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America's kids are going back to school. Not all of their teachers will join them

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

It's a new school year and Jake Miller is not setting up his classroom in Pennsylvania. He's not getting to know a new group of eighth-graders. After 15 years of teaching, he quit.


His hometown didn't have a veterans memorial, so this teen built one himself

Sunday, August 07, 2022

For his Eagle Scout project, teenager Dominique Claseman built a veterans memorial in Olivia, Minnesota. With help from his community, he raised more than $77,000 to complete it.


A librarian collects all the things left in books — from love letters to old photos

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

The Oakland Public Library has spent years collecting items its patrons have left in library books, from old photographs to love notes. The archive is available publicly on their website.


Life Kit: The importance of inclusion in sex education

Monday, July 04, 2022

Some state lawmakers are working to restrict the rights of LGBTQ youth. For some students, that means sex education can miss some important points.


The Supreme Court's majority and dissent opinions on Dobbs reveal a massive schism

Friday, June 24, 2022

"The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion," Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the majority. The court's liberals warn that other rights could now be vulnerable.


MUNA's new album features growth and an 'astral projection anthem'

Friday, June 24, 2022

NPR's Leila Fadel talks to Naomi McPherson, Katie Gavin and Josette Maskin of the band MUNA about their third album: MUNA.


A child trauma expert explains how parents can support kids in Uvalde and elsewhere

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Melissa Brymer says talking to kids about school shootings can be upsetting; you may need to have conversations in small chunks for them to understand.


The alleged Buffalo shooter livestreamed the attack. How sites can stop such videos

Monday, May 16, 2022

Using a GoPro camera attached to a helmet, the shooter streamed live on the site Twitch for two minutes before the stream was taken down. By then it was too late, and the video has spread elsewhere.


Rick Martínez brings 'rapture' to the kitchen with his new cookbook 'Mi Cocina'

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Rick Martínez about his new cookbook Mi Cocina: Recipes and Rapture from My Kitchen in Mexico.


World leaders weighed in on the war in Ukraine on Victory in Europe Day

Monday, May 09, 2022

Chancellor Olaf Scholz warned peace is impossible under Russian dictatorship, saying "freedom and security will win the day, just as freedom and security triumphed over oppression, ... 77 years ago."


What a U.N. team has seen while documenting possible war crimes in Ukraine

Thursday, April 28, 2022

"Unfortunately, the longer this conflict goes on, the more violations we're finding," says the head of a U.N. team documenting possible human rights abuses in Ukraine.


An expert says it may be hard, but not impossible, to prove genocide in Ukraine

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Should the atrocities in Ukraine be called war crimes, ethnic cleansing or genocide? The terms can be tricky to differentiate, but experts say the separate labels are crucial when seeking justice.


Ocean Vuong's new poems examine the 'big, big yesterday' since his mother was alive

Monday, April 04, 2022

Ocean Vuong's second poetry collection, Time is a Mother, grapples with time and its impermanence following his mother's death in 2019.


Here's how propaganda is clouding Russians' understanding of the war in Ukraine

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

The truth about the war is hard to find in Russia and is mostly discovered only by people who already distrust the Kremlin and its state-sponsored media, says Russian-born journalist Julia Ioffe.


Thousands rush to enlist in Ukraine's army to fight the Russian invasion

Friday, February 25, 2022

On Thursday, Volodymyr Omelyan and his family awoke to the sound of missile blasts nearby. By Friday, he had said goodbye to his wife and children and enlisted to fight.


Trump's social media site hits the app store a year after he was banned from Twitter

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Truth Social bills itself as "free from political discrimination." The app was not free from technical glitches, however, as users complained of a buggy registration process and long waitlists.


Florida House approves a ban on most abortions after 15 weeks

Thursday, February 17, 2022

The bill is expected to pass the state Senate. Lawmakers in West Virginia and Arizona have approved similar bills — all modeled on a Mississippi law now before the Supreme Court.


Sandy Hook families hope the Remington settlement prompts change in the gun industry

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre hope the $73 million settlement will put companies that insure gun-makers on notice that they could be on the hook for huge future payouts.


The Ottawa trucker protest is rooted in extremism, a national security expert says

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Groups with conspiratorial beliefs and anti-government views have been trying for years to organize a convoy. Vaccine mandates helped give their plan enough momentum in Ottawa, one expert says.


Russia sends warships to the Black Sea as diplomatic talks over Ukraine ramp up

Wednesday, February 09, 2022

The warships passed through the Turkish straits into the Black Sea on Tuesday on their way to waters near Ukraine. Russia insists the movement is part of a planned naval exercise.