"I do not mean to suggest that our handsome, newly enlarged library is to be a headquarters of busy bookworms, old and young, routinely absorbing knowledge by the hour while birds sing outside and the Mets fight it out for last place in the National League. On the contrary, a good library is a joyful place where the imagination roams free, and life is actively enriched."
—John K. Hutchens
- U.S. Prisoner Swap For Bergdahl Broke The Law, GAO Says Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:49:48 -0400
- The Pentagon didn't give enough notice to Congress and misused nearly $1 million when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders, the Government Accountability Office says.
- Outside Group Mirrors Successful Strategies Of Political Parties Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:56:00 -0400
- A U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs in Iowa, and the GOP has opened 11 field offices statewide. But there's also a new team working the state, the Virginia-based group Americans for Prosperity.
- Protests In Ferguson Cause Some Kids To Suffer Emotional Distress Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:56:00 -0400
- Some parents have taken their children to protests, while others have chosen to leave them at home. Educators and others meet to discuss how parents and children cope with unfolding events.
- When Living Out Of A Car, It's Hard To Feel At Home Fri, 22 Aug 2014 03:35:00 -0400
- Kris Kalberer and her family lost their house in 2011. Now they live in their car. Kris says she feels guilty for not being able to fix this. But her teenage daughter Erika doesn't blame her mom.
- GAO: Bergdahl Exchange Violated Law Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:57:00 -0400
- Congressional investigators say the Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders.
- Who Are The Protesters Getting Arrested In Ferguson? Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:41:00 -0400
- The violence at night in Ferguson, Mo., has calmed down for now. However, more than 160 people have been arrested since the protests began. Police records offer a sense of who they are.
- Contagious Kisses? We Answer Your Questions About Ebola Recovery Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:25:00 -0400
- Two Americans were released Thursday from an Atlanta hospital after treatment for Ebola. The news has generated a flurry of questions about what happens after you survive Ebola. So we asked the CDC.
- In Covering Foley's Killing, Media Outlets Face A Difficult Choice Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:09:00 -0400
- The execution of the American journalist James Foley by ISIS casts new attention on how news organizations cover graphic violence, and how they cover the risks taken by their own colleagues and peers.
- Islamic State 'Beyond Anything We've Seen,' Hagel Says Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:44:00 -0400
- The secretary of defense says the extremists are well-funded and organized and that he expects them to "regroup and stage an offensive" despite U.S. airstrikes.
- Vision Problems Increase The Risk Of Early Death In Older People Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:26:00 -0400
- Older people whose visual acuity has slipped by just one letter on the eye chart are more likely to die sooner, researchers say. New glasses may be all it takes to maintain independence.
- The Dynamics Of Demanding Ransom From Nations Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:10:27 -0400
- Since the release of a video depicting the killing of American journalist James Foley, it has been revealed that the militant group Islamic State demanded millions of dollars for his freedom. Rukmini Callimachi of The New York Times explains how militant groups use ransom demands such as these for funding.
- Failed Foley Rescue Reveals Challenges Faced By U.S. Intelligence Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:10:27 -0400
- Earlier in the summer, a U.S. raid failed to rescue American hostages in Syria, including journalist James Foley, who was executed in a video released this week by Islamist militants. The hostages were not where they were thought to be. NPR's Dina Temple-Raston discusses the limits on America's ability to gather intelligence in Syria, as well as the latest developments since Foley was killed.
- American Ebola Patients Leave Atlanta Hospital Healthy Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:10:27 -0400
- Two U.S. missionaries who caught the Ebola virus in Liberia have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital after fully recovering. They were the first known Ebola patients flown to the U.S. for treatment. Both received an experimental drug called ZMapp, but it remains unclear what role that treatment played in their recovery.
- One Woman's 'Pay It Forward' Moment Inspires 11 Hours Of Kindness Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:10:00 -0400
- At a drive-through Starbucks in St. Petersburg, Fla., a chain of generosity included hundreds of customers.
- Senate Control May Swing On North Carolina's Unpopularity Contest Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:10:00 -0400
- Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan wants voters to punish her GOP challenger Thom Tillis, the speaker of the state House, for unpopular laws. Tillis wants to aim anger toward the president at Hagan.