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With the likely discovery of the HMS Terror in polar waters, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with novelist Dan Simmons, author of The Terror a fictionalized account of the wreck of HMS Terror and Erebus.
Sept. 18, 2016
Drug czar Pablo Escobar's son studied to be an architect. But his late father's notoriety interfered with business, so today he's a speaker urging kids to stay away from drugs.
Sept. 18, 2016
NPR's series, A Nation Engaged, takes a deeper look at economic opportunity in 21st century America. Is the middle class still shrinking, and what can political leaders do to help?
Sept. 18, 2016
Mae Reeves was one of the first African-American business owners in Philadelphia, where she designed hats for Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne and Marian Anderson.
Sept. 18, 2016
The Oscar-winner got raves for the outfit she wore this past week. The gown was by Carolina Herrera. And the head tie? Pure Nigeria.
Sept. 18, 2016
I couldn't care less about most of the hotels I've stayed in as a foreign correspondent. But La Villa Creole was different.
Sept. 18, 2016
Young voters, an increasingly dominant force in Florida, are frustrated that many of the issues they feel so strongly about aren't a major part of the discussion by the major party candidates.
Sept. 18, 2016
Authorities say none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening. The explosion, in the Chelsea area, occurred around 8:30 p.m. Eastern time.
Sept. 17, 2016
The attack was halted after Russia told coalition forces that dozens of regime soldiers had been killed. U.S. officials say the strike, which came during a cease-fire, was aimed at ISIS militants.
Sept. 17, 2016
The now-deceased suspect opened fire at a police officer in a vehicle before shooting into a bar and then at a civilian car. A woman was killed, and two officers and three civilians were injured.
Sept. 17, 2016
Most of Russia's opposition has been greatly weakened or eliminated. As Russians elect a new parliament, it's expected to be a rubber-stamp body that follows the wishes of President Vladimir Putin.
Sept. 17, 2016
Historically black colleges and universities are having big increases in student enrollment. Dillard University president Walter Kimbrough thinks it's because of increased racial tensions on campuses.
Sept. 17, 2016
Edward Snowden is having a big week, as the subject of both a laudatory new Oliver Stone biopic and a scathing report from the House Intelligence Committee. We examine the competing narratives.
Sept. 17, 2016
Does the media have a responsibility to consider the agenda of sources — especially foreign governments — when it's airing hot news that comes from hackers?
Sept. 17, 2016
Sports columnist Kevin Blackistone discusses the week in sports, from news about approved drugs taken by U.S. athletes to ongoing national anthem protests that have caught on with high school teams.
Sept. 17, 2016
The history of African-Americans and the California Gold Rush is a complicated one, and often overlooked. But it's part of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Sept. 17, 2016
The ride-hailing firm Uber began testing driverless cars in Pittsburgh this week. Professor and author Timothy Carone discusses the technology and risks of driverless Uber vehicles.
Sept. 17, 2016
The note from the Republican vice presidential nominee's doctor comes after a week of intense discussion about the health of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Sept. 17, 2016
These human rights defenders are accused of using foreign funding to destabilize the country – while they say they were simply carrying out normal human rights work. It's part of an ongoing crackdown.
Sept. 17, 2016
Eight years after Obama made history as the first African-American president, his legacy is just starting to emerge.
Sept. 17, 2016

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