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'New York Times' Hires Former NPR Executive To Lead Digital Push

npr.org — The New York Times has named former top NPR executive Kinsey Wilson to help its digital news efforts. Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet appointed Wilson to be one of his top deputies in the newly created role of editor for innovation and strategy, the newspaper announced Tuesday morning.
Nov 25, 2014

Via @nprnews: 'New York Times' Hires Former NPR Executive To Lead Digital Push n.pr/1trz1IT

Nov 25, 2014

RT @davidfolkenflik: My write-up: NYT hires former NPR chief content officer Kinsey Wilson as new editor of innovation & strategy http://t.…

Nov 25, 2014

This is happening Via @nprnews: 'New York Times' Hires Former NPR Executive To Lead Digital Push n.pr/1trz1IT

Nov 25, 2014

Congratulations, @kinseywilson! Via @nprnews: 'New York Times' Hires Former NPR Executive To Lead Digital Push n.pr/1trz1IT

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Ferguson Docs: How The Grand Jury Reached A Decision

npr.org — After sitting through hours of testimony and reading through thousands of pages of documents, a grand jury decided that there was not enough probable cause to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. Their decision, like the shooting that led up to all this, sparked violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, overnight.
Nov 25, 2014

Via @nprnews: Ferguson Documents: How The Grand Jury Reached A Decision n.pr/11TgDC1

Nov 25, 2014

RT @nprAudie: bookmark this page and read for yourself. Via @nprnews: Ferguson Documents. n.pr/11TgDC1 #thisisnpr

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After Sandy Hook, A Saxophonist Remembers A 'Beautiful Life'

npr.org — Jimmy Greene's Beautiful Life is dedicated to the memory of his 6-year-old daughter, Ana Márquez-Greene, one of the 20 children killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The first song is an arrangement of "Come Thou Almighty King." The hymn was in a piano book that Greene's son, Isaiah, was learning.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @nprnews: JImmy Greene's "Beautiful Life" honors his daughter, Ana, who died in the Newtown shooting. n.pr/11Tafff pic.twitter.com/gBm4szEwhp

Nov 25, 2014

Two Years After Sandy Hook, A Saxophonist Remembers A 'Beautiful Life' n.pr/1trq42m by @clemoult via @nprmusic

Nov 25, 2014

RT @nprmusic: After Sandy Hook, saxophonist @jimmygreene remembers the 'Beautiful Life' of his daughter. n.pr/11T0D45 pic.twitter.com/NfKEVoQn3F

Nov 25, 2014

RT @nprnews: JImmy Greene's "Beautiful Life" honors his daughter, Ana, who died in the Newtown shooting. n.pr/11Tafff pic.twitter.com/gBm4szEwhp

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Protests Of Grand Jury Decision Fan Out Across The Country

npr.org — Public reaction to a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson has ranged from fire and looting close to where Wilson shot Michael Brown to peaceful protests nearby. Other protests were held in large and small cities and college towns across America today; photos from those scenes show a variety of demonstrators, tactics, and responses.
Nov 26, 2014

Via @nprnews: Protests Of Grand Jury Decision Fan Out Across The Country n.pr/1ts9248

Nov 26, 2014

RT @nprnews: Protests Of Grand Jury Decision Fan Out Across The Country n.pr/1Ce6Ffs

Ferguson Docs: What The Witnesses Saw

npr.org — Leading up to a grand jury's decision not charge officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, witness testimony has been hotly debated. The big question has always been whether Wilson felt threatened and whether Michael Brown had his hands up, when Wilson opened fired. Prosecuting Attorney Robert P.
Nov 25, 2014

MT @nprnews: looking at witness accounts & publishing in real-time as we read through the docs #Ferguson npr.org/blogs/thetwo-w…

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Ferguson Docs: Officer Darren Wilson's Testimony

npr.org — Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, told a grand jury in September that the 18-year-old hit him on the die of the face with a fist during following an exchange between them on Aug. 9. The grand jury on Monday declined to charge Wilson, who is white, of killing Brown, who was black.
Nov 25, 2014

Set aside the witness statements. I bet McCulloch could have gotten a charge from Wilson testimony alone: npr.org/blogs/thetwo-w…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @nprnews: Ferguson Documents: Officer Darren Wilson's Testimony n.pr/1CanrMB

