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Joshua Barajas is the deputy online editor for the NewsHour. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Nation May 28‘Serial’ podcast to continue with two new cases, starting this fall
Producers of the most popular podcast in history announced two new seasons Wednesday, beginning this fall.
Nation May 22Photos: Capturing the slick from California’s oil spill
For most of the week, hundreds of clean-up workers have collected globs of black goo and scrubbed rocks coated with the sticky substance to restore a California beach that was contaminated with oil.
Nation May 21What we know and don’t know about Freddie Gray’s death
Baltimore officials face a litany of questions over the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man, that died while in police custody. During a 30-minute ride in a police van, Gray sustained a severe spinal injury, something like the…
World May 21New emojis help children report abuse where words fail
A Swedish non-profit hopes a new set of emojis they released will help children and teenagers signal instances of abuse or communicate their stressful situations to adults when words aren’t enough.
Nation May 19KFC dusts off Colonel Sanders for new ad campaign
“I’m back, America.” And with a throaty chuckle, another fast food chain dusts off an old mascot to address the nation. A couple of weeks after McDonald’s Hamburglar robble-robbled back into our lives, KFC announced Tuesday that the fried…
Arts May 18Where does Mad Men rank among TV’s greatest shows?
We spoke to several television critics and asked why “Mad Men” attracts so many superlatives from its audience and where the TV series falls on their personal Top 5 TV lists--if at all.
Nation May 14Syrian Electronic Army hacks Washington Post’s mobile site
The Washington Post's mobile site appeared to be hacked Thursday by the Syrian Electronic Army, a hacker group that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and targets media outlets.
Nation May 12UVA official sues Rolling Stone for libel over debunked campus rape story
The University of Virginia is suing the company that owns Rolling Stone, the magazine itself and a reporter for libel after Rolling Stone published an erroneous and now-retracted article about gang rape on the college campus, according to Reuters.
Economy May 12Verizon to buy AOL for $4.4 billion
Verizon announced Tuesday that it’s buying AOL Inc. for $50 a share, valued at approximately $4.4 billion, to bolster the company’s plans for mobile and web video.
World May 12Vienna installs gay-themed crosswalk signals ahead of Eurovision song contest
In preparation for the Eurovision Song Contest, Vienna has outfitted its traffic lights throughout the city with figures of same-sex couples, replacing the single, gender-neutral figures typically seen at pedestrian crossings.