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Understanding The Wild Child, Or 'Nonconformist' Kid

We all knew the "wild child" in school, the one who couldn't sit still during story time, or raise her hand to speak in class. Elizabeth Weil has written a piece for the New Republic, asking if it's the child's fault, or the education system's. She talks with host Michel Martin.

Ray Suarez On Latino Americans: Past Is Prologue?

Over 50 million Latin Americans live in the United States. Host Michel Martin speaks with veteran reporter Ray Suarez about his new book Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped A Nation.

With Summers Out, Will Obama Turn To Yellen For Fed Post?

Financial markets rallied Monday, a day after Lawrence Summers took himself out of the running to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve. Summers had been seen as a front-runner to replace Ben Bernanke, whose term expires in January. Now the focus turns to whether Obama will pick Fed Vice Chairman Janet Yellen to be the first woman to run the central bank.

Whether Facebook Makes You Lonely Depends On How You Use It

A recent study showed Facebook use makes us feel sadder and lonelier, but other studies show the exact opposite. How you engage with the platform explains the difference.

Washington Navy Yard, Site Of Shooting, Has Long History

Located on the banks of the Anacostia River and near the Washington Nationals ballpark in southeast D.C., it is the U.S. Navy's oldest shore facility. Today, it employs about 3,000 people and is home to the command that oversees ship construction, as well as the Judge Advocate General's Corps.


Democrats Dodge New York Family Feud, Mayoral Runoff Averted

Bill Thompson conceded the New York City mayoral primary to Bill de Blasio, assuring that the Democratic Party will avoid what promised to be an acrimonious intraparty runoff.

Why Do We Describe Asian Eyes As 'Almond-Shaped'?

TV personality Julie Chen's recent revelation about getting plastic surgery to make her eyes look "less Chinese" has renewed a long-running discussion about how to describe an Asian person's eyes.

Are Latinos Turning Away From Traditional Media For Information?

NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin hosted a Google+ Hangout on air, focusing on "Emerging Latinos and Innovations."

Several Reported Dead In Shooting At Navy Yard In Washington

NPR's Jennifer Ludden speaks with Steve Inskeep from the scene of Monday's Navy Yard shooting in Washington, D.C.

Attack At The Navy Yard: Latest On The Shootings In D.C.

Eleven victims were killed and several more were injured, authorities say, in what President Obama called a "cowardly act." A gunman is also dead, say police. Meanwhile one person thought to have been a "potential" gunman has been cleared. Another is still being sought.