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Conflict and terrorism can be good for business — if your business is teaching people to avoid kidnapping, use a barrette to get out of handcuffs or escape from the trunk of a car.
August 10, 2014
A Cape Cod treatment center says it is breaking addiction's hold — and saving money — by offering newly released patients daily, or even hourly, coaching by paid consultants.
August 10, 2014
An analysis of federal data by a University of Oregon sociologist echoes earlier research suggesting that white inmates are underrepresented at private prisons relative to public facilities.
August 10, 2014
The second of three so-called "supermoons" this year can be seen under clear skies tonight, but some argue the term is a bit of a stretch.
August 10, 2014
The country's prime minister for the past decade has said he wants to expand the powers of the until-now largely ceremonial post.
August 10, 2014
An 18-year-old man identified as Michael Brown, who was reportedly unarmed, was shot several times and killed on Saturday in what police say was a struggle that ensued after he assaulted an officer.
August 10, 2014
Guinea denied earlier reports that it had closed its border with neighboring Liberia, but sources on the scene say trucks are blocking the crossings.
August 10, 2014
Researchers as well as virtual reality hardware and software makers are working to better understand motion sickness caused by some VR technologies.
August 10, 2014
The Israeli premier told a Cabinet meeting on Sunday that the military operation in Gaza would continue and that truce talks would be off the table until Hamas stops firing rockets over the border.
August 10, 2014
Video of the crash shows Kevin Ward walking toward Stewart's car before being hit at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York on Saturday. Police say Stewart is cooperating in the probe.
August 10, 2014
The country's human rights minister tells Reuters that the dead from a massacre at Sinjar in northwestern Iraq were buried in mass graves by Islamic State fighters.
August 10, 2014
After 12 years as Turkey's prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is poised to jump to the president's office in Sunday's election. Secular Turks fear he will push the nation toward autocracy.
August 10, 2014
The U.S. Air Force just released a strategy for the future, involving hypersonics and unmanned systems. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks about the plan with Air Force Gen. David Allvin.
August 10, 2014
India recently reneged on a World Trade Organization trade deal years in the making. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he defied the WTO to protect his country's poor.
August 10, 2014
Cross-border attacks continued over the weekend between Israel and Gaza as talks aimed to end the fighting appeared to stall in Cairo.
August 10, 2014
Liberia and Sierra Leone have deployed troops to try to isolate areas hardest-hit by the Ebola virus. Nigeria announced a state of emergency as new cases of the disease are reported there.
August 10, 2014
The 1981 death of former presidential press secretary James Brady has been ruled a homicide. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with Paul Rothstein about the many legal questions raised by the finding.
August 10, 2014
NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with Nickolay Mladenov, U.N. special envoy to Iraq, about the situation in northern Iraq, where the Islamic State is fighting for control.
August 10, 2014
NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with George Mitchell, former U.S. special envoy for Middle East peace, about what it's like to try to negotiate a peace deal in the troubled region.
August 10, 2014
In a tragic collision, NASCAR driver Tony Stewart hit and killed a fellow driver who was walking on a race track in upstate New York Saturday night, authorities said.
August 10, 2014

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