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The Environmental Protection Agency says that the country's most widely used weedkiller, glyphosate, does not cause cancer. The chemical has been under intense international scrutiny.
Sept. 17, 2016
29-year-old Harry Burkhart was found guilty of setting nearly 50 arson fires in Los Angeles during a four day span over five years ago. But the same jury is deadlocked about his sanity.
Sept. 17, 2016
Correspondents, editors and producers from NPR's newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag.
Sept. 17, 2016
As polls trend in Donald Trump's favor, NPR's Scott Simon assesses the campaign this week with Glenn Thrush, chief political correspondent for Politico.
Sept. 17, 2016
First Lady Michelle Obama used her enormous popularity to campaign for Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday, wooing millennial voters at a campus in northern Virginia.
Sept. 17, 2016
Slate partners with VoteCastr to provide real-time election day projections traditionally embargoed by news organizations. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Slate's editor-in-chief Julia Turner.
Sept. 17, 2016
Immunologist Laura Haynes suggests people over 65 wait until Halloween to get their flu shots, to make sure the immunity lasts through the flu season.
Sept. 17, 2016
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Dr. Michael Jacobson of the Center for Science in the Public Interest about the state of industry-sponsored research and how it might influence medical and policy advice.
Sept. 17, 2016
Fifteen-year-old Rayouf Alhumedhi is on a mission to get a new emoji approved that looks like her: a woman wearing a head scarf.
Sept. 17, 2016
Some TV stars will perform Sophocles' Antigone on stage in Ferguson, Mo., tonight. The ancient Greek drama is expected to resonate with its theme of an individual's struggle against the state.
Sept. 17, 2016
Russians go to the polls Saturday to elect a new Duma. It's been called a rubber-stamp legislature, so why does the Kremlin go through the motions of an election?
Sept. 17, 2016
Cuba has reported only three cases of Zika contracted in the country. The government credits its deployment of soldiers and civilians across the island to destroy mosquito breeding grounds.
Sept. 17, 2016
Donald Trump has been repeating the phrase "One people under one God." Critics say it could be interpreted as running counter to the American tradition of religious freedom.
Sept. 17, 2016
A photo in Washington's new African-American history museum brings back a forgotten chapter of the civil rights era: the jailing in a Georgia stockade of young black girls who protested segregation.
Sept. 17, 2016
You can probably guess what a former deputy director of the National Security Agency thinks of the new biopic on Edward Snowden.
Sept. 17, 2016
For a decade, a white woman named Cathy Lanier served as chief of police in majority-black Washington, D.C. As she heads for a new post at the NFL, we consider the impact women have had in policing.
Sept. 17, 2016
It's a country of booming urban centers and poor and lawless rural regions. A pending peace deal between the government and the guerrillas promises to end this divide.
Sept. 17, 2016
Sociologist Sara Goldrick-Rab's new book, Paying The Price, makes a fresh argument for free college.
Sept. 17, 2016
Once upon a time, most of the millions of people who travel on India's vast train network brought their own food or bought it from vendors at stations. Sharing meals could turn strangers into friends.
Sept. 17, 2016
Doctors can now marshal patients' immune systems to fight some cancers. Yet many people don't respond to immunotherapy, and the costs of treatment can be astronomical.
Sept. 17, 2016

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