The new champion came in second last year in the annual contest put on by Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs, besting eight-time champ Joey "Jaws" Chestnut by 2 dogs.
He invented the pompom and the iconic "Herkie jump" that remains a staple of cheering squads to this day. And his National Cheerleading Association trains 150,000 cheerleaders a year.
During the World Wars of the 20th century, librarians played a role worth remembering.
When the U.S. reopens its embassy in Havana, it will increase its staff. That should mean more help for American businesses hoping to gain a foothold on the Communist island.
How do they get the brilliant sparks of red, white and blue in fireworks displays? NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with Harry Gilliam, founder of Skylighter, a supplier for pyrotechnics in Round Hill, Va.
Visitors to the White House will now have something besides their memory to rely on when recounting their visit. That's because a 40-year-ban on photography during public tours has been lifted.
In compiling a database of fatal police shootings, The Washington Post took an extra step — finding details about the mental health of the deceased. Reporter Kimberly Kindy relates what she learned.
Thousands of refugees escaped Vietnam after Saigon fell in 1975. Some recently returned to the site of their former refugee camp for a 40-year reunion — including the mother of NPR's Hansi Lo Wang.
Former president Jimmy Carter was one of the youngest ex-presidents ever when he left office in 1981. His new memoir, A Full Life, looks back at his years of public service, in and out of office.
When cops in Los Angeles encounter people who may be mentally ill, there's a specialized unit that can offer help on the spot.
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Borrowing techniques from mixed martial arts, the U.S. Army combatives program helps military personnel improve their hand-to-hand combat abilities. Reporter Zachariah Hughes visited a military base in Alaska and found that some soldiers believe practicing this violent skill is a way to heal unseen wounds.
If you’re an NBA GM trying to lure a top free agent, how do you land him? Pat Riley laid out all of his championship rings for LeBron James. The Magic got help from Tiger Woods to woo Tim Duncan. ESPN’s Arash Markazi joins Bill Littlefield to share some of the NBA’s most interesting free-agency pitches.