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Brexit Gets Real: Prime Minister May Has Triggered U.K.'s Exit From EU

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:20:00 -0400

"This is an historic moment, from which there can be no turning back. Britain is leaving the European Union," British Prime Minister Theresa May tells the House of Commons.



The Tahri That Binds: How A Sweet Rice Dish Connects A Woman To Her History

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:51:00 -0400

Making the traditional foods of home on the holiday of Cheti Chand — which falls on March 29 this year — helps a member of the Hindu Sindhi diaspora feel less disjointed.



Scientists Who Want To Study Climate Engineering Shun Trump

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:07:00 -0400

The controversial study of climate engineering — aka deliberately messing with Earth's temperature — was finally starting to regain a measure of respectability. And then came President Trump.



A New Kind Of March Madness Hits Schools

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:23:00 -0400

It's March Mammal Madness, a bracket with real animals facing off in fictional battles. Hundreds of science classes are playing in schools around the country.



First Episode Of 'All Things Considered' Is Headed To Library Of Congress

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 03:01:00 -0400

The NPR program's inaugural 1971 broadcast has been added to the National Recording Registry, alongside other "aural treasures" like Judy Garland's "Over the Rainbow." Take a listen to the first show!



Wage Deal Averts Threatened Boycott By U.S. Women's Hockey Team

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:02:00 -0400

Players demanded better pay — and not just leading up to each Olympic Games, as had been the case. During negotiations, they warned they would sit out the upcoming, U.S.-hosted world championships.



Supreme Court Rejects Texas Standard For Mental Disability In Capital Cases

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:37:00 -0400

The state has been using an unconstitutional, obsolete medical standard for determining whether convicted murderers are exempt from the death penalty because of mental deficiency, justices ruled.



Run-Up To Census 2020 Raises Concerns Over Security And Politics

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:29:00 -0400

Results from the U.S. Census in 2020 could remake the political map. Some census experts say the stakes for the upcoming national headcount are higher than normal.



U.N. Human Rights Investigators Killed In Democratic Republic Of The Congo

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:17:00 -0400

An American, Michael Sharp, and a Swede, Zaida Catalan, went missing while traveling in the country. Authorities confirmed Tuesday their remains, and those of their interpreter, were found.



Trump Lawyers Claim Immunity In Sex Harassment Suit, Just As Bill Clinton Did

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:58:00 -0400

Summer Zervos, a former contestant on The Apprentice, says Donald Trump engaged in "disgusting touching." Trump's legal team wants the case dismissed, at least until after the president leaves office.



Mississippi Journalist Who Chronicled Civil Rights Era Dies At 94

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:45:00 -0400

Wilson "Bill" Minor spent nearly 70 years documenting Mississippi's tumultuous political and social transformations. He was writing up until the last few months of his life.



Paralyzed Man Uses Thoughts To Control His Own Arm And Hand

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:42:00 -0400

A spinal injury severed the connection between Bill Kochevar's brain and everything below his shoulders. But technology has given him a new way to control one arm and hand.



As Congress Repeals Internet Privacy Rules, Putting Your Options In Perspective

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:58:00 -0400

President Trump is expected to sign a bill to overturn new privacy rules for Internet service providers. An expert says there are steps you can take, though they won't deliver absolute privacy.



Congress Overturns Internet Privacy Regulation

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:10:00 -0400

The rule, which had not yet taken effect, would have required Internet providers to ask permission before selling consumers' personal data. President Trump is expected to sign the rollback.



Deportation Fears Prompt Immigrants To Cancel Food Stamps

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:56:00 -0400

Groups that help low-income families get food aid report a big drop in the number of immigrants seeking help. Some are canceling government benefits for fear it will affect their immigration status.