"To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations--such is a pleasure beyond compare."
- After The Ferguson Decision, A Poem That Gives Name To The Hurt Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:51:11 -0500
- This week, a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the officer who killed Michael Brown. Writer Syreeta McFadden turns to Audre Lorde's poetry to make sense of this decision.
- Do More Boots On The Border Equal Security? Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:51:00 -0500
- When President Obama announced changes to the immigration system, he offered to give more resources for border personnel. Officials have tried it before, and border security remains an elusive goal.
- 'New Yorker' Cover Shows A Divided St. Louis Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:51:00 -0500
- NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Bob Staake, illustrator of the controversial cover of The New Yorker, which depicts the St. Louis skyline divided in half by the colors black and white.
- Despite Cold Weather And Protesters, Shoppers Seek Black Friday Sales Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:51:00 -0500
- Shoppers flocked to the malls on Thanksgiving, but the rush didn't impede Black Friday sales. Protesters are also trying to put a mark on this day, but their actions haven't taken a bite out of sales.
- Immigration Policy May Mean Better Jobs, But Impact On Labor Unclear Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:51:00 -0500
- President Obama wants to give temporary work status to millions of undocumented workers now living in the U.S. That would mean better jobs for many, but its impact on the labor market is less certain.
- A 'Dreamer' With Parents Still In The Shadows Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:36:10 -0500
- Many immigrants are thankful for President Obama's recent executive action that could save millions of young people from deportation. But some still worry that their parents could be deported.
- Ray Rice Wins Appeal, Reinstated By NFL Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:12:00 -0500
- The former Baltimore Ravens running back had been suspended indefinitely after a video surfaced showing him hitting his then-fiancee.
- Texas Man Killed After Firing At Government Buildings Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:27:00 -0500
- The gunman fired more than 100 rounds at a federal courthouse, a bank and the Mexican consulate before trying to set the consulate on fire. He died during a shootout with authorities.
- America's Black Friday Craziness Has Crossed The Pond Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:46:00 -0500
- The wild discount shopping that once was only a U.S. phenomenon has caught on in the U.K. and elsewhere, thanks largely to online retail giant Amazon.
- Experts Predict Low Oil Prices Through Next Year Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:07:00 -0500
- Following a decision by OPEC ministers not to cut production, crude prices had fallen to a four-year low before rebounding slightly.
- Eyeing That BB Gun For Christmas? Don't Go There, Doctors Say Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:03:00 -0500
- Sure as the season, some toys that turn up on the most-popular lists are also considered a safety hazard. So best to skip the LED crossbow, eye doctors say.
- Talking (Very Frankly) About Sex On Campus Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:03:00 -0500
- Sex Week events are designed to foster an open, healthy discussion about sex.
- Census Bureau May Stop Asking Marital History Questions Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:07:00 -0500
- Sociologists say it's a terrible idea, and comes just as they're trying to explore and explain a dramatic shift in Americans' marriage patterns.
- Drawing Police Lessons From Ferguson May Not Be Clear-Cut Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:07:00 -0500
- Will Ferguson and this year's other high-profile cases of police use of force, change the way American police are trained? Some see the incidents as an opportunity to update the training and rules.
- Pentagon Expected To Release More Detainees From Guantanamo Fri, 28 Nov 2014 04:04:00 -0500
- Since the midterm elections, there has been a new batch of transfers from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and more releases are in the works. But a new GOP Congress could stall the drive to empty Guantanamo.