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At Least 39 People Killed After Train Derails In Southeast India

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 09:03:00 -0500

The overnight incident, which also injured more than 60, is just the latest wreck for a railway system that has become notorious for its deadly derailments. Officials have not yet ruled out foul play.

You've Got To 'Comb' Together To Solve This One

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:32:00 -0500

In this week's puzzle, we'll give you a category. Every answer must start with each of the letters C-O-M-B-S.

'Soviet Daughter': How A Great-Grandmother's Diary Became A Graphic Novel

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:25:00 -0500

After her beloved great-grandmother's death, author Julia Alekseyeva discovered her memoirs, bursting with rich details of her life in the USSR enduring wars, pogroms, and purges.

'Goodnight Moon' Author Margaret Wise Brown Was No Old Lady Whispering Hush

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:17:00 -0500

Nevermind that she didn't like kids all that much — Brown wrote books they adored. One of her previously unpublished picture books has just come out, as has a new biography of this brave, bold author.

Treating 'Imaginary Illness' In 'Is It All In Your Head?'

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:05:39 -0500

Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with neurologist Suzanne O'Sullivan about her new book Is It All In Your Head? O'Sullivan chronicles the stories of patients she's diagnosed with psychosomatic disorders.

Brazilian Soccer Team Returns To The Field After Deadly Airplane Crash

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:05:39 -0500

The soccer team of Chapeco, Brazil lost most of its members in an air crash last year. The team recently returned to the field for the first time in an emotional moment for the game's fans.

A Look Back At Other Marches In History, And What They Accomplished

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:05:39 -0500

This weekend's Women's March was particularly massive. Harvard Kennedy School of Government professor Leah Wright Rigueur discusses its significance and how it compares to other marches in history.

Examining Obama's Legacy On Race Relations, And What To Expect From Trump

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:05:39 -0500

Journalist Debra Dickerson, GQ columnist Damon Young and Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Riley address questions of race after President Obama and looking forward to President Trump.

Yes, 'World's Largest Nerf Gun' Is An Actual World Record. This Engineer Made It

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:05:39 -0500

Mark Rober designed a huge Nerf gun to win an office Nerf war. He talks to NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about how he designed it, and what happens when you get hit with a pool noodle at 40 mph.

Women's Marchers In Los Angeles Hope To Lead The Fight Against Trump Administration

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:05:39 -0500

California political leaders have positioned the state as the center of opposition to the Trump agenda. Protesters at the Los Angeles Women's March talked about what that means to them.

How To Use Math To Pick A Favorite Football Team

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:05:39 -0500

If your team leaves town, don't cry. Just pick a new team to root for. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to FiveThirtyEight's Blythe Terrell about the math analysis that led her to find her new team.

She Was Shielded Under DACA, Now Worried What Trump May Do

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:05:39 -0500

Ciriac Alvarez Valle was brought to the U.S. from Mexico as a young child. Now a senior at The University of Utah, she has fears about the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

A Texas Border Town Mayor's Take On Immigration, Trade And The Wall

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:05:39 -0500

Pete Saenz is the mayor of Laredo, Texas, a town along the U.S.-Mexico border. He voted for President Trump, but as he tells Lulu Garcia-Navarro, he has a different take on immigration and the wall.

How Roommates Can Disagree On Politics — And Stay Friends

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:05:39 -0500

Alexandra Uriarte and Steven Cruz are friends and roommates, but they have very different politics that can lead to heated — yet civil — arguments. They talk about how they manage to get along.

What's Next On The Trump Agenda

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:05:39 -0500

After a weekend filled with inaugural celebrations and large protests, President Trump begins his first full week in office.