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The 21st Century Cures Act promised more money for medical research, but some worry it will make patients more vulnerable. Ailsa Chang talks to Dr. Jerry Avorn about possible changes under the law.
Jan. 1, 2017
New Year's at Rio's Copacabana beach is billed as the world's biggest open-air party. Revelers wear white, and at the stroke of midnight, walk into the ocean and jump over seven waves for good luck.
Jan. 1, 2017
Richard Ravitch has advised many American cities on how to get out of economic troubles. Now he's advising Puerto Rico. He speaks with NPR's Ailsa Chang about the U.S. territory's financial situation.
Jan. 1, 2017
Tim Watters made a career for himself impersonating Bill Clinton. That impersonation has become less relevant, but lucky for him, the 2016 election presented him with some new material: Donald Trump.
Jan. 1, 2017
NPR's Ailsa Chang and Mike Pesca of Slate's The Gist review the season's NCAA bowl games, and preview the upcoming championship game between Clemson and Alabama.
Jan. 1, 2017
A whole new year to travel is before us — but where to go and what to do? Pauline Frommer from Frommer's Travel guides looks at the travel ideas for 2017.
Jan. 1, 2017
What happens to sexual relationships after service members return from combat? Former Marine Chuck Rotenberry and his wife Liz open up to NPR's Ailsa Chang about their struggles with sexual intimacy.
Jan. 1, 2017
This New Year's day, consider a bowl of pasta carbonara for a hangover fix. Made with spaghetti, eggs, cheese and pork, some say it's just as effective as bacon, egg and cheese on toast.
Jan. 1, 2017
Maybe they didn't make headlines. But they inspired others to break stereotypes and take a stand.
Jan. 1, 2017
Organizers of an event to celebrate Donald Trump as he comes to office in January rescinded the invitation of one of its leading figures, following his tweets about Jews and the media.
Jan. 1, 2017
In 2016, scientists combined the genes of three people in an effort to make a baby free of an inherited disease. But the process doesn't wipe out all faulty mitochondria, and could pose new risks.
Jan. 1, 2017
A gunman dressed as "Santa Claus" opened fire at Reina nightclub during New Year's celebrations, killing at least 35 people and wounding 40 others in what the city's governor called a terror attack.
Dec. 31, 2016
Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina reflects on the year in politics and what comes next.
Dec. 31, 2016
NPR's breaking news reporter Nate Rott, former political reporter Sam Sanders and senior business editor Marilyn Geewax talk about what happened in news during 2016.
Dec. 31, 2016
Russians still wish each other "joy and happiness" to welcome the New Year, but in the sophisticated cocktail bars of Moscow, the drinks are much more complex than vodka.
Dec. 31, 2016
Radio Ambulante's Maria Fe Martinez talks about different Latin American New Year's traditions, both in the U.S. and abroad.
Dec. 31, 2016
Al-Jazeera's D.C. bureau chief Abderrahim Foukara talks about the biggest international stories of 2016 and what's upcoming in 2017, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the fight for Mosul.
Dec. 31, 2016
As of Jan. 1, French companies with more than 50 workers will be obligated to allow their employees to ignore work emails outside of work hours.
Dec. 31, 2016
On Saturday the Security Council unanimously passed a resolution in support of a bid by Russia and Turkey to end the violence in Syria. This week a cease-fire was announced in the war-torn country.
Dec. 31, 2016
Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. On this episode, the hosts talk about a touchy subject: physical appearance and weight.
Dec. 31, 2016

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