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Tech and telecom companies stepped up with much needed services. Facebook and Google offered tools to help those in the region let family and friends know they're OK. Other firms cut calling costs.
Apr. 27, 2015
The number of people using these services is growing fast. Find out what happens when a writer rents out his Mini Cooper and an Airbnb tenant learns something terrible has happened to his host.
Apr. 27, 2015
Since Hillary Clinton launched her presidential run, her family's foundation has been scrutinized. The Clintons responded, calling it the most transparent organization of its kind. But is that true?
Apr. 27, 2015
The Supreme Court hears arguments on same-sex-marriage bans Tuesday. And even though Republicans are the traditional-marriage party, they just could welcome a pro-same-sex marriage ruling.
Apr. 27, 2015
One estimate puts the reconstruction at more than $5 billion – or about a quarter of the country's GDP. Countries — and relief groups — are pledging to help.
Apr. 27, 2015
Bartender Ran Duan will represent the U.S. in a Bacardi international cocktail competition. His specialty? "Father's Advice," a stirred-not-shaken cocktail that's a testament to his hardworking dad.
Apr. 27, 2015
Google will allow patent holders to "tell Google about patents they're willing to sell at a price they set." Tech firms have been targeted by "trolls" who own patents and charge them licensing fees.
Apr. 27, 2015
Saturday's magnitude-7.8 quake released stress that was building for 150 years, scientists say, and it reshuffled tension to nearby faults. There's a 50-50 chance of a strong aftershock within a year.
Apr. 27, 2015
Chipotle's move is the latest example of the food industry ditching ingredients, as consumers demand a say in what's in their dinner. Some of these ingredients are more questionable than others.
Apr. 27, 2015
Students say goodbye to Corinthian Colleges ... but not necessarily to their debt.
Apr. 27, 2015
Television images showed protesters throwing rocks and other objects at a line of police officers in one Baltimore neighborhood. Some officers suffered broken bones and one of them is unresponsive.
Apr. 27, 2015
At a charity center in Sicily, survivors of the dangerous sea crossings from Libya to Italy face legal and economic limbo and a frosty welcome. But it's still better than the places they fled.
Apr. 27, 2015
A goat is host to bacteria. A tick visits the goat, picks up the bacteria and spreads it to a human. And the bacteria turn out to cause a previously undiscovered disease.
Apr. 27, 2015
The human toll of the weekend's toll is massive, but the temblor has also damaged some of Kathmandu's most historic structures.
Apr. 27, 2015
Excess fluoride consumption is leading to tiny white marks on many people's teeth. It's mainly a cosmetic problem, but one that could be solved by lowering the fluoride in drinking water.
Apr. 27, 2015
For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try deep-fried cheese curds. They're a regional specialty and the reason we haven't left the Midwest.
Apr. 27, 2015
The number of people seen in the ER with psychotic symptoms or seizures after using a type of synthetic marijuana called K2 has soared. Manufacturers often change its chemistry to evade detection.
Apr. 27, 2015
With fighting expected to pick up this spring, Afghanistan's security is heavily dependent on elite forces like the commandos. NPR's Tom Bowman profiles the top enlisted man.
Apr. 27, 2015
Lynch's nomination was confirmed last week by the U.S. Senate, five months after President Obama nominated her to succeed Eric Holder.
Apr. 27, 2015
After a weekend that saw violence and arrests, Gray's family and many public and religious figures are calling for peace. A huge turnout is expected for Monday's service.
Apr. 27, 2015

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