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More colleges and universities are exploring how to better use the trove of data they're collecting on their students to improve teaching and learning.
Jan. 11, 2017
Democrats are utilizing confirmation hearings to attack the president-elect's words and positions, which could continue today as Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson faces questions on Russia.
Jan. 11, 2017
The president-elect hasn't held a press conference since July. He's promised one for Wednesday, and there's a lot to ask about, from his alleged ties to Russia to what he plans to do about Obamacare.
Jan. 11, 2017
Liens filed by construction firms against the Trump Organization's new luxury Washington hotel claim they're owed more than $5 million for unpaid work. The federal government holds the building lease.
Jan. 11, 2017
OK, so they're not using Fitbits. But zoos across America are using software to minutely track the activity, behavior and physiology of captive elephants, and using that data to improve zoo life.
Jan. 11, 2017
Similar to "little free library" boxes that are filled with free books, these "blessing boxes" are stocked with food and toiletries for people in need to take — anonymously and whenever they want.
Jan. 11, 2017
Tuesday was an insane news day, with confirmation hearings, explosive new allegations about Trump's ties to Russia, and a death sentence in a high-profile case, among other things. And more to come.
Jan. 10, 2017
The president will speak on Tuesday night in Chicago. NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors across the newsroom, will be live-annotating his remarks.
Jan. 10, 2017
Intelligence officials recently briefed both Obama and Trump about the unconfirmed reports. U.S. intelligence agencies have said Russia engaged in an extensive hacking effort during the 2016 election.
Jan. 10, 2017
Federal prosecutors say they will try again to convince a jury that Baca was responsible for a wide-ranging conspiracy to cover up reports of prisoner abuse and thwart investigators.
Jan. 10, 2017
Those who can least afford to get hurt often live in the most dangerous places to walk. A study sees a link between the hazards and median household income and whether people have health insurance.
Jan. 10, 2017
Obama is expected to defend his administration's legacy even as President-elect Donald Trump threatens to roll back some of his signature proposals, including Obamacare and climate change regulations.
Jan. 10, 2017
The filmmaker's collection, which ranges from Norman Rockwell paintings to Hollywood props, is headed for a site near his alma mater, the University of Southern California.
Jan. 10, 2017
Many of the questions during Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing for attorney general centered on whether he would stand up to the president-elect's more controversial stances.
Jan. 10, 2017
Rising temperatures and thawing permafrost threaten tiny Newtok. Its residents want President Obama to declare an official disaster, to unlock the millions it needs to move the community.
Jan. 10, 2017
The painting is one of hundreds on display in a U.S. Capitol hallway as part of the annual Congressional Art Competition. The artist is from the Missouri district that includes Ferguson.
Jan. 10, 2017
Potatoes, tomatoes and bell peppers belong to the nightshade family. Newly discovered fossils in Patagonia suggest that family started much earlier than believed, perhaps when dinosaurs roamed.
Jan. 10, 2017
The scared deer splayed on the frozen river was broadcast live by multiple television channels on Monday, in some cases for more than three hours, as rescue workers tried to get it to safety.
Jan. 10, 2017
NPR listeners first heard Barack Obama in the 1990s before he became a politician. Here are some of his earliest appearances as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review and as an activist.
Jan. 10, 2017
Theories that a preservative in childhood vaccines could cause autism have been dismissed and disproven. But that's not stopping the incoming president from launching a commission looking into it.
Jan. 10, 2017

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