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Reporting on your colleagues' murders changes how you work

Thursday, January 27, 2022

The murder of two journalists in Tijuana in less than a week has shocked reporters there and sparked outrage nationwide.

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Journalist killings in Mexico raise concerns among colleagues

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Three journalist have been killed in Mexico this year, two of them occurring in Tijuana. NPR's Asma Khalid talks with 'Tijuana Press' editor Vicente Calderón about the city's pattern of violence.

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Remembering trailblazing fashion designer Thierry Mugler, dead at 73

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

French fashion designer Thierry Mugler reshaped the fashion world, centering wildly inventive concepts and creating space for queer voices. On Sunday, he died at the age of 73.

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A prehistoric eruption has helped recalibrate our timeline of human origins in Africa

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Some of the oldest human remains ever unearthed are the Omo 1 bones found in Ethiopia. For decades, their precise age has been debated, but a new study may have the answer.

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Disability rights advocates meet with CDC director Walensky

Friday, January 14, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Matthew Cortland, senior fellow at Data For Progress, who was present at Friday's meeting between disability rights advocates and CDC director Rochelle Walensky.

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Scientists determine age of some of the oldest human bones

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Some of the oldest human remains ever unearthed are the Omo One bones found in Ethiopia. For decades, their precise age has been debated, but a new study argues they're around 233,000 years old.

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Americans didn't count down the new year until the 1970s

Friday, December 31, 2021

Looking back, countdowns weren't always good news. Think atomic bomb tests. Americans also counted down moon missions and Top 40 hits. It wasn't until 1979 that a Times Square crowd joined in.

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Why we count down on New Year's Eve (and why it wasn't always the case)

Friday, December 31, 2021

These days, a New Year's Eve celebration doesn't feel complete without one thing: a countdown. But that ritual to ring in the new year isn't as old as you might think.

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How Dan Bongino is building a right-wing media empire on his own terms

Thursday, December 30, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Evan Osnos of The New Yorker about radio host Dan Bongino, who calls masks "face diapers," opposes vaccine mandates and says the 2016 and 2020 elections were rigged.

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Logic's song '1-800-273-8255' may have led to hundreds of fewer suicides, study finds

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

In 2017, the rapper Logic named a song after the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number. A new study has found it may have had a remarkable impact.

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Did a song by the rapper Logic lead to fewer suicides?

Friday, December 24, 2021

When rapper Logic's song "1-800-273-8255" — the digits for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline — came out, the hotline started getting more calls.

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The Trump supporters who went from planning the Jan. 6 rally to aiding the riot probe

Thursday, December 23, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with reporter Hunter Walker, who wrote a Rolling Stone article on Dustin Stockton and Jennifer Lynn Lawrence, the Trump supporters now cooperating with the Jan. 6 House panel.

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Kentucky native on losing his home in deadly tornadoes

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Matthew Brazzel, a Kentucky native who lost his home in deadly tornadoes on Dec. 10. Some of Brazzel's family photos have been found across the border in Indiana.

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NPR's picks for 2021 books on current events

Sunday, December 19, 2021

From NPR's yearly reading list, Books We Love, three NPR colleagues share their suggestions for reads on current events.

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In historic deal, Bruce Springsteen sells his masters for $500 million

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Bruce Springsteen has reportedly sold Sony his masters for a value north of $500 million. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Billboard's Melinda Newman on why music icons have recently decided to cash in.

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What happens when you combine science, detective work and art? You reveal history

Friday, December 10, 2021

A group of scientists have devised a method for studying the lead in Dutch paintings and found that changes in chemistry reflect changes in history.

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Revered cultural critic Greg Tate has died at age 64

Wednesday, December 08, 2021

The revered critic Greg Tate, an early and influential hip hop writer, has died. Tate grew up around intellectuals and developed a rabid curiosity about music, film, literature, theory and politics.

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New technique uncovers the history of a painting through the paint used

Friday, December 03, 2021

By analyzing white lead paint in Dutch paintings from the 1600s, including works by Rembrandt and Rubens, scientists were able to devise a new line of evidence for dating and authenticating paintings.

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Democracy is declining in the U.S. but it's not all bad news, a report finds

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

The United States has joined the list of countries where democracy is backsliding, according to a new report by the think tank International IDEA.

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How the U.S. became a 'backsliding democracy,' according to a European think tank

Thursday, November 25, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Annika Silva-Leander, the lead writer of the International IDEA's report that designated the U.S as a "backsliding democracy."

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