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A former Wallace Stegner Fellow and a recipient of the Amy Lowell Traveling Scholarship, David Roderick has published two books of poetry. “Blue Colonial,” his debut collection,” won the APR Honickman Prize. Poems from his newest...
Photo by Flickr user Woodleywonderworks. For 29 years now, Paul Solman’s reports on the NewsHour have been trying to make sense of economic news and research for a general audience. Since 2007, our Making Sen$e page has striven to do the same,...
Blues musician Ironing Board Sam sings his rendition of “Over the Rainbow.” 75-year-old Sammie Moore, aka “Ironing Board Sam,” has been playing and singing the blues for 55 years. In the 1960s, he appeared regularly on “Night Train,” an...
A University Hospital Emergency Preparedness Unit vehicle is parked at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, on Oct. 22. Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters A nurse who had been treating Ebola patients in West Africa and was quarantined in New...
Photo of Washington state capitol by Patrick Colvin/Getty Images Editor’s Note: Two opposing gun measures appear on Washington ballots this fall: one to expand background checks on gun purchases, one to limit them. Now, voters will make their...
Two women wear face masks while walking on a polluted evening in Beijing, China on Oct. 24, 2014. Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images Even in a country and economy as large as China, sometimes the small stuff matters. After years of protesting...