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Stock markets are often seen as a predictor of what's ahead for the economy. But some say this year's falling markets are crying wolf. "I think financial markets have overreacted," says one economist.
Jan. 25, 2016
In a NASA facility just outside of Washington, D.C., workers are building the largest space telescope ever.
Jan. 25, 2016
The mood of the voters is one of the most important political factors in an election year. This year voters are anxious, frightened and angry — for a lot of good reasons.
Jan. 25, 2016
On the strength of its defense, the team survived late-game heroics from New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and won the AFC championship. The Broncos are headed to the Super Bowl on Feb. 7.
Jan. 24, 2016
The Social Life of DNA is a new book that explores what cutting-edge DNA testing technology means for African-Americans who lost their history in the slave trade.
Jan. 24, 2016
Large-scale poultry production is ramping up in North Carolina and getting closer to residential areas. Neighbors say the smells and pollution from these farms can make it hard to breathe.
Jan. 24, 2016
Entering the last week of campaigning before the voters start to weigh in, some candidates may be preparing to cast a loss in the Iowa caucuses as not such a bad thing.
Jan. 24, 2016
NPR's Eyder Peralta talks cleaning up after a massive snowstorm blanketed the Northeast over the weekend.
Jan. 24, 2016
Up until very recently, sledding on Capitol Hill was illegal. This weekend's snow was the first chance for kids to hit the slope — without fear of arrest.
Jan. 24, 2016
Economist Rosario Rivera explains the origins and future of Puerto Rico's debt crisis, as Congress considers its next step.
Jan. 24, 2016
Shovelful by shovelful, the East Coast is digging through the aftermath of an enormous winter storm. And sleds, snowboards, skis and snowballs are all making an appearance under bright blue skies.
Jan. 24, 2016
Iraq's government is waging a costly war with the Islamic State while dealing with falling oil prices, millions of displaced citizens and staggering rebuilding costs.
Jan. 24, 2016
A well on the outskirts of LA has been spewing natural gas into the air for months. Once it's sealed off, regulators say, it can never be tapped again. Other new restrictions are also being imposed.
Jan. 24, 2016
A major quake in the early hours of Sunday morning woke up residents of Anchorage and could be felt across much of southern Alaska. There's no risk of a tsunami, the National Weather Service says.
Jan. 24, 2016
Up to three feet of snow has fallen over much of the East Coast, and areas in New Jersey and Delaware have seen record flooding — even higher than the surging waters of Hurricane Sandy.
Jan. 24, 2016
NPR's Rachel Martin and National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson discuss the latest news from the ongoing presidential campaign.
Jan. 24, 2016
Now that the nuclear agreement with Iran has been implemented, NPR's Rachel Martin asks former U.S. Treasury advisor Elizabeth Rosenberg about billions of dollars in newly freed assets.
Jan. 24, 2016
Poland's new parliament has restricted the country's constitutional court and has put pregnant women, in addition to others, in a tough position.
Jan. 24, 2016
From Tennessee to Massachusetts, millions are digging out after a major blizzard. Reporter Joel Rose updates NPR's Rachel Martin on the impacts of the storm.
Jan. 24, 2016
Last month the Pentagon announced all combat jobs in the military will be open to women. Dr. Elspeth Cameron Ritchie has been researching health needs specific to women on the battlefield.
Jan. 24, 2016

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