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In a cave in Indonesia, archaeologists have uncovered a stunning painting of a hunting party, created some 44,000 years ago. Scientists say it's the oldest known figurative art attributed to early modern humans.

A growing number of initiatives affiliated with religious institutions are seeking to advance their missions of justice by bringing renewable energy to low-income communities.

Jon Dorenbos played in the NFL and may be even more impressive as a magician. But he came to both through tragedy. @OnlyAGameNPR 

How unequal is wealth distribution in the U.S.? In short: very. Federal Reserve data show the top 1% now owns nearly a third of all household wealth in the U.S. — while the bottom 50% of people own 1.9%.

Before "Hamilton," Lin-Manuel Miranda was known for writing the music and lyrics for the award-winning musical "In the Heights." In June, fans will finally get a movie version — starring Hamilton's Anthony Ramos.

Allowing students to talk about controversial topics has the potential to increase civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions that lead to adult civic engagement, two researchers argue. The key is the guidance of a well-prepared and knowledgeable teacher.

Nathan Pyle amassed over 4.7 million Instagram followers in less than a year posting his "Strange Planet" comics about aliens who narrate their everyday lives in a hilariously stilted manner. Now, they're out in book form.

Kristen Bell says being outspoken about her battles with anxiety and depression is "the right thing to do." "Because if any little girls are looking to me saying, 'How is she happy all the time?' They need to know that might not be the truth."

The vice president for Climate and Economics at World Resources Institute said most high-emitting countries were "obstructive." "This reflects how disconnected many national leaders are from the urgency of the science and the demands of their citizens."


Colleen Kraft, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, visited a Texan shelter for migrant children and saw a young girl crying. Staff told her that federal regulations prevented them from touching or holding the child to soothe her.

Christine Blasey Ford is still being harassed, her lawyers say. She's reportedly had to move four times. She's had to pay for a private security detail. And she hasn't been able to return to her job at Palo Alto University.

The NRA acted as a "foreign asset" for Russia in the period leading up to the 2016 election — providing more political access than previously known, a new Senate report finds.

A new report found that school districts that are predominantly white receive $23 billion more than districts that serve mostly students of color.

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JUST IN: The Trump administration is canceling English classes, recreational activities, including soccer, and legal aid for unaccompanied migrant children who are staying in federally-contracted migrant shelters.

The Supreme Court has ruled that immigrants, even those with permanent legal status and asylees, do not have the right to bond hearings — effectively meaning they can be held indefinitely.

The small city of Sandusky, Ohio, has declared Election Day a paid holiday — by swapping it out with Columbus Day.

A new U.N. report argues many of the street protests popping up around the globe are driven by a growing sense that societies are rigged to favor the powerful — and trap the masses in low-wage, dead-end lives.

Economists say Bernie Sanders' and Elizabeth Warren's proposals to free millions of Americans from the burden of student debt could boost the economy in significant ways — and help combat income inequality.