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Florida's Zika Cases Weigh On Businesses, State And Local Officials

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 4:06am

Business leaders worry that designating neighborhoods as hot zones will hurt tourism. State and local officials are concerned about how information is being released about Zika's spread.

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.

Americans Like Their Schools Just Fine — But Not Yours

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 3:33am

Two new polls show contradictions and partisan divides in the public's opinion of education.

Beyond Slurpees: Many Japanese Mini-Marts Now Cater To Elders

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 3:32am

Convenience is in the eye of the generation. Increasingly, corner markets in Japan target the 27 percent of residents over 65 — offering nursing care advice and home delivery of meals and groceries.

Are Humans Evolved To Explore And Expand Into Space?

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 3:03am

Evolution and culture made us explorers and wanderers and, now, with so much to gain, we should recognize that explicitly and see exactly where our next frontier lies, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

You vs. Future You; Or Why We're Bad At Predicting Our Own Happiness

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 11:01pm

Researcher Dan Gilbert says that human beings are the only animals that think about the future. But we don't always do the best job at predicting what will make us happy — or even who we will be.

Virginia Governor Restores Voting Rights to Felons Again

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 7:40pm

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says felons have paid their debt to society and deserve enfranchisement. Republicans say he is trying to increase Democratic voter rolls for November.

Toots Thielemans, Jazz Harmonica Baron, Has Died

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 6:55pm

The Belgian-American musician, also known for his guitar playing and whistling, performed with the stars of postwar jazz and was widely heard on film scores and commercial jingles. He was 94.

FBI Releases Mobile App for Finding Bank Robbers

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 6:47pm

The new app enlists public's assistance in identifying bank robbers with wanted posters at your finger tips.

Flooding In Louisiana Raises Questions About Timing, Urgency Of Warnings

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 6:31pm

More than a dozen people have died and tens of thousands of homes have been damaged by floodwaters. Local authorities and residents wonder if something more could have been done to lessen the toll.

How Big, Really, Is The Zika Outbreak In Florida?

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 6:15pm

So far, health officials know of 37 confirmed cases of people who contracted Zika from mosquitoes in Miami. But computer models suggest the underlying outbreak in Miami is bigger — and spreading.

California Teacher Tenure Laws Upheld

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 6:08pm

The state Supreme Court has refused to hear a challenge to laws protecting senior teachers. Opponents argued that tenure harms poor and minority students, saddling them with incompetent teachers.

The Rio Olympics: Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Uncertainty

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 5:38pm

The nuanced vibe of a city can't be captured by an aerial "spider camera" that crawls far above everyone's heads.

Miami Schools Take Steps To Protect Returning Students From Zika

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 5:17pm

Mosquito repellent, long-sleeved shirts and pants are part of the plan, as well emails, texts and education about standing water. But controlling the spread of the virus is a major challenge.

Militant Who Destroyed Mali Cultural Sites Pleads Guilty To War Crimes

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 5:17pm

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi deliberately damaged buildings and ancient manuscripts in Timbuktu in 2012. It is believed to be the first time an act of cultural destruction has been treated as a war crime.

How Hillary Clinton Is Trying To Win Over Millennial Skeptics

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 5:14pm

Hillary Clinton is banking on the support of millennials this November. But during the primary season young voters overwhelmingly supported her opponent. So, what's her strategy to win them over?

This Photo May Not Change The World But It Moved One Mom To Act

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 4:28pm

Can a single photo make a difference? For one NPR audience member — who admits she knew little of the Syrian war before last week — the answer is yes.

Conservative Leader Nicolas Sarkozy Announces Bid To Retake French Presidency

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 4:26pm

The former president, who was unseated in 2012, is pushing hard-line policies on immigration and security.

Craft Distillers Tap Pure Sugar Cane For A Southern Rum Renaissance

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 4:17pm

The South was once a hub for sugar plantations. Now, small rum-makers are turning away from molasses, culling fresh sugar cane itself to create smooth liquors with grassy, woody or floral flavors.

In Wildfires, Big Flames Attract Attention, But Watch Out For The Embers

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 4:15pm

You may think the greatest danger to homes from wildfires is when the wall of flames moves through. But experts say that buildings are often destroyed hours later, after the firetrucks have left.

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