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Industrialized medical care drives up costs and leaves doctors and patients frazzled. Now some doctors are trying a more deliberate and mindful approach to the practice of medicine.
December 07, 2014
The 2,650-mile trail is grueling. But for a few weekends each season, hikers on the stretch near California's Sonora Pass encounter a hiker's dream: fresh fruit, cakes and other goodies for the weary.
December 07, 2014
The Republican congressman pushed out the incumbent senator, boosting the GOP majority in the Senate.
December 06, 2014
In September, 43 students went missing in Mexico; drug gang members confessed to their murder last month. Now, the remains of one student have been identified.
December 06, 2014
The iBill, a new currency reader being offered by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, aims to change how the blind identify different kinds of bills.
December 06, 2014
The Justice Department's new rules would prohibit some agents from using factors such as religion to profile, but the rules-change doesn't apply at airports or along the border.
December 06, 2014
Judy Huth, the latest accuser of the 77-year-old comedian, says Cosby drugged and raped her in 1974 when she was only 15. Cosby's lawyer has called the claim "absolutely false."
December 06, 2014
After grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans notes media missteps in discussing race.
December 06, 2014
American photojournalist Luke Somers was killed during a rescue attempt by U.S. special forces. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent Sean Carberry in Afghanistan about what happened.
December 06, 2014
After a rough start, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are winning. ESPN.com's Howard Bryant tells NPR's Scott Simon that off the court, James has been outspoken on political issues.
December 06, 2014
In this week's roundup of tech headlines, Microsoft bids adieu to the clip art we came to love and the High Court considers how to handle online threats.
December 06, 2014
Akai Gurley was an unarmed black man killed by a police officer last month. Many of those who attended his wake in Brooklyn Friday night see his killing as fitting into a pattern of police conduct.
December 06, 2014
Adnan Shukrijumah, who allegedly planned bombings in London and New York and served as the head of al-Qaida's external operations, was killed by troops near the Afghan border, Islamabad says.
December 06, 2014
The British actor and a group of African soccer stars have teamed up with the CDC in a new public health campaign. The message: Ebola "is not an ordinary game. This is life or death."
December 06, 2014
The secretary of defense says an additional 1,000 troops will remain to support a NATO training program.
December 06, 2014
A new book argues that education aid, when done badly, can bring the opposite of peace.
December 06, 2014
With the launch of a new NASA spacecraft and a probe nearing Pluto, it's been a busy week in space. NPR science correspondent Geoff Brumfiel tells NPR's Scott Simon what's going on up there.
December 06, 2014
Southern California has had its own issues between police and communities of color. Many in the Simi Valley, near LA, are watching this week's news closely. It's home to many in law enforcement.
December 06, 2014
Many in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles are watching the news out of Ferguson and New York closely. The neighborhood saw protests and riots after the Rodney King verdict 20 years ago.
December 06, 2014
Rolling Stone says it should have tried harder to verify the story of an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia. Editors now say they didn't talk to the men who were accused.
December 06, 2014

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