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The election of Narendra Modi is historic, marking a shift away from a party that has dominated politics in the world's largest democracy.
May 17, 2014
On the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, Attorney General Eric Holder and first lady Michelle Obama said racism is still alive and there is work yet to be done.
May 17, 2014
Remembering a time in America when chameleon coiffures and sand baths were all the rage.
May 17, 2014
District Judge Gladys Kessler also ordered the government to keep all videotapes that show the force feeding of Jihad Dhiab. Kessler had previously been critical of the Obama administration.
May 17, 2014
OWN had planned a documentary series to feature the first openly gay NFL player in his bid to earn a spot on the St. Louis Rams. The network backed off to give him space "to achieve his dreams."
May 17, 2014
A survivor of the Turkish coal mine disaster that killed more than 250 talks about the hours he spent trapped below ground. He's now afraid to return to mining, and wonders how he'll make a living.
May 17, 2014
Measles and mumps outbreaks in the U.S. are at an all-time high. NPR's Scott Simon talks with professor of preventive medicine William Schaffner about how the viruses are spreading and why.
May 17, 2014
With the U.S. imposing sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, what happens to U.S. and Russian co-operation in space? NPR's Scott Simon speaks to correspondent Jeff Brumfield about the future of the program.
May 17, 2014
Iran wants relief from economic sanctions, but the International Atomic Energy Agency wants answers about rumored weapons programs before it makes a new agreement.
May 17, 2014
In a historic election, Narendra Modi and the Hindu nationalist party ousted India's long-ruling Congress party. Scott Simon talks with NPR's Julie McCarthy about what this political shift means for India.
May 17, 2014
The government recently released a trove of information on how much doctors are charging Medicare. It does seem like some doctors are overcharging, but the explanation of high fees can be complicated.
May 17, 2014
Rumors are flying over the firing of The New York Time's first female editor, Jill Abramson. Scott Simon talks with NPR's David Folkenflik about how gender and compensation may have played a roll.
May 17, 2014
South Sudan is being torn apart by ethnic violence. NPR's Scott Simon talks to David Deng, research director for the South Sudan Law Society, about efforts to save the country from a civil war.
May 17, 2014
Cornell William Brooks replaces Lorraine Miller, who has been serving as interim chief last since year. Brooks once ran for Congress and used to be a lawyer for the Justice Department and the FCC.
May 17, 2014
Lao defense chief, 4 others killed in plane crash
May 17, 2014
No one wants to return to the system of American apartheid. Public education, with its glaring inequities, is a reminder of all the work left undone.
May 17, 2014
Africa's most notorious warlord, Joseph Kony, began mass abductions of schoolgirls in the 1980s. Since then, it has become a recurring feature in conflicts on the continent.
May 17, 2014
The plane was carrying about 20 people, including the country's defense minister and other senior officials. There was no word on casualties.
May 17, 2014
The highest-profile suit between the two companies involved one essential to how cell phones operate on a 3G network.
May 16, 2014
It's the worst flooding in Bosnia and Serbia in at least 120 years, triggering dozens of landslides and killing several people.
May 16, 2014

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