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NPR's Scott Simon talks to reporter Joel Glenn Brenner about the Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two crash. She knew both pilots who were on board the spacecraft.
November 01, 2014
Egypt's president says the nation is involved in a war against terrorism and the media is falling in line. Some talk show hosts have been pulled off the air for criticizing the government.
November 01, 2014
In the video, most of the men who street-harass, who cat-call, yell sand follow the woman are black and Latino. Noticeably absent from the video? White men.
November 01, 2014
NPR's politics team is hosting an election night party Tuesday. But you can't have a party without good grub. So we've put together a menu inspired by the politics in play.
November 01, 2014
Tim Cook publicly acknowledged that he's gay, the head of the Federal Communications Commission may have another net neutrality plan and IBM's supercomputer is helping chefs create new dishes.
November 01, 2014
There were engineers. And virologists. And one wedding dress designer. Together, they're trying to devise a better design for protective gear worn by health workers in the Ebola ward.
November 01, 2014
Even if a big raise is not imminent for you, five factors are helping stretch today's paycheck: cheap gasoline; a strong dollar; low interest rates; fierce retail competition and a huge corn harvest.
November 01, 2014
Modern Farmer is less than two years old but it's already won a National Magazine Award. "We're making fun of ourselves, in a way, because we don't know anything about farming," says the editor.
November 01, 2014
Andrew Tahmooressi said he made a wrong turn and ended up across the border in Mexico with his legally registered guns, which were illegal in Mexico. He has been in a Mexican jail for seven months.
October 31, 2014
Philip Banks III was set to become Commissioner William Bratton's deputy. The reasons for his abrupt resignation are not clear.
October 31, 2014
This week, the Federal Reserve ended the quantitative easing program. Author John Lanchester says Anthony Trollope's 19th-century novel, The Way We Live Now, clarifies the current financial situation.
October 31, 2014
The Day of the Dead is a time when Mexicans remember loved ones with grand floral tributes. But the atmosphere is downbeat in the state of Guerrero, where 43 students are still missing.
October 31, 2014
North Carolina forcibly sterilized thousands of people between 1929 and 1976. The state has begun compensating victims, but some who were sterilized may never receive restitution from the fund.
October 31, 2014
After a four-day visit to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, she reports progress — along with the need for continued support.
October 31, 2014
There's potentially some good news about Ebola: While cases are still rising in Sierra Leone, the outbreak shows signs of slowing in Liberia. Communities are banding together to get Ebola out.
October 31, 2014
A Florida jury found Dante Martin guilty of manslaughter for his role in the fatal hazing of drum major Robert Champion.
October 31, 2014
Where do you live? Health specialists think that simple question could make a difference in how doctors prevent and treat diseases for individuals. That's expanding its storied role in public health.
October 31, 2014
Fear of the virus has prompted Pyongyang to ban tourism and quarantine all foreigners. It's a curious stance since the Hermit Kingdom has plenty of more pressing health woes.
October 31, 2014
The government had proposed taxing Internet usage, but opponents claimed it the government was trying to impose a digital iron curtain on Hungary.
October 31, 2014
The Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two was undergoing a test flight when it crashed in the California Desert. The spaceship is designed to take tourists to space.
October 31, 2014

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