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Rey Junco of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society breaks down recent developments on net neutrality and the control of information online.
May 19, 2014
The New York Times has fired Jill Abramson, making Dean Baquet the paper's first African-American executive editor. The move has sparked a debate about newsroom diversity and 'editing while female.'
May 19, 2014
Fewer young adults are buying homes today compared with a decade ago. The National Housing Conference's Lisa Sturtevant and NPR's Marilyn Geewax explain worries that it could harm the housing market.
May 19, 2014
The case pits the Department of Homeland Security against a former air marshal who told reporters about policies he didn't agree with, including a plan to not put agents on long flights.
May 19, 2014
In a commencement speech, Jill Abramson used humor to tackle her controversial firing from The New York Times. Like the college students before her, she said, she doesn't know what's next for her.
May 19, 2014
He shot eight films with Woody Allen and was particularly known for his work on dark films of the 1970s, such as the Godfather series. Wills was dubbed the "Prince of Darkness" for his use of shadows.
May 19, 2014
The Justice Department accuses five Chinese officials of stealing trade secrets by spying using military and intelligence facilities. These are the first charges of their kind to be made by the U.S.
May 19, 2014
"It's kind of like trying to find a date before the prom," one analyst says of consolidation in the media industry. Some experts are criticizing the deal's strategy and potential impact on consumers.
May 19, 2014
This is the second time Russia says it is moving its troops, but NATO says it has yet to see a significant shift in the position of Russian forces.
May 19, 2014
President Park Geun-hye's speech comes a bit more than one month after the ferry Sewol sank, killing more than 300 people. It also comes as South Korea prepares hold national elections.
May 19, 2014
The ways learning happens in the US are shifting rapidly. We're out to capture learning in its natural habitat, from soccer fields to science labs, boardrooms to bedrooms. Welcome to NPR Ed.
May 19, 2014
The Kremlin announced Vladimir Putin's decision on Monday. The move appears to indicate Putin's intention to de-escalate the crisis over Ukraine.
May 19, 2014
In a statement Monday, AstraZeneca's board said it "reiterates its confidence in AstraZeneca's ability to deliver on its prospects as an independent, science led business."
May 19, 2014
Primary elections are scheduled in six states on Tuesday, including Pennsylvania. There, Republican Gov. Tom Corbett is unchallenged in the GOP primary, but the general election is a different story.
May 19, 2014
Small jolts of electricity to the brain can treat diseases like epilepsy and Parkinson's. But some healthy people are trying electrical stimulation to make the brain sharper. And it may not be safe.
May 19, 2014
A huge hit upon its release, the 1949 musical South Pacific still resonates with contributors to The Race Card Project — particularly a song about how prejudice is learned, not innate.
May 19, 2014
Jerry Vale, the beloved singer known for his high-tenor voice and romantic songs in the 1950s and early 1960s, has died. His biggest hit was "You Don't Know Me."
May 19, 2014
Prosecutors arrested 3 people, including a company manager, on charges of negligence. A total of 25 people were detained for questioning — 6 were freed and the other 16 in custody may face charges.
May 19, 2014
DNA from the skeleton of a 12,000-year-old teenage girl found on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula shows that today's Native Americans are descended from Siberians who spread southward across North America.
May 18, 2014
Guest host Tess Vigeland checks in with NPR's Julie McCarthy about the elections in India and the country's new prime minister, Narendra Modi.
May 18, 2014

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