Tamia Harris

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'Mexico's war on drugs is one big lie'

During January 2011, Anabel Hernández's extended family held a party at a favourite cafe in the north of Mexico City. The gathering was to celebrate the birthday of Anabel's niece. As one of the country's leading journalists who rarely allows herself time off, she was especially happy because "the …

Most of Atlantic City violence can be tied to gangs

Floyd Tally was looking for a family.<p>He was only 16 when his mother died in 1986, leaving him as the surviving name on their lease in Back Maryland’s …

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Sometimes it feels incredibly good to weep along with the plot. Here, a few novels and memoirs to dig into with a box of tissues by your side.<p>The …

The Ultimate Backseat Bookshelf: 100 Must-Reads For Kids 9-14

As we enter the last stretch of summer before school starts again, we present our big annual book list — and this year, we're focusing on great reads for kids.<p>Back in June, NPR's Backseat Book Club — our book club for young readers — asked you, the NPR audience, to nominate your favorite books for …

Khaled Hosseini on Workshops, Editors, and Calling Yourself a Writer

We first met Khaled Hosseini when I joined the San Francisco Writers Workshop. Listening to him read his work week after week, it was clear he was a writer of amazing talent. Plus, he was a doctor and incredibly handsome. You kind of wanted to hate the guy, except for the fact that he was just too …

Bite Size Strawberry Shortcakes

As long as you have fresh strawberries, you can never go wrong with making a strawberry shortcake for dessert. But strawberry shortcakes can get a …

Suspect in Custody But Teen Alexis Murphy Still Missing

As classmates of Alexis Murphy head back to school today, the missing high school senior's mother made an emotional plea for her daughter's return.<p>"I …

Nurse Suspected of Killing Up to 46 Kids Set to Leave Prison

A nurse convicted in 1984 of killing an infant and suspected of murdering dozens more will be released from prison without completing her 99 year …

ESSENCE Poll: Should Tennessee Mom Be Allowed to Name Her Son “Messiah”? | Essence.com

A judge has taken it upon herself to tell Tennessee mom Jaleesa Martin and baby's father that the name they chose for their son just won't …

4-year-old girl the latest in a string of children shot recently in Chicago

As bullets started pelting the car that they were riding in Sunday night, Javier Rosario says he and his best friend both quickly covered his 4-year-old sister in the back seat to try to shield her from the gunfire.<p>But Shyla Rivera was still hit in the right thigh, becoming the latest youthful face …

Sheriff says Calif. teen was victim under extreme duress

Hannah Anderson is reunited with father after FBI kills her abductor in Idaho wilderness.<p>A California teen who was rescued and her abductor shot in Idaho was "under extreme duress'' throughout her ordeal and unaware of her mother and brother's deaths, San Diego's sheriff said Monday.<p>Sheriff Bill …