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The National Transportation Safety Board says an agricultural feed truck hit the track, causing it to shift and an Amtrak train to derail late Monday night. More than 30 people were injured.
March 15, 2016
The yellow-roofed chain diners, ubiquitous in the South, don't just serve up comfort food. Jukeboxes inside play tunes like "There Are Raisins In My Toast" – courtesy of Waffle Records. No joke.
March 15, 2016
The Obama administration reversed its earlier plan after an uproar from communities in Atlantic coast states over fishing and wildlife. Also, the Pentagon said it would conflict with Navy activity.
March 15, 2016
Three retired leaders of the Franciscan religious order have been charged with with conspiracy and child endangerment for allowing a friar who was a known sexual predator to work in schools.
March 15, 2016
Starting at midnight Tuesday, the D.C. Metro rail system will shut down for 29 hours while authorities investigate potential dangers related to a cable fire on Monday.
March 15, 2016
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Debra Houry, director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about new opioid guidelines.
March 15, 2016
But now she is talking about it — at the U.N., this week, on a panel about care for women who've been raped. Miamah Grace Kannah of Liberia, now 18, shares her story — and her tears.
March 15, 2016
Eric Deggans lives near Tampa Bay, and because of his job, he watches a lot of TV. For months, he and other Floridians have been inundated with political ads, and lately they've been pretty negative.
March 15, 2016
When it comes to quitting smoking, it's best to just rip off the Band-Aid. Quitting abruptly is more effective, a study finds, even for people who'd rather phase it out gradually.
March 15, 2016
Decade after decade, political candidates come to Youngstown to use its troubles as a backdrop. They assign blame for its job losses, and make promises for its future. So far, not much has changed.
March 15, 2016
For an authentically Irish St. Patrick's Day meal, why not give the blaa a try? This roll from the town of Waterford is a protected Irish food heritage product, and the subject of fierce allegiances.
March 15, 2016
The changes make it easier for U.S. citizens to travel to the island, and allow non-immigrant Cubans who are in the U.S legally to earn salaries.
March 15, 2016
Girshman was a leader at many news and professional organizations, including NPR, NBC News, the National Association of Science Writers and Kaiser Health News, which she co-founded.
March 15, 2016
Hospitals have pushed staff to wash their hands in an effort to curb the spread of dangerous microbes. But patients' hands are infected, too, a study finds, and can spread bugs to other facilities.
March 15, 2016
Both Belgian and French police are involved in the operation, which apparently began with a visit to an apartment that the authorities thought to be vacant.
March 15, 2016
The U.S. wastes 133 billion pounds of food annually. Cutting that by 50 percent by 2020 is going to take a serious action plan. A new data-driven report ranks approaches that could get the job done.
March 15, 2016
The 2016 Teacher of the Year in that state decided it was about time the people who write the laws that affect schools actually see the inside of a classroom.
March 15, 2016
The Russian leader is abruptly pulling back in Syria after a bombing campaign that lasted less than six months. He says he got what he wanted — but he may also be wary of a quagmire.
March 15, 2016
"Certainly yes," said Jeff Miller, the NFL's executive vice president for health and safety, when asked on Capitol Hill if football is linked to a degenerative brain disease.
March 15, 2016
A top world Go champ lost the last of five games against Google's AlphaGo. But both sides are going home from the match with a lot more to learn.
March 15, 2016

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