"Every burned book or house enlightens the world; every suppressed or expunged word reverberates through the earth from side to side."
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82) American writer, philosopher, poet, essayist
- Ferguson Clergy Call For Peace From The Pulpit Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:14:53 -0500
- Religious leaders await a grand jury's decision in St. Louis. Many faith leaders there have been deeply involved with demonstrations following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.
- U.S. And Turkey Discuss Strengthening Syrian Opposition Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:14:53 -0500
- Vice President Biden wraps up his trip to Turkey, where he held talks on strengthening the fight against ISIS. The U.S. and Turkey disagree on how to deal with the threat of the so-called Islamic State.
- MTA Targets 'Man-Spreading' And Other Subway Faux Pas Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:14:00 -0500
- New York's MTA is planning a new campaign to encourage courtesy on subways. NPR's Rachel Martin gets dos and don'ts from Jake Dobkin, who writes Gothamist.com's Ask A Native New Yorker column.
- Iran Talks Intensify On Day Before Deadline Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:14:00 -0500
- The deal that lifted some economic sanctions in return for inspections of Iran's nuclear program expires Monday. Intense negotiations are underway this weekend to reach a more permanent agreement.
- Marion Barry, D.C. Former Mayor, Dies At 78 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:14:00 -0500
- Washington, D.C.'s most infamous politician, Marion Barry, has died. The four-term mayor was re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession and was still serving as a D.C. councilman.
- Immigrants Scramble To Figure Their Status Under Obama"s Plan Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:14:00 -0500
- After President Obama announced his immigration plan, communities across the country began making preparations for immigrants who are here illegally to apply for work permits.
- Ferguson Activist: It's A Wicked Air Looming Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:14:00 -0500
- As Ferguson, Mo., braces for the grand jury decision on whether police officer Darren Wilson should face charges, NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Rasheen Aldridge, a community activist.
- Women Sweat The Test To Show Marines They're Combat-Ready Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:14:00 -0500
- The Marine Corps is running a test to see if women can serve in ground combat. "A lot of people think that we can't do it," says one Marine who's trying to make the cut. "I don't think the same."
- What Microbes Lurked In The Last Public Restroom You Used? Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:52:00 -0500
- A census of bacteria and viruses on the floors, toilets and soap dispensers of several bathrooms on a college campus turned up around 77,000 different types of organisms. Oh, joy.
- When Thanksgiving Was Weird Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:50:00 -0500
- Circa 1900, Americans wore gaudy costumes and bizarre masks and some roved the streets begging for candy and treats — on Thanksgiving Day.
- As Gay Marriages Rise, Now Comes The Case For Same-Sex Divorce Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:49:00 -0500
- Many couples have traveled to states where gay marriage is recognized to get hitched. Those who do have a much harder time getting divorced once they get back home.
- Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dies Sun, 23 Nov 2014 02:59:00 -0500
- The fiery Washington, D.C., politician who was famously re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession, has died after months of battling a number of health issues. He was 78.
- Some In Las Vegas Not Sold On Obama's Immigration Pitch Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:20:00 -0500
- President Obama made his sales pitch for why five million people should be protected from deportation, Friday. But many in Las Vegas, where Obama defended the executive action, aren't happy about the changes.
- Ferguson Grand Jury Will Reportedly Meet Again Monday Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:19:00 -0500
- A community is holding its breath, awaiting a decision on whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, 18. Brown's family is calling for calm.
- UVA Bans Fraternities Until January In Wake Of Campus Rape Article Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:01:00 -0500
- In a recent article, a student named Jackie describes how her initial excitement of being invited to a party was replaced by fear and violence, after a group of men trapped her in a room.