More than 100 Haitians were rescued this week after their crowded sailboat capsized. At least 30 more were reported dead. U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images

Crossing The Sea For Freedom A Familiar Story For Americans

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/247839331/247915931" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The first family watches John F. Kennedy's funeral procession in Washington, D.C., three days after the president was assassinated in Dallas. AP hide caption

toggle caption AP

After Kennedy's Death, Wife Jacqueline Embodied Grace

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/246756818/246872395" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

On the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Museum and Foundation is inviting anyone to submit their own 272-word essay. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Lincoln's 272 Words, A Model Of Brevity For Modern Times

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/242413050/242536038" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Pew Internet and American Life Project survey also found 23 percent of online daters found a spouse or long-term partner that way. iStockphoto.com hide caption

toggle caption iStockphoto.com

Modern Love Is More About Algorithms Than 'Witchcraft'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/240943922/240954480" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Absolut's new vodka features crowd-sourced artwork. hide caption

toggle caption

How Do You Flavor A Vodka Called 'Chicago'?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/237001302/237545047" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

An Ohio judge ruled that Donald Miller is legally dead — despite the fact that he is very much alive. iStockphoto.com hide caption

toggle caption iStockphoto.com

Judge: 'You're Still Deceased As Far As The Law Is Concerned'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/232247035/232621978" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The government shutdown began Tuesday, after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill. Brendan Smialowski /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Brendan Smialowski /AFP/Getty Images

Congress, Consider 'Courage' As Shutdown Wears On

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/229256474/229472236" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Dr. Seuss Suited For The Senate; Shakespeare, Not So Much

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/226842358/227117986" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Ernest Hemingway, shown here in 1939. AP hide caption

toggle caption AP

Hemingway's Rejected Early Work Is Fit To Print After All

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/224528335/224715906" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

As NPR's Scott Simon observes, a lot of tattoo parlors' business comes from walk-in clients "who want to leave with a dragon on their shoulder." That's the case whether the tattoo shop is in Washington, D.C., or — as in this image — in Sao Paulo. Micael Tattoo Faccio/Flickr hide caption

toggle caption Micael Tattoo Faccio/Flickr

D.C. Wants To Make Sure You Truly Want That Tattoo

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/222125825/222390704" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Leo del Aguila (from left), Vesa Gashi, Scott Simon, Erblin Mehmetaj and Shawn Fox in 1999 in a housing complex in Pristina. Del Aguila, Simon and Fox were covering the Kosovo conflict for NPR; the children lived in the war-stricken area. Courtesy of Erblin Mehmetaj hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of Erblin Mehmetaj

When Weighing Intervention In Syria, Consider The Children

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/219702819/219963321" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

What if we're all from Mars? AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption AFP/Getty Images

If Life Traveled From Mars To Earth On A Rock, Who Are We?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/217236697/217511063" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Many of Elmore Leonard's stories have been adapted for the screen, from the movie Get Shorty to the TV show, Justified. Vince Bucci/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Vince Bucci/Getty Images

Remembering Elmore Leonard, A Writer Who Hated Literature

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/214864797/215097241" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

If the 325 lines from Thomas Kyd's play The Spanish Tragedy become accepted as William Shakespeare's work, it will be the first time new work has been added to Shakespeare's canon since Edward III was acknowledged as his in the 1990s. Library of Congress hide caption

toggle caption Library of Congress

Might Bad Handwriting Lead To 'Lend Me Your Beers'?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/212663535/212872497" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Courtesy of the Simon family

'Three Jewish Husbands, But No Guilt': My Mother's Wisdom

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/208534046/208543512" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript