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Military and rescue teams are searching for survivors from the boat, which was initially estimated to have 600 people aboard.
Aug. 6, 2015
The $8.5 billion project includes a new 22-mile channel to allow two-way traffic and the deepening and widening of other parts of the canal to accommodate larger vessels.
Aug. 6, 2015
As a police officer is tried for manslaughter in the death of an unarmed black man, is Charlotte's reputation for progress on race on trial too?
Aug. 6, 2015
Confused about which polls to trust and which not to? Here's how to be smart when you read the latest facts and figures.
Aug. 6, 2015
For the first time in nearly 10 years, Bill Cosby will be questioned under oath about allegations of sexual assault.
Aug. 6, 2015
NPR Ed chats with authors Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy about the political classroom.
Aug. 6, 2015
Malaysian officials say the fragment is from the missing Flight MH370; French investigators say they're almost — but not quite — certain.
Aug. 6, 2015
Ahead of Thursday's debates, some presidential hopefuls posted videos asking their rivals some tough — and not so tough — questions.
Aug. 6, 2015
Processed and fast food have become status symbols in Brazil, while some are frowning on local fruits and vegetables. Bela Gil is trying to change the conversation.
Aug. 6, 2015
Doctors hate online rankings, saying patients don't get the nuances of medicine. But health care reviews on Yelp are more positive overall than they are for restaurants and other services.
Aug. 6, 2015
Male humpback whales create 'songs' together, scientists say. Katy Payne was the first to hear the shifts in pitch and pattern in the collective calls as complex music — haunting, evolving tunes.
Aug. 6, 2015
For decades virtuoso violinist Roman Totenberg played his prized Stradivarius around the world. Then one day in 1980 it was snatched. Gone. But in June the FBI called his daughter with news.
Aug. 6, 2015
Seventy years ago today, an atomic bomb wiped a city off the map. The men who picked the target knew the destruction would be awful, but hoped it could end the war and stop future use of such bombs.
Aug. 6, 2015
State officials say years of deregulation have made it nearly impossible for authorities to find out details from telecom companies.
Aug. 5, 2015
In a unanimous vote the 5th Circuit ruled that the law, considered one of the toughest in the country, discriminated against minority voters.
Aug. 5, 2015
A two-year bipartisan Senate investigation found the agency needs to cut through bureaucratic red tape and institute better communication and management.
Aug. 5, 2015
The museum devoted to the news says the set will become a part of its collection for future display.
Aug. 5, 2015
It's been nearly two decades since Pabst Blue Ribbon left the city whose reputation it helped craft. Now, the longtime brewer is returning to its old stomping grounds with a new microbrewery.
Aug. 5, 2015
Jesse Benton runs the superPAC backing Ron Paul's son, Rand Paul, in his presidential bid. But Paul's campaign pointed fingers at the "Obama Justice Department" for the timing of its release.
Aug. 5, 2015
The government spends $500 million a year on Planned Parenthood. Here's where that money goes, where it comes from and how it's used.
Aug. 5, 2015

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