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Answering health experts' complaints that using vaccinations for spying had hurt international efforts to fight disease, the CIA says it has stopped the practice.
May 20, 2014
Cristina Negrut has read more than 1,000 commencement speeches over the past eight years. She lists the speeches she's most looking forward to in this year's roster.
May 20, 2014
Teenagers have always been creative about repurposing household products in search of a high, and social media is helping them. That leaves parents wondering how to tell danger from harmless hype.
May 20, 2014
After late wrangling that included a threat to withdraw his guilty plea and an offer to eat poison in a sandwich, J. Everett Dutschke accepted a 25-year prison sentence.
May 20, 2014
Is the Chechen military fighting for Russia in Ukraine? If so, these covert operations could have significant and dangerous consequences.
May 20, 2014
Citing U.S. surveillance and wiretapping operations, Chinese officials call new hacking charges against Chinese military staff an example of hypocrisy.
May 20, 2014
It's commencement. You are responsible for calling hundreds of students, one by one, to the stage. Every parent is anxiously waiting for you to pronounce their kid's name — correctly. What do you do?
May 20, 2014
Pope Francis will head to the Middle East this week to preach peace and has asked two friends from Argentina to accompany him, Rabbi Abraham Skorka and Islamic studies professor Omar Abboud.
May 20, 2014
A devastating series of tornadoes struck Oklahoma a year ago. Hispanics were among the hardest hit by the storms due a lack of preparedness and information available in Spanish.
May 20, 2014
After six months of anti-government protests and the ouster of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, the army says it is needed to "keep peace and order."
May 19, 2014
The Swiss bank has agreed to pay $2.5 billion in penalties to U.S. authorities for helping Americans use tax havens to hide from the IRS.
May 19, 2014
The U.K.'s most famous yachtsman has joined families of the crew members of the 40-foot sailboat in urging that the search resume.
May 19, 2014
Suicide is a major cause of death, and there's no evidence that screening everybody will reduce the toll, a federal panel says. But doctors, family and friends can help, researchers say.
May 19, 2014
The U.S. will now provide intelligence analysis to Nigeria in an effort to find the more than 200 girls kidnapped by the militant group Boko Haram.
May 19, 2014
Abu Hamza, an Islamic cleric alleged to have started an al-Qaida camp in the U.S., has been convicted on terrorism charges in a New York courtroom.
May 19, 2014
A social media struggle is unfolding in eastern Ukraine, as bloggers on both Ukrainian and separatist sides plead their cases. But many find they face surveillance, trolls and threats as they work.
May 19, 2014
AT&T's $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV now faces regulatory scrutiny. Meanwhile, a deal merging Comcast and Time Warner Cable is also in the works. Consumer advocates worry about consolidation, but many observers think the deals could hold down costs for the merged companies.
May 19, 2014
Credit Suisse will plead guilty to criminal charges and pay over $2 billion in fines in connection to allegations of tax evasion. But the CEO and chairman are reportedly expected to keep their jobs.
May 19, 2014
The Supreme Court has delivered a blow for writers in a case of copyright infringement involving the iconic film Raging Bull. The court has ruled that a claim brought by the family of the writer who worked with famed boxer Jake LaMotta on the latter's life story was improperly dismissed by lower courts.
May 19, 2014
NPR's Gregory Warner talks to Robert Siegel about the mood and politics in the city of Abuja, as Nigeria struggles to deal with the schoolgirl abduction and its growing militant insurgency.
May 19, 2014

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