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Scientists are sharply divided on whether the disordered thinking and paranoia sometimes caused by marijuana is just a temporary thing or the start of long-term disorders like schizophrenia.
March 06, 2015
The Smithsonian is giving Iranian-Americans a chance to look back on a world many had to leave years ago.
March 06, 2015
Umarali Kuvatov, who was a harsh critic of Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, was shot on a street in the city in Turkey, where he had been living in exile.
March 06, 2015
At a Chicago high school, 100 percent completion isn't the goal. It's expected.
March 06, 2015
The tech giant will replace the telecoms giant after the close of trading March 18. The change, effective March 19, was prompted by stock splits announced by Apple and Visa.
March 06, 2015
The Labor Department's latest report comes on the heels of an especially robust survey for January that showed a gain of about 240,000 jobs.
March 06, 2015
On Friday morning, NASA's Dawn mission will arrive at the dwarf planet Ceres. NPR's Geoff Brumfiel reports on the end of an odyssey to explore an odd, in-between world.
March 06, 2015
New England businesses are taking stock after weeks of record-setting winter storms disrupted transportation, stopping many workers from doing their jobs. Telecommuting is helping Boston get by.
March 06, 2015
Some of the most iconic images of marchers being attacked by Alabama state troopers at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965, were captured by a white photojournalist who stumbled onto the historic events.
March 06, 2015
There's good news and bad news about electronic medical records. They're now in most doctors' offices — but most doctors still can't easily share them.
March 06, 2015
In "Mammal March Madness," you win or die. No basketball in this tournament — it's a simulated survival-of-the-fittest game set up by evolutionary biologists. The battle cry? Mammals suck ... milk!
March 06, 2015
Charley Leundeu Keunang, 43, was shot and killed by LAPD officers during a struggle on Sunday. He had come to the U.S. using a stolen identity.
March 06, 2015
The 70-year-old actor is said to have suffered moderate trauma, when he crash-landed a vintage plane in a Los Angeles golf course. He was taken to a hospital and he was reported to be conscious.
March 05, 2015
Sandra Arroyo Salgado, Alberto Nisman's ex wife, commissioned an independent forensic investigation she says dismisses the possibility that his death was a suicide or an accident.
March 05, 2015
The Edmund Pettus Bridge is a sacred place in America's civil rights history. It also was named after a Grand Dragon of the state Ku Klux Klan. There's a strong generational divide on renaming it.
March 05, 2015
A Colorado program has allowed more than 30,000 women to get long-term contraception for free, lowering teen birth and abortion rates. Now lawmakers have to decide if it can qualify for state funding.
March 05, 2015
A new poll shows that fewer young people see gender as limited to female and male. Youth Radio reporter Nanette Thompson talks with two students about their experiences at school.
March 05, 2015
Even at low doses, the potent poison damages organs and causes cancers. Now scientists have found a population high in the Andes Mountains that has adapted to the toxic metal over thousands of years.
March 05, 2015
Foods from Fukushima, Japan, are back to pre-accident levels of radiation but people still aren't eating them. One way to ease concerns: a chemical that blocks radioactive cesium from entering plants.
March 05, 2015
Sixty percent of parents think there is too much emphasis on testing. Are they right?
March 05, 2015

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