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Kei Nishikori put a buzz into the U.S. Open crowd in New York and put himself into the history books, becoming the first Asian man to reach a Grand Slam tennis final.
September 06, 2014
Denim sales fell 6 percent over the past year. Blue jeans haven't hit the skids this hard since Marlon Brando and James Dean made them famous in the 1950s.
September 06, 2014
In June, President Obama said he would act on his own to reshape U.S. immigration policies at the summer's end. Since then, he's come under pressure from fellow Democrats.
September 06, 2014
Former Gov. Bob McDonnell's conviction is a reminder that politicians are more likely to be nailed for petty chiseling than for fleecing the public treasury for billions in pork barrel projects.
September 06, 2014
Before now, the former hostages have avoided disclosing details about their captors' identity, out of fears that Westerners still being held by the Islamic State could face retaliation.
September 06, 2014
The plane's occupants are believed to have been real estate developer Larry Glazer, who may have been at the controls, and his wife, Jane, who owned a catalog business.
September 06, 2014
As Iraqi and American forces battle militants in the north, there are fears the turmoil could fuel new killings in the capital.
September 06, 2014
For Devon Still, the Cincinnati Bengals' decision means he'll be able to stay close to his daughter – and it will help pay the roughly $1 million her fight against cancer will require.
September 06, 2014
The lockdown's effectiveness will depend on citizens buying in to the government's plan. The news comes as the World Health Organization says it's speeding up delivery of possible vaccines.
September 06, 2014
Testing, tenure, pay, standards, business influence, poverty and inequality--the big education issues have been with us a long time, says a new book.
September 06, 2014
A stable global system is needed more than ever, Kissinger says in his new book, World Order. He explains why he sees Iran as a "bigger problem" than the Islamic State and offers his views on Ukraine.
September 06, 2014
Tribal elders now receive training for safer procedures. But last month, at a 3 a.m. ceremony in the forest, an elder from the Bukusu tribe accidentally cut off a 13-year-old's penis.
September 06, 2014
NATO leaders gathered in Wales this week to address the crisis in Ukraine and the threat posed by the Islamic State. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder.
September 06, 2014
President Obama has spent much of the week talking about what NATO can do to respond to current crises. NATO leaders approve a plan to develop a rapid response force to primarily counter Russia.
September 06, 2014
The first wave of the Ebola virus struck Liberia's northern Lofa County back in March. Correspondent Ofeibia Quist Arcton traveled to Lofa, and speaks to NPR's Scott Simon about the current situation.
September 06, 2014
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Clint Watts of the Foreign Policy Institute about how the Islamic State is using social media to gain power and attention.
September 06, 2014
Cholesterol worries have waned as margarine's trans-fats became the new bogeyman, leading more Americans back to the real deal.
September 06, 2014
There's a consistent thread in the tech news dominating all our attention this week — stolen data. We tried to add a little context to the coverage.
September 06, 2014
Tribal elders now receive training for safer procedures. But last month, at a 3 a.m. ceremony in the forest, an elder from the Bukusu tribe accidentally cut off a 13-year-old's penis.
September 06, 2014
Population growth, the cutting down of forests and increased mobility all contribute to the current crisis. "The virus hasn't changed," says one infectious disease expert. "Africa has changed."
September 05, 2014

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