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South Sudan is being torn apart by ethnic violence. NPR's Scott Simon talks to David Deng, research director for the South Sudan Law Society, about efforts to save the country from a civil war.
May 17, 2014
Cornell William Brooks replaces Lorraine Miller, who has been serving as interim chief last since year. Brooks once ran for Congress and used to be a lawyer for the Justice Department and the FCC.
May 17, 2014
Lao defense chief, 4 others killed in plane crash
May 17, 2014
No one wants to return to the system of American apartheid. Public education, with its glaring inequities, is a reminder of all the work left undone.
May 17, 2014
Africa's most notorious warlord, Joseph Kony, began mass abductions of schoolgirls in the 1980s. Since then, it has become a recurring feature in conflicts on the continent.
May 17, 2014
The plane was carrying about 20 people, including the country's defense minister and other senior officials. There was no word on casualties.
May 17, 2014
The highest-profile suit between the two companies involved one essential to how cell phones operate on a 3G network.
May 16, 2014
It's the worst flooding in Bosnia and Serbia in at least 120 years, triggering dozens of landslides and killing several people.
May 16, 2014
In an on again, off again, legal tussle, the high court granted a request from the state's attorney general to put the issuing of licenses on hold.
May 16, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration's approval of a new drug for leishmaniasis came with a voucher that can be redeemed to speed up the approval of a much more lucrative drug in the future.
May 16, 2014
DNA from a 12,000-year-old skeleton of a teenage girl found in a cave in the Yucatan Peninsula shows the same markers found in modern Native Americans.
May 16, 2014
U.S. sales of sugared and diet sodas have slumped. So soda makers are trying to win back consumers with new flavors and less sugar. But historically, mid-calorie sodas haven't sold very well.
May 16, 2014
Europeans now have the right to ask that Internet search results about them be removed. But legal experts say each of the EU's 28 countries could interpret the decision differently.
May 16, 2014
Europeans now have the right to ask that Internet search results about them be removed. But legal experts say each of the EU's 28 countries could interpret the decision differently.
May 16, 2014
The federal Medicare program for the elderly and disabled will cover two new drugs that can cure hepatitis C, a liver disease that can cause cancer and lead to death. The drugs are very expensive, but they cure hepatitis C in most cases. The government and insurers are concerned about these costs; three million Americans have hepatitis C, most of whom don't know they have it.
May 16, 2014
Barricades in the eastern Ukrainian town of Mariupol have been dismantled, following a deal between separatist leaders, police and steelworkers from the city's biggest steel mill.
May 16, 2014
After several weeks, India's parliamentary elections have finally finished. Voters swept opposition leader Narendra Modi into power as prime minister, voting for the Hindu nationalist party he leads.
May 16, 2014
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced that General Motors has entered into a consent decree with the U.S. government, a response to how the company handled its ignition switch recall. As part of the agreement, GM will pay a record penalty of $35 million.
May 16, 2014
John Laird, the secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency, discusses how to fight fires differently, as well as the role climate change may play in the frequency of fires in California.
May 16, 2014
Wildfires are burning in California's San Diego County. Megan Burks of KPBS says that one person has been killed in the blaze, and high temperatures are frustrating containment efforts.
May 16, 2014

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