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The attack occurred Tuesday morning near a market in the eastern province of Paktika. At a time of political uncertainty, deadly attacks are taking place on a near-daily basis.
July 15, 2014
The Justice Department's settlement with Citigroup offers $2.5 billion for "consumer relief." Critics say it will do nothing for those hurt most by the foreclosure crisis: people who lost their homes.
July 15, 2014
The recent Supreme Court ruling gives employers more latitude in refusing to pay for certain kinds of birth control for employees. But most companies won't go that route, analysts predict.
July 15, 2014
Margaret Low Smith, who has served as NPR's senior vice president for news for three years, is leaving the company to become the president of The Atlantic's live events business.
July 15, 2014
Marine biologists worry that certain species won't survive the shifts in sea acidity that climate change brings. But research on sea grasses along California's coast suggest marine preserves can help.
July 15, 2014
NPR's Jason Beaubien is covering the outbreak that began in March and is still going strong. En route to the burial of a 70-year-old Ebola victim, he talked about the impact on the town of Kailahun.
July 15, 2014
The secretary of state said he would consult with President Obama on a way forward ahead of a July 20 deadline. Meanwhile, Iran is showing some flexibility on its nuclear program.
July 15, 2014
Tracking the calories in food you eat can be tedious. But a GE scientist is working on a device that fits over your plate and automatically tells you exactly how much energy is in your meal.
July 15, 2014
The deal unites the maker of Camel with Lorillard, the market leader in e-cigarettes and menthol cigarettes, the fastest-growing segments of the tobacco market.
July 15, 2014
Border authorities demonize coyotes as ruthless criminals who kidnap, rape and abandon their clients. But one smuggler says he treats his young clients well — which helps him get repeat business.
July 15, 2014
A play a quick game or a moment to connect with family or friends benefits both employees and their employers, a new study finds.
July 15, 2014
The morning rush-hour crash wounded 150 people, some of them severely, and killed at least 19 others, emergency officials say. The train had been moving at more than 40 mph when it suddenly stopped.
July 15, 2014
Leaders of Hamas aren't backing an Egyptian-brokered plan, leaving a potential peace in jeopardy. In its response, Israel threatens a return to airstrikes.
July 15, 2014
The recent violence has increased stress and exposed rifts among Palestinians. Nearly everything Mahmoud Abbas does angers either moderates or hard-liners, making his position almost untenable.
July 15, 2014
Iraq's Kurdish region sits on vast amounts of oil. The regional government says it has the right to export the oil. But Baghdad is blocking those sales, saying only it has the right to sell Iraqi oil.
July 15, 2014
Installing solar panels on a house to produce electricity is expensive. Leasing is one popular alternative, but some homeowners are learning 20-year contracts can complicate a home sale.
July 15, 2014
Moms who worked full time reported significantly better physical and mental health than moms who worked part time, research involving more than 2,500 mothers found.
July 15, 2014
In a dispute between the University of Texas president and Gov. Rick Perry, the governor may have lost the battle but he may yet win the higher education reform war.
July 14, 2014
Israel's Security Cabinet is expected to meet Tuesday morning to consider a truce in its weeklong conflict with Hamas. There's no word yet as to whether the Palestinians will agree.
July 14, 2014
Both Israel and Hamas say they are unwilling to sign on to a bare-bones cease-fire. Some say the key to peace may be empowering the moderate Fatah party, but it's unclear who could broker such a deal.
July 14, 2014

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