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Should dietary guidelines consider the environmental effects of our food choices? The government-appointed Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee thinks they should. Congress, however, says no.
December 15, 2014
For some teenagers, parties with alcohol are almost a rite of passage. Surveys show the vast majority of parents in these homes know the alcohol is flowing. Cities are now cracking down on the adults.
December 15, 2014
The Phoenix-based pet store retailer says investors, led by buyout firm BC Partners, have agreed to pay $83 per share in cash to the company for a total of $8.7 billion.
December 15, 2014
Multiple hostages are apparently being held at a Lindt cafe in Sydney, Australia. Several nearby buildings have been evacuated.
December 14, 2014
Sea otters are furry and photogenic, but those aren't the only reasons to save them from extinction. Turns out that just by eating, they can preserve their entire estuarine ecosystems.
December 14, 2014
Every year since 1896, Los Angeles County has buried the cremated remains of people who die in the region, but whose bodies are never claimed. This year, the county buried the remains of 1,489 people.
December 14, 2014
And boy, are his arms tired. Because he's been holding them up so the U.S. police don't attack him. That joke launched Trevor Noah's "Daily Show" gig. He got raves — but a few barbs from fans at home.
December 14, 2014
The former vice president doubled down on his defense of the Bush administration's use of such techniques, calling the Senate's recent report "seriously flawed."
December 14, 2014
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government has rounded up two dozen journalists, television producers and police with close ties to an exiled cleric who is fiercely critical of the government.
December 14, 2014
The newest member of the British royal family is seen in 3 new photos released by his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
December 14, 2014
ITT Technical Institute sought to open high schools around the country, but it's meeting resistance.
December 14, 2014
Laurent Lamothe says he will resign following violent protests in the impoverished Caribbean country. Anti-government demonstrators are angered over a long delay in holding parliamentary elections.
December 14, 2014
Pieces of gravel and dust from a "rock comet" called 3200 Phaethon are still shooting across the sky, dazzling the Earthlings below.
December 14, 2014
Among the 23 new documents released is an interview by police of Dorian Johnson, the young man who was with Michael Brown on the day he was killed by officer Darren Wilson.
December 14, 2014
Billions have been pledged to help rebuild Gaza, but little of that money has arrived yet. But a startup accelerator is drawing interest and crowdfunding from around the region and the world.
December 14, 2014
The victory is seen as a mandate for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic overhaul plan, even as Japan has fallen back into recession in the second half of 2014.
December 14, 2014
The deal is the first-ever to require all nations to reduce emissions, but it doesn't include a mechanism to monitor compliance.
December 14, 2014
Farmers raise millions of goats. But little has been known about how to tell if a goat is doing OK — until now. A new study reveals the signs of a happy ruminant.
December 14, 2014
Tens of thousands gathered in cities across the country Saturday to draw attention to several high profile deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police.
December 14, 2014
The Senate voted late Saturday to pass a bill that will fund the government through the end of the fiscal year. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Mara Liasson about the rare Saturday session.
December 14, 2014

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