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The World Food Programme is moving about 40,000 tons of food around Syria each month, navigating conflict zones and checkpoints. And now a potential drought could hurt food production in the country.
April 13, 2014
One shooting took place at a Jewish community center and another happened at an assisted-living facility. Authorities say a person of interest is in custody, The Associated Press reports.
April 13, 2014
In Chile, a large fire has reportedly killed at least 11 people and destroyed 500 homes. Thousands of residents have been forced to evacuate areas near the port city of Valparaiso.
April 13, 2014
The U.S. tax code, which dates back to the days of Ozzie and Harriet, can work against dual-income spouses. In some cases, it's cheaper for one spouse to stay home.
April 13, 2014
Former college President Hal Wilde has endured dozens of graduation ceremonies. He says procuring the speaker was one of his most annoying tasks. And for what? Students rarely remember the message.
April 13, 2014
After a court found Edmond Aviv had abused his neighbors with racial slurs and pranks, he was forced to sit by a busy street with a sign proclaiming, "I am a bully."
April 13, 2014
President Obama has signed an executive order that reinforces a right that's existed for nearly 80 years: Employees can discuss compensation without fear of retaliation. Here's what you should know.
April 13, 2014
Lotte turned 14 in October; that led her father, Dutch filmmaker Frans Hofmeester, to make a new "time lapse edit" of the images he has collected since her birth.
April 13, 2014
Taking apart Mad Men has become a popular hobby among many Sunday-night analysts. As it enters its seventh season, it seems more self-aware than ever.
April 13, 2014
Despite a small sample of results released Sunday, the two leading candidates took the opportunity to posture about the final outcome.
April 13, 2014
Even Tiger Woods didn't make the cut at the Masters when he was 20, but Jordan Spieth is tied for the lead with Bubba Watson at 5 under par going into Sunday's final round.
April 13, 2014
You may be picturing a vending machine on a sidewalk, ready to dispense pot brownies to anyone with correct change. That's not quite what the backers of the machine have in mind.
April 13, 2014
Policymakers are weighing the costs and benefits of universal preschool, trying to determine what works in the classroom. One of the places they're looking is Boston.
April 13, 2014
The U.S., the IMF's most powerful member, has refused to sign off on reforms. On Saturday, global leaders suggested the IMF would turn to other options if Congress doesn't act by year's end.
April 13, 2014
Greenhouse gas emissions will have to drop 40 to 70 percent by 2050 — and then drop even more, to nearly zero by the end of this century — a new U.N. report says.
April 13, 2014
Both sides in Syria's bloody civil war said Saturday that a rural village fell victim to a poison gas attack, amid an ongoing international effort to rid the country of chemical weapons.
April 13, 2014
After speaking to a large Palm Sunday crowd, Pope Francis moved through the audience in his popemobile – and then got out of the vehicle to greet the faithful and pose for photos.
April 13, 2014
A Ukrainian Security Service officer has been killed and five others wounded in the eastern city of Slovyansk, officials from Ukraine's interim government said Sunday.
April 13, 2014
Drug courts were established 25 years ago, transforming the legal response to drug addicts. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to West Huddleston, CEO of an association of drug court professionals.
April 13, 2014
After Russia took over Crimea last month, the U.S. passed economic sanctions against Russia. But Republican Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, says that is not good enough.
April 13, 2014

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