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Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that an investigation into the city's police department will focus on allegations of excessive force, unlawful searches and discriminatory policing.
May. 8, 2015
The Chinese have earned a reputation as some of the world's rudest travelers. Now, the government has enacted new rules that include a list of the worst offenders.
May. 8, 2015
TV networks officially reveal fall schedules next week, but word has already spread on some new shows and cancellations. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says early trends include more diversity, big names.
May. 8, 2015
New arrivals in the top 10 include James and Charlotte, the Social Security Administration says.
May. 8, 2015
The whistleblower, speaking from Russia, said the importance of the ruling against the U.S. surveillance program he helped uncover "can't be overstated."
May. 8, 2015
A decade ago, President George W. Bush was among the Western leaders who visited Moscow for the occasion. Today, the event highlights the friction between Russia and the West.
May. 8, 2015
Friday's jobs report showed tepid wage growth in April. Hours after its release, President Obama gave a speech arguing that a new trade deal would strengthen the labor market. Opponents disagree.
May. 8, 2015
Nike says lower tariffs in a proposed Asia-Pacific trade deal would allow it to support thousands of domestic jobs. But the potential relief for footwear is a small fraction of current tariffs.
May. 8, 2015
Back in 2006, food-industry giants pledged to market only "better-for-you" foods to children. A new study concludes they kept to the letter of that pledge, but not the spirit.
May. 8, 2015
An 8-year-old boy from the Ivory Coast was found curled up in a suitcase Thursday, foiling an attempt to smuggle him into Spanish territory. His father was later arrested.
May. 8, 2015
President Obama's visit to South Dakota will allow him to brag that he has set foot in each of the 50 states — only three other U.S. presidents can make that claim.
May. 8, 2015
Subtropical storm Ana is expected to make landfall Saturday evening. The area is forecast to receive 45 mph winds and up to 6 inches of rain.
May. 8, 2015
Simon Tam, the founder and bassist of The Slants, has spent six years trying to register his group's name. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office says the name disparages Asians.
May. 8, 2015
The women and children may have been beaten and raped. Some are pregnant. But a researcher who's worked with former captives says with the right support and treatment, there's hope.
May. 8, 2015
Childhood vaccination remains a potent public health weapon against the spread of many illnesses, including measles. But an NPR poll finds objections and worries about vaccination remain, too.
May. 8, 2015
Whole Foods hopes to attract millennials to the new chain. The company says the yet-to-be-named stores will "feature a modern streamlined design, innovative technology and a curated selection."
May. 8, 2015
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake asked for the investigation after her city was beset by protests and riots. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the investigation will focus on use of force.
May. 8, 2015
Ken Bain has been studying teaching and great college teachers for years. He says they need to tailor their lessons and their teaching to individual students.
May. 8, 2015
Miscarriages are common but people think they're rare, a survey finds. And they often blame the woman. Readers tell us that those mistaken beliefs make the experience even more painful.
May. 8, 2015
The figures for last month were in line with expectations and could signal that disappointing results in March were just a hiccup.
May. 8, 2015

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