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Russians go to the polls Saturday to elect a new Duma. It's been called a rubber-stamp legislature, so why does the Kremlin go through the motions of an election?
Sept. 17, 2016
Some TV stars will perform Sophocles' Antigone on stage in Ferguson, Mo., tonight. The ancient Greek drama is expected to resonate with its theme of an individual's struggle against the state.
Sept. 17, 2016
Fifteen-year-old Rayouf Alhumedhi is on a mission to get a new emoji approved that looks like her: a woman wearing a head scarf.
Sept. 17, 2016
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Dr. Michael Jacobson of the Center for Science in the Public Interest about the state of industry-sponsored research and how it might influence medical and policy advice.
Sept. 17, 2016
Immunologist Laura Haynes suggests people over 65 wait until Halloween to get their flu shots, to make sure the immunity lasts through the flu season.
Sept. 17, 2016
Slate partners with VoteCastr to provide real-time election day projections traditionally embargoed by news organizations. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Slate's editor-in-chief Julia Turner.
Sept. 17, 2016
First Lady Michelle Obama used her enormous popularity to campaign for Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday, wooing millennial voters at a campus in northern Virginia.
Sept. 17, 2016
As polls trend in Donald Trump's favor, NPR's Scott Simon assesses the campaign this week with Glenn Thrush, chief political correspondent for Politico.
Sept. 17, 2016
Once upon a time, most of the millions of people who travel on India's vast train network brought their own food or bought it from vendors at stations. Sharing meals could turn strangers into friends.
Sept. 17, 2016
Sociologist Sara Goldrick-Rab's new book, Paying The Price, makes a fresh argument for free college.
Sept. 17, 2016
It's a country of booming urban centers and poor and lawless rural regions. A pending peace deal between the government and the guerrillas promises to end this divide.
Sept. 17, 2016
Doctors can now marshal patients' immune systems to fight some cancers. Yet many people don't respond to immunotherapy, and the costs of treatment can be astronomical.
Sept. 17, 2016
In going after Hillary Clinton on gun rights, Trump suggests her Secret Service detail disarm and "see what happens." It recalls an earlier statement that "Second Amendment people" could stop Clinton.
Sept. 16, 2016
"All art should be useful," Albee said. "If it's merely decorative, it's a waste of time." The Pulitzer-winning playwright of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? died Friday following a short illness.
Sept. 16, 2016
The city wants to give long-term residents of a historically African-American area preference in a lottery for new affordable housing units. Federal officials say that would violate fair housing laws.
Sept. 16, 2016
The debates will be Hillary Clinton versus Donald Trump — without Jill Stein or Gary Johnson — despite high levels of voter dissatisfaction with the presidential choices.
Sept. 16, 2016
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook says a prominent member of the leadership group at the top of ISIS has been killed near Raqqah, Syria.
Sept. 16, 2016
What happens when two talented 36-year-olds face off against 30 8-year-olds on a soccer field?
Sept. 16, 2016
Its athletes have won two golds, one silver and one bronze so far — an unexpected burst of excellence.
Sept. 16, 2016
Often called the "show me your papers" law, Arizona's SB1070 sparked protests, boycotts, and lawsuits after it was signed into law in 2010.
Sept. 16, 2016

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