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A tornado and hailstorms hit east China's Jiangsu Province, killing at least 78 people. At least 500 people were injured — 200 critically — and search and rescue efforts are ongoing.
June 23, 2016
By a 4-3 vote, the Supreme Court has upheld the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas at Austin. Much of higher education welcomed the decision.
June 23, 2016
After a teenager attempted suicide, her parents searched in vain for therapists who would take their insurance and were accepting new patients. The family paid for therapy with credit cards instead.
June 23, 2016
NPR's Lulu Miller tells the story of one runner who always believed he could break the four-minute mile. Then a terrible accident made him question if he would ever be the same runner.
June 23, 2016
An Indian startup sells edible spoons that taste just like crackers, made out of millet, rice and wheat. The company's founder says it's a fun way to encourage people to reduce their plastic waste.
June 23, 2016
They don't take off their shoes, they don't take out their laptops and their numbers are growing every day. Some 16,000 people per day are applying for the government's airport pre-screening program.
June 23, 2016
With the economy in free fall, opponents of the president are trying to get enough signatures to hold a recall vote this year. They say Maduro and his Socialist Party are trying to block them.
June 23, 2016
The iconic photograph, taken during one of the bloodiest battles of World War II, depicts Pvt. 1st Class Harold Schultz among others — not Navy Corpsman John Bradley, as was originally thought.
June 23, 2016
"Something really profound has changed in the way that we use guns," journalist Evan Osnos says. He estimates that 13 million people are licensed to carry a concealed gun in America.
June 23, 2016
In mice, monkeys and people, exercise releases a protein called cathepsin B. And as blood and brain levels of this protein rise, memory gets better. But the protein has a dark side, too.
June 23, 2016
President Obama said the Supreme Court's deadlock on his immigration actions doesn't change his deportation priorities. But it does mean that voters will decide how to proceed.
June 23, 2016
A panel of advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended against using a needle-free flu vaccine that's popular with pediatricians, parents and children.
June 23, 2016
Five years ago, residents of Wukan got rid of corrupt local leaders and elected a new one. Now that leader has been detained for corruption, but villagers insist the charges are trumped up.
June 23, 2016
Should they stay or should they go? The United Kingdom votes today on whether to remain in the European Union. Votes are counted by hand, and the result likely won't be known until Friday morning.
June 23, 2016
In a 4-3 decision, the court ruled that the university's "race-conscious admissions program" is constitutional.
June 23, 2016
After 71 hours and 8 minutes of flight time crossing the Atlantic, Solar Impulse 2 touched down in Spain. It's a big step toward the goal of circumnavigating the globe using only the sun's power.
June 23, 2016
The Supreme Court did not come to a decision on whether President Obama's move to shield millions of immigrants from deportation was constitutional.
June 23, 2016
A Baltimore court has acquitted Officer Caesar Goodson of second-degree murder in a case related to the death of Freddie Gray. Goodson drove the van that transported Gray.
June 23, 2016
Liberia's top cop stared Ebola in the eye and didn't blink. But when he came to the Ivy League school to study, he was sweating it.
June 23, 2016
A nutrition app may not be the top priority for someone who struggles to pay for groceries. But cellphones have the potential to improve the health of people with low incomes, if they can get them.
June 23, 2016

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