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Halloween pumpkins are nutritious and perfectly edible — if they haven't been carved and left outside for days. And yet we throw almost all of them away. Here's what happened when we cooked with one.
Oct. 30, 2015
Many Americans with 401(k) plans don't know if they're paying any fees. Pay too much, and it could take a chunk out of your nest egg. If your plan's too costly, complain to your employer, experts say.
Oct. 30, 2015
The Federal Reserve is proposing rules that would force banks to add another layer of protection in case of a financial crisis. It wants to be sure taxpayers don't get stuck bailing out banks again.
Oct. 30, 2015
Nearly six months after a gunfight between rival gangs left nine people dead in and around a restaurant in Texas, CNN has obtained a video of part of the shootout.
Oct. 30, 2015
Alaskans have the highest rates for health insurance in the country. Many get a subsidy to help defray the cost, but those who don't wonder, increasingly, if it's time to go without insurance.
Oct. 30, 2015
Lots of GOP candidates say their tax policies will boost growth. That's oversimplifying it.
Oct. 30, 2015
Also this week: A story from an NPR Music reporter about the "lost art of listening."
Oct. 30, 2015
The Republican National Committee says it will suspend a February debate, citing "inaccurate or downright offensive" questions during Wednesday night's debate on CNBC.
Oct. 30, 2015
It's not enough anymore to learn how to size up the symptoms of a particular patient, say specialists in bioinformatics. Modern doctors need to learn to see patterns in huge data sets, too.
Oct. 30, 2015
She's learned a lot about chimpanzees. But what's she learned from them has given her a new mission: improve the health of the planet.
Oct. 30, 2015
Current drugs aren't working as well. Old drugs may be making a comeback. And a poet sums up the reason that malaria fighters met this week.
Oct. 30, 2015
A bloom generally occurs once every five to seven years, but heavy rains have produced a burst of color the likes of which hasn't been seen in nearly two decades.
Oct. 30, 2015
In earlier America, before the automobile reigned supreme, the family wagon was often the target for seasonal mischief and mayhem.
Oct. 30, 2015
Video of a rough classroom encounter between a black student and a white deputy in South Carolina had us thinking about alternative discipline policies in schools.
Oct. 30, 2015
The small force will be sent to northern Syria, to "help coordinate local ground forces and Coalition efforts" to counter ISIS, a senior administration official confirms to NPR's Scott Horsley.
Oct. 30, 2015
China declared success and will now allow couples to have two kids. Many saw the program as outdated and say families in all urbanizing countries have fewer kids regardless of government diktats.
Oct. 30, 2015
The company's relationship with Philidor has been under scrutiny after questions were raised about whether it was using the specialty pharmacy to boost sales of Valeant drugs over cheaper versions.
Oct. 30, 2015
Skunk Bear's shivery new video explores how and why our skin acts so weird when we watch a scary movie, get cold or listen to music.
Oct. 30, 2015
The judge in the case, Dariusz Mazur, said the U.S. request wasn't admissible under Polish law. Roman Polanski, 82, has both French and Polish citizenship.
Oct. 30, 2015
Much of the difficulty lies in finding a solution to the civil war and humanitarian crisis in Syria that's acceptable to all parties – both within and outside of Syria.
Oct. 30, 2015

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