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August 07, 2014
Russia was responding to sanctions imposed by the U.S. and its European allies over the crisis in Ukraine. The ban includes all beef, pork, fruit, vegetables and dairy products.
August 07, 2014
Tether a balloon to the floor of a car, step on the gas, and watch the balloon do something it shouldn't. Ask why. Then discover the answer. Then feel smart.
August 07, 2014
Snowden has been in exile for a little more than a year, after he leaked a cache of classified documents that revealed some of the United States most deeply held secrets.
August 07, 2014
Medical school is now one year shorter for aspiring doctors. An initiative at the University of California, Davis aims to produce more primary care doctors with less med school debt.
August 07, 2014
The "ick factor" has kept consumers in the U.S. from eating crickets, locusts and mealworms. To convert skeptics, bug-food advocates are trying to win them over with sleek packages and clever names.
August 07, 2014
Take two kids, the same age, who grew up in the same city. Which one is more likely to go to jail ... or college?
August 07, 2014
German courts have supported some types of assisted suicide, but the ruling party has vowed to stop doctors and organizations it says are profiting from the practice.
August 07, 2014
The U.S. Army has begun interviewing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl about his disappearance in Afghanistan that led to five years in captivity by the Taliban, his attorney and an Army spokeswoman said Wednesday.
August 06, 2014
A U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal on Thursday sentenced two top leaders of the former regime to life in prison on war crimes charges for their roles during the country's 1970s terror.
August 06, 2014
The outcome of the hearing could put more pressure on the Supreme Court to make a decision on states' same-sex marriage bans.
August 06, 2014
The bank would pay between $16 billion and $17 billion for alleged mortgage-related abuses, according to a source familiar with the talks. A final announcement could come next week.
August 06, 2014
At a news conference Wednesday, the president said he would act when he can without Congress but said there are limits to his authority. He also spoke about a range of foreign policy issues.
August 06, 2014
By October, the state will have the most ambitious commercial food waste ban in the U.S. Institutions that produce more than a ton of waste a week will have to find new uses for their scraps.
August 06, 2014
President Obama delivered remarks to conclude a summit that invited leaders from Africa to meet with U.S. businesses. NPR's Tamara Keith joins Melissa Block to discuss the gathering's last day.
August 06, 2014
Pretty much everyone thinks that rewards bring happiness, but it's not the size of the payoff that matters, researchers say. Rather it's whether the reward exceeds your immediate expectations.
August 06, 2014
The Internet can reside in almost anything inside your home, which heightens opportunities for hacking your personal privacy. Cybersecurity firms face the tall task of keeping you protected.
August 06, 2014
Most newspapers today are delivered by adults in cars, not kids on bikes. But in Carroll, young people who want to make some money on a paper route are growing up in the right place.
August 06, 2014
The real estate mogul was a pioneer of the New Jersey shore town's gambling industry. Its decline is hurting his name by association, Trump claims in a court filing.
August 06, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration now requires all food manufacturers to be in compliance with a labeling standard for gluten-free food. Advocates for people with celiac disease say it's about time.
August 06, 2014

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