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We finally found this simple, traditional radio at Radioshack — though they are also available, in abundance, online.
Fri, 02/13/2015 - 02:33

World Radio Day was created to celebrate the medium's ability to reach all corners of the globe, due to its affordability and portability. But how common are radios that still fit that description?

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 02:31

The latest episode of NPR's Invisibilia takes us online. Some people think interacting with these machines is changing us all — for better and worse.

Yusor Abu-Salha was one of the victims in Tuesday's shooting in Chapel Hill, N.C. She sat down with her teacher, Mussarut Jabeen, at StoryCorps last May.
Fri, 02/13/2015 - 02:30

One of the young students killed in Tuesday's shooting in Chapel Hill, N.C., Yusor Abu-Salha, spoke to StoryCorps last year with her former third grade teacher.

<em>The New York Times</em> columnist David Carr speaks onstage Oct. 8, 2014 while moderating "“Missing Ink: The New Journalism”" at the <em>Vanity Fair</em> New Establishment Summit in San Francisco, Calif.
Thu, 02/12/2015 - 22:31

The widely read journalist, who covered the media for 25 years, died after collapsing in the newsroom Thursday. Carr was also known for his memoir, investigating his addiction to alcohol and drugs.

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 20:12

Obama has been known to try to reach out to a younger generation by appearing on silly web videos. This is no exception.

Pfc. Chelsea Manning poses for a photo in 2010.
Thu, 02/12/2015 - 19:53

Manning, convicted in the biggest leak of classified information in American history, announced she was a woman in the summer of 2013. This is the first time the military makes such an accommodation.

Markus Kaarma waits to be dismissed during an afternoon break in Missoula County Court in Missoula, Mont., in this Dec. 5 photo. A judge sentenced Kaarma to 70 years in prison for the shooting death of a German high school exchange student who entered his garage.
Thu, 02/12/2015 - 18:10

Markus Kaarma argued self-defense after shooting an unarmed German high school exchange student in his garage. But the judge ruled that Kaarma wasn't protecting his home, he "went hunting."

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber kisses fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, after he is sworn in for an unprecedented fourth term as governor in Salem, Ore., in January.
Thu, 02/12/2015 - 18:05

Kitzhaber has been engulfed in a strange influence-peddling scandal that has put the four-term governor in a politically precarious position. And the sage just got stranger.

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 17:26

Two former network news chiefs reflect on the crisis facing NBC over the scandal involving suspended anchor Brian Willliams and question the fundamental role anchors play.

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 17:26

A federal judge in Alabama has ruled that a probate judge in Mobile must issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 17:26

James Comey says the nation is at a crossroads when it comes to race and policing. He told students on Thursday that it's time for law enforcement and communities to face some hard truths.

Solar Sunflowers, an art installation, greets visitors to Mueller's commercial and retail hub off of Interstate 35. The panels power a nightly light display and return power to the grid. When the development is complete, five miles of granite trails will connect the residents to its commercial and retail hubs.
Thu, 02/12/2015 - 17:26

Austin's Mueller neighborhood is a new-urbanist dream, designed to be convivial, walkable and energy-efficient. Every house has a porch or stoop, and all the cars are hidden away.

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 17:26

American firms have about $2 trillion in overseas accounts — money they could be using to hire workers and pay dividends in the U.S. The president wants to encourage them to bring that money home.

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 17:26

Woods is currently ranked 62nd in the world, which is his lowest since joining the PGA tour nearly 20 years ago. Robert Siegel talks to Ron Sirak, a senior writer for Golf Digest.

FBI Director James Comey tackled the topic of race and law enforcement at Georgetown University in Washington on Thursday.
Thu, 02/12/2015 - 16:56

James Comey says both systematic and societal factors play a part in disconnect between law enforcement and communities of color.

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