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Breathalyzers were placed in the doorway of a nightclub in Stockholm this weekend, with an unusual purpose: to ensure no guests had been drinking any booze.
September 28, 2014
The word "trifling" (or, as it may be more commonly said, "triflin'"), used to blast folks as lazy, good-for-nothing cheaters, goes back quite a ways.
September 28, 2014
For the first time, the world record in the marathon is now under 2 hours and 3 minutes, after Dennis Kimetto of Kenya tore through the course at Sunday's Berlin Marathon.
September 28, 2014
The scientists who study humans and their cultures could help health care professionals treat people who are reasonably, desperately afraid, they argue.
September 28, 2014
A ruling against J. Jayalalithaa in India's highest-profile corruption case has stunned a political class that is widely seen as permeated with graft. She's been sentenced to four years in prison.
September 28, 2014
Dozens of queens' profiles were deactivated recently because they used stage names. Facebook says requiring real names curbs abuse, but LGBT groups say it's restricting — for drag queens and others.
September 28, 2014
Daniel Ortega is not the bombastic revolutionary of years past. He's toned down the rhetoric and his wife runs day-to-day operations. Critics say it's not unlike the regime he toppled 30 years ago.
September 28, 2014
Saying his country will do "whatever is needed" to help fight the extremist group ISIS, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he has reached what media are calling "a point of determination."
September 28, 2014
About 5 million women worldwide are admitted to hospitals each year because of complications after an abortion. But the key to stopping these injuries may have nothing to with changing the law.
September 28, 2014
Attorney General Eric Holder tells NPR's Carrie Johnson that he's sorry his parents couldn't see Obama's tribute to him on Thursday — and that his greatest regret hit home on a visit to Newtown.
September 28, 2014
Video footage from earlier in the day showed protesters using umbrellas to try to deflect pepper spray and water cannons as officers attempted to disperse the crowd.
September 28, 2014
Let's compare two kinds of nothing: an empty patch of deep space and an empty piece of paper that was once beautiful. There's nothing to see in either. Or is there?
September 28, 2014
On a return trip to eastern Ukraine, NPR's Eleanor Beardsley found a ceasefire that feels shaky and separatists who are full of swagger and determined to press their fight for independence.
September 28, 2014
Officials say the hikers were found close to the mountain's peak, in cardiac and respiratory arrest. More than 200 hikers survived Saturday's eruption.
September 28, 2014
Hong Kong police used tear gas on Sunday as they tried to clear thousands of pro-democracy protesters gathered in a challenge to Beijing over its decision to restrict democratic reforms for the city.
September 28, 2014
New businesses in Detroit are helping revitalize the economy. One of those new businesses is the Social Club Grooming Company, a barbershop/salon that promotes sustainability.
September 28, 2014
President Obama did not seek permission from Congress to launch airstrikes last week. Legal experts and some lawmakers question how valid his claims for action are.
September 28, 2014
Russia's parliament, the Duma, approved a bill on Friday that would limit foreign ownership of Russian media to less than 20 percent.
September 28, 2014
Currently, are about 100 refugees live in Afghanistan. But the country has no asylum laws, and the refugees are fighting for legal status or resettlement elsewhere.
September 28, 2014
El Hierro, the most remote of Spain's Canary Islands, used to import thousands of tons of diesel each year. Now a new power plant will let the island run entirely on renewable energy.
September 28, 2014

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