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When he was 11, Damon Weaver landed an interview with then-President Obama. Weaver questioned the president about his education policies and suggested French fries and mangoes for school lunches.
When he was 11, Damon Weaver landed an interview with then-President Obama. Weaver questioned the president about his education policies and suggested French fries and mangoes for school lunches.
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An experimental device that turns thoughts into text has helped a man who's paralyzed to type sentences on a computer screen by imagining that he's writing letters on a sheet of paper.

Researchers say he was able to type about 90 characters per minute.
An experimental device that turns thoughts into text has helped a man who's paralyzed to type sentences on a computer screen by imagining that he's writing letters on a sheet of paper.

Researchers say he was able to type about 90 characters per minute.
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In the past decade, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have made a quiet and dramatic change: A shift away from "no-tolerance policing" means officers are making far fewer arrests.

The decline there is 46%, more than double the national average. @WFAE
In the past decade, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have made a quiet and dramatic change: A shift away from "no-tolerance policing" means officers are making far fewer arrests. 

The decline there is 46%, more than double the national average. @WFAE
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Paris has always protected its booksellers. Small shops qualify for subsidies. And rents are stabilized in pricey areas of the city. Still, the city has lost nearly 30% of its hundreds of bookshops in the last two decades, according to one survey.
Paris has always protected its booksellers. Small shops qualify for subsidies. And rents are stabilized in pricey areas of the city. Still, the city has lost nearly 30% of its hundreds of bookshops in the last two decades, according to one survey.
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A NASA mission had a brilliant upshot for nighttime viewers on Sunday: East Coasters saw vapor clouds glowing above — and have the pictures to prove it.
A NASA mission had a brilliant upshot for nighttime viewers on Sunday: East Coasters saw vapor clouds glowing above — and have the pictures to prove it.
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“I understand why the CDC came to its latest recommendation to relax mask policy,” Kaivan Shroff writes for @WBUR. “Still, the sad reality is that not everyone in this country was willing to do their part during this pandemic.”
“I understand why the CDC came to its latest recommendation to relax mask policy,” Kaivan Shroff writes for @WBUR. “Still, the sad reality is that not everyone in this country was willing to do their part during this pandemic.”
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A significant portion of respondents of multiple races said they were unaware of an increase in hate crimes and racism against Asian Americans over the past year.
A significant portion of respondents of multiple races said they were unaware of an increase in hate crimes and racism against Asian Americans over the past year.
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We asked nonnative English speakers to share encounters where English speakers made them feel that their English didn't measure up.
We asked nonnative English speakers to share encounters where English speakers made them feel that their English didn't measure up.
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Author David Robertson says he wrote the children's picture book to educate readers and to help dispel stereotypes and myths about life in an Indigenous community.
Author David Robertson says he wrote the children's picture book to educate readers and to help dispel stereotypes and myths about life in an Indigenous community.
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"There's no more thrilling, exciting moment in our lives than when we are young and just — get out of my way. I'm coming out, world! And those movies represented that to a lot of people," says iconic '80s actor Andrew McCarthy.
"There's no more thrilling, exciting moment in our lives than when we are young and just — get out of my way. I'm coming out, world! And those movies represented that to a lot of people," says iconic '80s actor Andrew McCarthy.
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U.N. Secretary General António Guterres expressed concerns that if a cease-fire isn't reached soon, violence will continue and the situation will spiral out of control.
U.N. Secretary General António Guterres expressed concerns that if a cease-fire isn't reached soon, violence will continue and the situation will spiral out of control.
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With each new scandal involving law enforcement, police officials tell the public, “We’re investigating.” But what really happens inside those internal investigations that promise accountability? Introducing On Our Watch, a new podcast from @KQED and NPR.
With each new scandal involving law enforcement, police officials tell the public, “We’re investigating.” But what really happens inside those internal investigations that promise accountability? Introducing On Our Watch, a new podcast from @KQED and NPR.
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Tanitoluwa Adewumi began playing chess while his family was living in a homeless shelter after fleeing persecution by Boko Haram in Nigeria.

Three years later, at the age of 10, he's become one of the U.S.'s youngest chess masters — and he's not done yet.
Tanitoluwa Adewumi began playing chess while his family was living in a homeless shelter after fleeing persecution by Boko Haram in Nigeria.

Three years later, at the age of 10, he's become one of the U.S.'s youngest chess masters — and he's not done yet.
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When we bring meaning to our leisure time, like we can through hobbies, it helps improve our mental health.
When we bring meaning to our leisure time, like we can through hobbies, it helps improve our mental health.
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Israel's airstrikes continued as Hamas militants fired more rockets into Israel, marking the seventh day of violence. Three buildings in Gaza collapsed and dozens of people were killed in the deadliest single attack since the latest fighting began.
Israel's airstrikes continued as Hamas militants fired more rockets into Israel, marking the seventh day of violence. Three buildings in Gaza collapsed and dozens of people were killed in the deadliest single attack since the latest fighting began.
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Should the kind of gas lines seen this past week occur again, they would signal trouble of the direst kind for any president. President Biden, with his stated commitment to move away from fossil fuels as fast as possible, would be especially vulnerable.
Should the kind of gas lines seen this past week occur again, they would signal trouble of the direst kind for any president. President Biden, with his stated commitment to move away from fossil fuels as fast as possible, would be especially vulnerable.
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Some experts warn that complex home-based medical care is on a collision course with climate change, as severe weather events become more frequent nationwide.
Some experts warn that complex home-based medical care is on a collision course with climate change, as severe weather events become more frequent nationwide.
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"The thought of those kids leaving our museum and having the first thing they see is the undergarments and underwear of this enormous Marilyn sculpture would be highly offensive," Louis Grachos, head of the Palm Springs Art Museum, told the city council.
"The thought of those kids leaving our museum and having the first thing they see is the undergarments and underwear of this enormous Marilyn sculpture would be highly offensive," Louis Grachos, head of the Palm Springs Art Museum, told the city council.
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"We were basically telling people what percentage of our church had been vaccinated every week," says J.P. Conway, who preaches at the Acklen Avenue Church of Christ in Nashville. "So that was an indirect way of saying, 'We think you should all do this.' "
"We were basically telling people what percentage of our church had been vaccinated every week," says J.P. Conway, who preaches at the Acklen Avenue Church of Christ in Nashville. "So that was an indirect way of saying, 'We think you should all do this.' "
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"Amongst African American officers, the conversation in regards to the Chauvin trial — we're hopeful," says one current officer.
"Amongst African American officers, the conversation in regards to the Chauvin trial — we're hopeful," says one current officer.
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