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Nearly a decade ago, Iraq's war drove millions from their homes and divided the country along sectarian lines. It's happening again in response to the latest brutality by the Islamic State.
November 25, 2014
Raccoons, as cute as they are, carry parasites that can be dangerous to humans. Mixing medicine with yummy treats reduced the disease risk for animals and humans in parks in Chicago.
November 25, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says only a third of Americans infected with HIV have the virus under control. Most have been diagnosed, though that's less common among the young.
November 25, 2014
From Calvin and Hobbes to Fall Out Boy, two self-taught pastry pros specialize in hand-painted cookies of musicians and other cultural icons. Their creations seem almost too beautiful to eat. Almost.
November 25, 2014
Vultures consume toxic bacteria that would sicken or kill humans. Stouter immune systems, colonies of helpful microbes and potent stomach acid may help the carrion eaters gorge with abandon.
November 25, 2014
Kinsey Wilson was NPR's chief content officer when he was forced out last month by the network's new CEO, Jarl Mohn.
November 25, 2014
The big question in this case is whether police officer Darren Wilson felt threatened and whether Michael Brown had his hands up. Witnesses differ on what they say they saw.
November 25, 2014
The federal probe is examining whether Darren Wilson intentionally violated Michael Brown's civil rights. Justice Department veterans say proving he violated federal criminal law will be difficult.
November 25, 2014
Coming of age can also mean a whopping 58 percent jump in the cost of your insurance. Shop carefully to pick a plan that strikes the right balance between benefits and cost.
November 25, 2014
Art imitates life for Chris Pearce — English teacher by day, comic artist by night. Inspired by his students, the material practically writes itself.
November 25, 2014
Wilson told a grand jury in September that Michael Brown punched him twice in the face and "the third once could be fatal if he hit me right." The grand jury declined to charge him in Brown's death.
November 25, 2014
The grand jury was presented with hours of testimony and thousands of pages of documents. Their job was to decide if there was enough probable cause to bring charges against officer Darren Wilson.
November 25, 2014
St. Louis County's police chief said the unrest was "much worse" than the violence in August, when officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, 18. A grand jury declined to indict Wilson.
November 25, 2014
Environmentalists are suing to stop Alabama from using nearly $60 million in BP oil spill recovery funds to build a new hotel on the beach. The project is one of dozens underway across the region.
November 25, 2014
A woman is thought to be spreading Ebola in a remote village. So health workers spend four hours trekking through the bush to track her down. By the time they make it, it's too late.
November 25, 2014
Vandalism and violence broke out in pockets of St. Louis County in the tense hours following a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.
November 25, 2014
Years in the making, the new rules will require chain restaurants with 20 or more locations to post calorie information on their menus. Even movie theaters and vending machines are covered.
November 24, 2014
"There are Americans who agree with it," President Obama says of the jury's decision, "and there are Americans who are deeply disappointed — even angry. It's an understandable reaction."
November 24, 2014
Leading companies are keeping tight-lipped about what they're doing to protect customers from similar attacks that have hit Target, Home Depot and other major retailers.
November 24, 2014
A look at the chronology of events leading to a grand jury's decision on whether to indict police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
November 24, 2014

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