Just in time for Thanksgiving, commentator Frank Deford describes his gratitude for everyone’s favorite team in any American sport. The Spurs, he says, are gentlemen, do right and are beloved by all.
‘Morning Edition’ listeners submitted their favorite — and, often, simplest — holiday recipes, via Twitter. We’ve compiled some of our favorites.
While several big cities saw large protests after the decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson on Monday, Tuesday saw protests and blocked highways in at least 14 cities across the country.
Authorities cleared a major pro-democracy protest camp in a blue-collar neighborhood Wednesday. The months of fruitless demonstrating has disheartened many protesters, NPR’s Frank Langfitt reports.
After a stray dog met a team of Swedish adventure athletes in Ecuador, he ran for miles to stay with them. Now Arthur the dog is famous — and it all started with a meatball.
Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who killed Michael Brown, says he has “a clean conscience” about the shooting; he also says he’s sorry for the loss of life.
Saying he understands the frustrations of people who feel they’re not treated fairly under the law, President Obama also said, “I have no sympathy at all for destroying your own communities.”
Demand for locally raised birds is growing faster than small farms can keep pace with. One New England farmer is making a bold move to get more gobblers to the table.
The U.S. had planned to build 17 treatment units across Liberia, one in each county’s major town. Now that more cases are appearing in remote areas, the Army may need to rethink its strategy.
In Ferguson, Mo., some residents spent Tuesday cleaning up looted and vandalized businesses near the police station — some for the second time since the August shooting sparked public outcry.
Some of those who attended planning meetings with local officials blamed police and the county attorney’s office for fueling the unrest by making the finding public at night and with little warning.
In a remote village, poor children are on the front line of an education battle. The village’s only educated person aims to teach them — and shame teachers who are paid but don’t show up for work.
This problem exists nationwide, but in the nation’s capital, there are more requirements and restrictions. For example, D.C. limits the maximum resale price and makes homeowners wait before they sell.
“Last night, criminals intent on lawlessness and destruction terrorized this community,” Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said, adding that there will be 2,200 National Guardsmen in the region tonight.
Brokers and consultants have told large employers they could save money by shifting workers with expensive health conditions into insurance marketplace exchanges. Now that has been deemed illegal.