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An NPR investigation found thousands of American mine owners fail to pay penalties for safety violations, even as they continue to manage dangerous — and sometimes deadly — operations.
November 12, 2014
Hipsters in Beirut have a problem. Their long, lustrous beards are getting them mistaken for Islamist extremists and drawing unwanted scrutiny from the security forces.
November 12, 2014
The virus appears to have taken two new victims in the West African country. The government is stepping up its quarantines and contact tracing to prevent an outbreak.
November 12, 2014
The SmartMat is an intelligent yoga mat that records the user's movements and makes adjustments to improve yoga practice. The creators have a prototype and plan to ship the final product in July.
November 12, 2014
A high-end jewelry company recycles the components of assault rifles into watches, rings and other luxe jewelry items. Each sale then funds the destruction of weapons in Africa.
November 12, 2014
U.S. firms Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase will pay the largest fines, around $1 billion each, to settle civil charges that they colluded to manipulate the foreign exchange market.
November 12, 2014
In a video, economist Jonathan Gruber says "the stupidity of the American voter" was key to the law's passage. He has apologized, but critics say his remarks are an admission of intentional deceit.
November 12, 2014
An annual U.N. report finds that more than 550,000 acres were cultivated with opium poppies this year — that's approaching the total land area of Rhode Island.
November 12, 2014
Rejecting the state's argument that it, not the U.S. government, has the authority to define marriage, a federal judge overturned South Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage Wednesday.
November 12, 2014
California's coffee crop is new and small, but farmers are optimistic about its potential. Scientists hope that by growing coffee here they can learn more about how to help the crop resist disease.
November 12, 2014
People who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender often have a hard time getting appropriate health care. Med schools need to integrate LGBT health throughout training, a key group says.
November 12, 2014
People consider their personal health information to be more sensitive than their religious views or purchasing habits, according to a survey on privacy by the Pew Research Center.
November 12, 2014
The late call in Alaska's vote is due to a close margin on Election Day and the time required to collect all the ballots from the state's far-flung polling places.
November 12, 2014
As it hopes to learn the Philae robotic lander successfully settled onto the comet's surface, the European Space Agency says it is in contact with the spacecraft.
November 12, 2014
China and the U.S. account for more than a third of greenhouse gases — making it vital that any broad climate plans include the pair.
November 12, 2014
Unlike novelists and musicians, visual artists don't get royalties for their work. New legislation aims to fix this by taxing public sales, but auction houses Christie's and Sotheby's oppose the idea.
November 12, 2014
There's more than one way to make color, nature tells us. And more than one way to use it to your own advantage.
November 12, 2014
Carol Ann Susi died on Tuesday after a brief battle with cancer, said her agent Pam Ellis-Evenas. Susi played Howard Wolowitz's mom Debbie on the CBS hit The Big Bang Theory.
November 12, 2014
The unexpected breakthrough by the world's two largest polluters reflected both nations' desire to display a united front, and could inspire other reluctant developing countries to follow suit.
November 11, 2014
The Court is being asked to decide whether a 2010 state legislative redistricting in Alabama overloaded some districts with black Democrats on the basis of race or party.
November 11, 2014

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