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The troopers who police rural Alaska can't do their jobs without a good bush pilot to fly them into remote areas. In Bristol Bay, that pilot is John Bouker.
November 19, 2014
Noelle Johnson has about $20,000 in student loans and is still working on her degree. Without the higher earnings a B.A. can bring, even a modest student debt load can pose a big challenge.
November 19, 2014
The top bathroom in America is currently at Philadelphia's Longwood Gardens, where 17 commodious chambers are built into what the facility says is the largest "green wall" on the continent.
November 19, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration priority review voucher comes from a Canadian company that got it by developing a drug for leishmaniasis, a disease long neglected by pharmaceutical companies.
November 19, 2014
A TV comedy Bill Cosby was developing for NBC has been canceled, after new allegations of rape against the comedian. Netflix made a similar move late Tuesday, shelving a comedy special.
November 19, 2014
The rich maritime history dates back more than a millennium. There's a group dedicated to reviving it by making boats the old-fashioned way: with coconut palm fiber, shark liver oil and no nails.
November 19, 2014
Pumpkin spice is the flavor of the season, but does anyone think there's real pumpkin in the "science goo" in our lattes? Turns out flavor companies have come up with a simple chemical recipe for it.
November 19, 2014
"My Toilet," a new photo exhibit in London, documents how commodes — or the lack of a proper one — affect the health, safety and education of girls and women around the world.
November 19, 2014
The president will then address the issue in a speech at a Las Vegas high school on Friday, a source familiar with the process tells NPR.
November 19, 2014
The Singapore activist created World Toilet Day in 2001, got U.N. sponsorship last year and posed for us on a toilet outdoors on a freezing day. That's how committed he is to bringing toilets to all.
November 19, 2014
The Home Office said Julien Blanc's presence wasn't conducive to the public good. Blanc, a dating coach, makes racist and derogatory references to women, and appears to condone violence toward them.
November 19, 2014
A new generation of baby monitors lets new parents track their child's heartbeat and other vital signs. But they're not health devices, a pediatrician warns, and could give a false sense of security.
November 19, 2014
A NASA computer model visualizes in detail where carbon dioxide is released, how it moves across the globe and how it's affected by the seasons.
November 19, 2014
The modern structure dubbed "The White House" was owned by a construction company awarded millions in government contracts. Angélica Rivera said she had "nothing to hide."
November 19, 2014
Even if your health insurance is provided by an employer, your plan may be changing quite a bit in 2015. Here's a guide to the questions you should keep in mind when looking over your options.
November 19, 2014
Israeli troops also razed the home of a Palestinian suspected in an earlier attack, signaling the government will continue with the controversial practice.
November 19, 2014
Driven by the Lake Effect, the storm dumped up to 60 inches of snow in some areas, paralyzing an area used to huge snow totals.
November 19, 2014
They say every dog has its day. So does every toilet. And that day is today: World Toilet Day.
November 19, 2014
Vermont's Bernie Sanders, an independent in the Senate, says he may run for president. He says Americans "do not see a party representing the working class of this country."
November 19, 2014
Commentator Frank Deford discusses some recent sports-related scandals, including the abuse of young swimmers by their coaches, and fake classes created for college athletes.
November 19, 2014

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