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NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health conducted a poll in March and early April to find out how stress is affecting people in the U.S. Here's what we found.
July 07, 2014
Former Soviet minister and Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze, who is credited with helping end the Cold War, died Monday after a long illness, his spokeswoman tells the media.
July 07, 2014
Eduard Shevardnadze, a groundbreaking Soviet foreign minister and later the president of an independent Georgia, died Monday at the age of 86, his spokeswoman said.
July 07, 2014
There are 13 presidential libraries and soon there will be a 14th, for President Obama. Places vying for the prize stretch from Hawaii to New York. Chicago is so eager it's pitched multiple proposals.
July 07, 2014
Half of Americans say they've had a major stressful event in the past year, according to a poll by NPR, the Harvard School of Public Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Here's how it hurts.
July 07, 2014
To create accountability and transparency, some raw milk producers are coming up with guidelines for testing and safety. But federal agencies say all raw milk is still risky to consume.
July 07, 2014
The Marines will be required to open ground combat jobs to women in 2016. Now more than 160 female Marines have volunteered for a grueling training course that will determine their readiness.
July 07, 2014
Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board flights, the Transportation Security Administration said.
July 07, 2014
The idea is to basically carpet-bomb specific urban neighborhoods and rural areas with programs like after-school classes, GED courses and job training, with the goal of turning those areas around.
July 06, 2014
Even when the justices ruled together on cases, there was clear disagreement between them. Meanwhile, high-profile decisions in which they split 5-4 seemed particularly partisan.
July 06, 2014
The woman was walking barefoot as she wandered in and out of traffic on a freeway. In a video taken by a passing motorist, the officer is seen repeatedly pummeling the unidentified woman.
July 06, 2014
Djokovic won the Grand Slam men's singles final in five sets: 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7. 6-4 .
July 06, 2014
The extremist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for killing 13 people in a village on the coast of Kenya. In Uganda, 17 died in attacks on police stations.
July 06, 2014
Nine out of ten communications snagged by the National Security Agency were not from legally targeted foreigners, The Washington Post says.
July 06, 2014
The killing of Mohammed Abu Khdeir is thought to have been out of revenge. Meanwhile, Khdeir's American cousin, reportedly beaten by Israeli police, has been placed under house arrest.
July 06, 2014
A new study argues emperor penguins should be classified as an endangered species because of shrinking ice. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with scientist Hal Caswell, who co-authored the study.
July 06, 2014
Adam Wishart has spent the last year trying to find the woman known as the White Widow. Samantha Lewthwaite left England for South Africa and is believed to be involved in terrorist activities.
July 06, 2014
John Koskien is a professional fixer. He has helmed a mortgage lending giant, a city, and now the IRS, through scandal after disaster — to varying degrees of success, as he tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer.
July 06, 2014
One year after an oil train derailed and exploded in Lac Megantic, killing 47 people, some firemen and first responders say they still don't have the training or manpower to handle a similar disaster.
July 06, 2014
Pope Francis will meet this week with victims of sexual abuse by priests. Correspondent Sylvia Poggioli tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer the pope has been criticized for being slow to address the issue.
July 06, 2014

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