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The Washington Post has a new database tracking the mental health information of people shot by police in the line of duty. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks to reporter Kimberly Kindy.
How do they get the brilliant sparks of red, white and blue in fireworks displays? NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with Harry Gilliam, founder of Skylighter, a supplier for pyrotechnics in Round Hill, Va.
Sir Nicholas Winton died Wednesday at age 106. He organized the escape of 669 mostly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia before WWII. NPR's Eric Westervelt speaks with an escapee, Alice Masters.
When the U.S. re-opens its embassy in Havana, it will increase its staff. That should mean more help for American businesses hoping to gain a foothold on the Communist island.
Sisters Jackie Carter Christian (left) and Chloe Marie Christian at the beac...
What would you do if your 3-year-old son told you assuredly that he wanted to be a girl? An Oakland, Calif., couple told their child it was OK, and sad, sad boy became a joyful little girl.
Gods of Tango Book Cover...
Carolina de Robertis' new novel God of Tango centers on a 17-year-old widow, recently arrived from Italy with little besides a violin. It's Argentina, 1913 — and a magical new music fills the barrios.