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NPR's Jackie Northam was a freelance reporter based in Kenya when the Rwandan genocide erupted. In this essay, she recalls covering those terrible events and trying to make sense of them afterwards.
April 10, 2014
People in the region cling to the decaying world they're familiar with — and think they would have a more secure future with post-Soviet Russia than with Ukraine in the "capitalist" EU.
April 10, 2014
More and more women are deciding to have double mastectomies when they are diagnosed with breast cancer. TV host Samantha Harris is just the latest. But it's not the right choice for everyone.
April 09, 2014
The developed part of Europe is perking up, but the other part of the continent is anything but steady these days, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank say.
April 09, 2014
As companies scramble to patch a bug that exposed much of the Internet for two years, you can protect yourself by practicing some good Web hygiene.
April 09, 2014
The country's move to require animals to be stunned before being killed is seen by some as an affront to religious methods of slaughter. But now Jews and Muslims are working together to protest it.
April 09, 2014
The federal government just listed the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species, but states are pushing back hard, saying that restrictions could negatively impact a number of industries.
April 09, 2014
Pro-Russian demonstrations have led to standoffs in three Ukrainian cities. The confrontation is considered especially dangerous in Luhansk, where protesters took over a building filled with weapons.
April 09, 2014
A video of married Rep. Vance McAllister in a passionate embrace with a co-worker has put his job in peril. In a prudent move, he decided against pursuing an FBI investigation into who leaked it.
April 09, 2014
The bureau is seeking a 30-something black male who writes stickup notes with "proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation."
April 09, 2014
President Obama is traveling to Fort Hood, Texas, on Wednesday to attend the memorial service for those killed in last week's shooting.
April 09, 2014
Comcast and Time Warner executives ran into stiff opposition as they pitched their proposed merger to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The deal would give the combined company a large share of both pay TV and broadband internet service markets. In both cases, lawmakers wanted to know how consumers would be affected.
April 09, 2014
House Republicans want former IRS official Lois Lerner prosecuted for allegedly revealing information about one of their most powerful outside groups, Crossroads GPS.
April 09, 2014
Police say that 20 people were injured — some of them critically — during a knife attack at a suburban high school outside Pittsburgh. A 16-year-old boy is in custody following the attack.
April 09, 2014
Toyota is recalling 6.4 million vehicles due to defects. The recall comes at a time of heightened scrutiny of automakers, only weeks after Toyota agreed to a $1.2 billion settlement with the U.S. government for misleading consumers.
April 09, 2014
Physicians and health data specialists caution that the information can be easily misconstrued. Some cancer doctors receive payments that cover the cost of expensive drugs for patients.
April 09, 2014
If you know Ciroc and Patron, you may well be listening to a lot of songs that name-check brand-name alcohol. And if you're a teenager, you may be binge drinking a lot more, researchers say.
April 09, 2014
For the second time in five years, President Obama delivered a message of resilience and service at a memorial service for slain soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas.
April 09, 2014
Dangerous and impolite: This little guy triggers food poisoning in people by biting off chunks of intestine, chewing on them for a bit ... and then spitting them out.
April 09, 2014
The House Ways and Means Committee voted to send the Justice Department a criminal referral over what they said was the former IRS official's "extreme bias."
April 09, 2014

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