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Racist Assault At A Child's Birthday Party Yields Long Prison Terms In Georgia

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:23:00 -0500

The defendants, who have three children together, wept as a judge sentenced them to a combined 19 years in prison for their role in a white supremacist group's rampage.

A New Lawsuit Brings Fresh Scrutiny To Milwaukee's Troubles With Race And Policing

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:17:00 -0500

The ACLU says the city police's stop-and-frisk policy unconstitutionally targets blacks and Latinos — another example of the fraught relationship between law enforcement and people of color there.

Why Are More Young Americans Getting Colon Cancer?

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:09:00 -0500

Data suggests that the rate of colon cancer among people under 50 is on the rise, but there are lots of possible explanations for that. Scientists say teasing out the truth will be tricky.

Songs We Love: The Districts, 'Ordinary Day'

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:08:00 -0500

The Beatles-esque track is the first peek at the Philadelphia band's third album, which is due out later this year.

WHO's First-Ever List Of The Dirty Dozen Superbugs

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:42:00 -0500

For the first time, the World Health Organization has released a list of 12 bacteria that "pose the greatest threat to human health" because of their antibiotic resistance.

Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Tiny Desk Concert

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:07:31 -0500

To celebrate Fat Tuesday, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band brought their euphoric horns to the Tiny Desk for a raucous, joyous set.

Trump To Sign Order Rolling Back Another Environmental Regulation

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:35:00 -0500

President Trump will sign an order on Tuesday that aims to roll back the Obama administration's Waters of the U.S. rule. It applies only to small bodies of water, but it has some big opponents.

With Republicans In Charge, Democrats Will Redefine Their Mission

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:18:00 -0500

When President Trump delivers his speech Tuesday, he'll be looking out at a GOP-controlled Congress. Steve Inskeep talks to new DNC Chairman Tom Perez, about what Democrats can do to counter that.

3 Die And 2 Survive After Plane Crashes Into Homes East Of LA

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:49:00 -0500

The survivors — two women in their late 30s or early 40s — were ejected from the plane and into the house, leading to initial confusion among rescuers.

Sign Spinners Gathered In Las Vegas To Honor The Best

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:28:00 -0500

Sign spinning is a tough job. The best attended the World Sign Spinning Championship in Las Vegas last week. Some twirled signs while removing jackets, or doing a handstand.

'To Be A Machine' Digs Into The Meaning Of Humanity

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:00:14 -0500

Mark O'Connell's new book is a lucid, soulful look at the transhumanist movement — a group who believe that direct interface between humans and machines is the only way forward for our species.

PHOTOS: In Sri Lanka's Tea Paradise, A Social Enterprise Is Brewing

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:00:00 -0500

The island nation is one of the world's biggest exporters of tea, an industry that employs a sizable part of the population. We visit one organic tea farm that shares revenues with its workers.

Taco Truck Opens For Business At Scene Of Traffic Tie-Up

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:58:42 -0500

In Seattle, an accident on Interstate 5 held up traffic for hours. The food truck for Tacos El Tajin saw an opportunity. It opened for business right in the middle of the highway.

To This Scholar, For-Profit Colleges Are 'Lower Ed'

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:23:00 -0500

Tressie McMillan Cottom delves into the hopes and dreams of students outside the traditional college path.

Why Trump's Speech To Congress Is Not A State Of The Union

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:00:15 -0500

It may look and sound like a State of the Union, but following tradition, Trump's remarks his first year in office will simply be an address to a joint session of Congress.