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After Democrats' pulled off wins in 2017 that were bigger than expected, Republicans and Democrats are wondering what that means for the 2018 midterms.
Nov. 24, 2017
Scientists at NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center are hoping to use virtual reality technology to study space, and Earth, without leaving their offices. Talented high school students are helping.
Nov. 24, 2017
One way to deal with the surging opioid epidemic is to let doctors use telemedicine to remotely prescribe addiction treatment medication. The approach has promise and some drawbacks.
Nov. 24, 2017
"Our thoughts and prayers are with our lost shipmates and their families," said Rear Adm. Marc Dalton, Commander, Task Force 70, according to a U.S. Navy statement.
Nov. 23, 2017
An apparent explosion occurred near where the submarine went missing, with 44 crew members aboard.
Nov. 23, 2017
After 37 years in power, Zimbabwe's President, Robert Mugabe has stepped down. He's been in power for most of journalist Wadzanai Mhute's life. She shares her memories of a pre-Mugabe Zimbabwe, reflections on the years of his rule, and her hopes for her country's future with NPR's Ari Shapiro.
Nov. 23, 2017
Over the past half-century, turkeys have been getting a lot bigger. Due to selective breeding, the average turkey is now twice the size it was in 1960.
Nov. 23, 2017
President Trump thanked U.S. service members who are serving abroad in a video call from Mar-a-Lago today. Ahead of the holiday — the Defense Logistics Agency sent close to 100,000 pounds of turkey and some 30,000 pounds of ham to the region for a Thanksgiving meal.
Nov. 23, 2017
Several hundred undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country illegally all share a goal: they want to join the U.S. Army. Now, two programs that put them on that path are in danger of being killed by the Trump administration. Two young men tell NPR they are hoping to get to basic training before it's too late.
Nov. 23, 2017
Myanmar and Bangladesh say they have signed an agreement to allow the return of Rohingya refugees who fled to Bangladesh. But many Rohingya say they are too scared of violent attacks in Myanmar to return home.
Nov. 23, 2017
Farmers survive by sending food to cities, and when they die their assets often leave just as fast, going to heirs living in urban areas. That financial drain helps accelerate small town decline. So, some states are working systematically to keep a fraction of that outward bound money — billions each year — at home.
Nov. 23, 2017
Years ago, retailers had an unofficial agreement: Black Friday would be the start of the shopping season. Then some stores started opening their doors and offering sales on Thanksgiving Day. That created some conflicts between consumerism and turkey consumption and now the pendulum is swinging back again.
Nov. 23, 2017
The little-known Foreign Agents Registration Act was long considered a joke — until Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller brought his first indictments. Legal observers are asking whether he might take a "toothless" old law and give it new fangs.
Nov. 23, 2017
Russia's president has had a flurry of meetings with leaders from the Middle East and beyond. Critics say he's trying to exploit what the Kremlin sees as inattention from the Trump administration.
Nov. 23, 2017
Ninety miles west of the White House, the National Park Service was selling Trump Wine at Shenandoah National Park — raising questions about Park Service rules and presidential influence.
Nov. 23, 2017
In Mexico, 1 in 5 girls marry before they're 18 — some as young as 11. Unlike the rest of the world, child marriage rates have barely fallen in the last 30 years.
Nov. 23, 2017
A 46-year-old woman in Texas has been charged with mailing explosives to Gov. Greg Abbott and then-President Obama. Authorities say the devices could have seriously injured or even killed someone.
Nov. 23, 2017
The president also said multiple times that the U.S. armed forces were better off under his leadership than under the Obama administration.
Nov. 23, 2017
A comparison of brain tissue from monkeys, chimps and humans suggests that our brains produce the chemical messenger dopamine, which plays a major role in pleasure and rewards, far differently.
Nov. 23, 2017
After Robert Mugabe resigned, Emmerson Mnangagwa returned to his country Thursday and asked "all genuine patriotic Zimbabweans to come together."
Nov. 23, 2017

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