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With a shaky ceasefire holding, Israel is starting to take stock of how much the month-long war with Hamas will cost, with early estimates putting it at about $1 billion.
Aug. 18, 2014
A survey by Feeding America, a network of U.S. food banks, found that one quarter of all U.S. military households used a food pantry in 2013. But service members are often reluctant to seek such help.
Aug. 18, 2014
A small percentage of college students commit most of the rapes on campus. Research suggests that the attitudes of male friends can either lead men to commit rape or stop them.
Aug. 18, 2014
The agency's fleet of planes shrank dramatically in the early 2000s, falling from 40 air tankers to nine. Now, the addition of new airplanes is both expanding and modernizing the firefighting fleet.
Aug. 18, 2014
Dozens of Navajo communities have passed resolutions banning smoking in government buildings and work places this year. But some casino operators worry the measures will drive customers away.
Aug. 18, 2014
U.S. Border Patrol says the fence separating Mexico and Texas helps control the illegal movement of people and contraband. But many who live on the Texas border call it a boondoggle.
Aug. 18, 2014
Demand for specialty and artisanal foods is booming, and new entrepreneurs want to get in on the action. Incubators can provide shared commercial kitchen space and tips on sales and distribution.
Aug. 18, 2014
In a rare move for him, Obama took a break from his vacation to return to Washington for meetings on the U.S. military campaign in Iraq and tensions between police and protesters in Ferguson, Mo.
Aug. 17, 2014
Clashes among protesters, journalists and police in the St. Louis suburb erupted into chaos hours before a midnight curfew began Sunday night.
Aug. 17, 2014
Lincoln, Neb., is home to a sizable group of Iraqi Yazidis, members of the minority group being persecuted in Iraq. One of them, Sulaiman Murad, describes the agony of watching the crisis from afar.
Aug. 17, 2014
The city is losing about 100 officers a year to retirements and resignations. To beef up the force, New Orleans is speeding up background checks and relaxing some requirements for the job.
Aug. 17, 2014
The home of Paul MacLeod — with its Elvis shrine and offbeat owner — drew tourists to the postcard town of Holly Springs, Miss. Now, a tragedy has left the town reeling and debating the home's fate.
Aug. 17, 2014
The Missouri Highway Patrol officer in charge of security in violence-wracked Ferguson says: "You are my friends and I am you."
Aug. 17, 2014
Amid ongoing tension over the shooting death of an unarmed teen, churches are telling their parishioners that now is the time for tough conversations.
Aug. 17, 2014
Hamas wants an easing of the blockade of the territory, but Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reiterated a demand for security guarantees.
Aug. 17, 2014
An unlikely music nearly silenced by the Khmer Rouge is being replayed and remixed by young performers of Cambodian descent. But changing up the oldies has landed some musicians in hot water.
Aug. 17, 2014
When students from the two countries met in the U.S., they were surprised at how different their history lessons had been at home. So they put together a narrative that offers both versions.
Aug. 17, 2014
Peshmerga fighters claim to have retaken area around the dam, but an eyewitness tells NPR that he's seen no clear progress as yet by Kurdish forces.
Aug. 17, 2014
The ban on travelers from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea goes into effect from midnight Tuesday.
Aug. 17, 2014
The MiG-29 was shot down over Luhansk, where Kiev's forces are said to have captured a police station as they tighten a circle around pro-Russia separatists.
Aug. 17, 2014

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