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Across Africa, hospitals are struggling to provide surgery. Doctors, nurses, and even basics like electricity are in short supply. Now Johns Hopkins Medical Center is testing a creative solution.
November 09, 2014
Airstrikes against ISIS have had some success. But James Jeffrey, Obama's former ambassador to Iraq, says Americans on the ground are necessary to win the war.
November 09, 2014
They're some of the most popular musicians in West Africa, joining voices to sing (mainly in French but also in some local languages) about defeating an "invisible enemy."
November 09, 2014
Major League Baseball is reviewing its controversial Rule 7.13, which bans most home plate collisions. Catchers actually face a bigger head-injury risk that the rule can't prevent.
November 09, 2014
Hasso Herschel fled East Germany in 1961 on a false passport. Over the next decade, he helped more than 1,000 East Germans flee by smuggling them through tunnels or by hiding them inside cars.
November 09, 2014
A 65 percent increase in a woman's weight is associated with a 9 percent drop in earnings. A recent study investigated what's behind that "obesity penalty," and why it hits women harder than men.
November 08, 2014
The Republican Party made striking gains during the midterm elections. Among their victories were three wins by black Republicans, who seem to be building momentum for diversifying the GOP ranks.
November 08, 2014
A cousin of shooter Jaylen Fryberg died after a weeks-long battle against injuries sustained in the incident, a local hospital says.
November 08, 2014
The president officially nominates the U.S. Attorney from New York's Eastern District to replace outgoing Eric Holder as head of the Justice Department.
November 08, 2014
Colorado is one of the battleground states where Republicans made big gains this week, but the state is becoming more urban and more diverse — two factors that work in Democrats' favor.
November 08, 2014
Kenneth Bae, a Christian missionary detained in late 2012 and Matthew Todd Miller, arrested in North Korea earlier this year, are free and on their way home, U.S. officials say.
November 08, 2014
The agreement of the 21-member group, including the U.S. and Canada, would establish an informal information sharing network to track and detain corrupt officials.
November 08, 2014
For our 50 Great Teachers series, a panel of experts shares thoughts on great teaching: past, present, and future.
November 08, 2014
The country's attorney general says three men have admitted killing the students and burning their bodies in an effort to prevent identification.
November 08, 2014
Baltimore Ravens' Ray Rice has made his appeal in court, and now a federal judge will decide whether to overturn his NFL suspension. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN.
November 08, 2014
NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to science correspondent Geoff Brumfiel about last week's tragic loss of the Virgin Galactic spaceship.
November 08, 2014
Volunteers are preparing ballot boxes and Catalans are rallying in the streets of their capital Barcelona, a day before a non-binding vote on secession from Spain.
November 08, 2014
Results from Tuesday's elections have been counted, and Political Junkie Ken Rudin tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer how the results stack up against past midterms.
November 08, 2014
In the final years before the Berlin Wall fell, East Germans described their grievances on cassette tapes that were smuggled to West Berlin and then broadcast back to the east on Radio Glasnost.
November 08, 2014
Even as Detroit attempts to exit municipal bankruptcy and wipe away its debt, the city still suffers widespread unemployment. Experts say it will take Detroit years to become healthy again.
November 08, 2014

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