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The rebel group that abducted nearly 300 girls in April has captured the town where they were taken, dashing faint hopes that a cease-fire deal with the government could still be salvaged.
November 15, 2014
President Obama and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper were among those who gave the Russian leader an earful over Moscow's involvement in Ukraine.
November 15, 2014
Young girls and boys take a little trip into the future of matrimony.
November 15, 2014
Three student activists, including Alex Chow, were stopped at the airport as they sought to board a flight in hopes of meeting with Chinese leaders.
November 15, 2014
The 77-year-old comic actor is weathering new allegations by a former Cosby Show actress who says he drugged and raped her in 1985.
November 15, 2014
Army Gen. Martin Dempsey's visit comes as the U.S. prepares to deploy 1,500 military advisors to Iraq.
November 15, 2014
Russia and Ukraine take center stage at the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Moscow correspondent Corey Flintoff about President Putin's possible chilly reception.
November 15, 2014
As China and the U.S. strike a landmark climate change deal, NPR's Scott Simon asks science correspondent Christopher Joyce how effective these climate targets have been historically.
November 15, 2014
Jane Byrne, the first female mayor of Chicago, died at the age of 81. NPR's Scott Simon revisits a conversation from earlier this year with Kathy Byrne, the former mayor's daughter.
November 15, 2014
With tensions rising over a sacred hilltop in Jerusalem, Muslims "defenders" say they are protecting the holy site against Jewish activists. But critics say this is just contributing to the friction.
November 15, 2014
A patient's portion of a health care bill is the result of a complicated equation. But it's simple compared to the variety of deals insurers negotiate with hospitals and doctors.
November 15, 2014
NPR's Scott Simon talks to columnist Megan McArdle of Bloomberg View about what voters really want from the U.S. job market.
November 15, 2014
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said a U.N. proposal for a ceasefire in Aleppo was "worth studying." NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Syrian journalist Zaina Erhaim about the prospects.
November 15, 2014
Thomas Jefferson loved macaroni and cheese so much he brought it home to Virginia from Europe. The American Plate reveals these and other stories behind America's most beloved foods.
November 15, 2014
Backers of the Common Core say it's important for kids to tackle complex texts. Critics argue that reading shouldn't be a struggle for kids. We'll visit one classroom that borrows from both sides.
November 15, 2014
From a Hail Mary pass on the Keystone pipeline aimed at saving Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., to attempts to block White House appointments and executive actions, the next month in Congress could be busy.
November 15, 2014
The president took a stand on net neutrality this week, saying the idea that traffic is treated equally should be protected like a public utility. Critics called it "Obamacare for the Internet."
November 15, 2014
The world of global health is an acronym soup. And the Ebola virus has generated its own list.
November 15, 2014
Backers of the Common Core say it's important for kids to tackle complex texts. Critics argue that reading shouldn't be a struggle for kids. We'll visit one classroom that borrows from both sides.
November 15, 2014
Her up-and-down relationship with the Daleys and their Democratic machine led her into and then out of the top office in Chicago. She was 81.
November 14, 2014

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