Nov 25, 2014

RT @nprnews: Ferguson Documents: Officer Darren Wilson's Testimony n.pr/1CanrMB

Nov 25, 2014

RT @MorningEdition: Ferguson Documents: We Highlight Key Portions of Officer Darren Wilson's Testimony n.pr/11SlDbc

Nov 25, 2014

RT @MorningEdition: Ferguson Documents: We Highlight Key Portions of Officer Darren Wilson's Testimony n.pr/11SlDbc

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Grand Jury's Decision In Michael Brown Case Will Be Announced Monday

Nov 25, 2014

We'll discuss the Ferguson grand jury decision and the response on The Joy Cardin Show on Tuesday from 7-8am. fb.me/3tXLsYDB4

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At Vandalized Ferguson Businesses, Anger And Tears

npr.org — Residents and business owners in Ferguson, Mo., awoke Tuesday morning to assess the damage done to their neighborhoods. In the aftermath of the grand jury's decision Monday night not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, many business were vandalized and some were destroyed.
Nov 26, 2014

Excellent reporting from the busted-up business of Ferguson. "What about their Thanksgiving?" -- from @radiomirage n.pr/1ts00E5

As Ebola Ping-Pongs In Liberia, Cases Disappear Into The Jungle

npr.org — There's a new phase of Ebola in Liberia. Epidemiologists call it ping-ponging. Back in March, the disease was found in the rural areas. Then as people came to the capital to seek care, it started growing exponentially there. Now, some sick people are going back to their villages, and the disease has ping-ponged to the rural areas again.
Nov 25, 2014

.@kellymcevers treks 8 hours (roundtrip) through the Liberian jungle to report on the challenges of rural Ebola cases n.pr/11Qw7Xy

Nov 25, 2014

Via @nprnews: As Ebola Pingpongs In Liberia, Cases Disappear Into The Jungle n.pr/11Qw7Xy

Nov 25, 2014

Great story from @kellymcevers on hunting ebola in the jungle @npr npr.org/blogs/goatsand… (but what is goats and soda?!)

Nov 25, 2014

RT @nathandeuel: With emotion, I share the first big foreign report from @kellymcevers since she left Syria. From the ebola jungle: npr.org/blogs/goatsand…

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A Calmer Night In Ferguson, Mo., Amid Increased National Guard Presence

npr.org — Police in Ferguson, Mo., made 44 arrests after another night of protests - these much calmer than the unrest that erupted after a grand jury's decision Monday to decline to charge officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. As we told you Tuesday, Gov.
Nov 26, 2014

Calmer night In Ferguson, Increased National Guard presence n.pr/11uh6ux

At Vandalized Ferguson Businesses, Anger And Tears

npr.org — Residents and business owners in Ferguson, Mo., awoke Tuesday morning to assess the damage done to their neighborhoods. In the aftermath of the grand jury's decision Monday night not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, many business were vandalized and some were destroyed.

Dog Follows Athletes Through Mud And Water, And Melts Hearts

npr.org — After a stray dog in Ecuador met a team of Swedish adventure athletes, he grew so attached to the squad that he ran for miles and swam along to keep up with them. Now Arthur the dog is world-famous - and it all started with a meatball.

Box Of Love Letters Reveals Grandfather Didn't Escape WWII With 'Everyone'

npr.org — Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind Hardcover, 386 pages | purchase Karl Wildman was the hero of his family - he escaped Vienna at the start of World War II and became a successful doctor in the United States.

Pandora's New Deal: Different Pay, Different Play

npr.org — The Internet radio service Pandora made its name by creating personalized stations using tools such as "like" and "dislike" buttons for listeners. But a deal between Pandora and a group of record labels has raised concerns that the company is favoring certain songs over others because it's paying the musicians behind those songs a smaller royalty.
Nov 26, 2014

When music labels take discounts on royalties from @pandora is that payola? From @MorningEdition npr.org/2014/11/26/366…

