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In one half inning, batters got to first base without touching the ball in four different ways. That’s not happened in major league history in over 2 million half innings.
The music mogul has spent decades shaping the careers of artists who would grow into superstars. A new Apple Music documentary aims to tell his story.
Compensation in recent years for the CEOs of the largest U.S. health care companies has far outstripped the wage growth of nearly all Americans, an investigation by the news site Axios has found.
Nearing the anniversary of the coup attempt, Fethullah Gulen tells NPR’s Robert Siegel that if he were to be extradited, he’d “go willingly.” As for Turkey’s president: “I want to spit in his face.”
The icky name refers to cow trimmings added to ground beef to lower its fat content. In 2012 ABC News revealed the practice. Now a beef company’s defamation suit for those reports is finally in court.
There are tons of quotes from famous people out there — and a lot of them are just plain wrong. Author Garson O’Toole has dedicated himself to setting the record straight.
The story of how that population grew so large is a long one that’s mostly about Mexico, and full of unintended consequences.
The Chevy Bolt can go 238 miles on a single charge and costs about $30,000, after a federal tax credit. But the clean-car industry needs government support to thrive, and that’s far from certain.
Donald Trump’s manner of speaking has caught the ears of supporters and detractors alike. He sounds different than past presidents, and his authentic rhetoric seems to mimic stand-up comedy.
Andy Borowitz’s job is satirizing the news, which he does for the New Yorker’s Borowitz Report. So what did he think of a year full of fabrications and fake news?
IBM’s Deep Blue beat chess great Garry Kasparov in 1997. Humans and computers play the game differently, but have computers taught humans much about the game?
A year ago we met nine students from Maryland who made three different choices about college: community, public and elite private. Today we talk with them again as they reflect on those decisions.
Adam Cohen’s new book tells the story of the 1927 Supreme Court case Buck v. Bell. The ruling permitted the state of Virginia to sterilize an “imbecile” — a scientific term of the day.
Donald Trump launched Trump University in 2005 to offer real estate investing seminars. Former students of Trump University have sued, saying they were scammed.
NPR’s Robert Siegel talks to John Lettieri, co-founder of the Economic Innovation Group, about a report on how the post-recession, recovery boom is leaving behind poor areas. As a result, the wealth and well-being gap is widening further.
NPR’s Robert Siegel talks with Benjamin Wittes, senior fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution and editor-in-chief of Lawfare, about Apple’s motion to vacate the court order forcing the company to unlock an iPhone owned by one of the San Bernardino shooters.