‘California Neighborhoods Count’ Checks Accuracy of 2020 Census Data : NPR

Robert Bozick (right), a demographer at the RAND Corporation, and Beverly Weidmer, a survey director, review maps of a neighborhood selected to be included in the California Neighborhoods Count at the think tank’s headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption toggle caption Hansi Lo Wang/NPR Robert Bozick (right), a demographer at the […]

Excused Absences for Protests? Virginia School District Says It’s Worth A Try : NPR

In this March 2018 photo, protesters fill Pennsylvania Avenue during the March for Our Lives rally in support of gun control. The student-led demonstration was one of the motivations for a new Fairfax Schools policy giving students one day off per year for protests. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption toggle caption Jose Luis Magana/AP In […]

Laws That Prohibit Sleeping Outside Don’t Fix The Problem Of Homelessness : NPR

A homeless person sleeps on a sidewalk near Time Square on December 10, 2019. Jeenah Moon/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jeenah Moon/Getty Images A homeless person sleeps on a sidewalk near Time Square on December 10, 2019. Jeenah Moon/Getty Images A woman lived in her car in front of our apartment building for a […]

Trump, Lavrov To Meet In Washington On Tuesday : NPR

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet with President Trump at the White House on Tuesday. Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet with President Trump at the White House on Tuesday. Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images When Russian Foreign Minister […]

Victim In Pensacola Naval Base Shooting Dreamed Of Being A Navy Jet Pilot : NPR

A gunman killed three people and injured eight others at Pensacola Naval Air Station on Friday. It was the second shooting on a U.S. Naval Base in a week. Josh Brasted/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Josh Brasted/Getty Images A gunman killed three people and injured eight others at Pensacola Naval Air Station on Friday. […]

Uber Received Nearly 6,000 U.S. Sexual Assault Claims In Past 2 Years : NPR

Uber received a total of 5,981 allegations of serious sexual assault in the U.S. in 2017 and 2018, according to a new report. The claims range from unwanted touching and kissing to rape. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Scott Olson/Getty Images Uber received a total of 5,981 allegations of serious sexual assault in […]

Google Founders Sergey Brin, Larry Page Step Down; Pichai Becomes Alphabet CEO : NPR

Google co-founders Sergey Brin (left) and Larry Page announced Tuesday they are stepping down from their leadership roles but will remain board members of Alphabet, Google’s parent company. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption toggle caption Paul Sakuma/AP Google co-founders Sergey Brin (left) and Larry Page announced Tuesday they are stepping down from their leadership roles but […]

Winter Storm Moves East, Delays And Cancels Flights : NPR

Two people braving blizzard conditions in Duluth, Minn., on Saturday. Star Tribune via Getty Images/Star Tribune via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Star Tribune via Getty Images/Star Tribune via Getty Images Two people braving blizzard conditions in Duluth, Minn., on Saturday. Star Tribune via Getty Images/Star Tribune via Getty Images As weary travelers begin […]

These Students Speak Perfect Spanglish — And Now They’re Learning To Own It : NPR

Jacqueline Alcántara for NPR Jacqueline Alcántara for NPR Porfa please. Pero like. Janguear (to hang out). These Spanglish phrases are all the results of contact between Spanish and English. In a Texas college classroom, students are learning that Spanglish — a version of Spanish that’s influenced by English — is just as valid as any […]

Active Shooter Drills May Not Stop A School Shooting — But This Method Could : NPR

School shootings like the recent one in Santa Clarita, Calif., have focused the nation’s attention on school safety. And schools across the U.S. are wrestling with how to prevent themselves from becoming the site of the next tragedy. Many schools are turning to highly visible “hardened” security measures. For example, at least eight states now […]