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California's high-security Corcoran prison is home to a dairy that provides milk to almost every prison in the state system. For inmates who staff it, it's more than a job: It's a refuge and a future.
November 05, 2014
Both comedy shows aired live, election-themed episodes Tuesday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the broadcasts showed the limits of news-tinged satire on the political scene.
November 05, 2014
Speaking one day after his party lost control of the Senate to the Republican Party, President Obama says he wants the government's next years to be "as productive as possible."
November 05, 2014
College students excel at thinking creatively under pressure. Now they're designing tools to confront the challenges of Ebola, including friendlier-looking protective gear and diagnostic aids.
November 05, 2014
A broken wrist may not seem like much, but it can be the first sign that you're headed for a broken hip or spinal fracture. Men often don't realize they are at risk of osteoporosis as they age.
November 05, 2014
Brazil has more law schools the rest of the world combined and more lawyers per capita than the U.S. But there's a huge legal backlog: one department of five judges is now handling 1.6 million cases.
November 05, 2014
One day after GOP candidates gave their party control of both chambers of Congress, Senate Majority Leader-elect Mitch McConnell holds a 2 p.m. ET news conference.
November 05, 2014
In a statement, Teresa Romero said she was suing the Madrid's health department for "executing" her dog Excálibur. The dog was not found to have had Ebola.
November 05, 2014
Voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota overwhelmingly approved minimum-wage hikes. Illinois voters approved a non-binding wage-hike referendum. Recreational pot was approved in Oregon.
November 05, 2014
In multiple instances, people accused of blasphemy against Islam have been killed or faced serious legal punishment despite evidence that is flimsy or non-existent.
November 05, 2014
Many companies planned to offer health insurance without hospital coverage because it met requirements of a "minimum value" formula. But the Treasury Department says those plans aren't legal.
November 05, 2014
Colorado rejected a measure to require labels on foods "produced with genetic engineering." A similar measure in Oregon trails in the ballot count. Meanwhile, Maui voters OK a moratorium on GMO crops.
November 05, 2014
Voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota overwhelmingly approved minimum-wage hikes. Illinois voters approved a non-binding wage-hike referendum. Recreational pot was approved in Oregon.
November 05, 2014
Colorado has a new Senator: Republican Cory Gardner, who defeated incumbent Democrat Sen. Mark Udall. Gardner talks with NPR's Steve Inskeep about his priorities.
November 05, 2014
Courting-and-sparking practices in America have been very weird for a very long time.
November 05, 2014
Many cities and states have tried, but Berkeley, Calif., is the first to pass a penny-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. The goal is to reduce sugar consumption improve public health.
November 05, 2014
It's the first time a city in the energy-friendly state has voted to ban hydraulic fracturing. The vote is likely to face legal challenges.
November 05, 2014
The fiscally conservative 18-year-old won by a landslide and will represent West Virginia's 59th District.
November 05, 2014
One person was killed and 13 were wounded. Police shot and killed the driver who left his auto and began attacking people with a metal rod. Israel described the incident as a terrorist attack.
November 05, 2014
While more than half of U.S. states have contemplated similar GMO legislation, the only one that has come close to requiring a label is Vermont.
November 05, 2014

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