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Greece has sent a passenger ferry to house and process thousands of migrants on the island of Kos. The Syrians, Afghans Iraqis, and others have been camped in the open with little food and water.
Aug. 15, 2015
Two murders in California are stoking debate about undocumented immigrants and how state and local authorities cooperate — or don't — with federal officials.
Aug. 15, 2015
NPR's Scott Simon asks EPA administrator Gina McCarthy about the toxins released into a Colorado river this week by an EPA contractor working on a shuttered gold mine.
Aug. 15, 2015
Lawmakers and business people were on hand to watch Secretary of State John Kerry raise a flag at the newly re-established embassy in Cuba.
Aug. 15, 2015
At the Democratics' Wing Ding dinner, Hillary Clinton dismissed the controversy over her use of a private email server as "partisan games."
Aug. 15, 2015
Gilliant Tett of the Financial Times tells NPR's Scott Simon what China's currency devaluation this past week will mean for the rest of the world.
Aug. 15, 2015
Under a new partnership between HBO and Sesame Street, PBS stations will screen new episodes of the children's show nine months after they appear on HBO. NPR's Scott Simon talks to media correspondent David Folkenflik.
Aug. 15, 2015
Myanmar's military toppled the chairman of the ruling party and fellow reformers this week — a sign that country may not be on the road to democracy as hoped.
Aug. 15, 2015
Cynthia Hawkins leads a family business that endured the 1965 Watts riots, and the Rodney King riots in 1992. She praises the embattled neighborhood, and says strong community ties brought success.
Aug. 15, 2015
A restaurant in Toronto dives deep into centuries-old recipes to re-imagine what native Canadian cuisine means. It's part of a movement among chefs exploring heritage and identity through food.
Aug. 15, 2015
The system has shown the largest, fastest improvement of any district in the nation, and yet it still ranks second from the bottom in the state.
Aug. 15, 2015
Too often the developing world is depicted as a place of poverty and suffering. Photos from the contest offer a different vision.
Aug. 15, 2015
Parisians create an urban beach on the banks of the Seine every summer to conjure seashores around the world. This year's fantasy beach, Tel Aviv, sparked protests and a rival "Gaza" beach.
Aug. 15, 2015
A combination of hot calcium carbide and water could have produced large amounts of the explosive gas acetylene, one expert tells NPR, leading to Wednesday's deadly blasts in Tianjin.
Aug. 14, 2015
Glenn Pladsen says he couldn't figure out any other way to dispose of the books, which were mostly romance novels, according to the Times Call.
Aug. 14, 2015
Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown gave U.S. trade officials until Friday to allow staffers full access to the trade deal draft. The deadline passed, and now he is threatening to hold up an Obama nominee.
Aug. 14, 2015
Mueller's family says officials have told them that she was taken as a "wife" by the leader of ISIS. Mueller's death was reported in February. The circumstances have not been confirmed by the U.S.
Aug. 14, 2015
Reports have said the self-proclaimed Islamic State likely used mustard gas against Kurdish forces. Officials tell NPR they have not determined what chemical, if any, was used.
Aug. 14, 2015
The yeast produce only tiny amounts of the drug. But eventually, the technology could lead to better painkillers and other medicines. Drug officials worry the microbes could fall into the wrong hands.
Aug. 14, 2015
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) says the suspects are believed to have been involved in torture and aiding regimes that carried out ethnic cleansing.
Aug. 14, 2015

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