Sat., December 7, 2013 11:45pm
Every year, on the day after Thanksgiving, almost 100 volunteer decorators show up at the White House. They spend the next five days stringing garlands and hanging ornaments, making the White House sparkle for the holidays. NPR has a related tradition, and it's about to end.
Tue., December 10, 2013 3:30pm
Tourism officials from across the state are getting ready for a heritage and cultural tourism seminar this Thursday and Friday in Thomasville. Organizers hope the meeting will spotlight southwest Georgia
Tue., December 10, 2013 12:30pm
SABC, South Africa's public broadcaster, live streamed its coverage of Nelson Mandela's memorial service in Johannesburg.
Sun., December 8, 2013 8:30am
Franois Hollande said 1,600 troops would be deployed by the end of the day and they would remain in the country until tensions between Muslim and Christian militias cool.
Wed., December 11, 2013 10:00am
An NPR poll finds that most elementary school kids have physical education classes just one or two days a week. In response, parents and educators are getting kids to squeeze in walks, jogs and jumping jacks before, after and even during school.
Sun., December 8, 2013 4:45pm
For the first time, scientists have figured out where we sit on the global food chain. Although humans are clearly top chefs of the world, we're not the top predator. Instead, our ranking is closer to a small, smelly fish that we put on pizzas and salads.
Mon., December 9, 2013 2:15pm
So many spies have reportedly targeted gamers that a central group must try to keep track of them all. That's the latest revelation from documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and reported by the Guardian and other outlets.
Sat., December 7, 2013 9:45am
To an African-American coming of age in the late 1970s, there seemed two certainties: Nelson Mandela would die in prison in apartheid South Africa and no black person would become U.S. president in his lifetime. So much for youthful predictions.
Fri., December 6, 2013 7:44pm
Forty-one states and the District of Columbia have banned texting while driving, and six others forbid it for new drivers but that doesn't stop people from doing it. So New York State Police are using unmarked SUVs to try to spot drivers in the act.
Sat., December 7, 2013 2:00pm
Newman was deported by North Korea on Friday, days after he appeared on state TV reading an apology for alleged war crimes.