"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
- Learning To Read May Take Longer Than We Thought Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:14 -0400
- A Dartmouth study suggests that fifth-graders are still "learning to read," not just "reading to learn."
- U.S. Embassy Compound In Libya Shut Down Amid Fighting Sat, 26 Jul 2014 08:40:00 -0400
- The State Department says personnel are being moved to an alternate location amid an escalation of fighting among rival militant factions in the capital, Tripoli.
- Bel Kaufman Took Us 'Up The Down Staircase' Sat, 26 Jul 2014 08:34:52 -0400
- Bel Kaufman was a public school teacher who revealed what the New York public schools were really like. She died Friday, in Manhattan, at the age of 103. NPR's Scott Simon has this remembrance.
- Lover's Letters To President Harding Pushed German Cause Sat, 26 Jul 2014 08:34:52 -0400
- Newly-released love letters from President Warren Harding to his mistress make some wonder whether she was trying to influence foreign policy. NPR's Scott Simon talks to historian Jim Robenalt.
- Congress Leaves Town Next Week, But Will Anyone Notice? Sat, 26 Jul 2014 08:34:52 -0400
- Next week is Congress's last before summer recess, which is often when a flurry of bills are pushed through Congress. This year, not so much, NPR's Ron Elving tells NPR's Scott Simon.
- Lost At Sea, Legos Reunite On Beaches And Facebook Sat, 26 Jul 2014 08:34:00 -0400
- Nearly two decades ago, a massive wave struck a container ship and dumped nearly 5 million Legos pieces into the ocean. Today, they are still washing up on shores in England.
- Forget The Fishing Boat: Alaskans Scoop Up Salmon With Dipnets Sat, 26 Jul 2014 08:09:00 -0400
- Salmon fishing on a scenic river in Alaska isn't always about hooking a big fish in the remote wilderness. Sometimes, it's about standing shoulder-to-shoulder in the water to fill up your freezer.
- Israel: Rocket Attacks Resume As Hamas Rejects Truce Extension Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:50:00 -0400
- Israel's Cabinet had agreed to an additional four hours on an original 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire, but Hamas refused.
- Former CIA Officials Denied Chance To Preview 'Torture' Report Sat, 26 Jul 2014 03:36:00 -0400
- The report, along with a CIA rebuttal, is the most detailed accounting of a set of controversial interrogation, rendition and detention practices the CIA carried out after the Sept. 11 attacks.
- Suspect In Philadelphia Hospital Shooting Had History Of Gun Arrests Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:28:25 -0400
- The alleged shooter had at least four gun arrests, along with assault and drug charges, according to police and court records.
- Video: Haboob, A Huge Dust Storm, Hits Phoenix Area Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:22:33 -0400
- The storm is commonly referred to as a haboob, from the Arabic word for an intense summer dust storm. Today's storm hit in time to complicate the Friday afternoon commute.
- 'I Love Your Country,' New House Member Tells U.S. Officials Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:32:00 -0400
- Rep. Curt Clawson, a Republican from Florida, tells subcommittee witnesses from two U.S. agencies, "I'm familiar with your country; I love your country."
- Obama: U.S., Central America Share Responsibility For Influx Of Minors Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:57:00 -0400
- The presidents of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador met at the White House to discuss the steep uptick in unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
- Bill Allowing Americans To Unlock Cellphones Passes House, Heads To Obama Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:49:00 -0400
- The bill also directs the Librarian of Congress to review whether the exemption should also apply to tablets and other devices.
- Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True? Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:42:00 -0400
- At his ramen shop in Cambridge, Mass., chef Tsuyoshi Nishioka wants customers to follow their dreams. His philosophy? If you can finish a bowl of his ramen, you can accomplish anything in life.