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Bears do it, bats do it. So do dogs and humans. They all yawn. It's a common behavior, but why is a bit of a mystery. Researchers think yawning may perk up the brain and help with social bonding.
May 15, 2017
Powers Boothe was known for his roles as a villain in TV's Deadwood, and in the movies Tombstone, Sin City and The Avengers. Boothe died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles on Sunday.
May 15, 2017
Babies in Native American and Alaska Native families are at higher risk of sudden unexplained infant death, despite years of effort to reduce the toll. African-American families also face higher risk.
May 14, 2017
North Korean state media said Monday that the missile Pyongyang launched a day ago is a new weapon, able to carry a heavy nuclear warhead to unprecedented distances — possibly as far as U.S. soil.
May 14, 2017
Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition.
May 14, 2017
In a New Orleans tradition dating back almost 35 years, soul singer Irma Thomas takes the stage at the Audubon Zoo to perform a special concert for fans on Mother's Day.
May 14, 2017
On Mother's Day, Youth Radio reporter Charlie Stuip reflects on the unique challenges of growing up with a young mother, and how they eventually learned to be each other's greatest support.
May 14, 2017
Teachers and students at an American university in Budapest founded by investor George Soros are bracing for the worst after the adoption of a new Hungarian law that could close the institution.
May 14, 2017
US News and World Report writer Steven Nelson discusses the case of Chelsea Manning with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly. Manning was sentenced to 35 years for leaking large amounts of government secrets.
May 14, 2017
A look ahead to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Washington, D.C. next week, and his promise of a "new beginning" in U.S.-Turkish relations.
May 14, 2017
Citizens of Iran head to the polls this week to vote for president. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with The New York Times Tehran bureau chief Thomas Erdbrink about what's at stake.
May 14, 2017
As of Sunday, Emmanuel Macron is the president of France. Macron is the youngest president in French history and he's promising to bring revolutionary change to his country.
May 14, 2017
Archaeologists announced the discovery of 17 mummies in central Egypt, believed to be from Egypt's Greco-Roman period. The country is hoping the find will boost tourism.
May 14, 2017
The white nationalist led protesters seeking to defend a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday. "We are white, we are a people, we will not be replaced!" Spencer yelled.
May 14, 2017
After two record sales years, investors are worrying about the health of the auto industry, especially as automakers are looking toward the future.
May 14, 2017
The latest global cyberattack is believed to be the biggest extortion attack recorded, with more than 200,000 people affected in 150 countries. But ransomware has been around for years.
May 14, 2017
They're kids' new best friend and some teachers' worst nightmare. And despite being marketed to help ease anxiety and ADHD, one expert says there's no research to support that claim.
May 14, 2017
U.S. diplomats staged a rare intervention to rescue the family of a Chinese human rights lawyer. It offers clues, and raises questions, about the Trump administration's human rights approach in China.
May 14, 2017
For her new album, Simone Schmidt, who performs under the name Fiver, researched the stories of women committed to the 19th-century Ontario institution for the criminally insane.
May 14, 2017
The weather is warming, the flowers are blooming, and our fancies turn lightly to thoughts of ... well, some really good romance novels. Here are four delicious reads to make your Maytime merry.
May 14, 2017

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