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Today โ€” April 21st 2019NPR News

'Complete Chaos': Attacks Devastate Sri Lanka, Leave More Than 200 Dead

More than 200 people have been killed in coordinated bombings across Sri Lanka. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro gets the latest on the ground in Colombo from journalist Lisa Fuller.

  • April 21st 2019 at 17:34

For Mongolia's Ice Shooters, Warmer Winters Mean A Shorter Sports Season

By Emily Kwong
A group of Mongolian herdsmen gathers to play musun shagai (ice shooting) on the Tamir river in early March.

This season's final competition, originally scheduled for mid-March, had to be bumped up by two weeks. "The river was already melting," the town's mayor explained.

(Image credit: Claire Harbage/NPR)

  • April 21st 2019 at 15:01

At Least 130 Killed, Hundreds Injured In Sri Lanka Bombings

By Lauren Frayer

At least 130 people have been killed in coordinated bombings in Sri Lanka that targeted luxury hotels and churches, as people gathered for Easter services.

  • April 21st 2019 at 13:46

Sri Lanka Explosions Target Churches and Hotels, Killing More Than 200

By Sasha Ingber
Sri Lankan officials inspect St. Sebastian

Blasts were reported at three churches and three hotels on Easter Sunday. No one has claimed responsibility, but the nation's defense minister says the attacks were the work of religious extremists.

(Image credit: Getty Images)

  • April 21st 2019 at 09:32

When Your Living Room Becomes A 2020 Campaign Stage, 'It's Pretty Surreal'

By Clay Masters
Former Texas Rep. Beto O

With Iowa caucuses still nine months away, candidates in the huge field of Democrats are looking to stand out. One way: show up in voters' homes.

(Image credit: Clay Masters/Iowa Public Radio)

  • April 21st 2019 at 13:00
Yesterday โ€” April 20th 2019NPR News

Yellow Vest Protesters Fueled By Anger Over Notre Dame Funds March In Paris

By Samantha Raphelson
Yellow vest protesters marched — and set fires — Saturday in Paris to remind the government that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn

Protesters set fires in eastern Paris as they marched for the 23rd Saturday in a row. They say the efforts to restore the damaged Notre Dame cathedral are eclipsing their demands.

(Image credit: Francisco Seco/AP)

  • April 20th 2019 at 19:12

Northern Ireland Police Arrest 2 Men In Shooting Death Of Journalist

By Samantha Raphelson
A woman stops to pay her respects Saturday at the scene where 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee was fatally shot in Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Authorities say they arrested an 18- and 19-year-old under the U.K.'s controversial Terrorism Act and took them to the Musgrave Serious Crime Suite, a police station in Belfast.

(Image credit: Brian Lawless/AP)

  • April 20th 2019 at 16:26

The Tell-All Book That Could Trump Them All: The Mueller Report

By Ron Elving
Robert Mueller testifies before Congress in 2013. A redacted version of Mueller

Few authors get to pick who will provide the exclusive first review of their work, and Mueller didn't either. That choice was made by the principal character in the story, the president himself.

(Image credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

  • April 20th 2019 at 16:13

20 Years On, The Background Check System Continues To Miss Dangerous Gun Buyers

By Brakkton Booker
On April 25, 1999, a memorial service for the victims of the Columbine High School shooting Littleton, Colo.

Mere months before the shooting at Columbine High School, the federal government established a background check system to screen gun buyers but shootings haven't waned.

(Image credit: Eric Gay/AP)

  • April 20th 2019 at 12:01

Reach Out: Ways To Help A Loved One At Risk Of Suicide

By Rhitu Chatterjee
Suicide prevention experts and survivors of suicide attempts say the best way to help someone at risk is to start a conversation about suicide and help the person find the right kind of help.

What can you do when you fear someone you know may be considering suicide? It can feel daunting, but suicide prevention experts say we all can help someone at risk by reaching out and showing we care.

