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The company, which has set limits on the arrangement of private gun sales since 2014, will now prohibit posts about such sales on Facebook and Instagram. Licensed dealers will not be affected.
Jan. 30, 2016
A guided missile destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles of Triton Island on Saturday. It was a challenge to maritime restrictions by China, Taiwan and Vietnam, which all lay claim to the island.
Jan. 30, 2016
In the home stretch before the Iowa caucuses, candidates are stumping hard, after months of fierce campaigning. The races are too close to call, but both Democrats and Republicans are imploring their supporters to get out and caucus on their behalf.
Jan. 30, 2016
A recent report by the Office of Inspector General says male park employees demanded sex and punished those who refused. A note: this story contains descriptions some listeners may find disturbing.
Jan. 30, 2016
Can the spread of the Zika virus be curtailed by eliminating mosquitoes that carry it? Professor Anthony James of UC Irvine discusses the consequences of pesticides to our health and on the ecosystem.
Jan. 30, 2016
Mayor Ed Murray has declared a state of emergency and channeled some one-time funding to more shelter beds. But he's been criticized for ramping up the sweeps of homeless camps at the same time.
Jan. 30, 2016
In Minnesota, 30 mushers will take off with their teams of sled dogs for the 32nd running of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. That's a far cry from the 74 mushers who competed back in 2004.
Jan. 30, 2016
The once-great gambling town has made a deal with New Jersey to turn it's finances around. Christian Hetrick, who's been following the story for the Press in Atlantic City updates Scott Simon.
Jan. 30, 2016
Police in Amsterdam responded in full force to a man singing along to an opera playing in his headphones, because they thought his life was in danger. After kicking in the door, they all had a good laugh.
Jan. 30, 2016
Angelique Kerber beat Serena Williams to win the Australian Open. Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN the magazine tells NPR's Scott Simon how Kerber pulled off her upset, and about a scandal in the NHL.
Jan. 30, 2016
Heidi Cruz has been one of the most visible spouses on the campaign trail this year, appearing alongside her husband, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, and campaigning solo on his behalf.
Jan. 30, 2016
Thousands of refugee children are traveling alone through Europe. A 30-year-old woman helps some who arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos, a main gateway into the European Union for asylum-seekers.
Jan. 30, 2016
The 56-foot boat, packed with more than 100 migrants, sank shortly after departing Turkey. It was heading for the island of Lesbos, just a few miles away.
Jan. 30, 2016
Our experience with the rubella virus, which can cause miscarriages or serious birth defects if a woman gets infected while pregnant, may help scientists figure out how to combat Zika virus.
Jan. 30, 2016
The advice for avoiding Zika virus: Don't get bitten by mosquitoes in countries where the virus is spreading. So which repellents work — and which don't?
Jan. 30, 2016
Chances are good that the Smithsonian will soon add a 'Make America Great Again' hat and a 'Feel the Bern' shirt to its collection of political memorabilia.
Jan. 30, 2016
The death of a teenager in 2012 shocked residents of a small Vermont city to come together and fight its opiate problem. The efforts are paying off.
Jan. 30, 2016
The newest batch of about 1,000 emails released by the State Department includes more memos and observations from Clinton friend Sidney Blumenthal and jokes about Joe Biden abroad in China.
Jan. 29, 2016
Critics say Iowa and New Hampshire aren't demographically representative of the country. And, that's true. So, we've created the Perfect State Index to determine which state is a true microcosm.
Jan. 29, 2016
In Donald Trump's ongoing feud with Megyn Kelly, her looks and attire appeared to matter for some just as much as, if not more than, her mind.
Jan. 29, 2016

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