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Lance Crosby had been working for an organization that runs urgent care clinics in the park, according to the National Park Service.
Aug. 10, 2015
Fake and shoddy medications kill about 100,000 people around the world each year. Many "drugs" are no more than just chalk or water. An engineer in Boston is trying to change that.
Aug. 10, 2015
Farming plants in space may prove critical for future deep space travel. On Monday NASA announced it had mastered romaine lettuce. "That's awesome, tastes good," astronaut Kjell Lindgren declared.
Aug. 10, 2015
A proposed ordinance would ban the use of smokeless tobacco across Boston — including sporting events. That would mean no more wads of tobacco in the cheeks of baseball players at Fenway Park.
Aug. 10, 2015
The software security company is big in the U.S. and around the globe. But tensions between Russia and the West have raised questions about its ties to the Russian government and security services.
Aug. 10, 2015
The city installed a new public toilets that are better ventilated than port-a-potties and include running water. But they turned out pricier than expected, and plans for more are circling the drain.
Aug. 10, 2015
"This is just an unspeakably horrid moment for Vermont," Governor Peter Shumlin told Vermont Public Radio.
Aug. 10, 2015
Absinthe was a favorite of artists like Picasso and Van Gogh. Perhaps that explains why a complex ritual rose around drinking it, spawning some of the most beautiful alcohol paraphernalia around.
Aug. 10, 2015
A guide to global medical care shows which countries are risky (you don't want to have a car accident in Botswana) and where you don't have to worry (care for heart attacks is solid in Sao Paolo).
Aug. 10, 2015
Greece and its creditors inch closer to a third bailout agreement. Negotiators hope to reach an accord by Tuesday.
Aug. 10, 2015
Mazen Darwish was arrested in February 2012 while reporting on Syrian President Bashar Assad's government crackdown on protesters.
Aug. 10, 2015
38-year-old British dancer Jonathan Ollivier was killed on Sunday, hours before a scheduled performance.
Aug. 10, 2015
Crew members on the International Space Station sampled red romaine lettuce Monday, the first food to be grown and eaten in space.
Aug. 10, 2015
Speaking with NPR's Steve Inskeep, the president addressed critics of the Iran nuclear deal and whether he feels more free to address racial issues now.
Aug. 10, 2015
He was one of racing's fastest drivers, the first in NASCAR to take a car to 200 mph on a closed course. Months after a lung cancer diagnosis, Buddy Baker has died.
Aug. 10, 2015
Lawmakers and human rights groups have criticized a 2015 State Department report on human trafficking, saying politics may have interfered with the evaluation of countries' human rights records.
Aug. 10, 2015
The spill, which sent heavy metals, arsenic, and other contaminants into a waterway that flows into the San Juan National Forest, occurred Wednesday. Estimates of its size have risen sharply.
Aug. 10, 2015
School-based urban gardens can have a measurable positive impact on kids — from improving their diets to helping boost engagement with academics.
Aug. 10, 2015
In an interview with NPR to be broadcast this week, the president spoke strongly of his critics, including some in his own party. He also talked about letting his passions show more in his sixth year.
Aug. 10, 2015
Before the Great Recession, many Americans piled up too much credit card debt. Now, they seem to be a little wiser about using plastic, says the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Aug. 10, 2015

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