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NPR: The Thinking Behind China’s Quarantines … And (Illegal) Village Blockades

More than a dozen cities in the Chinese province of Hubei are under official lockdown. And some cities and villages are taking...

NPR: Must-Know Vocab For Wuhan Coronavirus: From Droplets To Zoonotic

The world is being flooded with perhaps unfamiliar words and phrases in coverage of the newly discovered coronavirus — starting with the...

NPR: A History Of Quarantines, From Bubonic Plague To Typhoid Mary

China is building a quarantine center on the outskirts of the city of Wuhan, where a newly identified virus has infected many...

BBC: How paper is making a comeback

What do you get if you mix rags, hemp and old fishnets with the bark of a mulberry tree? Mercifully, this isn’t...

VOA: Report: Poorer Nations Squeeze More Out Off Limited School Budgets

Consider the places that best prepare their students for the future and what comes to mind are nations such as Finland and...

NPR: Architect Of CIA’s Torture Program Says It Went Too Far

One of the architects of the CIA's torture program for the accused Sept. 11 terrorists testified Wednesday in a Guantánamo Bay courtroom...

Border walls could have unintended consequences on trade, study finds

Three decades ago, the world was home to fewer than a dozen border walls. Now, their numbers have swelled to more than...

BBC: Auschwitz: How death camp became centre of Nazi Holocaust

On 27 January 1945, Soviet troops cautiously entered Auschwitz. Primo Levi - one of the most famous survivors -...

CNN: The American Dream is much easier to achieve in Canada

If you're born in the United States, having wealthy parents matters a great deal to your chances of success, according to a new report.

NPR: Thinking About Returning To College? A Guide For Taking The Leap

Have you been thinking about going back to college? Perhaps you're looking to change jobs, make more money or simply finish that...

BBC: How a boy from Vietnam became a slave on a UK cannabis farm

It was a horrifying death for the 39 Vietnamese nationals found in the back of a trailer in an industrial park in...

NPR Poll: Majority Of Americans Believe Trump Encourages Election Interference

Weeks before the first votes of the 2020 presidential election, Americans report a high level of concern about how secure that election...

Anouncement

[Urbana] Learn to tap dance this spring

It's never too late to learn to tap dance! Sign up for beginning tap dance classes that...

[Urbana] Free age-friendly kitchen demonstrations!

Urbana Park District-People age 50 and better get the chance to enjoy free cooking demonstrations this winter and spring at the...

[Urbana] Sunday Morning Bird Walks return March 1

Everyone is welcome to our free Sunday Morning Bird Walks at Anita Purves Nature Center beginning March 1. All walks begin...

Ebert Film Fest to feature remastered ‘Cotton Club,’ Farrelly brothers comedy

Francis Ford Coppola’s drama set in Harlem’s legendary Cotton Club during the 1930s – remastered, restored and with added scenes and...