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Researchers are trying to figure out if probiotics — the stuff we like to eat in yogurt to keep our guts healthy — could also help pigs, cows and chickens thrive.
April 13, 2016
Ethan Couch, whose lawyers presented an "affluenza" defense to show he wasn't responsible for a deadly drunken driving crash in 2013, has been sentenced to four consecutive terms of 180 days.
April 13, 2016
An implant and wires that reroute nerve signals from a man's brain to his hand allow him to grasp and lift objects, after much practice. But easy, wireless signaling from the brain is still the goal.
April 13, 2016
A husband can force his wife to have sex against her will. And that is not a crime. An effort to change the law is running into opposition.
April 13, 2016
Researchers are starting to look at the therapeutic possibilities of psychedelic drugs. A sensation that the self is merging with the world could be due to changes in brain connections, a study says.
April 13, 2016
The crash that killed 11 people in February appears to have been caused by a distracted dispatcher, prosecutors say. The controller has been arrested and may face charges of negligent homicide.
April 13, 2016
China and several regional neighbors are locked in a growing dispute over the status of islands throughout the South China Sea. Here's a guide to what's at stake.
April 13, 2016
It's the first time a Chinese court has addressed the issue of same-sex marriage. The case has energized supporters of LGBT rights in the country, and the couple reportedly plans to appeal the ruling.
April 13, 2016
North Carolina's HB2 law has sparked an ACLU lawsuit and prompted calls for boycotts. Inside the state, beer brewers say the law doesn't represent them.
April 13, 2016
Oregon Democrat Jeff Merkley has backed Sanders, which could help him in Oregon's May 17 primary. Hillary Clinton has far more endorsements from Congress — a big part of her superdelegate lead.
April 13, 2016
Decisions about high blood pressure have gotten thornier over the last couple of years. There's no consensus on when to start treatment with drugs. The latest evidence adds to the confusion.
April 13, 2016
As the coal industry struggles with falling prices, weak Chinese demand, regulatory changes and competition from fracking, St. Louis-based Peabody has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
April 13, 2016
For American Indians on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota, getting health care can take weeks. Indians who move to the city find that access can be difficult, too.
April 13, 2016
Credit scores. Car loans. Mortgages. It's stuff we all need to know. Yet not all financial education classes help us make better financial decisions. But some do.
April 13, 2016
Arthur Anderson was the voice of Lucky the Leprechaun for the General Mills breakfast cereal from 1963 to 1992.
April 13, 2016
Nearly 40,000 union workers at Verizon, who haven't had a contract since August, have walked out. Among other things, they object to outsourcing and two-month location transfers of employees.
April 13, 2016
Astronomers have found about 2,000 planets beyond our solar system. Now, some scientists are expanding the search to look for distant moons, too, in the hunt for signs of life.
April 13, 2016
Reading NPR. Trying out a live video. Ordering an Uber. All in Facebook. The company is trying to manage your entire digital life, but not talking about how to do it safely.
April 13, 2016
For Native Americans on South Dakota's Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, it can take weeks to get in to see a doctor and hours to get an ambulance after a life-threatening injury.
April 13, 2016
The Tilakamonkul family opened Bangkok Market in 1972. It became a magnet for Asian immigrants and chefs looking for rare ingredients. Their own son, Jet Tila, is now a celebrity chef.
April 13, 2016

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