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The star running back avoided jail time after being indicted in September for using a wooden switch to punish his 4-year-old son. The case reignited the debate over corporal punishment in the U.S.
November 04, 2014
The governor's race in one of the bluest states in the nation has gotten uncomfortably tight.
November 04, 2014
Irek Hamidullan, a Russian Taliban member, is the first military detainee from Afghanistan to appear in a federal court.
November 04, 2014
Nearly 30 percent of Russian children with disabilities end up in state orphanages, where they can suffer neglect and abuse at understaffed facilities, according to a human rights group.
November 04, 2014
NPR is planning our holiday food coverage, and we want to know what you would find useful. What sorts of tips and tricks are you looking for? Fill out our survey and let us know.
November 04, 2014
No, really, some serious scientists collaborated with Facebook in 2010 and found that the app added 340,000 additional voters that cycle.
November 04, 2014
If one urban legend is to be believed, there are as many rats as people — 8 million. Statistician Jonathan Auerbach decided to test that idea.
November 04, 2014
China's popular messaging app, WeChat, has some 300 million users and has become a way for Chinese to rally around a cause, something that's difficult in a country with strict government controls.
November 04, 2014
Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan is in a tight contest with House Speaker Thom Tillis, a Republican. Turnout for third-party candidate Sean Haugh, a pizza delivery man, could also influence the outcome.
November 04, 2014
The Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General said it would review Medicare Advantage billing practices with an eye toward curbing overcharges.
November 04, 2014
It's been 35 years since the storming of the U.S. embassy in Tehran triggered a 444-day hostage crisis. Today saw more cries of "Down with America," plus some interesting demands from the crowd.
November 04, 2014
New Hampshire Public Radio's Josh Rogers discusses the tight Senate race between incumbent Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, and Republican Scott Brown, a former senator from Massachusetts.
November 04, 2014
Some of Tuesday's most hotly contested Senate races are in the South. Control of the Senate could hinge on the outcome of races in Arkansas, Louisiana, Georgia and North Carolina.
November 04, 2014
Forget the contradictory polls and the pundit spin. Look to history as a more reliable guide to what will happen on Election Day.
November 04, 2014
The union that represents makeup artists in the world's largest film industry bars women from doing the job. The court called it a "constitutionally impermissible discrimination."
November 04, 2014
The laser, China said, can destroy small-scale drones flying at a low altitude. The U.S. tested a similar system, last year. It put it aboard a ship in the Persian Gulf.
November 04, 2014
Whether it's because of their size, demographic make-up, or the unique role they play, these places will have an outsized role in state — and possibly national — politics this year.
November 04, 2014
Workers at a salvage yard found remains believed to be of Russel Rebello, the last victim still missing after the cruise ship capsized in January of 2012.
November 04, 2014
After the costumes and candy comes the hard part: the fights and negotiations that go along with trying to limit kids' sugar intake. Why not skip the ordeal by paying kids to give up their treats?
November 04, 2014
Research shows that simple changes in drinking habits can help people who've had kidney stones lower the odds that they'll strike again. Consuming plenty of fiber may make a difference, too.
November 04, 2014

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