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The polls will soon close and the counting will begin on a referendum that could have historic implications for the United Kingdom.
September 18, 2014
Two major doughnut chains have bowed to consumer pressure to better police their palm oil purchases. Environmentalists say its a win for consumers, trees and animals.
September 18, 2014
Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas casino magnate, is giving $20 million to GOP-oriented "social welfare" groups for use in midterm campaigns.
September 18, 2014
In her new memoir for young adults, Woodson uses free verse to tell the story of growing up in the 1960s and 1970s. Her work for young readers often touches on themes of race and identity.
September 18, 2014
It seems every time you turn around in the early primary states you bump into another potential — let's say likely — candidate for president. New Jersey's Chris Christie is one of them.
September 18, 2014
Squirrel monkeys, chimps, and humans: Two among these are willing to give up an unfair advantage, but why? It's about greasing the social wheels, scientists say.
September 18, 2014
The man in the video says he is John Cantile, a British journalist and hostage. He asks why his government has abandoned him. NPR hasn't independently verified the video's authenticity.
September 18, 2014
A new study bolsters the theory that chimpanzees kill rivals as an adaptation to their natural environment and not as a result of human impact.
September 18, 2014
In the rollout of its new mobile operating system, Apple says it has made it technically impossible for the company to unlock phone data, even in response to a law enforcement warrant.
September 18, 2014
City Supervisor Scott Wiener said he is taking a pill that can dramatically reduce the risk of HIV infection. He appears to be the first elected official to have gone public with the decision.
September 18, 2014
Petro Poroshenko arrives in the U.S. to meet with the president and others to lobby for increased aid to his embattled government.
September 18, 2014
The Islamist rebels reportedly have captured 16 Kurdish villages in northern Syria in a major push for territory. The move has prompted fears of a massacre against civilians.
September 18, 2014
Like a good Boy Scout, parents should be prepared: Educators agree that doing your homework can make a big difference. Here's expert advice on how to ace your next parent-teacher conference.
September 18, 2014
The New York City schools are overhauling the time, and format, of these conferences in an attempt to add depth and meaning. Among the changes: They'll be held four times a year instead of just two.
September 18, 2014
Scots went to the polls to vote in a referendum that will decide whether they remain with the United Kingdom or end a 300-year-old union.
September 18, 2014
In her new memoir for young adults, Woodson uses free verse to tell the story of growing up in the 1960s and 1970s. Her work for young readers often touches on themes of race and identity.
September 18, 2014
Voting might not be the sexiest thing in the world, but at least one ad campaign encouraging people to register is pretty provocative.
September 18, 2014
If you don't think you like bitter foods, try them again. Jennifer McLagan, the author of Bitter: A Taste Of The World's Most Dangerous Flavor, is on a mission to change hearts and minds.
September 18, 2014
Fifteen people were arrested across Sydney in the counterterrorism operation, which one official said was the largest in the country's history.
September 17, 2014
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen took questions from reporters on Wednesday afternoon after the central bank's release of a new policy statement. The Fed said that its bond-buying stimulus program would end next month but it will still be a "considerable time" before short-term interest rates are increased.
September 17, 2014

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