Selena Simmons-Duffin

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States Sound Warning That Kids' Health Insurance Is At Risk

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program expired in September. Millions of children could lose coverage, unless Congress acts soon to restore the money to keep the program running.


A Baby Exposed To Zika Virus Is Doing Well, One Year Later

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Yaritza Martinez was infected with the Zika virus when she was 12 weeks pregnant. Doctors in Washington, D.C., are studying her son and other children to see if the virus has affected their health.


Renewed Calls For Patriotism Over Politics When Drawing District Lines

Friday, September 29, 2017

It's not against the law for politicians to consider politics when they're redrawing districts, but the situation in Wisconsin is particularly aggressive.


Same-Sex Spouses Turn To Adoption To Protect Parental Rights

Friday, September 22, 2017

If a man and a woman are married and a child is born, the man is automatically a parent. But if a woman who gives birth is married to another woman, parental rights are not guaranteed for her spouse.


'School For Good And Evil' Is A Kids' Fantasy Series For The Fake News Era

Monday, September 18, 2017

"Good and evil — they mix in the world," says author Soman Chainani. "Both sides claim to be good, both sides claim to be telling the truth." His latest in the series is called Quests for Glory.


Cars Are Starting To Remind Us Not To Leave Baby In The Back Seat

Thursday, August 24, 2017

An average of 37 children die in hot cars each year. A new bill in Congress aims to address the problem by requiring all new autos to remind drivers to check the back seat when they leave the car.


How Did We Get To 11 Million Unauthorized Immigrants?

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

The story of how that population grew so large is a long one that's mostly about Mexico, and full of unintended consequences.


#NPRreads: Four Great Reads Worth Going Out Of Your Way For

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.


Why President? How The U.S. Named Its Leader

Monday, February 15, 2016

On this Presidents Day, we dig into why the United States calls its leader the "president."


Remembering Omar Sharif, A Star In Two Skies

Friday, July 10, 2015

Legendary Egyptian actor Omar Sharif has died at the age of 83. He became a global star in the 1960s with films like Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago — but his career started in Cairo.


Listeners To NPR: Why Don't We Track Planes Like We Do Ships?

Friday, February 06, 2015

Geoff Brumfiel, the physics guy on our science desk, helps us land on the right answer.


Tweaks To Cadbury Creme Eggs Not Going Over Easy In The U.K.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Now is the time when Cadbury's colorfully wrapped chocolate eggs hit stores in Great Britain. But the company has changed the chocolate used in the treats, leaving many Britons in "shellshock."


For Millions Of Millennials: Some College, No Degree, Lots Of Debt

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Noelle Johnson has about $20,000 in student loans and is still working on her degree. Without the higher earnings a B.A. can bring, even a modest student debt load can pose a big challenge.


VIDEO: Talking While Female

Friday, October 24, 2014

Ask a woman if anybody has ever complained about her voice and, chances are, you'll get a story. Watch the above animated video, and you'll see what we mean.

Your voice is too squeaky, it's too loud, it lacks authority, it sounds childish, it's grating or obnoxious or unprofessional.

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Why You Should Start Taking Millennials Seriously

Monday, October 06, 2014

There are more millennials in the U.S. than there are baby boomers. Why do they get so many eye rolls?

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A Project To Rescue Pantry Puzzlers Before They Hit The Trash

Thursday, April 11, 2013

It's the season for dusting, scrubbing and digging into the inner confines of the cupboard, where a stash of daunting ingredients may await.

Rather than generate more food waste, consider tapping the wisdom of the crowd through NPR's new Cook Your Cupboard project.

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Confused In The Kitchen? Share A Photo, Get Some Help

Thursday, April 04, 2013

We've all got those strange food items in the kitchen that either bewilder or bore us: A strange can of beans bought in a pre-storm panic. Something in another language, gifted as a souvenir. Bulk items purchased for an ambitious recipe, used exactly once.

And usually, those things just sit ...


New Anti-Obesity Ads Blaming Overweight Parents Spark Criticism

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Critics say the ads, created by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, are condescending and could have a negative effect on people who are overweight. But the company stands by the...

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'Cosmo' Editor Helen Gurley Brown Dies At 90

Monday, August 13, 2012

When Brown took the reins at Cosmopolitan magazine in 1965, it was a foundering monthly known for fiction. Without any editing experience, she turned it into the wildly popular, sexy,...