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Turkey's prime minister said that 49 hostages who were seized by Islamic militants in Iraq have been freed and safely returned to Turkey, ending Turkey's most serious hostage crisis.
September 20, 2014
The 42-year-old got past the front doors Friday night before the Secret Service arrested him. President Obama and his family weren't home at the time.
September 19, 2014
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission received hundreds of negative comments about the proposal. Staff of the commissioners deciding on the new regulations have advised against it.
September 19, 2014
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed the Democrats' Women's Leadership Forum on Friday. But as the 2014 election nears, both parties are vying for women's votes.
September 19, 2014
Waters rose as high as two and three stories in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. People were trapped. They needed supplies, and #jkfloodrelief came to the rescue.
September 19, 2014
Jack Cooksey, 18, was unpacking his brand new iPhone 6 for a local TV reporter, when he accidentally dropped it. The rest of the customers still in line groaned.
September 19, 2014
The West African nation is in the news today because of the tragic Ebola outbreak. It once played a part in another tragedy: the U.S. slave trade.
September 19, 2014
Videotaped murders by Islamic State have sparked outrage around the world. But while some European countries have paid ransom to retrieve victims taken by ISIS, Britain and the U.S. have not.
September 19, 2014
The Ebola epidemic is growing exponentially. And clinics don't have space for patients. So the U.S. government is giving families kits for treating people at home. Will this help slow the epidemic?
September 19, 2014
As The Cosby Show celebrates its 30th birthday, NPR's Eric Deggans talks with the author of a new Bill Cosby biography on how the show and the comedian have shaped perceptions of black families.
September 19, 2014
Russia's ban on imported foods hasn't stopped its trendiest restaurants from sourcing top-quality ingredients like Italian cheese and Norwegian fish. How? Just slap on a "made in Belarus" label.
September 19, 2014
Roger Goodell has been embroiled in controversy, over how the league has handled violent off-field episodes of some of its star players. He said he had not considered resigning.
September 19, 2014
Where have the insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act struggled the most? The answer lies in commerce, not politics.
September 19, 2014
In the new exhibit "Genesis," the noted photographer Sebastiao Salgado shares his vision of "a kind of state of humanity of the planet," from Amazon tribes to frozen Siberia.
September 19, 2014
President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden launch the "It's On Us" campaign aimed at preventing attacks on university and college campuses.
September 19, 2014
Shares of the Chinese e-commerce giant opened at $92.70 a share on the New York stock exchange today, making it the biggest initial public offering in U.S. history. They were priced at $68 a share.
September 19, 2014
Pabst Brewing Co., with its famous Blue Ribbon, Old Milwaukee and Schlitz labels, is being acquired by Russian brewer Oasis Beverages for an undisclosed sum.
September 19, 2014
Most parents say they have used corporal punishment. But there's abundant evidence that it doesn't improve behavior over time. Changing how parents talk to children does work, but it takes practice.
September 19, 2014
They are small. They are weak. They are vulnerable. But these little bees take on a humongous predator in the most ingenious way.
September 19, 2014
The Indian prime minister, in an interview, called his country's Muslims patriots. The remarks are his most forthcoming on India's Muslims, many of whom doubted his commitment to religious minorities.
September 19, 2014

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