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The agency says some 480,000 diesel-powered Volkswagens have sophisticated software that detects emissions testing – and "turns full emissions controls on only during the test."
Sep. 18, 2015
The GOP front-runner didn't dissuade a town-hall attendee who alleged President Obama is Muslim. Others in the field denounced Trump's response (or lack thereof).
Sep. 18, 2015
NPR has learned that 16 aircraft — including four attack jets and as many attack helicopters — have landed in Syria at a forward operating base at Latakia.
Sep. 18, 2015
Lasker Award recipients include the medical aid group that was on the frontline fighting Ebola from day 1. Dr. Deane Marchbein shares her mixed feelings about the honor.
Sep. 18, 2015
After Chinese scientists announced in April that they had edited the genes in human embryos, many researchers said it shouldn't be done. Scientists in London say they want to do it for research only.
Sep. 18, 2015
The changes that will take effect Monday. allow U.S. companies to provide Internet and communications services in Cuba. Air and cruise ship travel will also be easier.
Sep. 18, 2015
This year's prizes honored, among others, the brave researcher who subjected himself to 200 bee stings to determine where it was most painful.
Sep. 18, 2015
Anesthesiologists make a lot of money. But female anesthesiologists make much than their male counterparts, a RAND study finds. It's the latest evidence of a persistent pay gap in health care.
Sep. 18, 2015
A mosque inside the military compound near Peshawar was also attacked and many killed in the assault were attending Friday prayers.
Sep. 18, 2015
In this solar system, Jupiter is about the size of a miniature watermelon. The sun is a small weather balloon. And the orbits, traced onto a dry lakebed, are huge.
Sep. 18, 2015
Croatia has closed highways leading in from Serbia. And neighboring Hungary has started building a fence on its border with Croatia, in addition to two others along its borders.
Sep. 18, 2015
New software introduces programming skills to pre-readers. Is this 21st century literacy? Or too much, too soon?
Sep. 18, 2015
Call it the stock market of politics. A new trading market allows people to essentially place bets on who will win a debate, get the most speaking time and more. And it walks a fine legal line.
Sep. 18, 2015
Research on fruit flies with different types of insomnia has revealed the same brain pathways that interfere with sleep in people. The result may be better sleeping pills that don't leave you groggy.
Sep. 18, 2015
A labor dispute at the Port of Portland has brought container shipping from there to a halt. That means lentil and chickpea farmers are having a difficult time getting their crop to foreign markets.
Sep. 18, 2015
If you watch football this weekend, you'll see lots of ads for daily fantasy sports websites. They let fans to bet real money on the performance of players, but aren't considered gambling operations.
Sep. 18, 2015
Eli and Edythe Broad have been buying works for more than 40 years. They wanted a permanent home for their art — so they've established a museum where anyone can see it for free.
Sep. 18, 2015
The 71-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist has a new solo album, a new documentary on his life, and a few thoughts to share on the topic of immortality.
Sep. 18, 2015
A missing man's car was found badly battered in a flood plain and authorities say it was clear it got there as a result of surging flood waters.
Sep. 17, 2015
The ambush killing of a sheriff's deputy in Texas has intensified concern in some circles that criticism of police has led to an increase in officer deaths. But the data don't back up that fear.
Sep. 17, 2015

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