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After a very long stretch of calm, financial markets have suddenly turned volatile. Prices have plunged and bounced around — all giving investors the jitters.
Feb. 6, 2018
Dozens of cities are vowing to cut their carbon emissions and uphold the U.S. commitment to the Paris climate deal. Despite progress, many are falling short of their most ambitious goals.
Feb. 6, 2018
Zacarias Moussaoui, convicted in 2006, filed handwritten petitions in federal courts. Conditions at the Supermax prison in Colorado where he is an inmate have been criticized in the past.
Feb. 6, 2018
The Iowa caucuses, closely watched during presidential election years, have more of a local focus during midterm election years but aren't totally devoid of presidential chatter.
Feb. 6, 2018
President Trump, who often boasted when the stock market hit record highs, has said nothing as the market enters a period of volatility.
Feb. 6, 2018
The earthquake struck the island late Tuesday night and aftershocks continue to shake up the city of Hualien. Meanwhile, rescue workers strive to save people from collapsed buildings.
Feb. 6, 2018
The private space company has launched the Falcon Heavy, a rocket more powerful than any other in use today. It's now bearing a roadster into an elliptical Earth-Mars orbit. Watch the rocket's flight.
Feb. 6, 2018
The German automobile maker said it is trying to "deepen its understanding of Chinese culture" after a #MondayMotivation Instagram post quoting the Dalai Lama garnered backlash on social media.
Feb. 6, 2018
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll warns that there is no end in sight to America's longest war: "Most of the generals ... say in public, 'There's no military solution to this war.'"
Feb. 6, 2018
The House plans to vote Tuesday on a short-term spending bill ahead of a Thursday night deadline to avoid another government shutdown.
Feb. 6, 2018
Technology that uses electrical stimulation to tweak the brain may eventually help people with memory problems caused by a brain injury or Alzheimer's disease.
Feb. 6, 2018
China has placed one or more acoustic sensors — listening devices — in the Mariana Trench, near the island of Guam, which is home to a major U.S. military base.
Feb. 6, 2018
The National Weather Service says a private sector company released a routine test message as an official warning, resulting in "widespread" phone alerts.
Feb. 6, 2018
A rocket more powerful than any other flying today is scheduled to launch between 1:30 and 4:00 p.m. ET Tuesday, complete with a cherry red Tesla car on board.
Feb. 6, 2018
A new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association confirms the largest cluster of black lung disease in coal miners ever reported.
Feb. 6, 2018
The movement has galvanized workers in low-wage industries to shine a light on sexual harassment and assault. Advocates are pushing for changes including higher wages and better reporting tools.
Feb. 6, 2018
Stock markets in Asia and Europe fell sharply after Monday's record 1,175-point drop in the Dow, leaving U.S. financial markets bracing for another volatile day.
Feb. 6, 2018
To get perspective about what the sell-off in the Dow says about the nation's economic health, NPR talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution.
Feb. 6, 2018
Also: Another Colorado deputy is killed on duty; President Trump will create a national vetting center to screen visitors to the U.S.; and hundreds of vehicle crashes in the Midwest leave 11 dead.
Feb. 6, 2018
After the Dow shed 4.6 percent on Monday, Japan's Nikkei and Hong Kong's Hang Seng both dipped by about 5 percent. European shares were also down sharply in early trading.
Feb. 6, 2018

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