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President Obama, leaders from Africa and even former President Bush all took part in a busy final day for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. NPR's Tamara Keith joins Melissa Block to discuss the gathering's conclusion.
August 06, 2014
In a preliminary finding, the National Labor Relations Board said McDonald's could be held responsible for its franchisees' mistreatment of workers on wage and firing issues. It's an early step, but it's already sending tremors through the fast-food industry and other areas of the economy that depend on contracted or franchised workers.
August 06, 2014
Play among children is vital for their social development. So what's in it for adults?
August 06, 2014
The Gulf of Mexico accounts for more than 20 percent of U.S. domestic oil production. But few see these operations far offshore.
August 06, 2014
The pharmacy giant will conclude its merger with British retailer Allliance Boots in a $15 billion deal. But the company decided to drop plans to move its headquarters abroad for tax purposes.
August 06, 2014
Studies show that a chat with a doctor during a routine checkup can sometimes be enough to curb problem drinking. But the model doesn't work as well with problem drug use.
August 06, 2014
The New York Times' Sabrina Tavernise was among the first to arrive at the site of the downed flight in Ukraine in late July. She says it's hard to get the faces of the dead out of her mind.
August 06, 2014
Violence in primarily Shiite neighborhoods has been extreme in recent weeks. On Wednesday, three car bombs were detonated in crowded market areas.
August 06, 2014
For the past month, Harris has been covering the Israeli-Hamas battles in the Gaza Strip. She's answering questions Wednesday in a Reddit Ask Me Anything.
August 06, 2014
The Dutch prime minister said continuing the search at the site of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight is too dangerous. Russia has stationed tens of thousands of troops near its border with Ukraine.
August 06, 2014
The Kremlin did not name names, but asked his agencies to come up with a list but also make sure that the ban prevents the "rapid growth of prices of agricultural and food products."
August 06, 2014
Sierra Leone is at the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak. But many people there don't think the virus is real. Others are so frightened by Ebola that they're afraid to take sick relatives to clinics.
August 06, 2014
The proposed merger was supposed to create a new company that competed with the behemoths, Verizon and AT&T. The new CEO intimated Sprint is prepared to go it alone.
August 06, 2014
Code Switch recently wrote about the practice of using violent hip-hop lyrics as evidence in criminal cases. Now a New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled on that very issue.
August 06, 2014
A new U.S. initiative is hoping a social media campaign will turn people away from terrorism.
August 06, 2014
A new U.S. initiative is hoping a social media campaign will turn people away from terrorism.
August 06, 2014
The most contentious issue in Tuesday's Missouri primary was the "right-to-farm" amendment. It is meant to protect farmers and ranchers from state laws that would change or outlaw current practices.
August 06, 2014
Medicare is paying for HIV drugs for hundreds of patients who may not have the disease, an inspector general's investigation finds. A 77-year-old woman with no record of HIV got $33,500 of medication.
August 06, 2014
Hurricanes Iselle and Julio are both expected to weaken into tropical storms before approaching the islands later this week, but residents are being urged to stock up on supplies.
August 06, 2014
Secretary of State John Kerry said both sides should seize this opportunity to move toward broader negotiations for a long term peace.
August 06, 2014

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