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With just over a month to go before general elections in Britain on May 7, snap polls show no clear front runner as the countdown begins.
April 04, 2015
The Silk Road was a website that sold illegal drugs, until it was shut down. Now two federal agents on the case have been charged with wire fraud, money laundering and falsifying government documents.
April 04, 2015
Iran and the West have very different views on the outcome of Iran's nuclear negotiations, which concluded this week. Iran is having a much easier time of selling the deal to audiences back home.
April 04, 2015
Nigerians have elected a former military strongman to be their next president. Muhammadu Buhari, who insists he's a changed man, says his first order of business will be to crush Boko Haram militants.
April 04, 2015
Saudi Arabia is taking huge risks by staging military operations in Yemen. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Middle East expert Thomas Lippman about the battle over Shiite Iran's power in the region.
April 04, 2015
Pulitzer-prize winning journalist John Burns has announced his retirement. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with Burns about four decades of reporting for the New York Times.
April 04, 2015
Wal-Mart conquered the suburbs, but its future may lie in smaller stores in dense city neighborhoods. And in our grab-and-go times, freshly prepared meals are a big part of its urban strategy.
April 04, 2015
In South Africa's townships, entrepreneurs lack the basic necessities of an office, such as electricity and water. Enter Hutspace. "Damn," one of them said on his first visit. "This is a cool space."
April 04, 2015
More than 40 years ago, the communities wove together their stories of enslavement and liberation to create a new Passover ritual.
April 04, 2015
The NYPD is denying allegations that officers were forced to make a certain number of warrantless stops, and faced retaliation from superiors when they didn't.
April 04, 2015
Brady, whose work helped passed the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act , died of pneumonia on Friday. She was 73.
April 03, 2015
Comics posing as chefs have written a book with sensational recipes and explanations of essential tools like the "spankler." It's designed to "spank the food if it does anything wrong."
April 03, 2015
Some big U.S. employers are giving their lowest-paid employees a raise. That's helped make low-wage workers one of the only segments of the workforce seeing an increase in pay.
April 03, 2015
One of New York City's thorniest political issues is over how to make its elite high schools more representative. A new study says that many popular proposals won't help diversity — and might hurt it.
April 03, 2015
This week, we go old school with an excerpt from the book Visiting Hours and then we cheat and go new school pointing to a New York Times video series about Tehran.
April 03, 2015
Many Christian denominations officially oppose legislation that would legalize medically assisted suicide. But some individual churches, pastors and congregants are lending support to the cause.
April 03, 2015
During recent wars, army medics have gotten really good at treating injured troops. Scientists want to adapt these new technologies and tricks to help injured people in poor countries.
April 03, 2015
The freshman senator from Arkansas, who wrote the letter to Iran and rallied 46 other Republicans to object to a nuclear deal, revealed his guilty pleasure is eating birthday cake nearly every day.
April 03, 2015
Overall, college students aren't enrolling in foreign language classes as much as they used to. But more people are enrolling in Korean language classes.
April 03, 2015
In an interview with NPR, Ernest Moniz says the deal has expanded the time it would take Iran to make a bomb significantly — from two months to a year.
April 03, 2015

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