Samantha Raphelson

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Survivors Of Mass Shootings Face Renewed Trauma From Conspiracy Theorists

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The idea that victims of mass shootings are hired actors who stage tragedies in order to achieve political gain has drifted from obscure right-wing media into the mainstream.


Report: Russian Hackers Had The Ability To Shut Down U.S. Power Plants

Friday, March 16, 2018

For the first time, the U.S. publicly blamed Russia for cyberattacks on the country's energy grid. The hackers reportedly broke into the core operations systems of companies in the U.S. and Europe.


Dozens Of Westerners Join Kurds To Fight ISIS In Syria

Thursday, March 15, 2018

While hundreds of Americans have tried to join ISIS, the Kurdish People's Protection Units, also known as YPG, have recruited people around the world to fight against the extremist group in Syria.


Fathers Of Our Country: How U.S. Presidents Exercised Moral Leadership In Crisis

Friday, August 18, 2017

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Barbara Perry, a presidential historian at the University of Virginia, about how presidents have exercised moral leadership in critical moments.


Forget Tough Passwords: New Guidelines Make It Simple

Monday, August 14, 2017

We've been told to create passwords that are complicated, to change them regularly and to use different ones for each app or site. But the latest advice is to keep them simple, long and memorable.


Countries Around The World Move To Repeal 'Marry Your Rapist' Laws

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Purna Sen, policy director for UN Women, about how some countries are moving to repeal laws that allow rapists to avoid punishment by marrying their victims.


'Called To Rise': Dallas Police Chief On Overcoming Racial Division

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Last year, Dallas Police Chief David Brown was the face of leadership after a gunman killed five police officers during a protest. He has since retired from the force and wrote a book about his life.


From Pez To Ticks, 'Atlas Obscura' Discovers 'Wonderfully Specific' Museums

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

People often become obsessed with collecting certain types of objects and then, before you know it, they have the basis for what writer Molly McBride Jacobson calls a "wonderfully specific museum."


Iraqi Refugee Empowers Youth To Share Their Stories With 'Narratio'

Thursday, May 25, 2017

After Ahmed Badr and his family fled the Iraq War, he used writing to grapple with his experience as a refugee in the U.S. He founded the website Narratio so other youth could share their stories.


Energy Companies Urge Trump To Remain In Paris Climate Agreement

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Shell CEO Ben van Beurden says he wants the U.S. to remain in the 2015 Paris climate accord. Energy companies like Exxon Mobil and BP have also urged President Trump to continue supporting the deal.


States Consider Legislation To Protect Free Speech On Campus

Friday, May 05, 2017

On college campuses across the country, there is a pattern of violence in response to provocative speakers. Now, states are considering a model bill to protect free speech on campus.


How Can You Bring Innovation To Government Services? Follow Users

Thursday, March 30, 2017

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jennifer Pahlka, founder and executive director of Code for America, about what it takes to bring innovation to government.


Pelosi Says Democrats Have A Responsibility To Look For Common Ground On Health Law

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told NPR's Robert Siegel she doesn't think President Trump "has the faintest idea" about health care.


The Merriam-Webster Dictionary Has Been Trolling Trump On Twitter For Months

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Throughout the presidential campaign, the linguistic institution developed its funny style of delicately poking at Donald Trump and his associates on Twitter.


Pack These Pages: 7 Professional Booksellers Select Your Summer Reading

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

We asked booksellers across the country to share recommendations for books that you can take with you on vacation — or just to the nearest shade tree.


A Few Facts About Greeting Cards — From All Of Us At NPR

Sunday, June 21, 2015

With Father's Day this weekend, many Americans are bound to make last-minute trips to find that perfect humorous card for good ol' Dad.

Not my roommate. She has a stockpile of greeting cards that she buys not for a specific occasion, not to send to a particular person. She purchases ...


'Party Like A President' Recalls Mixology, Mischief Inside Oval Office

Monday, February 16, 2015

In his new book, author Brian Abrams chronicles the drinking habits and debauchery of former presidents.


He Invented Instant Replay, The TV Trick We Now Take For Granted

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

When Tony Verna was a young CBS News director, he created instant replay during the 1963 Army-Navy football game. His new visual effect changed the way we watch live sports. Verna died Sunday at 81.


Innovation: An Alarm Clock That Won't Take 'Snooze' For An Answer

Thursday, January 08, 2015

For many of us, waking up in the morning is a daily struggle.

You've tried everything: changing your alarm sound, setting multiple alarms, placing your alarm across the room. "Just 10 more minutes," you tell yourself, as you hit the snooze button again and again until the last possible second.



Tech Week: FBI Still Blames North Korea; App Encourages Sharing

Saturday, January 03, 2015

This week, the FBI stood firm on its claim that North Korea was responsible for the hack on Sony Pictures, even though independent cybersecurity experts have questioned the FBI's stance. We also looked at a new app that helps people share their stuff, and at Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom ...