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The Yazidis are an ancient religious sect concentrated in a remote corner of Iraq. They've been thrust into the spotlight of Iraq's nasty conflict, with thousands taking refuge in barren mountains.
August 07, 2014
It's not always easy for people with celiac disease to find gluten-free food. And it's even harder for lower-income people with the disease who rely on food pantries to help them fill their bellies.
August 07, 2014
The white homeowner said he shot the 19-year-old because he'd felt threatened when she pounded on his door after 4 a.m. She had crashed her car about half a mile from his house.
August 07, 2014
The legislation provides funding to improve facilities and hire more medical staff, along with allowing more veterans to use private facilities.
August 07, 2014
In the wake of plagiarism accusations, Sen. John Walsh cancelled campaign events this week. Democrats are working to find another candidate in the event he withdraws from the Senate race.
August 07, 2014
Elite college sports conferences can set their own rules about sharing profits with student-athletes, under a new policy adopted by the NCAA's Division I Board of Directors on Thursday.
August 07, 2014
Start with paper; add Shrinky Dinks, a microprocessor, heat, and, "Voila!" It's not quite that easy. But this engineering project might one day lead to a printable, flat spacecraft that folds itself.
August 07, 2014
Sure, you know that walking is a simple, low-impact way to get exercise. But did you know that adding faster intervals to the walk could help control blood sugar levels?
August 07, 2014
Estela de Carlotto's grandson was taken as a baby when her daughter was a political prisoner in the 1970s. NPR's David Greene talks to writer Francisco Goldman, who has chronicled her struggle.
August 07, 2014
There are also reports that the Sunni militant group had captured Iraq's biggest dam, which controls the water supply for a huge swath of land.
August 07, 2014
Tampose Jacobina Mothopeng was born a girl but now lives as a man — a difficult choice in Lesotho. He's spent the summer in the U.S., learning to be a more effective advocate for the LGBTI community.
August 07, 2014
Major college sports programs could take a significant step toward sharing their wealth. The NCAA Board of Directors is to vote on a plan to restructure Division I athletics.
August 07, 2014
Jay Ashcroft, the son of the former U.S. attorney general — and governor and senator — is following in his father's footsteps by running for office.
August 07, 2014
By playing with the physics of wing color, scientists get a glimpse into how butterflies get their colors, and how quickly they can evolve from brown to brilliant.
August 07, 2014
The solider resented the Taliban, according to fellow soldiers. But he was apparently upset that male British troops were training female Afghan soldiers, they say.
August 07, 2014
In the case of an elderly patient with multiple medical problems, having a team of health workers deliver care to the home can be cheaper than expensive stays in nursing homes and emergency rooms.
August 07, 2014
The verdict is the first to be handed down against top Khmer Rouge leadership. As many as 2 million people died in the regime's "killing fields." The two leaders will serve life in prison.
August 07, 2014
Iselle was forecast to weaken, but that hasn't happened. Officials are saying the island is ready, but they are urging everyone to prepare.
August 07, 2014
Playable tests capture learning in action.
August 07, 2014
Russia was responding to sanctions imposed by the U.S. and its European allies over the crisis in Ukraine. The ban includes all beef, pork, fruit, vegetables and dairy products.
August 07, 2014

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