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Leaving the White House after the inauguration, Obama says his first thought was gratitude for his wife, Michelle. He describes days still driven by purpose, but with more leisurely breakfasts.
Dec. 27, 2017
California regulators say Nestle lacks the legal permits for millions of gallons of water it extracts from the San Bernardino National Forest and sells under the Arrowhead brand.
Dec. 27, 2017
Some local rape crisis centers and national hotlines that help victims of sexual harassment and assault are reporting a flood of calls at what is usually a slower time of year.
Dec. 27, 2017
James Okina of Calabar, Nigeria, was on his way to a soccer match when a chance encounter with a homeless kid changed both of their lives.
Dec. 27, 2017
In 1990, two men stole 13 pieces of art from a Boston museum. They're worth half a billion dollars ... if you could sell them. On the other hand, the museum has a hefty reward for their whereabouts.
Dec. 27, 2017
Voting continues Wednesday for you to decide the top political story of the year. After the first round of voting, there are 32 stories left with some big match ups ahead.
Dec. 27, 2017
Though America saw the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in 2017, efforts to enact new gun laws, once again, stalled in Congress.
Dec. 27, 2017
"Drawing names is an action of last resort," elections board chairman James Alcorn said, after a new legal challenge in the race that's expected to determine control of the state legislature.
Dec. 27, 2017
Though America saw the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in 2017, efforts to enact new gun laws, once again, stalled in Congress.
Dec. 27, 2017
So long, Dick Gregory, Fats Domino, Simeon Booker and many others you might not have heard of. Here's our Code Switch look back at some of the significant passings in 2017.
Dec. 27, 2017
A Seattle-area nonprofit called Treehouse helped almost nine out of 10 students from the foster care system graduate high school this past year — a huge increase in a few short years.
Dec. 27, 2017
If you sit too much during middle age — at work and at home — your ability to exercise or even walk in late decades is at risk, research hints. And, of course, your risk of heart disease climbs, too.
Dec. 27, 2017
The tax overhaul legislation uses an alternative measure of inflation that will show less upward pressure on prices. That means tax brackets will adjust upward less often, making many people pay more.
Dec. 27, 2017
The investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election began more than a year ago, and the story has only gotten more complicated. Here are the highlights from NPR.org.
Dec. 27, 2017
Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Vieques, an island eight miles off the coast of Puerto Rico. Its bioluminescent bay, a lifeline for its vital tourism industry, is starting to show signs of recovery.
Dec. 27, 2017
Betsy DeVos, school choice, civil rights, student loans and for-profit colleges: A look at the year in education and the big stories we're watching next year.
Dec. 27, 2017
More than a year after a failed military coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, hundreds of Turkish citizens are seeking refuge in Greece — despite long rivalries between the 2 nations.
Dec. 27, 2017
An orphanage in the Iraqi city of Mosul is caring for confused and unidentified children left in the wake of ISIS.
Dec. 26, 2017
A drawing scheduled for Wednesday that could have decided which Virginia candidate would become a state delegate, and potentially determine whether the Republican Party will stay in control, has been postponed. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Rachel Bitecofer of Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va., about the development.
Dec. 26, 2017
The library says that as of Jan. 1, it will only acquire tweets "on a very selective basis." By 2013, the archive had already amassed more than 170 billion tweets.
Dec. 26, 2017

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