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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has been found guilty on all 11 public corruption charges that he faced. His wife, Maureen, was convicted of eight of those same charges, as well as one additional charge of obstructing the grand jury investigation.
September 04, 2014
A group that tracks violence against children is reporting "grave violations" in Nigeria's fragile northeast. Violence there is getting worse, the group says, despite a state of emergency in some states and the "Bring Back Our Girls" campaign that raised awareness of the children kidnapped by the militant group Boko Haram.
September 04, 2014
To learn more about the NATO summit in Wales this week, Melissa Block speaks with Admiral James Stavridis, dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University and former supreme allied commander at NATO.
September 04, 2014
President Obama is attending the NATO summit in Wales, which some people are calling the most important in decades. On the agenda are Russia's intentions in Ukraine and the threats posed by the Islamic State.
September 04, 2014
Shacki Kamara went out to buy his aunt some tea. Then she heard from the neighborhood kids: "They shot Shacki." He died the next day. And Eva Nah is still asking: "Why?"
September 04, 2014
Butter prices are at their highest levels in years, and supplies are low. But it's not because Americans suddenly discovered that fat isn't evil. It's because other countries love our butter, too.
September 04, 2014
The vaccine would target the Zaire species of Ebola that's now spreading through West Africa. The vaccine worked well in tests on macaque monkeys, and it could be tested in humans starting in 2015.
September 04, 2014
NPR's Eric Deggans say the comedian was a show business survivor whose tireless work ethic kept her relevant long after other comics would have faded away. She died Thursday at 81.
September 04, 2014
McDonnell was found guilty on 11 of 14 charges related to taking gifts from a businessman in exchange for political favors. His wife, Maureen, was found guilty on nine of 14 charges.
September 04, 2014
People are getting the message about the dangers of secondhand smoke at home, a CDC study says. But half of smokers still light up in the house, putting the health of relatives and friends at risk.
September 04, 2014
What are the chances somebody with Ebola will fly to the U.S. by late September? One team of scientists say it could be as high as 18 percent. And the risk is even higher for the U.K.
September 04, 2014
The report says the IV line delivered the fatal-dosage of drugs to the surrounding tissue rather than directly into the bloodstream, resulting in the prolonged execution of Clayton D. Lockett.
September 04, 2014
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals' decision overrides a July ruling by a three-judge panel that imperiled subsidies for people buying insurance in states that rely on the federal exchange.
September 04, 2014
In efforts to defeat Ebola, the government could have done better, says Lewis Brown. But he stands by the tough calls that have been made — including the controversial quarantine in West Point.
September 04, 2014
Whatever your pleasure — crispy, soft, gooey or nicely tanned — it's easy to customize the classic Nestle Toll House chocolate chip cookie. Just follow these expert tips.
September 04, 2014
The ruling could cost BP billions of dollars. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier found that BP's gross negligence was mostly responsible for biggest oil spill in U.S. history.
September 04, 2014
Ellen McDonnell worked her way from overnight producer to overseeing all of the network's news programs. Her departure closely follows that of NPR's senior vice president for news.
September 04, 2014
It used to be that dry eye syndrome was considered a problem for middle-aged women. But with all those screens we're staring at, that nasty sandy feeling is becoming much more common.
September 04, 2014
Superintendents make almost no difference when it comes to student success, according to a new report.
September 04, 2014
The cobra was likely kept as a pet. Authorities warned residents to watch their children closely and tell them to avoid snakes.
September 04, 2014

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