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A recent outbreak of Ebola in Guinea has the country on edge. Guineans have never experienced the deadly virus, and are learning quickly how to protect themselves.
April 12, 2014
Alan Gross has been in a Cuban jail for more than four years. This week, he went on a hunger strike. Reporter Jeffrey Goldberg, recently back from Cuba, brings NPR's Scott Simon an update.
April 12, 2014
The Boston Strong campaign cheers the grit and grace the city's shown since last year's marathon bombing. Journalist Mike Barnicle tells NPR's Scott Simon how Bostonians are overcoming the tragedy.
April 12, 2014
The IRS is going after taxpayers to pay their deceased parents' decades-old debts. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Marc Fisher of The Washington Post about the collection efforts.
April 12, 2014
In effect, the U.K. is saying "I told you so" after being declared the the fastest growing economy of any rich country in the world. NPR's Scott Simon talks with economist Simon Johnson.
April 12, 2014
Seeking to capitalize on the Supreme Court's recent ruling that eased restrictions on political contributions, Republicans are launching a new super joint fundraising committee.
April 12, 2014
Men and women ski on the same slopes. A rock band performs in the capital. It's all part of the constant tug-of-war between religious conservatives and those seeking more social freedoms.
April 12, 2014
A pro-Russian group is one of several that have seized public government buildings in the past week. Ukrainian officials promise a "very tough" response.
April 12, 2014
Whenever writer Yiyun Li feels guilty about her parenting choices, she turns to Peanuts for refuge, holding on to the comforting comic strip as tightly as Linus clutches his security blanket.
April 12, 2014
Methane from livestock accounts for a huge portion of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, according to a UN report. But reducing global meat consumption isn't necessarily the answer to the problem.
April 12, 2014
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw the HealthCare.gov rollout, has resigned. Lee Judge thinks she's "taking one for the team," while Daryl Cagle doubts her departure is voluntary.
April 12, 2014
Recent updates to the Army's regulations on grooming and appearance forbids natural hairstyles that are popular with many black women. The women of the CBC have asked the Army to reconsider.
April 11, 2014
The Obamas reported an adjusted gross income of $481,098, a 21 percent drop from the $608,611 they reported in 2012.
April 11, 2014
The new Carnegie Mellon study found that 62 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds report talking to God, but just 52 percent said they turned to religion for guidance.
April 11, 2014
While Republicans launched some effective counterattacks on the equal pay issue, keep in mind the White House is making a political case to voters — not a statistical argument to economists.
April 11, 2014
Bloomberg reported that the spy agency knew about the critical Internet vulnerability for two years and used it to gather intelligence.
April 11, 2014
The lunar eclipse peaks late Monday or early Tuesday, depending on your time zone. It begins a so-called tetrad of 4 eclipses occurring roughly 6 months apart.
April 11, 2014
In the hiring process, employers aren't permitted to ask about things like if you go to church or intend to have children. But is it OK for employers to check social media sites for this information?
April 11, 2014
President Obama said he has relied on Burns for "candid advice and sensitive diplomatic missions." Burns' back-channel talks with Iran are credited for jumpstarting nuclear negotiations.
April 11, 2014
Is banning sugar from your home to chronicle the effects on your family a gimmick veiled in a health halo? Actually, there's a lot to learn from a memoir of obsessive label-reading and weird baking.
April 11, 2014

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