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As Sandy victims and FEMA work to resolve accusations of falsified damage estimates, some are questioning how the agency can be both a flood insurance provider and a regulator of flood insurance.
February 21, 2015
The shooting death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman has all the hallmarks of a thriller. It has provided rich material for the conspiracy-minded in Argentina.
February 21, 2015
The cease-fire that was supposed to halt fighting between Russian separatists and the Ukrainian government has not taken hold. NPR's Scott Simon talks to former NATO Ambassador Ivo Daalder.
February 21, 2015
Apple has formed a secret team to design and prototype an electric car, according to numerous reports. While Apple may have the technological chops, the odds are stacked against startup car companies.
February 21, 2015
Indonesia's recently elected President Joko Widodo is a heavy metal fan seen as an advocate for human rights and political change. But his strong stance on the death penalty has dismayed many.
February 21, 2015
Being falling-down drunk is often played for laughs on YouTube videos, but those videos don't show the downside of getting trashed. That can't be good for teenagers and young adults, researchers say.
February 21, 2015
Indonesia's recently elected President Joko Widodo is a heavy metal fan seen as an advocate for human rights and political change. But his strong stance on the death penalty has dismayed many.
February 21, 2015
A new year's tradition of wearing a new, custom-tailored outfit to celebrate the Lunar New Year is fading in Korean culture.
February 21, 2015
They're photographed in front of Asian scenes, a beach, Disneyland. It's a fictional film called Butter Lamp. And it has a real message.
February 21, 2015
Negotiations with unions had been stalled for nine months; the dispute has snarled recent traffic at the facilities, which handle $1 trillion in cargo each year.
February 20, 2015
A suit worn by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he met President Obama is up for auction. The suit, which has the Prime Minister's name in pinstripes is expected to fetch more than $200,000.
February 20, 2015
The suspension follows an opinion from a family court that Busch likely abused hi ex-girlfriend. During the hearing, Busch tried to refute the claims by saying his ex was a trained assassin.
February 20, 2015
A new study published in Science looked at thousands of marine animals over a 540-million-year evolutionary span. Their conclusion: Most of them got larger.
February 20, 2015
The teenagers left home on Tuesday and took a flight to Turkey. Authorities suspect they are headed to Syria, lured by Islamic State militants.
February 20, 2015
President Viktor Poroshenko, speaking on the one-year anniversary of a bloody day of protests leading up to his predecessor's ouster, accuses the Kremlin of organizing snipers who killed dozens.
February 20, 2015
The test is as simple as a pregnancy test. So it could help health workers find and stop new outbreaks more quickly. But it doesn't catch every case and still requires some lab equipment.
February 20, 2015
A study argues that the density of restaurants and large-scale food retailers in parts of the U.S. has been a major factor in the rise of obesity. But some see it as a "chicken-and-egg" problem.
February 20, 2015
In the 2015 season, baseball fans can expect to see new clocks ticking down the seconds in MLB stadiums — and for batters to keep at least one foot in the batter's box more often.
February 20, 2015
The White House will ask a higher court to allow Obama's executive actions to take effect, while the case is in court. A federal judge in Texas ruled Obama overstepped his authority.
February 20, 2015
The air temperature at Niagara Falls is so cold that the water and mist coming off the falls is frozen in place.
February 20, 2015

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