The cherry blossoms are finally in bloom in Washington, D.C., and what better way to celebrate these beautiful Japanese gifts than with a haiku? Our callout on Facebook and Twitter yielded hundreds of spring haiku submissions. With the help of Ellen Compton, Roberta Beary and Kristen Deming of the Haiku Society of America, we selected 20 and made videos inspired by the top three.
On the Thailand/Myanmar border, health officials fear an emerging strain of drug-resistant malaria will spread from southeast Asia and eventually to Africa. If that happens, health officials say, millions could die of the disease. Photos by Ben de la Cruz / NPR. Video by Ben de la Cruz and Jason Beaubien / NPR
Be sure to check out the whole Malaria series including photos, video and animation: Malaria Pushing Back