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Officials in Rio de Janeiro say they will use the 2016 Olympics to transform the city. But massive sports events like the Olympics carry a huge price tag, and often leave only white elephants behind.
February 08, 2015
Sweden's government commissioned a typeface to represent the country on websites and elsewhere. The result, the designers of Swedish Sans say, reflects the clean and easygoing Scandinavian aesthetic.
February 08, 2015
Sweden's government commissioned a typeface to represent the country on websites and elsewhere. The result, the designers of Swedish Sans say, reflects the clean and easygoing Scandinavian aesthetic.
February 08, 2015
Ground Truth is a new group with a simple yet revolutionary way of figuring out if disaster relief works: Ask the victims.
February 08, 2015
Police say a man shot six people — killing four of them, including his ex-wife and several children — before ending the rampage by fatally turning the gun on himself.
February 08, 2015
There's no indication Bruce Jenner was being chased by paparazzi who were nearby when the SUV he was driving became involved in a four-vehicle crash in Malibu that killed a woman.
February 08, 2015
Exit polls show Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP will likely come in second behind an upstart anti-corruption party.
February 07, 2015
Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel says there is no military solution, meanwhile Vice President Joe Biden says Ukraine should be able to defend itself.
February 07, 2015
When he was just 15, Michael Calce pulled off one of the biggest hacks in history. Today, Calce works in computer security on the other side, and he says he thinks some good came of his 2000 attack.
February 07, 2015
The anchor, who apologized for misremembering that a helicopter he was traveling during the 2003 invasion of Iraq had been fired on, said he would return to hosting the Nightly News "in a few days."
February 07, 2015
The United Arab Emirates had suspended sorties against the self-declared Islamic State over concerns that its pilots wouldn't be rescued if shot down.
February 07, 2015
Meg McAleer, one of the archivists working on the Rosa Parks collection, says the documents provide a new window on the courage and skill of Parks, and the consequences she and her husband suffered.
February 07, 2015
Syed was convicted in 2000 of murdering his ex-girlfriend. In October, a series of podcasts produced by the makers of This American Life re-examined his case and raised questions about his guilt.
February 07, 2015
The approximately 8,000 rolls, with images of the territory's unpopular Beijing-appointed chief executive, were confiscated from a factory on the mainland.
February 07, 2015
The oil-on-canvas entitled Nafea Faa Ipoipo (When Will You Marry?) was produced in 1892 during the first of two trips to Polynesia by the French Post-Impressionist.
February 07, 2015
Warm temperatures and dwindling snow have shaken even the toughest mushers. Alaskans are worried about the future of their state sport.
February 07, 2015
So, what to expect if Congress takes up the long-overdue rewrite of the main federal education law? We talk to some of the players.
February 07, 2015
The German chancellor and her French counterpart, Francois Hollande, want to keep Washington from arming the rebels as part of a peace deal they are trying to forge.
February 07, 2015
In 2014, ornithologists documented the largest numbers in a century of snowy owls wintering unusually far south. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Talkin' Birds host Ray Brown about this year's numbers.
February 07, 2015
ISIS claims American hostage Kayla Mueller is dead. The U.S. government says that's unconfirmed. Still, her family is acknowledging for the first time that it is their daughter who's been held.
February 07, 2015

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