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The frilled shark's roots are traced to 80 million years ago. Its prehistoric origins are obvious in its primitive body; nearly all of the rare animal's closest relatives are long extinct.
January 21, 2015
Google plans to launch a new mobile phone service that it will sell directly to U.S. consumers, according to technology site The Information and other news outlets.
January 21, 2015
A new state law requires that condoms be made available to all inmates in all jails and prisons — even though state law also forbids sex between prisoners.
January 21, 2015
The day's session had just begun when protesters in the back of the chamber began yelling things like, "One person, one vote" and "We are the 99 percent."
January 21, 2015
It may surprise you to learn that some processed foods made from GMOs — say, canola oil, for example — don't actually contain any genetically modified DNA or proteins.
January 21, 2015
President Obama is urging the Federal Communications Commission to protect the principle of net neutrality. But Republicans presented their own set of rules at a subcommittee hearing Wednesday.
January 21, 2015
On Thursday, President Obama will sit down for a round of unconventional interviews with some unconventional questioners.
January 21, 2015
The Justice Department is poised to declare that former police officer Darren Wilson should not face civil rights charges over the death of Michael Brown, sources tell NPR.
January 21, 2015
Unexpectedly high levels of the carcinogen were found in an analysis of the vapor from e-cigarettes, researchers say.
January 21, 2015
Facebook says it won't delete fake stories, but it will start attaching notices to ones that users have flagged as hoaxes. And it will display bogus stories less frequently in users' News Feed.
January 21, 2015
The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday in favor of a TSA whistleblower who gave a reporter information about U.S. air marshals being taken off flights to save money.
January 21, 2015
The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs and gained an advantage in the playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts last weekend.
January 21, 2015
Robert Siegel talks to Democratic Congressman Chris Van Hollen of Maryland about President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday.
January 21, 2015
Audie Cornish talks with Kenneth Rogoff, professor of economics at Harvard University, and former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund.
January 21, 2015
The spectre of civil war and chaos hangs over Yemen's capitol. Robert Siegel talks with Brookings Institute scholar Ibrahim Sharqieh about the dynamics in this poor and troubled nation.
January 21, 2015
Robert Siegel speaks with Professor James "Bud" Robertson about his campaign to help his home state of Virginia find its missing state song.
January 21, 2015
President Obama wants to expand an existing tax credit for child care and create a new one for families with two working spouses. He also wants to make two years of community college free and expand access to retirement savings programs.
January 21, 2015
Thousands of opponents of Muslim immigration to Germany staged a mass rally in the German city of Leipzig on Wednesday night, but the turnout was lower than expected thanks to counter-demonstrations and a massive police presence.
January 21, 2015
Robert Siegel talks to Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona for his reaction to the State of the Union.
January 21, 2015
In his State of the Union address, President Obama said he still believed in a United America — one that wasn't divided into red and blue camps. But the reaction to his speech, from both camps, was anything but united.
January 21, 2015

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