Itâ€™s down to the wire at Wimbledon, the menâ€™s finals are on Sunday, the womenâ€™s on Saturday. And some of the biggest names will not be participating, because there have been a lot of upsetsâ€”Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova all lost in the early rounds. These upsets had linguist Ben Zimmer thinking about the use of the word â€śupset.â€ť
And that got him thinking about a horse race in 1919.
For many folks at NPR, our recent headquarters move was a first-time experience. But for others this wasn't the first time they've packed up their work spaces while sticking with the ever-present daily news and production deadlines.
We assigned our trusty interns to document the feeling of watching fireworks on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. They focused on the crowd's reactions while basking in the warm glow of the display. The images capture the gasps and sheer amazement from spectators of all ages.
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