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Two years ago, President Dilma Rousseff canceled a planned state visit after discovering the U.S. was spying on Brazil. Since then, her popularity has nosedived, and so too has Brazil's economy.
June 30, 2015
The court wrapped up on Monday, supporting the use of a controversial drug in executions by lethal injection. The justices also set up cases to be heard next term on affirmative action and abortion.
June 30, 2015
NPR's Frank Langfitt has been giving free taxi rides around Shanghai to learn about the lives of ordinary Chinese. He's decided to stop renting a car and buy one. That's when he met Beer Horse.
June 30, 2015
After filmmaker Christopher Lee died, his death certificate listed him as "female." His friends helped to change the way California law handles the death certificates of transgender people.
June 30, 2015
In a televised address, the governor said he'll ask international creditors to give Puerto Rico easier terms, starting with a delay in payments. He also warned his people of coming budget cuts.
June 29, 2015
The regulation, which retailers and restaurants likely will fight, would mean that all employees earning up to $50,440 a year would be guaranteed overtime pay, up from a the current cap of $23,660.
June 29, 2015
Children who have specific medical problems, like immune system deficiencies, would be exempt from vaccinations as long as they have confirmation from their doctor.
June 29, 2015
Millions listen to services like Spotify and Pandora, but relatively few of them subscribe. Why should they when there are so many free options? The new Apple Music will only be free for 3 months.
June 29, 2015
Greeks have lurched from one crisis to another in recent years and have learned to cope with uncertainty. Still, many are worried about what could happen when Greece fails to make a payment Tuesday.
June 29, 2015
From less-complicated tax filing to reducing uncertainty over medical decisions, the Supreme Court's ruling will have a wide impact on same-sex households. It will also affect corporate policies.
June 29, 2015
Monday's decision from the high court technically only applies to the Clean Air Act's standards on mercury emissions from power plants, but could affect future EPA regulations, legal experts say.
June 29, 2015
This week, Greek will miss a $1.73 billion payment to the International Monetary Fund. The debt crisis has the potential to create financial, economic and geopolitical trouble for Americans.
June 29, 2015
If the Supreme Court refuses to hear the case, the stay will be lifted and a controversial 2013 law will take effect. The law places new requirements on abortion providers.
June 29, 2015
Eons ago, cabbage butterfly larvae and the plants they eat began an evolutionary arms race. The result: "mustard oil bombs" that give the plants, and condiments we make from them, distinctive flavors.
June 29, 2015
The results are coming in for the first medical school candidates who took a revamped exam that includes a wider range of subjects, including psychology and sociology.
June 29, 2015
The court ruled last week that states cannot keep same-sex couples from marrying and must recognize their unions. The ruling was welcomed by many, but there was criticism, too.
June 29, 2015
Some 220 million children under age five do not have a birth certificate. A new U.S. law pledges to support efforts to register girls around the world. Should the law mention boys as well?
June 29, 2015
The media company is ending its relationship with the presidential hopeful after comments he made about Mexican immigrants.
June 29, 2015
A hot bread basket is a tasty way to start off dinner. But all those carbs before the main fare can amp up appetite and spike blood sugar. Saving the carbs for the end of the meal can help avert that.
June 29, 2015
It's expected to be the longest leg of the Solar Impulse's planned around-the-world flight: a trip that will last five days and five nights.
June 29, 2015

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