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Pregnant teenagers in Malawi may not get enough to eat — with dire consequences for their baby. Peanut paste could help, but the girls need to be convinced not to share it with family members.
May 09, 2015
People accused them of making everyone sick and threw water at them. But community volunteers pushed on, knocking on doors to stop the virus's spread. On May 9, Liberia will be declared Ebola-free.
May 09, 2015
West Baltimore officials want to fix damaged relations between police and residents. Church pastors there long have stepped up to help fill the gap of mistrust, and hope to play a role in erasing it.
May 08, 2015
This week in politics: Jeb Bush isn't doing a great job of separating himself from his brother, the GOP's diversity problem and were the polls really wrong again?
May 08, 2015
A new glimpse of what the universe looked like in its youth has been captured. Researchers say light from galaxy EGS-zs8-1 has spent the past 13 billion years traveling to Earth.
May 08, 2015
The kidnapping and murder of the 6-year-old, who vanished on his way to school, focused national attention on child abduction cases.
May 08, 2015
This weekend, an Olympic-qualifying race will be held in Rwanda. It's a sign of how bikes are changing the country's image — and how Africa is making inroads in the Western-dominated cycling world.
May 08, 2015
Despite some legal challenges, the Virginia school is closing — after more than 100 years of teaching women.
May 08, 2015
Ebola put the country's immunization program on pause. Now officials are launching a nationwide vaccination campaign to stop the largest measles outbreak the country has seen in years.
May 08, 2015
Prices are about one-fourth what they were in 2011. A drop in global demand, especially in China, has triggered layoffs in northern Minnesota's mines and the effects are being felt around the region.
May 08, 2015
Less than 20 percent of oil-sector workers are female. That's a problem for an industry that needs legions of new workers to replace retirees. So firms are looking to draw more women into the field.
May 08, 2015
Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that an investigation into the city's police department will focus on allegations of excessive force, unlawful searches and discriminatory policing.
May 08, 2015
The Chinese have earned a reputation as some of the world's rudest travelers. Now, the government has enacted new rules that include a list of the worst offenders.
May 08, 2015
TV networks officially reveal fall schedules next week, but word has already spread on some new shows and cancellations. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says early trends include more diversity, big names.
May 08, 2015
New arrivals in the top 10 include James and Charlotte, the Social Security Administration says.
May 08, 2015
The whistleblower, speaking from Russia, said the importance of the ruling against the U.S. surveillance program he helped uncover "can't be overstated."
May 08, 2015
A decade ago, President George W. Bush was among the Western leaders who visited Moscow for the occasion. Today, the event highlights the friction between Russia and the West.
May 08, 2015
Friday's jobs report showed tepid wage growth in April. Hours after its release, President Obama gave a speech arguing that a new trade deal would strengthen the labor market. Opponents disagree.
May 08, 2015
Nike says lower tariffs in a proposed Asia-Pacific trade deal would allow it to support thousands of domestic jobs. But the potential relief for footwear is a small fraction of current tariffs.
May 08, 2015
Back in 2006, food-industry giants pledged to market only "better-for-you" foods to children. A new study concludes they kept to the letter of that pledge, but not the spirit.
May 08, 2015

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