NPR News

NPR Ed's weekly news roundup.
Feb. 18, 2017
More than 250 "substantive reports" of harassment and hate incidents have flooded in since November. Although perpetrators are hard to identify, the hotline also serves to provide support to victims.
Feb. 18, 2017
Some Republicans in Congress say they could partly fix the federal health law by again separating people who buy insurance into two categories — sick and healthy. Critics say it won't save money.
Feb. 18, 2017
Iran and North Korea have fired off missiles. A Russian spy ship floats off the U.S. coast. To date, President Trump's reaction has been very much from the traditional foreign policy playbook.
Feb. 18, 2017
Native American symbols have long caught the eye of non-Native fashion designers. But when it comes to Seminole patchwork designs, where is the line between inspiration and appropriation?
Feb. 18, 2017
In his first overseas trip as vice president, Mike Pence said the U.S. "strongly supports" NATO, even as he scolded member countries for not contributing enough funding to military capability.
Feb. 18, 2017
Palestinians at a West Bank university say they fear the idea of a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel is dead after President Trump's meeting with Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu.
Feb. 18, 2017
Having a cold or a flu is unpleasant enough without suffering the indignity of phlegm. But those gobs of goo are there for a reason.
Feb. 18, 2017
The phrase is a threat to democracy, as a Republican strategist and a left-leaning linguist both explain to NPR.
Feb. 17, 2017
After years of declining numbers, hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are rising exponentially. But good statistics are hard to come by.
Feb. 17, 2017
The Dutch illustrator and children's book author wrote over 120 books and sold some 85 million copies worldwide. But no character earned him greater acclaim than a simple white rabbit.
Feb. 17, 2017
The president's eldest sons will cut the ribbon on a new Trump golf course in Dubai this weekend. The Trump family stands to profit, while U.S. taxpayers pick up the tab for Secret Service protection.
Feb. 17, 2017
In 2016, people of color were the protagonists in fewer than a quarter of new children's books. Here's why that matters.
Feb. 17, 2017
The president's visits to his Mar-a-Lago home are hurting local governments and businesses, including a nearby airport. Some owners fear going out of business if security-related disruptions continue.
Feb. 17, 2017
Malaysian officials did an autopsy on the body of Kim Jong Nam, who died in Kuala Lumpur under mysterious circumstances, but haven't released the results. Pyongyang says it won't accept the findings.
Feb. 17, 2017
The Senate has confirmed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the EPA's next administrator. Pruitt is a longtime critic of the agency.
Feb. 17, 2017
Uber-flawed surveys are still useful: They can plant ideas in respondents' heads, provide friendly numbers and test new messaging.
Feb. 17, 2017
President Trump's visit to the North Charleston plant comes after the company's employees voted against unionizing.
Feb. 17, 2017
"The law mentions one blow, but with one blow you can kill someone," says a young mom hiding in a shelter. "What kind of husbands, what kind of families, will we have with that law? Is that normal?"
Feb. 17, 2017
If the Colorado newspaper files a lawsuit, legal experts said it would be the first of its kind, potentially setting a legal definition for what is considered fake news and what is not.
Feb. 17, 2017

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