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'Paradise Lost': How The Apple Became The Forbidden Fruit
Some 350 years ago, Milton's epic chronicled the Fall of Man, wrought by the red fruit. Except that it might've been a fig or peach or pear. An ancient Roman made a pun – and the apple myth was born.
President Trump's First 100 Days, In Photos
As President Donald Trump crosses the 100-day marker this weekend, photographer Gabriella Demczuk explores some of the major events that have transpired in the White House and on Capitol Hill.
The Surprising Wishes Of India's Sex Workers
A researcher found that some of them don't want to be "rescued." And that in one community, sex work is a traditional occupation for married women.
What We Learned About The Mood Of Trump's Tweets
How angry or happy were President Trump's tweets during his first 100 days? This last week was not a particularly positive one, according to a sentiment analysis.
4 Years After Rana Plaza Tragedy, What's Changed For Bangladeshi Garment Workers?
Four years after the deadliest garment factory disaster, a new report by Human Rights Watch finds that many global apparel companies have not signed a transparency pledge regarding its supply chains.
Alaska Guessing Game Provides Climate Change Record
Months behind the rest of the country, spring is advancing across Alaska. And a contest that has residents guess the date of river ice breakup is showing a trend toward earlier and earlier melt.
A Trauma Nurse Reflects On 'Compassion Fatigue'
Years of treating grievously injured people starts to wear on a person. a trauma nurse in Minneapolis says. She explores "compassion fatigue" in a semi-autobiographical poem.
Being A Guinea Pig For Science Can Be A Long, Slow Slog
Brandie Jefferson volunteered for a clinical trial to see if intermittent fasting can help treat multiple sclerosis. Five months in, she realizes that this study won't answer that question.
Dozens Hospitalized, Several Killed As Tornadoes Hit East Texas
Pictures show destroyed buildings and flipped cars after a tornado hit the small east Texas city of Canton. The National Weather Service reported multiple tornadoes Saturday in northeast Texas.
Trump's Absence Loomed Large At Annual White House Correspondents' Dinner
The gathering of D.C. journalists, which had been a top draw for Hollywood celebrities during the Obama administration, took on a different air this year as the new president decided not to attend.
Trump Holds Rally In Pennsylvania As Journalists Gather At Annual D.C. Dinner
On his 100th day in office, President Trump opted to hold a "Make America Great Again" rally instead of attending the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington.
U.S. Service Member Dies In Blast Outside Mosul
Saturday's death is the second American fatality since the Mosul operation to drive out ISIS began.
Journalists Reflect On What They've Learned During Trump's First 100 Days
NPR's Mara Liasson and The Washington Post's Robert Costa speak about covering the Trump administration during President Trump's first 100 days.
Washington Attorney General Says Travel Ban Will Probably Go To SCOTUS
The state of Washington's Attorney General Bob Ferguson played a part in President Trump's first travel ban being blocked. He now talks about the first 100 days in office and Trump's travel ban.
Ambassador Says, So Far, Trump Administration Is A 'Reassertion Of America Power'
Ambassador Dennis Ross of the Washington Institute discusses the Trump administration's foreign policy in the first 100 days and how it compares to previous presidents.