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The new Syrian rebel leader Ahmed Jarab is in D.C., trying to get more support. He is meeting with members of Congress and the State Department, as well as National Security Adviser Susan Rice. President Obama is also expected to drop by. While the U.S. is considering stepping up its secret weapons shipments, some military analysts and officials say this aid may already be too late.
May 09, 2014
NPR announced the selection of its new CEO: Jarl Mohn, a longtime radio DJ and former media executive, who's been a venture capitalist and corporate board member in recent years.
May 09, 2014
As Russians celebrated their World War II victory, President Vladimir Putin made his first visit to Crimea since its annexation to Russia. Meanwhile, pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine are preparing for a referendum Sunday.
May 09, 2014
The federal fire scientists hope to hand off their findings to fire managers, who have to make the quick decisions on where to deploy resources that could protect lives and property.
May 09, 2014
Soccer, Spain's national pastime, has been tainted by racism. After two ugly, recent incidents, debate is raging over how to punish racist fans, and if the teams they love should be held responsible.
May 09, 2014
Parsons previously served as CEO of Time Warner. The appointment comes in the wake of the scandal surrounding racist comments made by Clippers owner Donald Sterling, whom the league banned for life.
May 09, 2014
There was a time when teens would spend hours on the phone gabbing with friends. Now, that's the stodgiest behavior imaginable. Even for older people, a ringing phone is an unwanted intrusion.
May 09, 2014
The 62-year-old appeared on a show called Luck of the Draw and said he'd learned from his past and was now an "honest person looking for a new wife." The host wasn't convinced: She told him to leave.
May 09, 2014
Most of the affected patients live in the South, because every state in the region except Arkansas and Kentucky opted against expanding the Medicaid program for the poor.
May 09, 2014
There are only two U.S. states where at least 50 percent of residents say they've recently given either money or time to charity: Utah and Minnesota, according to a new Gallup poll.
May 09, 2014
The defects include a glitch that can stop the side curtain air bags from inflating in some rollover crashes, and exterior door handles that can bind and stop the door from latching properly.
May 09, 2014
The House voted to establish a panel to look into circumstances surrounding the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the U.S. ambassador and three others.
May 09, 2014
Britain has a national election next year and both leading parties have hired U.S. campaign advisers who played prominent roles in President Obama's victories.
May 09, 2014
What does the new plan mean for the tech industry and the economy? Host Michel Martin speaks with immigration lawyer Laura Murray-Tjan and Vinny Lingham, entrepreneur and immigrant from South Africa.
May 09, 2014
In remarks on a major Russian holiday, Vladimir Putin hailed Crimea's "return to the Motherland." It was his first appearance in the territory since March when Russia annexed the Ukrainian region.
May 09, 2014
After 54 years of dominance, Jacob and Mark were overcome by Noah as the most popular name for baby boys in the U.S. Sophia was the top pick for girls.
May 09, 2014
Jarl Mohn currently serves on the boards of several organizations, including Scripps Networks Interactive and Southern California Public Radio. He will be NPR's fourth leader since the start of 2009.
May 09, 2014
What is the mix of bachelor's degrees awarded today? And how has it changed since 1970?
May 09, 2014
Think you know what craft beer is? Since the last time you checked, the meaning has probably changed. Increasingly, the industry is making exceptions to the definition to accommodate big breweries.
May 09, 2014
The Houston Texans used the NFL draft's No. 1 pick to take Jadeveon Clowney. The story of the night was how the Cleveland Browns wound up with a new quarterback, Heisman winner Johnny Manziel.
May 09, 2014

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