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The ecosystem has collapsed for 29 percent of the 3,863 reefs in the giant coral reef system, according to new research. Scientists are learning which corals are the "winners" and "losers."
Apr. 18, 2018
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jeffrey Lewis of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, about the risks and opportunities that follow when a CIA director meets with a foreign head of state.
Apr. 18, 2018
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has squashed the idea of a vote on a bill that would protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by President Trump.
Apr. 18, 2018
For the first time since 1959, the communist island of Cuba will not be run by a Castro. On Thursday, Raúl Castro will hand the presidency over to a successor, widely believed to be First Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel.
Apr. 18, 2018
CIA director Mike Pompeo made a secret trip to North Korea and met with the country's leader Kim Jong Un. He's also trying to get confirmed as Secretary of State, the nation's top diplomat.
Apr. 18, 2018
By Election Day 2018, almost of quarter of Americans will live in states where filling out voter registration postcards will be a thing of the past as more and more states are moving to automatic voter registration.
Apr. 18, 2018
A resident of Victorville, Calif., says tumbleweeds roll in whenever a strong wind kicks up but that this latest round felt "like we were being invaded."
Apr. 18, 2018
Raul Castro, who has ruled Cuba since his brother Fidel stepped down in 2008, will leave the presidency on Thursday. And he has a successor in mind: Miguel Díaz-Canel, who is 30 years his junior.
Apr. 18, 2018
A brain imaging study of grown-ups hints at how children learn that "dog" and "fog" have different meanings, even though they sound so much alike.
Apr. 18, 2018
The votes will be held June 24, likely under a state of emergency and more than a year earlier than expected. The move hastens the implementation of reforms granting the presidency broad new powers.
Apr. 18, 2018
"We have a part of the aircraft missing, so we're going to need to slow down a bit," the pilot told air traffic controllers as she prepared to land with nearly 150 people onboard.
Apr. 18, 2018
The state's summertime ban on the use of a popular weedkiller has dissolved, for now, as a result of court decisions. Some confused farmers are rethinking their plans for this year's crops.
Apr. 18, 2018
As more schools band together to commit to recruiting and graduating 50,000 more low-income students, four college president discuss what it will take to get there.
Apr. 18, 2018
The U.S. territory was hit by an islandwide blackout, affecting more than 3 million people. Puerto Rico has struggled to rebuild its infrastructure since Hurricane Maria hit in September.
Apr. 18, 2018
Each night, the organisms gather in a "vertical stampede" to feed at the ocean's surface. Research suggests the columns of swimming animals can create large downward jets that help churn the waters.
Apr. 18, 2018

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