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According to one company that measures air quality, the French capital last week briefly dethroned New Delhi and Beijing as the world's most polluted city.
March 23, 2015
The Texas Republican's early focus will reportedly be fundraising and the caucuses. He faces what's likely to be a crowded Republican field for the 2016 presidential nomination.
March 23, 2015
CEO Elon Musk's decision was prompted by a Twitter follower who asked him why SpaceX had merely placed its images on Flickr and elsewhere with a Creative Commons license.
March 23, 2015
Also, the magazine will publish an outside review of its reporting that resulted in the flawed story about the University of Virginia student who said she was raped during a fraternity party in 2012.
March 23, 2015
DonorsChoose.org replaces classroom bake sales with online crowdfunding.
March 23, 2015
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announced his presidential bid Monday on Twitter. If the early campaign trail is any indication of how 2016 will play out, he'll be exactly who he's always been.
March 23, 2015
Cruz has not been the buzz candidate so far in the GOP's 2016 discussions — nor the media's. In fact, he has seemed at times a bit of a faded rose, a skyrocket that had spent much of its sparkle.
March 23, 2015
Texas issues specialty license plates at the behest of private groups or individuals. At issue before the Supreme Court Monday is whether the state can reject messages that are offensive to some.
March 23, 2015
The former secretary of state is expected to announce her presidential candidacy soon. In recent weeks, she's given speeches to women's groups, pointing to a likely shift in tone from 2008 to 2016.
March 23, 2015
The limit for healthy drinking may be less than you think — one drink a day for women and two for men, according to the CDC. New strategies are aimed at helping heavy drinkers reduce their intake.
March 23, 2015
After a year of Ebola, the virus is largely contained in Liberia. But an already-fragile health care system has been devastated, and crucially important health care workers have died.
March 23, 2015
The year 2020 will be the first time the census will be available online. But the Census Bureau must persuade hard-to-reach groups to take the survey. So they're doing a practice run in Savannah, Ga.
March 23, 2015
R. James George Jr. started his legal career as a clerk for the first African-American Supreme Court justice and once defended rapper Tupac Shakur. But he's also a staunch First Amendment defender.
March 23, 2015
With a midnight tweet, Ted Cruz became the first major candidate to announce he is running for president. But Cruz faces an uphill climb against better-funded and better-known candidates.
March 22, 2015
Iranian-backed Houthi rebels have seized the airport at Taiz, one of the country's largest cities, days after rival al-Qaida fighters consolidated their hold on al-Houtha.
March 22, 2015
Some see the move as a reaction to widespread criticism of the company's push to start candid conversations about race in its stores. But Starbucks says the move had nothing to do with the backlash.
March 22, 2015
After LA police shot and killed an unarmed man in early March, NPR's Kelly McEvers and producer Tom Dreisbach embedded with Skid Row residents and police to learn more about each side of the story.
March 22, 2015
Hundreds of 16- and 17-year-olds are serving time in New York's adult prisons, including Rikers Island. A new proposal would raise the age of criminal responsibility to 18.
March 22, 2015
During more than a half-century as the city-state's leader, Lee helped turn the sleepy British colony into an affluent trading enclave. But he ruled with an iron fist and muzzled critics and rivals.
March 22, 2015
In an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, the Afghan president says most of his country wants U.S. troops to remain. He also says he's determined to make sure ISIS doesn't gain a foothold.
March 22, 2015

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