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Maine Rep. Drew Gattine said it was unhelpful when Gov. Paul LePage made "racially charged" statements. In response, LePage told Gattine, "I am after you" — along with much more vulgar remarks.
Aug. 26, 2016
Judge Aaron Persky's controversial six-month jail sentence for a former Stanford student convicted of sexual assaulting an unconscious woman continues to cast a shadow over his deliberations.
Aug. 26, 2016
Before the games, computer scientists weren't worried about the spread of Zika. But some public health experts were. What does the data show?
Aug. 26, 2016
Arkansas, a Bible Belt state that emphasizes abstinence only in high school, is launching a mandatory program in its colleges and universities on strategies to prevent unplanned pregnancy.
Aug. 26, 2016
France's Council of State said the town of Villeneuve-Loubet breached several "fundamental freedoms" by forbidding the swimwear on its beaches. Some 30 towns have instituted such bans this summer.
Aug. 26, 2016
Ramen will buy anything from smuggled fruit to laundry services from fellow inmates, a study at one prison finds. It's not just that ramen is tasty: Prisoners say they're not getting enough food.
Aug. 26, 2016
This has definitely been the summer of the burkini. Here's some background on the swimwear that's launched a worldwide debate.
Aug. 26, 2016
The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument was created by President George W. Bush. Now President Obama is quadrupling it in size — making it the biggest marine reserve in the world.
Aug. 26, 2016
On this week's podcast, we dug into rape allegations filed 17 years ago against the highly lauded black actor and director. Join Gene Demby and the Code Switch team to continue the conversation.
Aug. 26, 2016
Rebels and the government have struck an agreement to hand over control of the city in exchange for safe passage. This ends the years-long standoff in one of Syria's most desperate places.
Aug. 26, 2016
The recommendations from the Food and Drug Administration represent a major expansion in testing blood for Zika. The agency had earlier advised testing only in areas with an active outbreak.
Aug. 26, 2016
The saga of the swimmer and the robbery-that-wasn't continues. The charge against the 32-year-old U.S. Olympian carries a penalty of up to 18 months in prison in Brazil.
Aug. 26, 2016
Stephen K. Bannon, the new Trump campaign chief, is the third top Trump adviser who's landed in hot water during this campaign.
Aug. 26, 2016
The country's deputy interior minister was going to talk with the miners about their demands. Officials say he was seized Thursday and then beaten to death.
Aug. 26, 2016
Clinton has been criticized for failing to give enough access to the media, but she says she's done more than 300 interviews. According to an NPR analysis, that's only part of the story.
Aug. 26, 2016
At a "listening session" at the Fed conference in Jackson Hole, liberal groups warn about the impact on poor and minority communities of raising interest rates too quickly.
Aug. 26, 2016
GOP Sen. Pat Toomey and his Democratic opponent Katie McGinty are battling it out in the Philadelphia area suburbs.
Aug. 26, 2016
A remote mountain village once was home to hundreds. Now it has just 30 residents. Tskukimi Ayano, 67, is one of the younger ones. She has repopulated the village by making scarecrow-like figures.
Aug. 26, 2016
The organization is going door to door in some of the city's poorest neighborhoods. The goal: Reach 25,000 households in six weeks with information about Zika prevention and family planning services.
Aug. 26, 2016
More than six decades since Frank Mutz's grandfather started in the air conditioning business, Frank runs the same company with his children. They've also passed down common sense and personal warmth.
Aug. 26, 2016

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