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The appeals court granted a stay hours before Russell Bucklew was scheduled for lethal injection.
May 20, 2014
The ruling is the latest in a growing cascade of federal and state court decisions declaring a right to marry for gay couples.
May 20, 2014
The Bosnia and Herzegovina Mine Action Center says a decade of work to reduce the danger from land mines has been washed away by the rising waters.
May 20, 2014
According to an analysis of Affordable Care Act advertising, an unprecedented amount of money was spent on negative ads attacking the law. And very little was spent defending it.
May 20, 2014
The one-time voyage is meant to inaugurate the company's new Quantum of the Seas, a 1,142-foot vessel that will hail from Shanghai.
May 20, 2014
Two Republicans with compelling personal stories, Monica Wehby and Jason Conger, are vying for the chance to unseat Oregon's incumbent Democratic senator, Jeff Merkley.
May 20, 2014
Some in Congress want to give schools more time to comply with a new law to limit calories and fat and add more veggies to meals. But nutrition advocates say it would roll back healthy gains for kids.
May 20, 2014
There are increasing signs of friction between pro-Moscow separatists and local residents in eastern Ukraine, as some local people demand an end to the violence and lawlessness in the region.
May 20, 2014
A pair of car bombs, detonated about a half-hour apart, killed at least 46 people at a bus terminal and market. It's the latest attack ascribed to the group responsible for a mass kidnapping.
May 20, 2014
Fifty years ago today two astronomers in New Jersey accidentally discovered the Big Bang's afterglow. The roaring space static their hilltop antenna detected came from the birth of the universe.
May 20, 2014
Thailand's army imposed martial law overnight, as the country's political crisis continues to deepen. Journalist Michael Sullivan reports on the crisis from Bangkok.
May 20, 2014
In the second installment of an NPR investigation, Joe Shapiro goes to New Orleans to look at the ways poor people are charged for their public defender in court.
May 20, 2014
Narendra Modi made his maiden visit to the halls of India's parliament Tuesday, shortly after being unanimously voted his party's leader. Then, he was off to the presidential palace to receive the invitation to form a government.
May 20, 2014
The phony vaccination programs were used in its spy operations abroad. The decision comes after leaders from U.S. public health schools brought the practice to light.
May 20, 2014
In a day packed full of primaries, voters headed to the polls in six states — including three that are expected to have highly competitive Senate races.
May 20, 2014
The NFL continued its tradition of awarding the big game to teams with newly-built stadiums.
May 20, 2014
Warmer weather in Australia and Siberia helped make last month the hottest April on record, tying levels last seen in 2010. Climate change may be putting landmarks like the Statue of Liberty at risk.
May 20, 2014
After the army declared martial law, on the streets of Bangkok it's mostly soldiers and selfies.
May 20, 2014
The ruling comes a day after another federal judge ruled Oregon's ban on gay marriage violated the constitution. Pennsylvania passed the constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in 1996.
May 20, 2014
Did a band from Los Angeles get ripped off by Led Zeppelin? That's the claim made in a new lawsuit by representatives of the band Spirit, which played some dates with the British rock legends.
May 20, 2014

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