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Many struggle with tremors and balance much of the time, but when the music starts, these people dance. It gives them joy — body and soul. Scientists say dance might have lasting brain benefits, too.
Jan. 23, 2016
Like many residents of Flint, Mich., She'a Cobb doesn't trust the water that comes out of her faucets. So now, everyday is a carefully orchestrated one — from brushing her teeth to taking a shower.
Jan. 23, 2016
NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Harvey Hollins, the coordinator of Michigan's clean-up efforts, about how the state is going to address the myriad problems.
Jan. 23, 2016
The people in charge of the Oscars have announced reforms to increase diversity in their organization and in the awards. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Neda Ulaby.
Jan. 23, 2016
Trump's rise can be seen as a natural extension of the kind of politics that Palin embraced after her unsuccessful run for vice president. She endorsed him in the Republican primary this week.
Jan. 23, 2016
China is scapegoating goats for a drop in the number of babies born last year — and hopes that the coming year of the monkey will be better.
Jan. 23, 2016
A parody Twitter account all about Bernie Sanders blurs the line between mockery and admiration. The account's creator says that's just fine.
Jan. 23, 2016
As it falls, snow forms a sort of net for catching pollutants in the atmosphere. Pesticides and dirt from soil can also end up in there. Still, most researchers told us they'd eat it, with caveats.
Jan. 23, 2016
Gas prices in Columbus, Ohio, are among the lowest in the country. Drivers appreciate the savings, but anti-sprawl advocates say cheap gas doesn't help their cause.
Jan. 23, 2016
Revisit the obituaries of prominent black leaders, mull the ethics of photography and hear from a former NFL star about why he regrets ever playing football.
Jan. 23, 2016
The latest death linked to Takata air bags was the ninth in the U.S. and the tenth worldwide. It involved the crash of a Ford Ranger. Other brands being recalled include Volkswagen and Audi.
Jan. 22, 2016
La Loche Community School, in a small town in Saskatchewan, went on lockdown because of an "emergency." Canadian media are reporting a school shooting occurred, and a suspect may be custody.
Jan. 22, 2016
Following criticism of the lack of diversity in this year's Oscar nominations, the academy has voted to approve changes aimed at doubling the number of women and people of color by 2020.
Jan. 22, 2016
The team discusses the growing rift between Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, the return of a certain Alaskan politician and Hillary Clinton's surprising go-to snack on the campaign trail.
Jan. 22, 2016
Experts say picture books that whitewash the history of slavery are just a symptom of an adult society. How can we explain it to kids, they argue, if we can't talk about it ourselves?
Jan. 22, 2016
After the National Review published an edition declaring they're "Against Trump," the RNC removed the conservative magazine from participating in a Feb. 25 GOP presidential debate.
Jan. 22, 2016
Concern continues to grow over the outbreak of Zika virus in Latin America. The virus has been linked to severe brain damage in babies.
Jan. 22, 2016
The flock of more than 150 sheep blocked a road, doing what road spikes couldn't and bringing a 90-minute chase to an end.
Jan. 22, 2016
The Cincinnati Zoo euthanized the cheetah known as Sarah this week. Cheetahs usually live to 8 or 12, the zoo says. Sarah was famous for running 100 meters in 5.95 seconds, a record for land mammals.
Jan. 22, 2016
They may be half a world away from each other, but both are dealing with the awful effects of lead poisoning.
Jan. 22, 2016

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