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In interview with NPR's Here & Now about his new documentary, Wasted! The Story of Food Waste, the chef drives home the enormity of the problem and the importance of changing our perspective.
Oct. 17, 2017
Rep. Mike Synar, a Democrat, had the National Rifle Association's backing in 1980. But by 1994, his positions had changed, and so had the NRA's. Here's how the group worked to defeat him.
Oct. 17, 2017
Some employers may now opt to claim a religious or moral exemption when it comes to paying for birth control, and women could end up sharing the cost with employers that scale back coverage.
Oct. 17, 2017
There have been decades of progress in the fight against hunger. But the rosy numbers don't tell the whole story.
Oct. 17, 2017
Boeing picked Chicago instead when it was looking for a new headquarters in 2001. This time around, Denver is pitching its quality of life to draw Amazon to build a new headquarters there.
Oct. 17, 2017
Following his acceptance of the Liberty Medal from the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, McCain said U.S. abandonment of global leadership is "unpatriotic."
Oct. 17, 2017
Officials say they are increasingly optimistic that the fires are gradually being extinguished, with two of the largest about 70 percent contained.
Oct. 17, 2017
The wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was nominated in May to represent the United States at the Holy See.
Oct. 16, 2017
Federal authorities say the case is a "glaring reminder" of the dangers of human smuggling across the southern border. The driver is to be sentenced in January.
Oct. 16, 2017
The Hall of Fame coach had been on unpaid administrative leave since last month, after the school was implicated in a federal bribery and fraud investigation.
Oct. 16, 2017
The ousting of a powerful Hollywood producer over multiple abuse allegations prompted women and other assault survivors to proclaim a simple idea: that sexual abuse is common in their lives.
Oct. 16, 2017
Police departments across the country use inexpensive field tests to quickly screen for drugs. But the kits create a lot of room for error — with troubling consequences.
Oct. 16, 2017
The Trump administration is preparing to impose new benchmarks on immigration judges to speed through a backlog of more than 600,000 cases in U.S. immigration courts. But judges warn the change could hurt public confidence and violate the right to due process.
Oct. 16, 2017
The defense phase of the corruption trial of Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., begins on Monday. Prosecutors said Menendez traded government favors with friends in return for a luxurious lifestyle.
Oct. 16, 2017
Gubernatorial elections in Venezuela delivered a majority of seats to the ruling socialists, rocking the opposition and reigniting protests. The opposition cited irregularities in their 17-6 seat loss. Shortages of food and medicine coupled with massive inflation have fueled widespread anger.
Oct. 16, 2017
Ursula Wilder is a CIA psychologist who counsels spies heading to or returning home from hostile environments. But how do you provide mental health services to patients who are professionally trained in the art of deception?
Oct. 16, 2017
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty to "desertion" and "misbehavior before the enemy" for leaving his combat outpost in Afghanistan in 2009. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks to reporter Richard Oppel of The New York Times about why Bergdahl did this and what happens next.
Oct. 16, 2017
Firefighters in California made good progress over the weekend trying to corral several fires as winds calmed. But questions still persist over the warnings given to residents beforehand.
Oct. 16, 2017
Iraqi troops have wrested control of Kirkuk from the Kurds, who have held it for the last three years. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with New York Times reporter David Zucchino about the situation on the ground in Iraq.
Oct. 16, 2017
President Trump held an impromptu news conference with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., at his side on Monday. The two tried to lay to rest reports of discord between them.
Oct. 16, 2017

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