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The music teacher who just won a Grammy says it belongs to her students

Wednesday, February 07, 2024

Virginia music teacher Annie Ray started an orchestra for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She just won a Grammy for music education, and a $10,000 grant for her school.


Videos from Royal Caribbean's Ultimate World Cruise are captivating TikTok users

Friday, January 12, 2024

Passengers on an epic around-the-world cruise are going viral as they share the voyage on TikTok.


NPR staffers share their romance picks from the 2023 Books We Love list

Saturday, December 30, 2023

From NPR's Books We Love list, we bring you four romance novel recommendations: "Starling House," "The Collective Regrets of Clover," "The Porcelain Moon" and "Forget Me Not."


Netanyahu says Gaza needs a new 'civilian government,' but won't say who

Friday, November 17, 2023

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Israel's war on Hamas. Netanyahu says once Hamas is defeated, Israel has to make sure there is no resurgence of terrorism.


The 'Friends' family is mourning one of its own on social media

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer paid tribute to Matthew Perry in heartfelt social media posts weeks after his death, praising him for his wit and heart.


Up First briefing: House passes spending bill; U.S. split on Israel's actions in Gaza

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

The House passed a two-tier spending bill on a dramatic day of Republican infighting. Americans are split over whether Israel's response to Hamas is "too much" or "about right," a new poll finds.


Up First briefing: Supreme Court ethics code; what climate change costs the U.S.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

The Supreme Court's ethics code is a notable first, but doesn't have an enforcement mechanism. A sweeping federal report assesses the economic and social impact of climate change on American life.


Up First briefing: Gaza hospitals can't function; Biden will meet with China's Xi

Monday, November 13, 2023

Gaza's largest hospitals have stopped working amid ground fighting and fuel shortages. The leaders of the U.S. and China plan to meet in California this week for their first in-person talks in a year.


Up First briefing: Humanitarian corridors in Gaza; Manchin's Senate seat up for grabs

Friday, November 10, 2023

Israel agrees to let civilians stuck in northern Gaza travel south for several hours each day. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., won't seek reelection, threatening Democrats' narrow Senate majority.


Up First briefing: GOP debate takeaways; striking actors and studios reach a deal

Thursday, November 09, 2023

Five presidential candidates — but no Trump — debated the Israel-Hamas war and other issues onstage in Miami. SAG-AFTRA says it's reached a deal of "extraordinary scope" with Hollywood studios.


Democrats — and abortion rights — dominated the 2023 elections. Here are 5 takeaways

Wednesday, November 08, 2023

Voters mobilized for abortion rights, from approving an amendment in Ohio to reelecting Kentucky's Democratic governor. Plus, Black candidates made history in Rhode Island and Philadelphia.


An elderly Jewish man dies after an altercation with pro-Palestinian protesters

Tuesday, November 07, 2023

Paul Kessler, 69, died of a head injury a day after the altercation, which California authorities haven't ruled out as a hate crime. A suspect was identified but no arrests have been made.


The U.S. wants a humanitarian pause in Gaza, not a cease-fire. What's the difference?

Monday, November 06, 2023

Many human rights groups and protesters are calling for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. The U.S. and Israel are both opposed to one, but appear far apart on the question of humanitarian pauses.


Winter is coming. Here's how to spot — and treat — signs of seasonal depression

Friday, November 03, 2023

Many Americans experience some kind of winter blues. But in some cases, symptoms can rise to the level of clinical depression. Here's what to know about SAD and the natural therapy that can help.


Ady Barkan, activist who championed health care reform, dies of ALS at 39

Thursday, November 02, 2023

The activist and attorney had long fought for progressive causes. After his ALS diagnosis in 2016, Barkan became a leading voice in the fight for health care reform — even as his health deteriorated.


House Republicans aim to pay for Israel aid with cuts to IRS funds

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Democrats want Israel and Ukraine funding to be linked together. House Republicans are proposing a standalone bill with roughly $14 billion for Israel offset with cuts to the Internal Revenue Service.


Suspect in the Maine mass shooting has been found dead, police say

Friday, October 27, 2023

Robert Card, 40, was suspected of fatally shooting 18 people and wounding 13 others in Lewiston on Wednesday night. The hunt for him had put the region on lockdown.


Biden wants a two-state solution for Israeli-Palestinian peace. Is it still possible?

Friday, October 27, 2023

Biden is calling for a two-state solution for Israeli-Palestinian peace. But the long-discussed framework is increasingly unpopular in the region. Here are some of its challenges — and alternatives.


Law enforcement descend on suspected mass shooter's Maine home as manhunt intensifies

Thursday, October 26, 2023

The suspect remains at large more than 24 hours after the deadliest mass shooting of 2023. A statewide manhunt led officers to Robert Card's home in Bowdoin, Maine, but there's still no sign of him.


Scholastic backtracks, saying it will stop separating diverse books for fairs in 2024

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Scholastic faced backlash for putting books dealing with race, gender and sexuality in their own optional category for middle school book fairs. It's now apologizing and working to reverse course.