• Uber Whistleblower Takes On Silicon Valley, Armed With Stoic Philosophy By NPR   -   Feb 18, 2020

    UBER WHISTLEBLOWER TAKES ON SILICON VALLEY, ARMED WITH STOIC PHILOSOPHY

    In 2017, Susan Fowler published a blog post that revealed Uber's misogynistic corporate culture - and helped change the world. In her...

    World
  • Boy Scouts Of America Files For Bankruptcy By NPR   -   Feb 18, 2020

    BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY

    The Boy Scouts of America has $1.4 billion in assets. The national organization may hope that its bankruptcy filing will shield the...

  • By NPR   -   Feb 17, 2020

    TART CHERRY TREES ARE BEING UNDERCUT. SOME SUSPECT LIES ARE BEING TOLD

    Michigan's tart cherry growers are facing stiff competition from overseas. Import tariffs were supposed to help, but growers suspect...

  • By NPR   -   Feb 17, 2020

    BAYER AND BASF ORDERED TO PAY MISSOURI FARMER OVER $250 MILLION IN HERBICIDE CASE

    A jury ordered two big agricultural companies to pay a peach farmer in Missouri $265 million in damages. At issue is an herbicide that...

  • Refugee Docents Help Bring A Museum's Global Collection To Life By NPR   -   Feb 17, 2020

    REFUGEE DOCENTS HELP BRING A MUSEUM'S GLOBAL COLLECTION TO LIFE

    Attendance at Philadelphia's Penn Museum has shot up since the Global Guides first tours in 2018. The refugee and immigrant docents...

  • Jeff Bezos Pledges $10 Billion To Fight Climate Change, Planet's 'Biggest Threat' By NPR   -   Feb 17, 2020

    JEFF BEZOS PLEDGES $10 BILLION TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE, PLANET'S 'BIGGEST THREAT'

    Amazon, the company Bezos founded and heads, has come under increasing scrutiny for its own carbon footprint. (Image credit: Arif Hudaverdi...

  • By NPR   -   Feb 17, 2020

    'STABLE GENIUS' AUTHORS DESCRIBE TRUMP PRESIDENCY AS A 'DEN OF DESTRUCTION'

    Wash. Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker, authors of A Very Stable Genius, discuss troubling tendencies of the Trump presidency....

  • By NPR   -   Feb 17, 2020

    DEMOCRATS HEAD TO NEVADA, THE FIRST TRULY DIVERSE STATE TO WEIGH IN

    The next contest in the Democratic presidential race is in Nevada on Saturday. It's the first contest where minority voters could have...

    Democrats
  • By NPR   -   Feb 17, 2020

    BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT DEFENDS MOVE TO OIL-AND-GAS TOWN IN COLORADO

    The acting head of the Bureau of Land Management is defending the controversial relocation of the massive land agency's headquarters...

  • By NPR   -   Feb 17, 2020

    BEHIND THE RANSOMWARE ATTACK ON PALM BEACH COUNTY ELECTIONS IN 2016

    The security of voting systems is a central focus this year, especially following reports like one out of Florida, where Palm Beach...

    Election
  • By NPR   -   Feb 17, 2020

    ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN FAILS IN DEMOCRATIC-CONTROLLED VIRGINIA SENATE

    Virginia's Senate has blocked a ban on assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines with the support of four Democratic senators....

    Style, Democrats
  • Virginia Governor's Bill To Ban Assault Weapons Fails, With Help From His Own Party By NPR   -   Feb 17, 2020

    VIRGINIA GOVERNOR'S BILL TO BAN ASSAULT WEAPONS FAILS, WITH HELP FROM HIS OWN PARTY

    Four state Senate Democrats broke ranks in tabling a bill that would have banned the sale or transfer of certain assault-style weapons....

    Style, Democrats
  • 14 Americans Taken Off Cruise Ship And Flown To U.S. Test Positive For Coronavirus By NPR   -   Feb 17, 2020

    14 AMERICANS TAKEN OFF CRUISE SHIP AND FLOWN TO U.S. TEST POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS

    U.S. officials said the people infected with the virus were isolated from the other passengers. The two evacuation flights landed at...

    U.S.
  • Teens Are Still Vaping Flavors, Thanks To New Disposable Vape Pens By NPR   -   Feb 17, 2020

    TEENS ARE STILL VAPING FLAVORS, THANKS TO NEW DISPOSABLE VAPE PENS

    Despite enforcement efforts to stop teen vaping, kids are getting their hands on a new array of disposable products that come in sweet...

  • By NPR   -   Feb 17, 2020

    TARGET NEAR ATLANTA GRANTS GIRL'S BIRTHDAY WISH

    Brayden Lawrence, who turned 8, wanted to have her birthday party in a place she's obsessed with: Target. Brayden and her friends wore...

  • By NPR   -   Feb 17, 2020

    DEMOCRATIC PARTY ADMIRES MICHAEL BLOOMBERG'S WAR CHEST

    For Democrats it's a dream scenario: an unlimited budget to run against Donald Trump. Bloomberg will spend that money on behalf of...

    Running, Donald Trump, Democrats
  • The WHO Knows Insulin Is Too Expensive. How It Plans To Drive Down The Price By NPR   -   Feb 17, 2020

    THE WHO KNOWS INSULIN IS TOO EXPENSIVE. HOW IT PLANS TO DRIVE DOWN THE PRICE

    Globally, half of the estimated 100 million people who are in need of insulin do not have reliable access. The World Health Organization...

    World, Health
  • Lax Regulations And Vulnerable Residents 'A Recipe For Problems' In Eldercare Homes By NPR   -   Feb 17, 2020

    LAX REGULATIONS AND VULNERABLE RESIDENTS 'A RECIPE FOR PROBLEMS' IN ELDERCARE HOMES

    Assisted living-type facilities often are subject to less scrutiny than nursing homes. Investigations in Vermont and elsewhere have...

  • By NPR   -   Feb 17, 2020

    NEWS BRIEF: CORONAVIRUS, TRUMP CAMPAIGN, IRAQI PROTESTERS

    Some passengers quarantined on the Diamond Princess are coming ashore. President Trump began running for reelection much earlier than...

    Running
  • In China, Quarantine Tests Cooks To Get Clever By NPR   -   Feb 17, 2020

    IN CHINA, QUARANTINE TESTS COOKS TO GET CLEVER

    For food bloggers Christopher Thomas and Stephanie Li, staying indoors during the coronavirus epidemic means getting creative with...

    Food