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Nation Nov 19Twitter Chat: Can ‘everyday insults’ create hostile environments?
Why do you think people commit microaggressions? At 1 p.m. EST on Friday, join Dr. Derald Wing Sue (@deraldwingsue) and @NewsHour on Twitter for a conversation. Follow along using #NewsHourChats.
Health Nov 184 things to know about Charlie Sheen’s HIV diagnosis
In revealing his HIV-positive status, actor Charlie Sheen said that he had unprotected sex with some sexual partners after his diagnosis, but had done so safely to ensure that none would contract HIV. Learn more about what he meant.
World Nov 17Here’s why the Islamic State group has so many names
There are several iterations of the Islamic State group name -- IS, ISIS, ISIL and “Daesh,” the term French President François Hollande used when referring to the group’s recent havoc on Paris.
Nation Nov 11Fear over racism grips Mizzou campus, sparks #PrayForMizzou and #BlackOnCampus
Less than two nights after University of Missouri president Tim Wolfe resigned amid student protests and a faculty walk-out, the campus was shaken again.
Nation Nov 10Seattle’s 20-year-old ‘Gum Wall’ gets cleaned
After 20 years and roughly 1 million pieces of gum later, Seattle's "Gum Wall" is getting scraped clean.
Nation Nov 03Twitter swaps ‘favorites’ for ‘likes,’ users do not heart decision
Twitter has removed their star icon -- meant to allow users to “favorite” a tweet -- and replaced with a heart, or what Twitter is calling a “like.”…
Arts Nov 023 lessons on writing from J.K. Rowling
Here are three things J.K. Rowling told NPR about her writing method.
Nation Oct 30Last-minute Halloween costumes that will cost you nothing
Didn’t have time to get a Halloween costume this year? Here are five ideas to get you through the holiday.
Nation Oct 29Happy Halloween! Here’s an hour-long, 4K jack-o’-lantern video for you
Feeling too lazy this Halloween to carve your own pumpkin? Thinking that Jack-O-Lantern clean-up really isn’t worth jack? Have we got the solution for you!…
Nation Oct 277 percent of U.S. kids have had a parent in jail
More than 5 million U.S. children have had a parent in jail. That’s roughly seven percent of the nation’s kids 17 and under, or one in 14.