Moments after law enforcement authorities disclosed the name of a "person of interest" in the deadly shooting at a July 4th parade in Highland Park, Illinois, extremism researchers, journalists and some members of the public rushed online. They discovered an extensive trail of digital activity believed to be linked to Robert "Bobby" Crimo III, now the named suspect in the mass shooting. But siftin
New ad from Eric Greitens draws criticism from both the left and right. A new ad from Eric Greitens, the controversial Republican running for Missouri's U.S. Senate seat, has left him accused of glorifying political violence.
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: All right. You may know that some couples - many in fact - use baby talk. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #1: I missed you all day. NOEL KING, HOST: Oh, God. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #2: My little baby cutie (ph). KING: Now we know exactly how common this really is. A study from the Kinsey Institute found that two-thirds of co
A few years ago, my husband and I had a bit of a situation on our hands. Our 4-year-old daughter had figured out how to climb onto the roof of our home. After breakfast in the mornings, we would find her perched, like a pigeon, three stories above a busy city sidewalk. (It makes me a bit nauseous to think about it). The first morning, I tried to coax her down by asking her nicely ("Rosy, please co
Russian attack on Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant more dangerous than first thought An NPR analysis of security footage and photos following the attack on Europe's largest nuclear power plant shows that many of the plant's critical safety systems were in the field of Russian fire. The roots of Russia's invasion of Ukraine go back decades and run deep. The current conflict is more than one country takin
Kenyan U.N. ambassador compares Ukraine's plight to colonial legacy in Africa Instead of looking back to an age of empire, Russia should accept Ukraine's borders and move on, Kenya's ambassador told a session of the U.N. Security Council.
It's been about a month since scientists first detected the highly mutated coronavirus variant dubbed "omicron." Since then, scientists have come to learn that omicron spreads faster than the delta variant and is the quickest-spreading variant the world has yet faced. It also has a huge ability to bypass immune protection and cause breakthrough infections. The big open-ended question right now cen
Pro-Trump counties now have far higher COVID death rates : Shots - Health News An analysis by NPR shows that since the vaccine rollout, counties that voted heavily for Donald Trump have had more than twice the COVID mortality rates of those that voted for Joe Biden.
Teen Punk Band The Linda Lindas Scream 'Racist, Sexist Boy' In A Public Library The Linda Lindas, a punk group made up of Asian and Latinx teen and pre-teens, went viral this week after a performance of their song "Racist, Sexist Boy" was posted by the Los Angeles Public Library.
Are Your Texts Passive-Aggressive? The Answer May Lie In Your Punctuation Some linguists find that younger people tend to see text messages that end with a period as passive-aggressive, or otherwise negative.
Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis issued an extraordinary criticism of President Trump's leadership in a statement published in The Atlantic on Thursday. Read the full text of the retired Marine general's statement: IN UNION THERE IS STRENGTH I have watched this week's unfolding events, angry and appalled. The words "Equal Justice Under Law" are carved in the pediment of the United States Suprem
The History Behind 'When The Looting Starts, The Shooting Starts' In response to the violent protests in Minneapolis, the president tweets a phrase that goes back to the 1960s, used by a white police chief known for inflaming racial tensions in Miami.
Zoom Has A Dark Side — And An FBI Warning Federal and state law enforcement are asking questions about Zoom's security and privacy policies, as millions flock to the videoconferencing service for meetings, classes and social gatherings.
As Italy's Coronavirus Deaths Pass China's, Hospitals Strain To Keep Up The country has universal health care. But now, fighting tens of thousands of coronavirus cases, Italian hospitals and medical staff are overwhelmed, prompting anguished debate.
The COVID-19 outbreak has brought the global concert business to a standstill, causing hundreds of millions of dollars in ticket-sales losses, billions in falling music-industry stock prices and generating an unprecedented level of financial anxiety for artists, event organizers and other behind-the-scenes workers who rely on live events to make their ends meet. Below are some of the most effectiv
A search for the word they on Merriam-Webster's website turns up definitions for the personal pronoun, which saw a massive spike in lookups this year over last. Several months ago the dictionary added a definition for its 2019 Word of the Year that classified it as a functioning nonbinary pronoun. Jenny Kane/AP There are plenty of flashpoints for controversy littered among the grand pantheon of fo
New research raises concern about the safety of permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners, especially among African American women. The study was published Wednesday in the International Journal of Cancer. Previous research in animals has found links between certain chemicals in hair dye and straighteners and cancer. But findings from other human studies on the association between hair dy
Workers at Microsoft Japan enjoyed an enviable perk this summer: working four days a week, enjoying a three-day weekend — and getting their normal, five-day paycheck. The result, the company says, was a productivity boost of 40%. Microsoft Japan says it became more efficient in several areas, including lower electricity costs, which fell by 23%. And as its workers took five Fridays off in August,
My face hurt from smiling so much! That's what I remember most about CHAI's Tiny Desk. CHAI is a sweet, colorful blanket of joy. These four women from Japan — twin sisters Mana and Kana, along with Yuna and Yuuki — are on a mission to expand the conventional notion of what we think of as "cute" or "kawaii" as it's called in Japan. So, the quartet made its grand entrance wearing hooded pom-pom outf
SCOTT SIMON, HOST: There's new reporting today about the relationship of Jeffrey Epstein to one of the venerable institutions to which he gave money. New documents show the MIT Media Lab accepted funds from the convicted sex offender far exceeding amounts the university had previously admitted. Ronan Farrow writes about Epstein's relationship with the MIT Media Lab for The New Yorker and joins us
How A Grocery Store's Plan To Shame Customers Into Using Reusable Bags Backfired : The Salt A Canadian grocery store put embarrassing slogans, such as "Wart Ointment Wholesale" and "Into the Weird Adult Video Emporium," on plastic bags to get customers to use reusable shopping bags.