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Sandra Bland was found dead in a Texas jail last week. Her jailers say the African American woman committed suicide. But the case has triggered a wave of suspicion on social media.
July 21, 2015
The official reopening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana won't happen until Aug. 14. But Cubans were on hand as the U.S. and Cuba resumed full diplomatic relations after a break of more than 50 years.
July 21, 2015
Host Renee Montagne speaks with former diplomat Bill Burns about the secret talks he initiated with the Iran. That paved the way for the negotiations that produced the breakthrough nuclear deal.
July 21, 2015
After the Angels had their first game rained out in 20 years, they called in the helicopter to dry out the field.
July 21, 2015
The Romanian region is the home of Dracula, but less than 2 percent of the people donate blood.
July 21, 2015
As least 55 hospitals across the rural U.S. have closed since 2010. But northern Missouri's Putnam County Memorial finds that adding high-quality specialty services lures patients and revenue.
July 21, 2015
Earlier this year, the online retailer eliminated managers and embraced 'holacracy' — a system of self-governance. It's one of a handful of firms that's trying to make middle management obsolete.
July 21, 2015
After leaving Gaza City in 2008 for Vancouver, the al-Aloul family is back. War is heavy on their minds, but there are some surprising pros, including a lawn and swimming pool.
July 21, 2015
Investigators are examining writings believed to be by Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez. His attack on two military centers in Chattanooga, Tenn., killed five service members.
July 20, 2015
Iranian leaders trying to gain support for the nuclear deal at home are turning to a surprising place for talking points: Israel. The sales pitch in Washington? The alternative would be much worse.
July 20, 2015
A new Apple update could challenge the current online business model. Some say less ad revenue means more sites will charge for access to content. There's also a move to block the ad blockers.
July 20, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry tells NPR that Iran would use the deal's failure as an excuse to enrich uranium. He also says efforts to thwart warming diplomatic relations with Cuba would hurt the U.S.
July 20, 2015
The Falcon 9 rocket was carrying supplies to the International Space Station when it exploded June 28. Musk, the SpaceX CEO, said the company would going forward individually test each strut.
July 20, 2015
Chicken bones unearthed in Israel may mark a turning point in human cuisine: They could be the earliest evidence of people raising chickens for food, rather than cockfighting or use in ceremonies.
July 20, 2015
It's the second major title for Johnson, an Iowa native whose breakthrough win came at the Masters back in 2007. Jordan Spieth narrowly missed a chance at the playoff.
July 20, 2015
Also today, Greeks were greeted by higher prices on basic goods because of a eurozone-imposed sales tax of between 13 and 23 percent.
July 20, 2015
Gandgadhara Tilak Katnam is an ordinary guy with an extraordinary mission: getting rid of India's killer potholes.
July 20, 2015
In early 2014, the Pentagon's Defense Logistics Agency accepted a newly built warehouse facility. There was one snag: The agency was poised to leave the country.
July 20, 2015
As long as pigs have existed, humans have weighed desire for their meat against disgust for how the animals lived and what they ate. Today we have fresh cause for worry about how pigs are living.
July 20, 2015
An Obamacare tax that starts in 2018 may increase the number of employers establishing private health insurance exchanges. They'll give their workers cash to choose from a bigger variety of plans.
July 20, 2015

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