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The U.N. Security Council approved a U.S.-Russia resolution outlining a strategy to defeat ISIS and end the conflict in Syria. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with former national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski.
Dec. 19, 2015
Unions are virtually non-existent in the northern Mexico factories around Juarez. But now some 300 workers are trying to unionize to push for higher wages and other benefits.
Dec. 19, 2015
Colorado voters made the state the first to legalize recreational pot. In 2016, a ballot initiative could establish another first: a single-payer health system that provides universal coverage.
Dec. 19, 2015
Terrorist attacks and the ongoing battle with the Islamic State cast a shadow over some of the accomplishments the president tried to highlight in his year-end news conference on Friday.
Dec. 19, 2015
Reports of the boards burning up have focused attention on shoddy lithium-ion batteries. While most devices with the batteries are made safely, precautions can be taken in choosing and using them.
Dec. 19, 2015
A rape victim who the police didn't believe. An investigation of Navy SEALS accused of beating and killing Afghan men. An in-depth look at prostitution. Plus, a profile of Little Richard.
Dec. 19, 2015
We played the latest version of Pandemic with four real-life epidemiologists. And it made them sweat!
Dec. 19, 2015
Months of training culminated with reaching the summit of a 16,500-foot peak, which they named. But there were frustrations and squabbles along the away, and uncertainties as they returned to Kabul.
Dec. 19, 2015
Most politicians aren't cool. And maybe that's ok.
Dec. 19, 2015
Republicans have hammered President Obama for underestimating ISIS and naively allowing it to grow by leaving Iraq. But the withdrawal is only one factor in the rise of the extremists.
Dec. 19, 2015
A software glitch let Sanders staffers see data from rival Hillary Clinton's files. But Sanders said the retaliation went too far, and filed a lawsuit in federal court to regain access to the data.
Dec. 19, 2015
Ethan Couch was sentenced to probation in 2013 for killing four people in a drunken-driving wreck when he was 16. Now 18, Couch is on the run, possibly with his mother, after violating parole.
Dec. 18, 2015
Officials are probing a possible "friendly fire" incident near Fallujah. They aren't speculating on how many Iraqis may have been killed. The airstrikes are part of a coalition effort against ISIS.
Dec. 18, 2015
The resolution does not explicitly address the contentious issue of Syrian President Bashar Assad's future in the government. It aims for an end to fighting and a focus on defeating ISIS.
Dec. 18, 2015
Anti-Muslim sentiment is on the rise, and Muslim women wearing hijabs can be particularly vulnerable. That has prompted two women in New York to organize an all-female class for observant Muslims.
Dec. 18, 2015
Middlemen, messy currencies and questions galore allude to the price of banking in Cuba — but that's not stopping Stonegate, the first to offer customers a debit card they can use across the strait.
Dec. 18, 2015
The high-tech outerwear, which can also serve as sleeping bags, are manufactured in Detroit by homeless parents to help them earn a steady income.
Dec. 18, 2015
The California-based health care provider plans to enroll its first students in 2019. It's the latest of 20 U.S. medical schools opened in the last decade to boost the number of primary care doctors.
Dec. 18, 2015
The White House says it is shortening the sentences for 95 men and women in federal prisons for nonviolent crimes. Obama has now commuted more sentences than the previous five presidents combined.
Dec. 18, 2015
The book's outside cover boasted poems by a disgraced writer. But inside were page after page of handwritten recipes for alcohol — the secretly preserved know-how of a Prohibition-era doctor.
Dec. 18, 2015

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