Want a cig? Researcher Lorien Abroms displays a sample Text2Quit message.
(William Atkins/George Washington University)
June 06, 2014

R U Ready To Quit Smoking? Texting Can Help

Smokers who want to quit have all sorts of tools at their disposal: call lines, nicotine patches, medication, friends, doctors. And now, texts.


Lucien (left) and Germaine Rigault lean out of their home in La Cambe, a tiny village in Normandy a short distance from Omaha Beach. The couple, in their 80s, were in La Cambe during the Allied landing on June 6, 1944, and live there still. "We
(Eleanor Beardsley/NPR)
June 06, 2014

70 Years On, A Normandy Village Honors Aging WWII Veterans

Germaine and Lucien Rigault, 86 and 89 years old, respectively, lean out their first-floor window, watching people go by. They were here in the tiny French hamlet of La Cambe on June 6, 1944, the day the Allies invaded Normandy and began the liberation of France and Europe from Nazi control during World War II.


June 05, 2014

Governor Signs CPR/AED Training Bill in Normal

High school students across Illinois will be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of automated external defibrillators (AED) in their health education classes this fall, under terms of legislation signed by Governor Pat Quinn in Normal on Thursday.


June 05, 2014

Legislator Pay: Too Much Or Too Little?

A state senator and candidate for higher office on Thursday sought some attention for giving up a portion of his pay. This comes after Illinois lawmakers — for the first time in years — did not vote to symbolically cut their own pay. This form of salary self-denial has become popular in Illinois, but its roots are much deeper than that.


Don Zimmer before the 1990 All-Star Game
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June 05, 2014

Baseball Man Don Zimmer Dies, Ending An Epic Sports Career

His big-league career began in the 1950s and included the most recent Yankees dynasty. Along the way, the word "beloved" was often attached to his name. Baseball – the players, the fans, seemingly the sport itself – is mourning Don Zimmer today, after he died at age 83 Wednesday.


Chester Nez, one of 29 Navajo Code Talkers whose language skills thwarted the Japanese military in World War II, is shown in a November 2009 photo. Nez died on Wednesday.
(Felicia Fonseca/AP)
June 05, 2014

Last Of The Navajo ‘Code Talkers’ Dies At 93

The last of the Navajo "Code Talkers" who used their native language as the basis of a cipher that confounded the Japanese military during World War II has died at age 93.


Hailey, Idaho: A sign announcing the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl outside Zaney's coffee shop, where Bergdahl worked as a teenager. A rally celebrating his return home has been canceled, after organizers received threats of protests and hate ma
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June 05, 2014

Bergdahl’s Hometown Cancels Celebration Of His Return

The news of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release from five years of captivity had been welcomed as a reason to celebrate in Hailey, Idaho. But organizers of a rally held in Bergdahl's honor while he was a prisoner say they're canceling this year's event, citing backlash over the U.S. deal with the Taliban that freed him.


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