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Potatoes and tomatoes are nutritious and delicious. But the U.S. Department of Agriculture finds that Americans tend to consume way too many of them in unhealthy ways, like French fries and pizza.
May 21, 2014
It's clear this year that this will not be another 2010 or 2012, when upstarts embarrassed the GOP's conventional favorites in primary after primary.
May 21, 2014
The 30-year agreement involves supplying 38 billion cubic meters of gas a year via a Siberian pipeline starting in 2018.
May 21, 2014
A young couple got hooked on durians after one life-changing bite in 2009. And after two years of tracking the stinky sweet fruit through Southeast Asia, they've become experts on durian tourism.
May 21, 2014
Anna Politkovskaya was known for her coverage of corruption and the war in Chechnya. An earlier trial had resulted in acquittal but a Moscow jury on Tuesday found five men guilty in the murder case.
May 21, 2014
EBay says that it hasn't seen any sign of fraudulent activity since the breach was detected "about two weeks ago." It says it stores financial data and customer records in different places.
May 21, 2014
Despite heavy spending by agribusiness and potential legal hurdles, voters in two rural Oregon counties approved bans on genetically modified crops on Tuesday.
May 21, 2014
The city council of Carson City had given unanimous initial approval of a bill making it a misdemeanor crime to bully anyone from kindergarten age up to 25 years old.
May 21, 2014
Six states held primaries on Tuesday, and the results were good for the GOP establishment. Host Michel Martin learns more about the results from NPR Politics Editor Charles Mahtesian.
May 21, 2014
A recent episode of FX show Louie raised some controversial questions about women, weight and body image. Did the episode miss the mark? Our panel of writers and bloggers weigh in.
May 21, 2014
An overwhelming win for India's conservative opposition party could profoundly change the direction of the world's largest democracy. But what do Indian Americans think?
May 21, 2014
Five weeks after hundreds of Nigerian school girls were abducted by the extremist group Boko Haram, bomb blasts have hit two cities. Journalist Chika Oduah gives an update on the volatile situation.
May 21, 2014
The Catholic and Orthodox churches split in 1054. In the Holy Land this week, the pope and Orthodox leaders will meet to try to start restoring unity. But not everyone is eager for reconciliation.
May 21, 2014
Who doesn't like a contest, especially if it lets you prove that you're smarter than your peers? When doctors played a game that tests their knowledge, patients' blood pressure control improved.
May 21, 2014
Anybody found to have manipulated Veterans Affairs records "will be held accountable," President Obama said Wednesday. He also defended Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki.
May 21, 2014
By creating a Google Alert for a mysterious meeting of the world's powerbrokers, we came to know that there is a lot we don't know.
May 21, 2014
Osaka's Kinki University is named for its home region in south-central Japan. But school officials say the name is distracting to foreigners.
May 21, 2014
A day after recalling 2.42 million vehicles, General Motors says it's recalling an additional 218,000 Chevrolet model cars. All told, the company has recalled nearly 14 million vehicles this year.
May 21, 2014
Medicare told doctors to admit patients expected to stay in the hospital through two midnights or longer. Then Medicare said it wouldn't enforce the rules, adding to the controversy.
May 21, 2014
Justice Samuel Alito granted a stay of Russell Bucklew's execution Tuesday night. The inmate has a rare medical condition that his attorneys say makes it likely that a lethal injection could go wrong.
May 21, 2014

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