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- 60 Years Later, What Can Activists Learn From The Montgomery Bus Boycott?
Decades after Rosa Parks changed history, a new generation faces the challenge of remaking the civil rights movement for the next century. What can they learn from the past to build for the future?
- New Yorkers May Soon Be Able To Buy Kickbacks ... As Souvenirs
If a concerned citizen has his way, there will be a Museum of Political Corruption in Albany, N.Y. "I tell people, quite frankly, I want to institutionalize corruption," Bruce Roter says.
- #NPRreads: Warren Buffet's Grandson And A New Mosque In Rural Wyoming
Also this week: the virtual reality stories of three displaced children.
- Debris From U.S. Rocket Found Off English Coast
The piece of rocket, most likely from the unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 that blew up after takeoff in June, was covered in barnacles and originally mistaken for a dead whale.
- After The Cranberries And Pie, Take Time To Talk About Death
Advance directives don't guarantee that a person's wishes for end-of-life care will always be honored. Some states let people use physician orders that override legal requirements to perform CPR.
- Americans Don't Disagree On Politics As Much As You Might Think
Everyone knows that distrust of Washington is at near-record levels and that Congress has grown more polarized. But what's going on with American voters is more complicated than you may realize.
- Sweet Name Of Kids' Clinic Gives Some People Heartburn
The Krispy Kreme Challenge Children's Specialty Clinic gets its name from a student-run charity race in Raleigh, N.C., that has already raised $1 million for kids. Still, some find the name unhealthy.
- When A 4-Day School Week Might Cost More Than It Saves
An Arizona school district slimmed down its budget by dropping class on Fridays. But parents say they're having to stretch their wallets to find something for their kids to do on that fifth day.
- Hotline Wing: Answering The Call Of Distressed Thanksgivers Everywhere
Marge Klindera and Carol Miller have worked at a Thanksgiving call center for decades. That means answering thousands of panicked questions from questionable cooks â€” and people just seeking kindness.
- Inside Each Flu Shot, Months Of Virus Tracking And Predictions
Scientists worldwide face a yearly challenge in deciding what goes into the annual flu vaccine to make it effective. The job requires keeping tabs on a massive group of speedy, shape-shifting viruses.
- Many Americans Believe They Don't Need The Flu Vaccine
An NPR poll finds nearly two-thirds of adults got this year's flu vaccine or plan to get it. Many of those who are skipping vaccination cite a lack of need and worries about side effects.
- Holiday Shoppers Get A Head Start On Thanksgiving
After opening earlier and earlier on the holiday, most of the more than dozen major retailers like Macy's, Target and Kohl's opened around the same time they did last year â€” about 5 p.m. or 6 p.m.
- White House Is Locked Down On Thanksgiving After Man Jumps Fence
A man draped in an American flag climbed over the fence at the White House on Thursday, and was immediately apprehended and taken into custody, the Secret Service said in a statement.
- What Chicago Students Are Saying About Last Year's Police Shooting Of A Teen
A recently released video depicts the shooting of Laquan McDonald by a Chicago police officer last year. Reporter Linda Lutton of WBEZ in Chicago presents the thoughts of several students on the city's West Side.
- The Evolution Of The Presidential Thanksgiving (Feat. Cooked Possum)
Adrienne LaFrance, a staff writer at <em>The Atlantic</em>, examined decades of Thanksgiving meals at the White House, which reveal some surprising details about the evolution of the holiday spread. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to LaFrance about the menus for presidents like Theodore Roosevelt, who dined on turtle, and William Howard Taft, who preferred possum.