In Pakistan, A Self-Styled Teacher Holds Class for 150 In A Cowshed

npr.org — Every day, shortly after breakfast, more than 150 noisy and eager-eyed kids, coated in dust from top to toe, troop into a mud cowshed in a sun-baked village among the cotton fields of southern Pakistan. The shed is no larger than the average American garage; the boys and girls squeeze together, knee-to-knee, on the dirt floor.
Nov 26, 2014

A principal in Larkana runs a website that publishes photos of absentee teachers in the hope this will shame them. npr.org/blogs/goatsand…

Nov 26, 2014

An Amazing Story: In #Pakistan, A Self-Styled, 20-Year-Old Female Teacher Holds Class For 150 In A Cowshed n.pr/1zAjWKl

Nov 25, 2014

You should know who 20-year-old Aansoo Kohli is. She’s trying to teach 150 children in her village. In a cowshed. npr.org/blogs/goatsand…

The American Origins Of The Not-So-Traditional Celtic Knot Tattoo

npr.org — What is the most cliche tattoo you can think of? Chinese characters? A tribal armband? How about a Celtic knot? Those interlocking lines that look like ropes or basket weaving. Last week I was in Ireland and decided to investigate the roots of this trend.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @CoreyFlintoff: Via @nprnews: The American Origins Of The Not-So-Traditional Celtic Knot Tattoo n.pr/1trMu3v @arishapiro deflates a tat myth.

Nov 26, 2014

RT @CoreyFlintoff: Via @nprnews: The American Origins Of The Not-So-Traditional Celtic Knot Tattoo n.pr/1trMu3v @arishapiro deflates a tat myth.

Nov 26, 2014

Via @nprnews: The American Origins Of The Not-So-Traditional Celtic Knot Tattoo n.pr/1trMu3v @arishapiro deflates a tat myth.

Nov 25, 2014

The first of my Ireland stories is about to air on @npratc. It's, um, not exactly what you'd call hard news. n.pr/1uUKIx9

Wilson Describes Confrontation With Brown In ABC Interview

npr.org — Adding his voice to the mounds of grand jury evidence that were released Monday night by St. Louis County, Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who killed Michael Brown, is telling his side of the story. Wilson says he has "a clean conscience" about the shooting; he also says he's sorry for the loss of life.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @nprnews: Wilson Describes Confrontation With Brown In ABC Interview n.pr/1Cd1ZXd

Nov 25, 2014

RT @nprnews: Wilson Describes Confrontation With Brown In ABC Interview n.pr/1Cd1ZXd

Amid Violence, Iraq Fractures Again Along Religious Lines

npr.org — The shrine of Imam Ali in the Iraqi city of Najaf is a vast gold-domed edifice, where Shiite Muslims from all over the world gather to pray. But just a few minutes drive away, are travelers of a different, shabbier kind. A long row of cinderblock and sheet metal buildings is draped in bright flags with religious slogans.
Nov 26, 2014

Via @nprnews: Amid Violence, Iraq Fractures Again Along Religious Lines n.pr/1trAsa8 @AliceFordham on the unending conflict.

Nov 26, 2014

RT @larrykaplow: A return home for Iraq's Shiites from Mosul is a 4-Inshallah prospect. By @AliceFordham @npratc n.pr/1trArTU

Nov 26, 2014

RT @larrykaplow: A return home for Iraq's Shiites from Mosul is a 4-Inshallah prospect. By @AliceFordham @npratc n.pr/1trArTU

How Can Vultures Eat Rotten Roadkill And Survive?

npr.org — You might wonder why 48 million Americans get food poisoning every year, yet there are some animals that seem to be immune from even the nastiest germs. We're talking here about vultures, which feast on rotting flesh that is chockablock full of bacteria that would be deadly to human beings.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @darrenpauli: How can vultures eat rotten roadkill and survive? Acid, mostly. cc @theregister npr.org/blogs/health/2…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @edyong209: OK, I'm really annoyed by the vulture microbiome study now. This is bullshit - the report & the scientists' comments http://…

Nov 25, 2014

OK, I'm really annoyed by the vulture microbiome study now. This is bullshit - the report & the scientists' comments npr.org/blogs/health/2…

Nov 25, 2014

NPR's @rrichardh asks and answers: 'How Can Vultures Eat Rotten Roadkill And Survive?' n.pr/1tryyGL He should study my dogs next.