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A convoy of Israeli tanks roll near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip on F...
For the third time in five years, Israel has bombed Gaza in response to Hamas rocket fire. As Israel considers a ground invasion, Israelis note the grisly repetition, skeptical things will change.
The Battle of Fort Stevens took place 150 years ago in Washington, D.C. It's mostly forgotten now, but it was a crucial battle for the Union, and President Lincoln was almost killed by enemy fire.
NPR's Tamara Keith speaks to Jordan Ellenberg about his part-serious, part-playful Hawking Index, which is an e-book-era mathematical measurement of how far readers get into books before giving up.
"Weird Al" Yankovic's latest album, Mandatory Fun, comes out July 15....
Yankovic says the new digital democracy has forced him to focus his craft and reconsider his release strategy — but where pop parody is concerned, "as long as people don't mind, I'll keep doing it."
More than 120 people have been killed by Israeli airstrikes since the current Israeli military operation began. There is no ceasefire in sight, but there may be some indications of a slowdown.
NPR's Tamara Keith talks to Breena Clark about her new novel, Angels Make Their Hope Here. It follows Dossie Bird, a girl who escapes slavery in 1849 and flees to an interracial enclave in New Jersey.