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The U.S.-backed troops have pushed through territory faster than expected in this pivotal offensive. The last major ISIS-held urban center in Iraq hangs in the balance.
Nov. 1, 2016
In the last days of the presidential election, experts are questioning whether Trump's public stances on defense strategy present him as a qualified commander in chief.
Nov. 1, 2016
The tradition goes back to the 19th Century when the U.S. was largely an agrarian, Christian society. People needed a day to travel by horse and buggy to vote. And November was after the fall harvest.
Nov. 1, 2016
A federal judge has tentatively signed off on the agreement between local residents and two companies over a 2014 chemical spill that contaminated drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people.
Nov. 1, 2016
Conversations with two people show how the cost of insurance through the Affordable Care Act varies widely, because subsidies and deductibles available are based on individual circumstances.
Nov. 1, 2016
No children were on the yellow school bus at the time of the accident, police say. The school bus was traveling to pick up a student when the series of crashes occurred. The driver is among the dead.
Nov. 1, 2016
More than 24 hours after an explosion struck a coal mine in southwestern China, 20 miners are still missing. Hundreds of rescuers are working around the clock to find if the trapped miners are alive.
Nov. 1, 2016
Iraqi troops, with U.S. support, are on the outskirts of the Norther Iraqi city. Mosul has been under ISIS control for more than two years.
Nov. 1, 2016
Around 4,700 transportation workers went on strike at midnight after their contract expired and negotiations failed. Affected buses, subways and trolleys usually handle more than 800,000 trips a day.
Nov. 1, 2016
The revelations in the past month about Donald Trump's sexual attitudes have re-opened discussions about the treatment of women — and exposed a divide in the evangelical community over gender.
Nov. 1, 2016
In NPR Ed's latest Long Listen, we explore innovative schools that tap into the power of student-directed learning.
Nov. 1, 2016
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both have proposals to rebuild the nation's infrastructure. Meanwhile, ballots in some 400 local communities feature public transit and infrastructure projects.
Nov. 1, 2016
President Park Geun-hye's approval rating has plummeted to 10 percent as investigators dig deeper into her ties with a woman whose family claimed to channel voices from the leader's dead mother.
Nov. 1, 2016
Prices for Obamacare have risen for many — but so have discounts. Many may end up paying less this year.
Nov. 1, 2016
Police say elected officials have become too quick to blame cops involved in deadly shootings before all the facts are in. A recent incident in New York is their case in point.
Nov. 1, 2016
Barricades are up and Pakistan's capital Islamabad is in lockdown as opposition leader and former cricket star Imran Khan and the government face off again.
Nov. 1, 2016
Two former aides of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are accused of causing a traffic jam to punish an official for not endorsing Christie. The defendants say the plan was just a traffic study.
Nov. 1, 2016
About 20 states are in the process of creating a ratings system for child care providers. But it's hard to decide which standards best measure quality and which are most useful to parents.
Nov. 1, 2016
Anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders is on trial for "inciting hatred" against immigrants. Wilders has boycotted the trial, claiming that it's "against freedom of expression."
Nov. 1, 2016
The FBI promised a swift review of a trove of emails that may be relevant to the probe of Hillary Clinton's server. David Greene talks to ex-FBI assistant director James Kallstrom, a Trump supporter.
Nov. 1, 2016

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