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Carmen Rita Wong reckons with her identity after learning a secret hidden for decades

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Carmen Rita Wong's mother was Dominican and father was Chinese, or so she thought. In her memoir, Why Didn't You Tell Me, she reckons with the truth that was kept from her for 31 years.


Well-dressed teens participating in new 'Minions' movie meme are going viral

Monday, July 11, 2022

The new movie Minions: The Rise of Gru has been a hit at the box office. It has also sparked an absurd internet trend that has teens dressing to the nines to see it theaters.


He survived a mass shooting near Highland Park 34 years ago. Now, he helps others

Monday, July 11, 2022

A mass shooting hit the town of Winnetka, Ill., 34 years ago. Phil Andrew survived, and that experience shaped his path as a special agent for the FBI and lifelong gun control advocate.


How a man's experience surviving a shooting drove him to become an FBI special agent

Friday, July 08, 2022

A mass shooting hit the town of Winnetka, Ill., 34 years ago. Phil Andrew survived that shooting, and that experience shaped his path as a special agent for the FBI and lifelong gun control advocate.


Filipino online news site Rappler plans to fight government's shutdown order

Thursday, July 07, 2022

The Filipino government has ordered the online news site Rappler to shut down, but the publication's founder, Nobel Prize winning journalist Maria Ressa, says she plans to fight the order in court.


Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as associate justice on the Supreme Court

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in as Supreme Court Justice Thursday, filling the seat of outgoing Justice Stephen Breyer and becoming the first Black woman to serve on the country's highest court.


Patients in 'trigger law' states reorient after access to abortion care halts

Friday, June 24, 2022

Robin Marty, operations director of the West Alabama Women's Center, talks about the patients who just missed their chance to receive abortions in Alabama, where the ban went into effect immediately.


White House economic adviser defends Biden's gas tax holiday

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Cecilia Rouse, who chairs the White House Council of Economic Advisers, about Biden calling on Congress to suspend the federal gas tax.


Pabllo Vittar: The drag queen-superstar fighting for equality in Brazil

Monday, June 20, 2022

Pabllo Vittar is one of the biggest drag performers in the world. In her native Brazil, the LGBTQ icon uses her platform to fight for equality — and against injustice.


Missing men were killed trying to warn of illegal activity threatening the Amazon

Thursday, June 16, 2022

It appears journalist Dom Phillips and researcher Bruno Pereira were killed reporting in the Amazon. Guardian environmental editor John Watts reflects on their work and why the region is so perilous.


A prisoner is still in GITMO after he served his time. Now, he's suing for release

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with Wells Dixon, a lawyer representing Guantánamo Bay prisoner Majid Khan, who recently sued the Biden administration over his imprisonment.


Supreme Court decision limits excessive force lawsuits against Border Patrol agents

Friday, June 10, 2022

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with SCOTUSblog contributing writer Howard Wasserman about a Supreme Court decision which weakens the ability to sue Border Patrol and federal agents over excessive force.


The creator of the FBI mass shooting protocol is 'shocked' by Uvalde police response

Thursday, June 09, 2022

After Sandy Hook, Katherine Schweit created a program to navigate similar crises. She says the way law enforcement handled the shooting in Uvalde went against everything they trained for.


Creator of the FBI's active shooter training 'shocked' at police response in Uvalde

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with Katherine Schweit, creator of the FBI's active shooter program after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, about the law enforcement response in Uvalde.


Prison reporter Keri Blakinger reflects on her time in incarceration in new memoir

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Keri Blakinger, author of the new memoir Corrections In Ink, which is about her path from Olympic figure skating dreams, to drug addiction, and then to prison.


What might life look like in a post-Roe America?

Saturday, June 04, 2022

If Roe V. Wade is overturned, reproductive healthcare in this country will change drastically. Here are some insights that might help in preparation for that possibility.


How to get ready for what reproductive care could look like if Roe is overturned

Friday, June 03, 2022

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Dr. Raegan McDonald-Mosely, CEO of Power to Decide, and Robin Marty, author of Handbook for a Post-Roe America, about how Americans can prepare if Roe is overturned.


Abortion rights might soon be gone. Activists worry same-sex marriage is next

Thursday, June 02, 2022

Jim Obergefell was the named plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that legalized same-sex marriage in 2015. He says if Roe v. Wade is overturned, it means trouble for other social causes.


Plaintiff in landmark same-sex marriage ruling worries about overturning Roe v. Wade

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Jim Obergefell, the plaintiff in the case that established a federal right to same-sex marriage, about what overturning Roe v. Wade could mean for same-sex marriage.


5-year-old Josh Vinson Jr. crowned #1 Josh for a 2nd time annual Josh Fight

Friday, May 27, 2022

Dozens of people named Josh armed with pool noodles gathered in Lincoln, Neb., to fight for the title of #1 Josh. The Josh Fight started as a viral Internet meme.