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There's a talent competition. A tiara for the winner. And a chance for people with HIV to speak out despite the stigma they face.
Sept. 29, 2016
There's plenty of vaccine available this year, and the sooner people get vaccinated the better, federal health officials say. A recent drop in vaccination, especially among the elderly, concerns them.
Sept. 29, 2016
Regulators have voted to expand cellphone alerts to 360 characters from the previous cutoff at 90, and to begin including clickable URLs and phone numbers over the next year or so. But no photos, yet.
Sept. 29, 2016
Steve Inskeep talks with NPR's David Schaper about what might have caused a commuter train to overshoot the terminal Thursday morning. At least 100 people were injured, and one death was reported.
Sept. 29, 2016
Most Americans say they should always have the option to drive themselves. That's despite the fact the average driver is excited by driverless technology.
Sept. 29, 2016
Witness Mark Cardona describes the scene of a commuter train crash near the Hudson River. Nancy Solomon of member station WYNC also reports what she's seeing and hearing.
Sept. 29, 2016
Thousands of people have been arrested or dismissed under the current state of emergency after a failed coup attempt July 15. The date has been declared a national holiday for "democracy and freedom."
Sept. 29, 2016
Attorney Claudia Bernal was on her way to work in New York City when she was detoured due to the crash. NPR's Joel Rose says the New Jersey terminal is a main point of entry to Manhattan.
Sept. 29, 2016
The attack on the trucks delivering humanitarian aid in Aleppo was a war crime. But it's not likely anyone will go to jail for it. Is this the new normal?
Sept. 29, 2016
Most potential Alzheimer's drugs are tested on mice. But rats may be a better choice because they seem to have a type of memory that's more like ours, and also are highly vulnerable to Alzheimer's.
Sept. 29, 2016
In his opening remarks, Stumpf refused to accept the contentions made by Sen. Elizabeth Warren and others — that the bank's cross-selling incentives were to blame for the scandal.
Sept. 29, 2016
Commuter Ben Fairclough says he had just gotten off a different train and was walking toward the station when he found his path blocked by the crashed train. He describes the scene to Steve Inskeep.
Sept. 29, 2016
Multiple injuries have been reported in the accident. Nancy Solomon of member station WNYC says she can see 20 to 30 injured. Rail service in and out of Hoboken Terminal has been suspended.
Sept. 29, 2016
Police took nearly an hour to respond to a 911 call from a woman who said her mentally ill brother was acting erratically. About a minute after officers arrived on Tuesday, one shot and killed him.
Sept. 29, 2016
Asked to name his favorite foreign leader, or any foreign leader he admires, Libertarian nominee for president Johnson was unable to come up with an answer.
Sept. 29, 2016
To cap its 12-year scientific voyage, the Rosetta spacecraft will take a final plunge Friday. Scientists will signal Rosetta to crash into the surface of a comet — and gather data all the way down.
Sept. 29, 2016
As West Coast cities have seen a boom in homelessness, some have declared emergencies. But debates have broken out over how much tolerance should be shown to illegal camps in public spaces.
Sept. 29, 2016
A quota system for public universities and government jobs was meant to increase the number of Afro-Brazilians. But it has been abused and now a committee will decide an applicant's race.
Sept. 29, 2016
Today instant ramen is consumed in at least 80 countries around the world and even considered popular currency in American prisons.
Sept. 29, 2016
Just as natural antibodies help your body find and fight microbial invaders, tailored research antibodies let scientists target and study cancer cells. But too many are poorly made, scientists say.
Sept. 29, 2016

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