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Social Network Nextdoor Moves To Block Racial Profiling Online

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 3:38am

Social networks let users share without being impeded. But Nextdoor, a platform for neighborhoods, is moving to block posts for the first time when they appear to be racial profiling.

In Mariachi Music, A Distinctive Yell Speaks To The Soul

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 3:34am

The grito is a spontaneous burst of emotion — a shout — that is part of the mariachi tradition. Some younger Mexican-Americans are reclaiming the grito for a new generation.

93-Year-Old Man Completes Walk Across The U.S.

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 6:03am

Ernie Andrus, 93, finished his coast-to-coast walk on Saturday. It took him 2 years, 10 months and 13 days. The World War II vet began his trip in San Diego and ended on Georgia's St. Simon's Island.

Praying Mantis: The Answer To Kansas City Royals Fans' Prayers

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 5:20am

The Royals have been surging since a praying mantis appeared in their dugout. The insect died but then they found another and kept on winning. They've won 8 straight and are in playoff contention.

Politics In The News

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 4:02am

Donald Trump last week shook up his campaign staff. What's in store this week? David Greene talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts, and Washington Post reporter Robert Costa.

Health Official Warns Zika Could Spread Across U.S. Gulf Coast

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 4:02am

Health officials confirmed Friday that mosquitoes have infected locals and tourists on South Beach with Zika. Florida officials fear it will be a strike on Miami's tourism industry.

Scores Killed And Injured In Turkey Wedding Bombing

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 4:02am

Officials in Turkey say at least 51 people were killed when a blast ripped through the celebration on Saturday. The deputy prime minister says the attack appears to be the work of a suicide bomber.

On Six Flags' Virtual Reality Coaster, The Ride Is Just Half The Thrill

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 4:02am

Magic Mountain in Southern California has a roller coaster in which riders put on VR goggles to see an imagined world while their bodies undergo the physical thrills. How is it? We get a review.

Professor Tries Out Virtual Reality Coaster At Six Flags Magic Mountain

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 4:02am

Magic Mountain in Southern California has a roller coaster in which riders put on VR goggles and see an imagined world while their bodies undergo the actual physical thrills.

London's Nighttime Economy Expects A Boost From Expanded Subway Hours

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 4:02am

The London underground has begun all-night service on Fridays and Saturdays. The city wants to attract creative talent — the kind of folks who want to work in a city that never sleeps.

Costa Rica Strains To Handle Central Americans Fleeing Violence

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 4:02am

The U.S. will begin a program next month that allows Central Americans fleeing violence in their home countries safe haven in Costa Rica, while they await an asylum review and relocation to the U.S.

2016 Summer Olympics Close. How Did Rio Do?

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 4:02am

The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro ended Sunday night with closing ceremonies. American athletes did well in the games, though the ban of many Russian athletes hung over competition.

With Flooded Homes, Louisianans Wonder Where They'll End Up

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 4:02am

Relief organizations are on the ground in Louisiana, trying to help victims of the floods that devastated Baton Rouge. But some in a downtown shelter say it is not enough.

Research Challenges Assumptions On Why Voters Support Trump

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 4:02am

The conclusion of new research shows supporters of Donald Trump are not experiencing economic anxiety driven by trade and immigration policies, which are common themes of his campaign.

A Small Town Struggles With A Boom In Sober Living Homes

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 3:37am

Prescott, Ariz., has become a destination of choice for people trying to get sober, with growing numbers of group homes for recovering addicts. Some residents are calling for regulation of the homes.

How South Korea Uses Kimchi To Connect To The World — And Beyond

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 3:36am

The traditional dish is so essential to the nation's culture and identity that the government promotes it globally in an effort to foster understanding and peace among countries.

20 Years Since Welfare's Overhaul, Results Are Mixed

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 3:35am

Results are mixed 20 years after welfare reform was enacted. The new program did work for millions of families, but many are worse off. And assistance is very different depending on where you live.

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