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The women and children may have been beaten and raped. Some are pregnant. But a researcher who's worked with former captives says with the right support and treatment, there's hope.
May 08, 2015
Childhood vaccination remains a potent public health weapon against the spread of many illnesses, including measles. But an NPR poll finds objections and worries about vaccination remain, too.
May 08, 2015
Whole Foods hopes to attract millennials to the new chain. The company says the yet-to-be-named stores will "feature a modern streamlined design, innovative technology and a curated selection."
May 08, 2015
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake asked for the investigation after her city was beset by protests and riots. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the investigation will focus on use of force.
May 08, 2015
Ken Bain has been studying teaching and great college teachers for years. He says they need to tailor their lessons and their teaching to individual students.
May 08, 2015
Miscarriages are common but people think they're rare, a survey finds. And they often blame the woman. Readers tell us that those mistaken beliefs make the experience even more painful.
May 08, 2015
The figures for last month were in line with expectations and could signal that disappointing results in March were just a hiccup.
May 08, 2015
The incident happened in northern Pakistan and it wasn't immediately clear what had caused the crash, but authorities suspect it was a technical fault. The helicopter was carrying 17 passengers.
May 08, 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron will keep his seat and will likely score a majority once all the votes are counted. After his loss, Ed Miliband is expected to resign as the leader of the Labour Party.
May 08, 2015
Pakistan's military says ambassadors of the Philippines and Norway were killed in helicopter crash along with two pilots.
May 08, 2015
Don't look at me! In Minnesota, lawmakers are banned from making eye contact during debate. The idea is it leads to more civility. But does it? And what can animal science teach us about it?
May 08, 2015
More than a third of Americans play video games three or more hours a week. Part of the appeal is the richly developed characters in the games.
May 08, 2015
The famed Cleveland Clinic is building a new cancer center right around the corner from a competing cancer hospital. Both institutions are confident there will be plenty of patients.
May 08, 2015
The men worked at the tobacco company for years. But after they were laid off, the only jobs they could find were as anti-smoking inspectors for the government. They do their new job with gusto.
May 08, 2015
The lofty target for the superPAC of not-quite-a-candidate Jeb Bush is one more sign of the cash gusher — and legal gray areas — opened up by recent campaign finance decisions.
May 08, 2015
Businesses often reward their customers with discounts for sticking with them. But some auto insurance companies may raise your premiums if they think you're unlikely to shop for a better rate.
May 08, 2015
Once closed to the public, adventure seekers can now explore a wild stretch of New York state's Hudson and Opalescent Rivers.
May 08, 2015
Following the death of Freddie Gray, the city's mayor and Maryland's congressional delegations had asked the federal agency to look for possible discriminatory practices by local law enforcement.
May 07, 2015
When the U.S. introduced the measles vaccine, childhood deaths from all infections plummeted. Scientists think they might know why: Benefits of the measles vaccine go way beyond the measles.
May 07, 2015
"I will continue to speak in defense of freedom until the day I die," Pamela Geller told the AP. Her cartoon contest was attacked last weekend by Islamist militants.
May 07, 2015

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