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The Bureau of Labor Statistics' report shows stronger job growth than economists had been expecting. Meanwhile, NPR's Yuki Noguchi puts the very idea of a monthly jobs report in perspective.
Aug. 5, 2016
For some obstetricians and gynecologists, Zika virus is transforming how they practice medicine. Talks with pregnant patients now include testing for the virus and the risks of long-term effects.
Aug. 5, 2016
Some of the chickens perform tricks — one pale-feathered rooster named Bruce pretends to sleep on command — while others, like Buff Brahma hen Miss Felicia Fancy Feet, don dapper costumes.
Aug. 5, 2016
While South Africans await final results in municipal elections, the ruling African National Congress, the party of Nelson Mandela, appears to be suffering a setback. Reporter Peter Granitz in Pretoria explains why these local elections are so important.
Aug. 5, 2016
Seymour Papert was a pioneer in artificial intelligence and learning with technology. He died this week at 88.
Aug. 5, 2016
Hillary Clinton's campaign is trying to build a case that Trump is "temperamentally unfit to be president." It's a reversal of something that has long hung over female candidates.
Aug. 5, 2016
The Friday night spectacle could be "a drug for depression in Brazil," says the creative director of the show that viewers around the world will see tonight.
Aug. 5, 2016
Ahead of the November election, courts have fairly consistently been striking down new voting restrictions, culminating in some big wins for civil rights forces in late July and early August.
Aug. 5, 2016
Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad is set to become the first U.S. athlete to compete in the Olympic Games while wearing a hijab.
Aug. 5, 2016
Medicaid and other health insurers require doctors to file time-consuming paperwork before allowing them to prescribe drugs that help people quit opioids. That delay fosters relapse, specialists say.
Aug. 5, 2016
A Florida company has been given the green light to send a robot off the planet, aiming for the moon. It's a milestone in the effort to privatize space exploration.
Aug. 4, 2016
When the co-founder of Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., made her theater a nonprofit, hundreds of small regional stages followed suit. Fichandler died July 29 at the age of 91.
Aug. 4, 2016
A Florida company has been given the green light to send a robot off the planet, aiming for the moon. It's a milestone in the effort to privatize space exploration.
Aug. 4, 2016
Two years ago, "to many observers, ISIL looked invincible," Obama said at the Pentagon on Thursday. But now: "ISIL turns out not to be invincible, they're in fact inevitably going to be defeated."
Aug. 4, 2016
Taking a cue from Khizr Khan's speech at the Democratic National Convention, protesters held up the booklets during a Trump speech in Portland, Maine.
Aug. 4, 2016
Donald Trump, who has begun to slip in the polls, has charged that the outcome of November's election will be "rigged." President Obama blasted that as "ridiculous" in a wide-ranging news conference.
Aug. 4, 2016
As part of a state law designed to help equalize pay for women, employers are now prohibited from asking about an employee's previous salary. Advocates say the question creates a cycle of low pay.
Aug. 4, 2016
An analysis of pediatric clinical trials found that the results of almost a third of studies that were finished weren't published in medical journals. The lapses raise scientific and ethical concerns.
Aug. 4, 2016
Cracks are forming at the highest levels of the Nigeria-based extremist group. The Islamic State has named a new leader and a new strategy for the group, but the old leader says he's still in charge.
Aug. 4, 2016
Last August, 3 million gallons of orange wastewater flooded into Colorado's Animas River, ending up in Lake Powell. But Congress has failed to come up with a way to stop this from happening again.
Aug. 4, 2016

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