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Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid says FBI Director James Comey violated the Hatch Act — a law barring public officials from influencing elections.
Oct. 31, 2016
Whether it's toddlers mistaking pills for candy or teenagers taking opioids on purpose, the huge rise in access to opioid painkillers has led to more children being poisoned and hospitalized.
Oct. 31, 2016
The children of migrant farm workers are some of the country's poorest, most undereducated and hardest to track down. Programs like one in southern Indiana are working to change that.
Oct. 31, 2016
It's the latest move in a sweeping government crackdown that began following a failed coup attempt in July. The government also reportedly closed 15 media outlets over the weekend.
Oct. 31, 2016
Kerry Egan's job is to help dying people accept their own mortality. It's profoundly sad, but it's also rewarding. "I'm constantly reminded of ... how much love people have for each other," she says.
Oct. 31, 2016
Foreign reporters' access to Syria is severely restricted, but this week, a group of Western journalists has been invited to hear the Assad regime's point of view. NPR's Peter Kenyon is among them.
Oct. 31, 2016
Pope Francis is kicking off a year-long commemoration of the split between Catholics and Lutherans by calling for Christians to stand together against persecution.
Oct. 31, 2016
Since a federal parity law was enacted in 2008, health insurers and employers have made progress toward improving coverage for mental health and substance abuse. But enforcement has been lax.
Oct. 31, 2016
Altogether, some 2 billion children worldwide are breathing air that has been deemed a "long term hazard," a report finds. Pollution contributes to around 600,000 deaths annually of kids under age 5.
Oct. 31, 2016
New Delhi suffers from intense air pollution every winter. On Monday, the stifling smog was particularly acute — in part because of the countless firecrackers set off for Diwali this weekend.
Oct. 31, 2016
Americans are often chastised for what we eat. Now we're getting a pat on the back. A new report finds seafood consumption is up by nearly a pound from the previous year, the biggest leap in 20 years.
Oct. 31, 2016
Two miners escaped, and crews are currently working to rescue the 33 other miners believed to be trapped underground, NPR's Rob Schmitz reports.
Oct. 31, 2016
From re-purposed lard pails to bento boxes, the way students carry lunch to school has changed almost as much as the classrooms they learn in.
Oct. 31, 2016
The devastating 2015 earthquake killed thousands and leveled entire mountain villages. Residents are only now getting the first installment of the money promised by the government.
Oct. 31, 2016
FBI Director James Comey's letter to Congress announcing more evidence in the case of Hillary Clinton's private server was "inappropriate," says former public affairs director Matthew Miller.
Oct. 31, 2016
As the nation's economic crisis continues, many in the fear the government is stalling on concessions and opponents plan to march on Thursday to give a symbolic pink slip to President Nicolas Maduro.
Oct. 31, 2016
The Federal Reserve targets an inflation rate of 2 percent. Why 2 percent? And how close are we to the target?
Oct. 31, 2016
Director James Comey said the emails could be pertinent to the probe of Hillary Clinton's private server. It's unclear whether the emails are new or copies of material already reviewed by the FBI.
Oct. 31, 2016
The Supreme Court will hear Fry v. Napoleon Schools on Monday to decide if disabled children prevented from having qualified service animals at school can go directly to federal court.
Oct. 31, 2016
A study offering the parents of newborns a scan of thousands of the baby's genes raises a big question: Do you want this kind of information on disease risk in your child's permanent record?
Oct. 31, 2016

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