(Image credit: Maria Fabrizio for NPR)

  • April 20th 2019 at 16:00

Congress Considers Making College More Accessible To People In Prison

By Elissa Nadworny
Getting A College Education, Behind Bars

A bipartisan group of lawmakers across the House and the Senate introduced a bill that would allow people in prison access to federal Pell grants to pay for college.

(Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR)

  • April 20th 2019 at 16:00

In Korean DMZ, Wildlife Thrives. Some Conservationists Worry Peace Could Disrupt It

By Claire Harbage
The restricted area next to the Koreas

The heavily fortified no man's land separating North and South Korea, largely untouched by humans, has become an ecological niche for the region's flora and fauna, including endangered species.

(Image credit: Claire Harbage/NPR)

  • April 20th 2019 at 15:02

Prison For Forced Addiction Treatment? A Parent's 'Last Resort' Has Consequences

By Deborah Becker
The Massachusetts Alcohol and Substance Abuse Center in Plymouth houses men for court-mandated addiction treatment.

Thousands of Massachusetts residents have been committed to treatment for addiction against their will. Some families say locking up addicts in prison isn't treatment. Others say it saves lives.

(Image credit: Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

  • April 20th 2019 at 13:10

Colombia's Salt Cathedral Is A Marvel Of Architecture And A Popular House Of Worship

By John Otis
The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá is an underground church built inside a salt mine, and made entirely of salt.

On Easter, people will gather to pray in the cathedral, situated 600 feet underground in the Andean mining town of Zipaquirá. It was built in the caverns and tunnels left behind by salt miners.

(Image credit: Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images)

  • April 20th 2019 at 13:10

Opinion: Amid Devastation, Paris Firefighters' Bravery Is An Inspiration

By Scott Simon
Firefighters line up as they wait for French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner outside Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on Tuesday.

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the efforts of the firefighters who rushed into the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris when it caught fire earlier this week.

(Image credit: Christophe Petit Tesson/AP)

  • April 20th 2019 at 13:10

Disciplining Kids Without Yelling: Readers Tell Us Their Tricks

By Michaeleen Doucleff
Illustration of discipline strategies.

Our readers share ways to get your children to listen without raising your voice — sometimes without saying a word.

(Image credit: Malaka Gharib/NPR)

  • April 20th 2019 at 13:00

Police In Northern Ireland Seek Journalist's Killers

By Richard Gonzales
Irish journalist Lyra McKee who was shot and killed during clashes between militant republicans and police in Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Lyra McKee, 29, was a rising star in journalism in Northern Ireland and abroad. Her death was condemned by nearly all political factions there.

(Image credit: McKee family/AP)

  • April 20th 2019 at 02:32
Before yesterdayNPR News

UNC Basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell Resigns After Investigation

By Vanessa Romo
Sylvia Hatchell, who has led the Tar Heels since 1986, did not address the allegations against her or the findings of the independent report.

An 18-day probe into the women's basketball program found the Hall of Fame coach is not racist but did make "racially insensitive" remarks. She also pressured players to play through serious injuries.

(Image credit: Robert Franklin/AP)

  • April 19th 2019 at 21:41

The Mueller Report Is Free To Read, But It's Also A Bestseller

By Laurel Wamsley
A day after the release of the redacted Mueller report, book versions of it occupied the top spots on Amazon

The Mueller report on the 22-month probe into Russia's interference in the 2016 election is now a bestselling book, even though its contents are free and widely available.

(Image credit: Amazon/Screenshot by NPR)

  • April 19th 2019 at 20:56

Amid Opioid Prescriber Crackdown, Health Officials Reach Out To Pain Patients

By Blake Farmer
Gail Gray suffers from degenerative disk disease and takes daily painkillers. Her pharmacist was arrested in a recent federal justice department sting.

After dozens of health care workers were charged with illegally prescribing opioids in Appalachia, local health agencies are trying to make sure chronic pain patients don't fall through the cracks.

(Image credit: Blake Farmer/WPLN)

  • April 19th 2019 at 20:30
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