"There is a difference between a book of two hundred pages from the very beginning, and a book of two hundred pages which is the result of an original eight hundred pages. The six hundred are there. Only you don't see them."
—Elie(zer) Wiesel (b. 1928) Romanian-born writer, lecturer, survivor Nazi camps, Nobel
- N.Y. Judge Grants Legal Rights To 2 Research Chimps Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:41:00 -0400
- Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe's order Monday grants two research chimps the writ of habeas corpus. The decision effectively recognizes chimps as legal persons.
- Blue Bell Widens Recall To All Of Its Products Over Listeria Worries Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:20:00 -0400
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called it "a complex and ongoing multistate outbreak of listeriosis occurring over an extended period of several years."
- What Can #NOLASCHOOLS Teach Us? Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:03:15 -0400
- Michel Martin is hosting a conversation about education in New Orleans, ten years after Hurricane Katrina sparked a transformation of public schools there. Add your voice at #NOLASCHOOLS.
- A Timeline Of Hillary Clinton's Evolution On Trade Tue, 21 Apr 2015 06:03:00 -0400
- The presidential hopeful has had trouble being consistent on trade. Labor unions are important in Democratic politics, but her work as secretary of state is putting her in a bind on trade.
- ISIS' Peer-To-Peer Recruiting Style Concerns U.S. Authorities Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:07:00 -0400
- Federal authorities in Minnesota announced that six young Somali-Americans had been arrested for attempting to travel to Syria to join the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS.
- White House Pushes For Fast-Track Trade Authority Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:07:00 -0400
- On Tuesday, a Senate panel will hear debate on whether to give the president fast-track authority to negotiate a sweeping trade deal. The trade push has scrambled the usual political alignments.
- Proposed Retirement Advice Rule Has Worrisome Loopholes, Experts Say Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:07:00 -0400
- The Department of Labor has crafted a proposed rule to better protect Americans saving for retirement. But questions are already being raised about how effective the new measure would be.
- Construction Of Giant Telescope In Hawaii Draws Natives' Ire Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:58:00 -0400
- In Hawaii, a battle is going on over the future of a mountaintop. Native Hawaiians say it's sacred ground, but astronomers say it's the best place in the world to build an 18-story telescope.
- Solar Power Makes Electricity More Accessible On Navajo Reservation Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:57:00 -0400
- The panels, funded by government grants, are helping thousands of tribal residents take advantage of the everyday luxuries enjoyed by other Americans — like turning on lights or storing food.
- What's At Stake If Supreme Court Eliminates Your Obamacare Subsidy Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:56:00 -0400
- Each state has its own stories. In Louisiana, nearly 200,000 people signed up for health insurance through HealthCare.gov, and about 90 percent now get subsidies. What if that help goes away?
- National Guard Seeks New Mission After War Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:53:00 -0400
- Indiana's National Guard is fighting to stay relevant after the base has quieted dramatically now that troops have come home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- At 50 Years Old, The Challenge To Keep Up With Moore's Law Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:12:00 -0400
- Gordon Moore's observation on the exponential improvement in hardware has pushed computers to be faster, smaller and cheaper. But there may be a point where tech advancements outpace the theory.
- Federal Panel Revisits Contested Recommendation On Mammograms Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:08:00 -0400
- In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said the benefits of mammograms for women under 50 were small at best. A firestorm ensued. Now the organization is back with the same message.
- Meet The 'Accidental Activists' Of The Supreme Court's Same-Sex-Marriage Case Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:27:00 -0400
- The legal battle over same-sex marriage hits the Supreme Court next week. It's an extraordinarily high-stakes clash, but the men and women at the center of it see themselves as incredibly ordinary.
- Alex Rodriguez Closes In On 660 Homerun Record Set By Willie Mays Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:26:32 -0400
- NPR's Melissa Block talks with Mark Feinsand, Yankees beat writer with the New York Daily News, about Alex Rodriguez's game this year and how he is expected to surpass Willie Mays' 660 homerun record.