He invented the pompom and the iconic “Herkie jump” that remains a staple of cheering squads to this day. And, his National Cheerleading Association trains 150,000 cheerleaders a year.
During the World Wars of the 20th century, librarians played a role worth remembering.
When the U.S. re-opens its embassy in Havana, it will increase its staff. That should mean more help for American businesses hoping to gain a foothold on the Communist island.
Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis says there’s as much at stake for the rest of Europe as for Greece itself should they fail to reach an acceptable bailout deal.
The Washington Post has a new database tracking the mental health information of people shot by police in the line of duty. NPR’s Eric Westervelt talks to reporter Kimberly Kindy.
Visitors to the White House will now have something besides their memory to rely on when recounting their visit. That’s because a 40-year-ban on photography during public tours has been lifted.
The battlefronts in Syria are complex and the power map inside the country is being redrawn. NPR’s Eric Westervelt talks to correspondent Deborah Amos, who just returned from the region.
Greeks are preparing for Sunday’s referendum, which the government insists is about whether to accept more austerity. Critics say it’s about keeping the euro.
When cops in Los Angeles encounter people who may be mentally ill, there’s a specialized unit that can offer help on the spot.
Thousands of refugees escaped Vietnam after Saigon fell in 1975. Some recently returned to the site of their former refugee camp for a 40-year reunion — including the mother of NPR’s Hansi Lo Wang.
From a low of about 20, the population of Florida’s state animal has grown to about 200 — enough, wildlife officials say, to warrant taking them off the endangered species list. Not everyone agrees.
The country’s banks could hardly be in a more precarious position. The European Central Bank has stopped lending Greece money and a referendum Sunday could spell the country’s exit from the eurozone.
Also this week, misconceptions about slavery. And, the struggle for gay Christians trying to keep the faith.
Long before Cruz was the Texas senator commandeering the Senate floor, he was a teenager reciting conservative, free-market ideology.
André Borschberg, flying Solar Impulse 2, set a new record of 120 hours in the cockpit on a journey from Japan to Hawaii.