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Pentagon Awards $10 Billion Contract To Microsoft Over Front-Runner Amazon

Saturday, October 26, 2019

"We're surprised about this conclusion. AWS is the clear leader in cloud computing," an Amazon Web Services spokesperson told NPR. The contract is for 10 years.


News Brief: Bahamas Recovery, Vitamin E And Vaping, City Heat And Poverty

Friday, September 06, 2019

Recovery and rescue efforts are underway in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian. Also, health officials are looking at the role of vitamin E and vaping in respiratory illnesses.


Trees Are Key To Fighting Urban Heat — But Cities Keep Losing Them

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Trees are one of the best ways to fight deadly urban heat, but U.S. cities lose millions every year. And many low-income areas are starting at a disadvantage.


As Rising Heat Bakes U.S. Cities, The Poor Often Feel It Most

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Hotter neighborhoods tend to be poorer in dozens of major U.S. cities. That extra heat can have serious health effects for those living there.


4 Takeaways From The European Parliament Election Results

Monday, May 27, 2019

Europe's traditional centrist coalition lost its majority, with far-right populist parties and liberal, pro-European Union parties gaining ground. The results suggest a complicated future for the EU.


How One Mother's Battle Is Changing Police Training On Disabilities

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Patti Saylor's son, Ethan, died after an encounter with law enforcement when he was 26. She believes the incident could have been prevented with better training.


California Attorney General Vows To Sue If Trump Uses Emergency Powers To Build Wall

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Xavier Becerra argued in the Spanish language response to the president's speech that it would be illegal for the administration to declare a national emergency to pay to build a border wall.


Have You Taken Remedial College Classes?

Monday, February 04, 2019

If your college required you to take classes that didn't count for your degree, we want to hear from you. These are often called remedial or developmental courses.


Students And Neighbors Of Christine Blasey Ford Discuss The Woman They Know

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who says Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her when they were in high school, is a professor and research psychologist in California.


Who Is Christine Blasey Ford, The Woman Accusing Brett Kavanaugh Of Sexual Assault?

Monday, September 17, 2018

Ford, who revealed her identity in The Washington Post on Sunday, accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexually assaulting her in the early 1980s. Here's what we know about her.


Section 8 Vouchers Help The Poor — But Only If Housing Is Available

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

In Dallas and other tight rental markets, Section 8 voucher holders can't find the homes they need, while developers face resistance from wealthier neighborhoods when trying to build new housing.


Affordable Housing Program Costs More, Shelters Fewer

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

The low-income housing tax credit program gave way to a booming $8 billion private industry, but as tax credits for companies increased, the number of housing units being built for the poor fell.


#Meme Of The Week: George W. Bush Battles Poncho At Inauguration And Loses

Friday, January 20, 2017

Former President George W. Bush had a really hard time figuring out his poncho at the inaugural parade.


In Day 2, Jeff Sessions' Attorney General Hearings Turn To Civil Rights

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Former colleagues defended the Alabama senator, but activists pushed back. "We cannot count on him to support ... efforts toward bringing justice to the justice system," Sen. Cory Booker said.


5 Takeaways From Jeff Sessions' Attorney General Hearing, So Far

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Many of the questions during Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing for attorney general centered on whether he would stand up to the president-elect's more controversial stances.


Bernie Sanders Says Trump Won Because Democrats Are Out Of Touch

Friday, January 06, 2017

In an interview with NPR's David Greene, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders criticized the Democratic Party for not listening to the needs of everyday Americans.


Relics Of The Space Race, School Planetariums Are An Endangered Species

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Once, there were more than 300 of them in schools around the country. Many are still around, but they're getting old. Schools have a choice: Keep the stars shining, or turn the lights out.


10 Election Moments You Won't Totally Hate And Might Even Like

Thursday, December 29, 2016

The 2016 election was divisive and nasty and full of insults and innuendo. But let's look at the brighter side — here are 10 lighter moments from 2016 that weren't so bad. Some are actually funny.


Trump And Gingrich Disagree On That Whole Swamp-Draining Thing

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told NPR that President-elect Donald Trump was going to stop using the phrase "drain the swamp." Trump disagreed, and Gingrich apologized.


How To Talk To Kids About Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving is a holiday with a complicated history. So some teachers have developed strategies to teach it to young students.