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Ben Lecomte wants to be the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean — a 5,500 mile journey. Doctors will monitor his heart remotely to see how intensive exercise affects this vital muscle.
Feb. 1, 2016
At least six states are switching the rules so students can get diplomas retroactively.
Feb. 1, 2016
Don't expect a parade of once-hopefuls trudging to microphones to quit the day after the caucuses. But the die will have been cast. Iowa doesn't kill candidacies; it puts them on life support.
Feb. 1, 2016
Eating fruits, vegetables, grains and beans high in fiber can help keep us healthy. A study finds yet another benefit: Women on a high-fiber diet had a lower risk of developing breast cancer.
Feb. 1, 2016
American and United — the airport's two major carriers — reached agreement with O'Hare to build a new runway, which will complete a decade-long modernization project.
Feb. 1, 2016
Eating fruits, vegetables, grains and beans high in fiber can help keep us healthy. A study finds yet another benefit: Women on a high-fiber diet had a lower risk of developing breast cancer.
Feb. 1, 2016
Ben Lecomte wants to be the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean — a 5,500 mile journey. Doctors will monitor his heart remotely to see how intensive exercise affects this vital muscle.
Feb. 1, 2016
Egypt has vowed stricter enforcement of a law requiring foreign men to pay if they marry much younger women. Activists say the country enshrines a practice that amounts to sex trafficking.
Feb. 1, 2016
Republicans and Democrats in Iowa caucus Monday night. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have attracted huge crowds, but can they turn them out to caucus?
Feb. 1, 2016
Many of Cedar Rapids' Muslims have long roots in the U.S. Yet the political climate there has them feeling out of place. "I just want to live my life without having to explain myself," says one imam.
Feb. 1, 2016
With less than 24 hours before Iowans begin to caucus, NPR's Sam Sanders and Sarah McCammon give the latest on how the candidates are rallying their supporters.
Jan. 31, 2016
Some governments responded to the Zika epidemic by asking women to delay getting pregnant. Missionary doctor David Vanderpool says the reality for women in Zika-affected areas is far more complex.
Jan. 31, 2016
About 40 years ago, Consuelo Hermosillo went to the hospital for an emergency cesarean section. Against her will, she left unable to have more children.
Jan. 31, 2016
As conditions worsen in one ISIS-controlled area of Iraq, thousands of civilians are walking for days over mountains to find safety and stability.
Jan. 31, 2016
To economists, the phrase means job seekers roughly equal job openings. Unemployment is at 5 percent, but depending on where you live, your race or your education level, you still might not find work.
Jan. 31, 2016
A survivor told The Associated Press he heard the screams of children as militants firebombed the village of Dalori. It was the third attack this week suspected to have been carried out by the group.
Jan. 31, 2016
There's a three-month cap on SNAP benefits for unemployed, able-bodied adults, but it was waived in many areas after the recession began. In 22 states, the time limit kicked back in this month.
Jan. 31, 2016
With the caucuses only a day away, Iowa's conservative Christians try to feel out which candidate shares their views.
Jan. 31, 2016
Trump has inspired strong feelings among religious conservatives. Some see him as a fighter. One prominent leader called him a visionary. Others see him as a "train wreck" who's paying lip service.
Jan. 31, 2016
A car bomb and two suicide bombs struck near a shrine revered by Shiite Muslims on Sunday. Groups aligned with Bashar al-Assad often use the defense of the shrine as a rallying cry for recruits.
Jan. 31, 2016

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