Haunted America 2011
October 28, 2011 As Halloween approaches, scariness is everywhere. From terrorism to unemployment, ominousness is omnipresent. Click on our interactive graphic to see just how spooky the nation has grown.
October 25, 2011 A nation-wide comparison of the Native American child population in state child welfare systems.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry saw his fundraising numbers plummet after his September debate performances.
October 17, 2011 An NPR analysis of contributions week by week found that itemized contributions to Texas Gov. Rick Perry dropped 60 percent during the week following his first appearance in a GOP presidential debate, on Sept. 7. That same week, Romney's itemized contributions went up 50 percent. Compare the candidates' weekly fundraising totals in an interactive graphic.
October 10, 2011 One in every six U.S. residents is now Latino. While the majority of the nation's Hispanics reside in just three states — California, Texas and Florida — the Latino population increased in virtually every state and grew in 2,962 of America's 3,142 counties.
Spooked by a noise, giraffes in northwest Namibia interrupt lunch to look around.
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October 10, 2011 Imagine the U.S. government saying to the people living around Yellowstone, "You know what? All those wild animals in the park — the grizzlies, the bison, the wolves — they belong to you." This is exactly what the government of Namibia has done in a radical experiment to save wildlife — and the people who share their land.
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The World Cafe studios in Philadelphia, PA.
October 3, 2011 After two decades behind the mic, World Cafe host David Dye recounts his 20 favorite interviews and studio sessions, including visits from Adele, Sonny Rollins and Coldplay.
A giant logo of the euro can be seen outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany.
September 15, 2011 The world's major central banks are so worried about Europe's debt crisis that they are moving to shore up eurozone banks. Left unchecked, this crisis could spill over into the U.S. economy. Here's how Europe's troubles could migrate to the U.S. and the rest of the world.
The North Tower of the World Trade Center collapses on Sept. 11, 2001
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September 10, 2011 Some of the most arresting images from Sept. 11 were collected by Life magazine, Magnum and VII.
September 9, 2011 Countless military personnel return from war each year with invisible wounds like post-traumatic stress disorder. A program in Colorado Springs is helping those individuals reintegrate into civilian life.
A giant sign reading "jobs" hangs outside the U.S. Chamber of Commerce building in Washington, D.C.
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September 9, 2011 In the 2012 election cycle, "Job No. 1" for any political candidate will be to lay out persuasive plans for generating more middle-income jobs. Read a summary of proposals by President Obama, some of his Republican challengers, U.S. businesses groups and labor organizations.
September 8, 2011 The two economies, on either side of the Atlantic, are closely linked. Widening European debt troubles are undermining U.S. stock prices and increasing the odds of a global recession. But the problems won't be easy to fix because they're tied to the way the European Union is structured.
Straightjacket, Logansport State Hospital, Ind.
September 4, 2011 More Americans receive mental health treatment in prisons and jails than in hospitals or treatment centers, yet the criminal justice system was never built to handle people with mental illnesses. A judge in Miami-Dade County is trying to prevent those with mental illnesses who have committed minor crimes from ending up in jail.
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On August 19, Jim James of My Morning Jacket pulls a silk rose from the rubble of a house in Tuscaloosa that was destroyed by a tornado in April.
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August 23, 2011 Three months after a tornado devastated the Alabama city, musicians took an emotional tour of Tuscaloosa's neighborhoods and and played a concert to benefit relief efforts.
August 22, 2011 Twelve lawmakers. More than $1 trillion to shave off the deficit. One Thanksgiving deadline. Can they do it? NPR Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving assesses the members of the supercommittee.
Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul, a Texas congressman, reacts after seeing several hundred people show up to see him Wednesday in Concord, N.H.
August 19, 2011 During the last presidential race, the Texas congressman had some of the most fervent supporters in the Republican field, but that didn't translate to electoral success. This year, Paul supporters are disappointed in the lack of coverage after he finished second in the Iowa straw poll.
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