The Lessons Learned From A Scholar's Incendiary Tweets A debate over academic freedom of speech sparked in summer 2014 when the University of Illinois rescinded a job offer to a professor over a controversial set of tweets about the Israel-Gaza conflict.
Nobel-Winning Economist Probes The Means By Which We Measure The winner of this year's Nobel prize in Economics, Angus Deaton, is a microeconomist at Princeton with a talent for explaining consumer behavior and the effects of welfare on poverty.
School A Welcome Escape From Reality For Calif. Area Ravaged By Fire The Valley Fire leveled hundreds of homes and businesses in the small community of Middletown, Calif. School is helping students and educators alike make it through the recovery process together.
For Joe Lieberman, Solutions To Political Ills Don't Involve Labels The former senator discusses the New Hampshire Problem Solver Convention, as well as his work with No Labels to end what the group calls a hyperpartisan atmosphere in politics.
To Warn Teens, Milwaukee Officials Put A Fake Jail On The Road In Milwaukee, an enclosure called the "cell on wheels" is making the rounds at street festivals. Teens can climb in to get a feel for what it would be like to spend time behind bars.
Authorities Plan A Tribute To MLK Above 'Confederate Mount Rushmore' Georgia officials plan to build a bell tower atop Stone Mountain as a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. It'll stand above carvings of several Confederate war heroes. Opponents call the move insulting.
In Kansas, A Bid To Scrub Some Incomplete Registrations From Voter Rolls Registering to vote in Kansas requires proof of U.S. citizenship. This requirement has produced a large list of would-be voters. Now, one official wants that list purged — and a fight has followed.
Turkey Lays Blame For Bombings On ISIS, As Elections Approach Nearly 100 people died in bombings targeting a peace rally this weekend in the capital of Ankara. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has laid the blame for the attack with the Islamic State.
Inside The Crackdown To Stop Migrants, Before They Reach U.S. Border NPR's Kelly McEvers interviews Sonia Nazario, author of <em>Enrique's Journey</em>, about her <em>New York Times</em> story on Mexico's campaign to keep Central American migrants from the U.S. border.
Candidates Address Convention For Those Disappointed With Partisan Divide The Problem Solver Convention, held by the group No Labels, gathered in Manchester, N.H., on Monday. Eight presidential hopefuls, including Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, headlined the convention. Republicans, Democrats and independents turned out partly to express their frustration, and to see who might manage to fix political dysfunction.