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Only 99 Ebola cases were reported worldwide last week. That's the lowest weekly count since June. But getting down to zero cases is still a long way off.
January 29, 2015
In newspapers, magazines and novels, the "female husband" was a person of great interest.
January 29, 2015
The president's recent executive actions will allow millions of immigrants to stay in the U.S. But many businesses say those changes aren't enough to help them find and keep all the workers they need.
January 29, 2015
Canton, Ohio, has launched an ambitious expansion plan, including assisted living for Hall of Famers. The concept is part business, part nostalgia and part a sense of responsibility to ballplayers.
January 29, 2015
The Center for Community Alternatives says that formerly incarcerated men and women rely heavily upon family, almost always receiving cash from them.
January 29, 2015
The Ivy League school is also introducing a mandatory four-year sexual violence prevention and education program for students. The steps are part of efforts to reform social life at the college.
January 29, 2015
A Pew Research Center study shows that the two groups disagree most strongly on the safety of GM foods, the use of animals in research, climate change and human evolution.
January 29, 2015
Snapchat says social media likes and shares aren't what makes a story important. The ephemeral messaging app has rolled out Discover, featuring multimedia articles from major news brands.
January 29, 2015
NBC's Parenthood airs its final episode, wrapping after six seasons. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says it's a rare gem; a family drama centered on the small, emotional moments between relatives.
January 29, 2015
Argentina is focused on the funeral of a prosecutor who died mysteriously. And the nation's politics — with elections this fall — reverberate over the 20-year-old bombing he was investigating.
January 29, 2015
David Kestenbaum of NPR's Planet Money tells the story of the first stock ever shorted. It's a tale of intrigue, lies, sabotage and a life of exile.
January 29, 2015
Robert Siegel talks to Mormon leader Elder Dallin Oaks about the press conference this week where the church announced it would support LGBT anti-discrimination legislation in return for laws that protect religious freedom.
January 29, 2015
Guantanamo Bay is home to the United States' oldest overseas base. Melissa Block talks to Vanderbilt History Professor Paul Kramer.
January 29, 2015
Several members of Congress — recently back from Cuba — are taking steps to further ease a decades old embargo on the communist island. But even as they announced new legislation to open up travel for Americans, Cuba's president is talking tough about what it will take to ultimately normalize ties.
January 29, 2015
Melissa Block talks to Carl Krawitt, whose son Rhett is in remission from leukemia but still cannot be vaccinated for measles. Rhett attends school in Marin County Calif., where nearly seven percent of students are not vaccinated. Mr. Krawitt has asked the local superintendent of schools to "require immunization as a condition of attendance."
January 29, 2015
The latest quarterly report on U.S. spending in Afghanistan was released on Thursday. Conspicuously missing were figures on how more than $50 billion is being spent on training and equipping Afghan military and police forces. Those figures have been classified for the first time in years of such reporting and the general who ordered keeping them secret says it's to keep enemies from sharpening their attacks. Key senators disagree.
January 29, 2015
Jordan has indicated that it is willing to swap a convicted terrorist for a Jordanian pilot held captive by the so-called Islamic State. The terrorist is a woman named Sajida al-Rishawi. She and her husband conducted a suicide attack at a Jordanian hotel. Her belt did not detonate but dozens of people were killed. ISIS has demanded her release in part because she has longstanding ties to the group.
January 29, 2015
A new report from two environmental groups reviewed the recyclability and compostability of packaging from 47 food companies. It found few examples of companies that have prioritized waste reduction.
January 29, 2015
Companies like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube could choose to ban ISIS propaganda. But analysts say law enforcement agencies ask the firms to leave messages alone to help them track terrorist activity.
January 29, 2015
A study shows that girls do better in math, science and reading than boys in just about every country. So boys clearly need help to success in school. But so do girls.
January 29, 2015

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