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A survivor of the Turkish coal mine disaster that killed more than 250 talks about the hours he spent trapped below ground. He's now afraid to return to mining, and wonders how he'll make a living.
May 17, 2014
Measles and mumps outbreaks in the U.S. are at an all-time high. NPR's Scott Simon talks with professor of preventive medicine William Schaffner about how the viruses are spreading and why.
May 17, 2014
With the U.S. imposing sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, what happens to U.S. and Russian co-operation in space? NPR's Scott Simon speaks to correspondent Jeff Brumfield about the future of the program.
May 17, 2014
Iran wants relief from economic sanctions, but the International Atomic Energy Agency wants answers about rumored weapons programs before it makes a new agreement.
May 17, 2014
In a historic election, Narendra Modi and the Hindu nationalist party ousted India's long-ruling Congress party. Scott Simon talks with NPR's Julie McCarthy about what this political shift means for India.
May 17, 2014
The government recently released a trove of information on how much doctors are charging Medicare. It does seem like some doctors are overcharging, but the explanation of high fees can be complicated.
May 17, 2014
Rumors are flying over the firing of The New York Time's first female editor, Jill Abramson. Scott Simon talks with NPR's David Folkenflik about how gender and compensation may have played a roll.
May 17, 2014
South Sudan is being torn apart by ethnic violence. NPR's Scott Simon talks to David Deng, research director for the South Sudan Law Society, about efforts to save the country from a civil war.
May 17, 2014
Cornell William Brooks replaces Lorraine Miller, who has been serving as interim chief last since year. Brooks once ran for Congress and used to be a lawyer for the Justice Department and the FCC.
May 17, 2014
Lao defense chief, 4 others killed in plane crash
May 17, 2014
No one wants to return to the system of American apartheid. Public education, with its glaring inequities, is a reminder of all the work left undone.
May 17, 2014
Africa's most notorious warlord, Joseph Kony, began mass abductions of schoolgirls in the 1980s. Since then, it has become a recurring feature in conflicts on the continent.
May 17, 2014
The plane was carrying about 20 people, including the country's defense minister and other senior officials. There was no word on casualties.
May 17, 2014
The highest-profile suit between the two companies involved one essential to how cell phones operate on a 3G network.
May 16, 2014
It's the worst flooding in Bosnia and Serbia in at least 120 years, triggering dozens of landslides and killing several people.
May 16, 2014
In an on again, off again, legal tussle, the high court granted a request from the state's attorney general to put the issuing of licenses on hold.
May 16, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration's approval of a new drug for leishmaniasis came with a voucher that can be redeemed to speed up the approval of a much more lucrative drug in the future.
May 16, 2014
DNA from a 12,000-year-old skeleton of a teenage girl found in a cave in the Yucatan Peninsula shows the same markers found in modern Native Americans.
May 16, 2014
U.S. sales of sugared and diet sodas have slumped. So soda makers are trying to win back consumers with new flavors and less sugar. But historically, mid-calorie sodas haven't sold very well.
May 16, 2014
Europeans now have the right to ask that Internet search results about them be removed. But legal experts say each of the EU's 28 countries could interpret the decision differently.
May 16, 2014

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