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A Hero For The Arts And Sciences: Upcoming Marvel Covers Promote STEAM Fields

The five covers feature the company's heroes — including Spiderman, Iron Man, and the Hulk — all engaging in activities educators have been trying to promote.

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Television

First-Time Nominations Reveal The Changing Face Of The Emmys

Cuba Gooding Jr., Rami Malek and Constance Zimmer all have one thing in common: this year is the first time each has been nominated for an Emmy. Their nominations hint at deeper changes in television.

First-Time Nominations Reveal The Changing Face Of The Emmys

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This illustration depicts a yellow fever victim in a Jefferson Street home in Memphis. It's from a series of images entitled "The Great Yellow Fever Scourge — Incidents Of Its Horrors In The Most Fatal District Of The Southern States." Bettmann Archive hide caption

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Yellow Fever Timeline: The History Of A Long Misunderstood Disease

An outbreak in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo has raised concerns about the infamous and fearsome disease — once a scourge of the U.S., Panama and Spain.

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Education

University Of Chicago Tells Freshmen It Does Not Support 'Trigger Warnings'

The school informed incoming students in a welcome letter that they will not be shielded from ideas or materials they may find harmful, but it's not barring individual professors from doing so.

University Of Chicago Tells Freshmen It Does Not Support 'Trigger Warnings'

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Movies

'Southside With You': Meet The Actors Who Portray Barack And Michelle Obama

The romantic comedy opened in theaters Friday and is loosely based on President Obama's first date with Michelle Robinson when they were in their 20s, working at the same Chicago law firm.

'Southside With You': Meet The Actors Who Portray Barack And Michelle Obama

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'Stranger Things' Creators On Barb, Eleven And How Glitter Delayed Production

Matt and Ross Duffer discuss Barb's realness, actress Millie Bobby Brown's talent ("It's almost freaky how good she is"), and the quirks of working with child actors.

'Stranger Things' Creators On Barb, Eleven And How Glitter Delayed Production

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World Scrabble champion Wellington Jighere, 33, (right) is one of Nigeria's many masters. His strategy: "When you are expecting me to do the traditional thing, I will just choose to do something that is uncharacteristic." Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR hide caption

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And The No. 1 Scrabble Nation In The World Is ...

Wellington Jighere of Nigeria was crowned world champ last year. He's one of many Nigerians who excel at the game. What's their secret?

And The No. 1 Scrabble Nation In The World Is ...

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In a country where the share of multiracial children has multiplied tenfold in the past 50 years, it's a good time to take stock of our shared vocabulary when it comes to describing Americans like me. Jeannie Phan for NPR hide caption

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All Mixed Up: What Do We Call People Of Multiple Backgrounds?

The share of multiracial children in America has multiplied tenfold in the past 50 years. It's a good time to take stock of our shared vocabulary when it comes to describing Americans like me.

On display at ZooAve Animal Rescue in Alajuela, Costa Rica, Grecia, the chestnut-mandibled toucan, can now eat on its own and sing with the new beak. Grecia was in rehabilitation for months after receiving a 3-D-printed nylon prosthesis. Carrie Kahn/NPR hide caption

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After Losing Half A Beak, Grecia The Toucan Becomes A Symbol Against Abuse

After the famous toucan received a prosthetic replacement, its story has helped spark a national movement against harming animals in Costa Rica, where a new anti-abuse bill is also gaining traction.

After Losing Half A Beak, Grecia The Toucan Becomes A Symbol Against Abuse

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49ers Quarterback Sits Out National Anthem To Protest Oppression Of Minorities

As players rose to stand for the national anthem at the 49ers-Packers game on Friday night, quarterback Colin Kaepernick pointedly remained seated.

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What You Need To Know About The Alt-Right Movement

Hillary Clinton blasted Donald Trump for aligning with the "alt-right." But what exactly is the movement?

What You Need To Know About The Alt-Right Movement

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