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NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Nancy Curtis about the changes to U.S. policy on American hostages. Curtis' son, Theo Padnos, was held hostage in Syria for two years until he was released last August.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will begin enforcing safe patient handling practices to prevent hospital workers from suffering debilitating injuries.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Bruce Oppenheimer, a professor at Vanderbilt University, about the changing demographics and politics of the South after the Charleston, S.C., shooting.
Cover detail of Scott Sherman's Patience and Fortitude....
In his new book, Scott Sherman describes how bottom-line business logic nearly gutted New York's preeminent public library. Maureen Corrigan calls it a "slim, smart book" full of colorful characters.
Mike Cummings and Jorja Leap are working with men in Los Angeles — many of whom are former gang members — to help them find something that was missing from their lives as they grew up: fatherhood.
Students taking an English test had a meltdown when they saw the word coping. They petitioned the examiners to drop the question, claiming it unfairly includes a word rarely encountered in English.