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Audie Cornish talks to Robert Turner, director of operations for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, about what the organization is calling a "health and humanitarian disaster" in Gaza.
August 05, 2014
The European Rosetta mission arrives at its target comet Wednesday morning. In the coming months, its lander unit will harpoon the space rock.
August 05, 2014
Government troops and separatists have been fighting for months for control of eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian leaders say Russia has been supplying the separatists — a charge Moscow denies.
August 05, 2014
As early as 2015, firms with more than 200 employees may have to automatically enroll their workers in a company health plan. Though workers can opt out, some still find the provision patronizing.
August 05, 2014
Nations need borders for security, for revenue, for defense, for identity. But for fun? Introducing borders that giggle.
August 05, 2014
Before hibernating, grizzly bears get fat fast — but they don't get metabolic problems like diabetes. Understanding how fat bears stay healthy could lead to better treatments for humans.
August 05, 2014
Tim West's grandpa was an executive for Frito Lay, and the 30-year-old entrepreneur grew up on junk food. But he now wants to shake up the food system with healthy, sustainable eats.
August 05, 2014
The most effective drug we have against malaria is losing its potency in Southeast Asia. Doctors can still cure most forms of the disease, but it takes longer and more medications.
August 05, 2014
The conversation was a vivid illustration of the tough questions posed by current immigration debate.
August 05, 2014
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has ordered health care providers to test recent travelers at risk for Ebola virus. So far none of those tests have come up positive.
August 05, 2014
Also: The queen's former press secretary is reportedly writing a book about the royal family; Sheila Heti interviews Joan Didion.
August 05, 2014
Her family said they were going on a vacation. But Nimco Ali was taken to a woman who performed female genital mutilation. Now Ali is helping the more than 100,000 girls in the U.K. possibly at risk.
August 05, 2014
Reports indicate an attacker wearing an Afghan military uniform shot at service members from the NATO-led coalition.
August 05, 2014
After Tuesday's African summit sessions, the White House is preparing to host the 50 heads of state and the chairman of the African Union for dinner. What goes into preparing a formal dinner for 400?
August 05, 2014
Gannett said the move will give the two new companies more "flexibility" to "pursue growth." Time Warner and Tribune Co. have made similar moves.
August 05, 2014
Baroness Sayeeda Warsi was the first Muslim member of the prime minister's cabinet. She resigned over what she said was the U.K.'s "morally indefensible" position on the conflict in Gaza.
August 05, 2014
The move may not mean the end of the current conflict. The Israel Defense Forces said its troops would maintain a defensive position and respond to any attacks.
August 05, 2014
In Cleveland, a public hospital may be succeeding at the seemingly impossible: saving money while making patients healthier. They're doing it by giving patients personalized attention.
August 05, 2014
... And what the adults in their lives should do about it.
August 05, 2014
What do sitcoms, dramas and reality TV say about poor people? For our yearlong series exploring poverty, NPR's Elizabeth Blair takes a look at the television shows that place the poor center stage.
August 05, 2014

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