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High school theater attendance is up — as are concerns about censorship, survey finds
The annual survey of the most popular high school musicals and plays is out. In addition to top ten lists, the report finds attendance is up 13% but theatre teachers are worried about censorship.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken wants Saudi Arabia to normalize ties with Israel
Secretary of State Antony Blinken goes to Saudi Arabia to work on ending the war in Yemen and encouraging peace deal with Israel. But some say the U.S. has forgotten about human rights in the kingdom.
How to hold onto a sense of wonder
Katherine May's new book examines the idea of awakening wonder in an "anxious age." And when I tell you that I dogeared almost every page in this book, I'm telling God's honest truth.
'This Is New York' exhibit is a gritty, stylish city celebration
A new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York focuses on the Big Apple's impact on pop culture.
What to expect in Biden's Oval Office address about the debt ceiling deal
President Biden delivers the first Oval Office address of his presidency. It comes a day after Congress passed a bipartisan deal to lift the debt ceiling, narrowly avoiding the deadline.
Far surpassing expectations, the U.S. added a whopping 339,000 jobs in May
U.S. employers added a whopping 339,000 jobs in May, far more than forecasters had expected. The unemployment rate, which is compiled from a separate survey, rose to a still-low 3.7%.
The character and fitness evaluation to practice law is discriminatory, advocates say
To practice law, many states require a character and fitness evaluation, which digs into encounters with law enforcement and mental health. In New York, there's a push to ban the inquiry.
'Past Lives' star Greta Lee on how language and identity are intertwined
Greta Lee stars in the new movie Past Lives. She talks with NPR's Ailsa Chang about the film and the ways language and identity are intertwined.
Is Nike past its peak? A look at the company's current slump
NPR's Juana Summers speaks with Chris Burns, footwear analyst and founder of ARCH (Art & Research, Culture-Hype) about Nike's shoe sale slump, inventory excess and colorway reliance.
60 years since 'The Children's Crusade' changed Birmingham and the nation
The Birmingham movement in 1963 was a turning point when children joined the struggle for equal rights. The brutal response from white segregationists galvanized support for the Civil Rights Act.
The House has approved critical legislation to lift the debt ceiling
The House approved the debt ceiling bill, and it will now head to the Senate. This is brushing up against the deadline for when the U.S. is projected to run out of money to pay its bills: June 5.
Speaker Kevin McCarthy is celebrating after the House passed the debt ceiling bill
Roughly six months after Kevin McCarthy was elected speaker of the House, he negotiated a bipartisan bill to lift the debt ceiling and avoid default — which passed overwhelmingly with 300 votes.