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What if I told you that an ordinary-looking wave hitting your beach had traveled, intact, halfway across the planet? Would you believe me? Well, believe this.
July 13, 2014
The business lobby is pushing hard for the survival of the Export-Import Bank, which has supported U.S. exports for 80 years. Some House GOP leaders, though, think it's time to kill the bank.
July 13, 2014
Bypassing commercial sperm banks, thousands are logging on to websites where women can connect with men at no cost. Anecdotes abound, but the scope of the unregulated activity is unclear.
July 12, 2014
The 100 percent recount, brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, will take weeks, postponing the planned Aug. 2 inauguration.
July 12, 2014
The comedian and television star of "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock" alleges negligence on the part of the retail giant, whose driver was exceeding the speed limit.
July 12, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will close the laboratories after last month's possible exposure of dozens of workers to anthrax and the discovery of a vial of smallpox this week.
July 12, 2014
Some 3,000 fighters are being flown by helicopter into the embattled city to bolster government forces trying to hold off Sunni insurgents.
July 12, 2014
The state says it will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to halt a federal appeals court order that it provide spousal benefits.
July 12, 2014
District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says he will stop prosecuting some people arrested for low-level marijuana possession. But that won't stop the New York Police Department from making arrests.
July 12, 2014
His driving rhythm was key to the sound of the 1970s punk band that influenced a generation of musicians that followed.
July 12, 2014
FC Barcelona — home to two of soccer's superstars, Messi and Neymar — has been indicted on tax fraud, a sign that the culture of impunity among Europe's top soccer clubs may be coming to an end.
July 12, 2014
Chicago's July 4th weekend was an especially bloody one. It was covered like another grim day. But the way we look at shootings in that city obscures the complexity of its tragedies.
July 12, 2014
On Friday, Dr. Lynn Bufka, a licensed psychologist with expertise in treating anxiety and stress, came to NPR to answer questions online about coping with stress. Here are some highlights.
July 12, 2014
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to continue until "peace and quiet" is restored. Meanwhile, tanks have been moved to the border for a possible ground invasion.
July 12, 2014
Secretary of State John Kerry is in Kabul to try to resolve an election dispute that threatens to derail the country's democratic process. NPR's Tamara Keith talks to NPR's Sean Carberry in Kabul.
July 12, 2014
More than 120 people have been killed by Israeli airstrikes since the current Israeli military operation began. There is no ceasefire in sight, but there may be some indications of a slowdown.
July 12, 2014
Campaign spending on the Kentucky Senate race could reach $100 million. So what can that get you in the Bluegrass State? NPR's Tamara Keith finds out when she calls up some local business owners.
July 12, 2014
Restoration work on Rio's famed "Christ the Redeemer" statue is now complete. But can Brazil get redemption from not making it to the World Cup finals?
July 12, 2014
The National Governors Association held its annual summer meeting in Nashville, Tenn. this week, and the collapsing highway trust fund was the centerpiece issue.
July 12, 2014
For the third time in five years, Israel has bombed Gaza in response to Hamas rocket fire. As Israel considers a ground invasion, Israelis note the grisly repetition, skeptical things will change.
July 12, 2014

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