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NPR producer Sami Yenigun went on assignment with excitement and trepidation. To protect himself from infection, he did not touch anyone. Yet he was deeply touched by the people he met.
September 10, 2014
Daily smokers are less likely to graduate from high school or college and are at higher risk of suicide, according to an analysis of three long-term studies of teenagers in Australia and New Zealand.
September 10, 2014
Peat the kitten had become the face of the Glenturret Distillery in Scotland. He died this week, apparently after being hit by a car.
September 10, 2014
The prime minister says he'd be "heartbroken" if Scotland voted to separate from the union in a Sept. 18 referendum.
September 10, 2014
The president has spent most of tenure scaling back the U.S. military role in the Middle East. Now he appears poised to broaden an operation that will bring with it substantial risks.
September 10, 2014
The Falls Church, Va.-based private contractor that conducts most of the government's background checks, was the target of a cyberattack last month that breached thousands of personnel files.
September 10, 2014
Attorney General Martha Coakley begins with an advantage in the Democratic state but polling shows a majority views Republican Charlie Baker as a strong enough leader to be an effective governor.
September 10, 2014
He giggled, he swore, he was afraid of Ebola. This summer, he was infected by a patient he treated. Two colleagues remember Dr. Samuel Brisbane's good life — and reflect on the idea of a good death.
September 10, 2014
Petro Poroshenko is offering a bill to grant special status to parts of the country's restive east, but he reiterates that there will be no concession on sovereignty.
September 10, 2014
The secretary of state's visit to Baghdad comes ahead of President Obama's speech to the nation to outline a plan to destroy or degrade the militant group.
September 10, 2014
The council in the Missouri town met Tuesday for the first time since the shooting of Michael Brown. A plan introduced would address one source of tension: heavy collection of court fines and fees.
September 10, 2014
Websites including Foursquare, Netflix and WordPress are taking part in Internet Slowdown Day to make a case for unfettered access to the Internet. The slowdown will only be symbolic, not real.
September 10, 2014
Experts say it's not so much the American people that the president has to convince, but the Middle East leaders he's counting on for help.
September 10, 2014
Candidates on both sides of the aisle have found something they can agree on this campaign season. Ads critical of the treatment of the nation's veterans.
September 10, 2014
Members of Lev Tahor left Canada with trail of allegations of child abuse. Then leaders of the Guatemalan village where they settled asked them to leave. The sect is again looking for a new home.
September 10, 2014
What happens when a shopping mall dies? Often they're turning into medical centers, churches, schools and universities and new suburban downtowns.
September 10, 2014
Officials want to overhaul the state's energy grid. Experts say the plan would help utilities withstand severe weather events, but it would also require a massive re-engineering of the power system.
September 10, 2014
State Treasurer Gina Raimondo, who won the Democratic nomination, will face Cranston GOP Mayor Allan Fung in a heavily Democratic state with a history of electing GOP governors.
September 09, 2014
The Democratic incumbent won his party's nod for a second term, but not without getting bruised by Zephyr Teachout, a little-known foe running to his left.
September 09, 2014
The former Republican senator from Massachusetts will face Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen in November. If Brown wins, he would become only the third U.S. senator to represent more than one state.
September 09, 2014

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