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April 17, 2015 3 Comments

22,000 Miles Later, Adventurer Prepares For 3,000-Mile Solo Row Across Atlantic

Sarah Outen, 29, began her self-propelled round-the-world voyage in 2011 in London. The final leg would make history.

April 17, 2015 7 Comments

Interior Secretary On Parks, Funding And Polarization In Washington

Sally Jewell, who oversees agencies including the National Park Service, discusses some of the efforts underway, and biggest challenges.

April 16, 2015 9 Comments

Oklahoma City Bombing Juror Looks Back

Mike Leeper was Juror No. 5 in Timothy McVeigh’s trial for the 1995 terror attack that killed 168 people.

April 15, 2015 Comment

‘Institutional Memory’ Of U.S. Senate To Retire

Donald Ritchie has spent nearly 40 years keeping track of Senate lore and delivering weekly historical minutes to Senate lawmakers.

April 15, 2015 Comment

Watson Can Win ‘Jeopardy!’ But Can It Cook?

IBM has created a new cooking app called Chef Watson. Eliza Strickland threw a dinner party to find out if it works.

April 14, 2015 125 Comments

Turkish Professor Concludes There Was An Armenian Genocide

While Turkey denies the killings were genocide, a Turkish professor explains how she arrived at the opposite conclusion.

April 14, 2015 5 Comments

The Life Of A NYC Bluesman

Michael Powers is a blues guitarist and vocalist who has made his professional home at Terra Blues.

April 13, 2015 6 Comments

Immigrants In NYC: More Mexicans And Fewer Italians

Sixty percent of New York City residents are immigrants or children of immigrants, but the demographics are shifting.

April 13, 2015 19 Comments

Gary Owen Is ‘Black America’s Favorite White Comic’

For black audiences, the blond, blue-eyed stand-up comedian is a household name. Among white audiences, he’s barely known.

April 10, 2015 3 Comments

Deadly Fashion: Norwegian Bloggers Experience Life In A Sweatshop

A reality show brought three Norway fashionistas to Cambodia, to experience the hardships of clothing factory workers.

April 10, 2015 3 Comments

Tips And 5 Recipes For Cooking With Kids

Our resident chef suggests choosing something simple but interesting, and focusing on fruits and vegetables.

April 9, 2015 11 Comments

Top Adviser: White House Will Look Past Congress On Paid Leave, Other Issues

In the latest installment of View From The Top, we sit down with Valery Jarrett, one of President Obama’s closest confidants.

April 9, 2015 Comment

Rediscovering The Wonder Of Air Travel

Flying has become commonplace, but a new documentary aims to reacquaint us with the magic of airplanes.

April 8, 2015 121 Comments

A New Kind Of Nuclear Reactor?

A young nuclear engineer is testing an idea for cleaner, safer nuclear power plants that use salt instead of uranium.

April 8, 2015 8 Comments

‘Heather Has Two Mommies’ Turns 25

The children’s book was the ninth most frequently banned book in the 1990s. Is it still relevant today? Author Lesléa Newman answers.

April 7, 2015 2 Comments

Run Like Meb: Training Tips From An Olympic Marathoner

Meb Keflezighi, who won the Boston Marathon last year, has written a book of advice on how to run, think and eat like a champion.

April 7, 2015 4 Comments

Students Can Live For Free At Dutch Nursing Home

In exchange for volunteering, students can live at no cost. It’s an arrangement that’s breathing new life into the retirement home.

April 6, 2015 2 Comments

Suicide Rate For Rural Youth Double That For City Kids

A new study finds that young people in rural areas are twice as likely to take their own lives than their urban counterparts.

April 6, 2015 2 Comments

Mark Twain Was A Travelin’ Man

In his day, Twain was better known as an author of travel books. A new book traces his footsteps around the world.

April 3, 2015 6 Comments

NY Boy Scouts Hire Gay Eagle Scout, Defying National Policy

Pascal Tessier’s hiring as a camp counselor goes against a policy banning openly gay adults from serving as leaders.

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April 17 3 Comments

22,000 Miles Later, Adventurer Prepares For 3,000-Mile Solo Row Across Atlantic

Sarah Outen, 29, began her self-propelled round-the-world voyage in 2011 in London. The final leg would make history.

April 17 7 Comments

Interior Secretary On Parks, Funding And Polarization In Washington

Sally Jewell, who oversees agencies including the National Park Service, discusses some of the efforts underway, and biggest challenges.

April 16 9 Comments

Oklahoma City Bombing Juror Looks Back

Mike Leeper was Juror No. 5 in Timothy McVeigh's trial for the 1995 terror attack that killed 168 people.

April 15 Comment

‘Institutional Memory’ Of U.S. Senate To Retire

Donald Ritchie has spent nearly 40 years keeping track of Senate lore and delivering weekly historical minutes to Senate lawmakers.