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Charles Blow is a New York Times columnist. Before that, he worked at the pa...
Charles Blow says he was 7 years old when he was sexually abused by a cousin. His new memoir, Fire Shut Up In My Bones, is about what he says happened, his recovery and his bisexuality.
The Toy Hall of Fame is inducting two new toys. Will it be American Girl dolls? My Little Pony? Or the Rubik's Cube, which has been nominated five times? Or something else?
Non-believers dismiss it as superstition, but the ancient art of reading astrological charts is considered a super science by its practitioners. Some won't go out of the house without a consultation.
The kidnapping of journalists in conflict zones by insurgent groups is on the upswing. Audie Cornish talks to Joel Simon, executive director of the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists.
Steve Inskeep talks to Michele Flournoy, a former Pentagon official during President Obama's first term, about the American-led strategy, and what will be needed to ensure success.
In a vote presided over by President Obama, the U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a historic resolution aimed at stopping the flow of foreign extremists to battlefields around the world.