnation throughout the Middle East.

Nimr has been an outspoken advocate for Shiite rights in Saudi Arabia; he also supported opposition protests in the Shiite-majority Eastern Province, reports NPR's Leila Fadel.

Leila tells ...