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Thousands of hackers have headed to Las Vegas for two conferences: Black Hat and Defcon. Much of the talk at the conferences has been devoted to security flaws in consumer devices, like cellphones.
Aug. 8, 2015
On Wednesday, California made its last payment on debt incurred in 2004 by Proposition 57, which sought to deal with the state's fiscal crisis. NPR's Arun Rath talks to John Myers of KQED for more.
Aug. 8, 2015
The storm killed at least 6 people in Taiwan and has thrust millions into the dark. Some 1.4 million homes in China's Fujian province were evacuated ahead of its landfall.
Aug. 8, 2015
The physician and pharmacologist worked at the government agency in the early 1960s, when she uncovered a link between the drug and severe birth defects.
Aug. 8, 2015
Irek Hamidullin, 55, a one-time Soviet tank commander in Afghanistan, stayed behind after the Moscow's forces were withdrawn in 1988. He went on to mastermind a 2009 attack on an Afghan base.
Aug. 8, 2015
A year ago, after a white police officer shot an unarmed black youth in Ferguson, Mo., the phrase "Hands up, don't shoot" became a rallying cry. While it has become a mantra, some call it a lie.
Aug. 8, 2015
In an appearance on CNN, the maverick candidate called Fox News host and debate moderator Megyn Kelly a "lightweight" and "highly overrated." And those were just the nice things.
Aug. 8, 2015
Sexting can be risky for teens, research suggests, but is it bad for consenting adults? Researchers are starting to think the behavior may have its perks — both in and out of bed.
Aug. 8, 2015
Jurors spared the death penalty for James Holmes, the man convicted of killing 12 and injuring 70 in the Aurora, Colo., theater shooting. Holmes will serve life without the possibility of parole.
Aug. 8, 2015
Haitians vote on Sunday in legislative elections. The nation has been without lawmakers since parliament was disbanded in January, and the vote is more than three years overdue.
Aug. 8, 2015
Much of the focus in this week's Republican debate was on Donald Trump. But the debate was just important to a handful of underdog candidates, who have been struggling to get noticed.
Aug. 8, 2015
Pre-dawn school start times are unhealthy and must change, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Aug. 8, 2015
It's the third state to cut funds to the women's health organization over a series of sting videos NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks to correspondent Jennifer Ludden.
Aug. 8, 2015
At the height of the housing bubble, Atlanta was adding tens of thousands of homes a year, but then the bottom fell out. Now, there's building once again, but some residents are feeling left out.
Aug. 8, 2015
Some 3,000 migrants from the Middle East and North Africa are now camping out in the port city of Calais. Celine Schmitt of the United Nations refugee agency discusses their plight.
Aug. 8, 2015
We visit one of the last — and best — practitioners of this vanishing art. Like his predecessors, he lives in Ecuador, not Panama.
Aug. 8, 2015
Some 3,000 migrants from the Middle East and North Africa are now camping out in the port city of Calais. Celine Schmitt of the United Nations refugee agency discusses their plight.
Aug. 8, 2015
Officials hope an ambitious plan to divert the Mississippi River will revitalize the wetlands that are a natural buffer against storms and floods. Opponents say the changes will upset local habitats.
Aug. 8, 2015
The Colorado jury could not reach a unanimous verdict on his sentence. All jurors would have had to agree for Holmes to be sentenced to death for the killings of 12 people in a 2012 shooting spree.
Aug. 7, 2015
Jurors have reached a sentencing decision in the trial of James Holmes, the man convicted of killing 12 people — and injuring 70 — in an Aurora, Colo., theater. The sentence will be read Friday night.
Aug. 7, 2015

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