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Movies are full of loquacious chimps, but could nonhuman apes really use language? NPR's Skunk Bear sorts through the disturbing history of research on ape language to sort fact from wishful thinking.
July 25, 2017
Entrepreneur Mary Anderson thought it made no sense that New York streetcar drivers had to keep jumping off to clean snow from the windshield. She soon won a patent for her "window cleaning device."
July 25, 2017
A China-based tour agency says North Korea informed them of the cancelation. "We don't expect information to be forthcoming," the agency writes.
July 25, 2017
Likely introduced in the 1920s as prey for hunters, the animals proliferated and now park officials are looking at ways of getting rid of them.
July 24, 2017
The practice known as "ICE detainers" allowed state officers to detain immigrants who would otherwise be free to leave, in order to give federal immigration authorities a longer look at their status.
July 24, 2017
"This makes my stomach turn," said an aide to Rep. Steve Scalise of a fellow Republican's ad. The video opens with sound from last month's shooting that left Scalise seriously injured.
July 24, 2017
President Trump is pushing the Senate to repeal and replace Obamacare this week. But with multiple bills in play, it's far from clear what the Senate would vote on. Here's a recap of the options.
July 24, 2017
The U.N. Security Council met Monday to seek a solution to the tensions mounting around a mosque complex in the Old City, where Israel recently installed metal detectors, angering Muslim worshippers.
July 24, 2017
The president's son-in-law and senior adviser said Monday he "did not collude with Russia." NPR journalists annotated Kushner's full statement about his role in the campaign and contact with Russians.
July 24, 2017
In an effort to drive a message ahead of next year's elections, Democrats promised more and better jobs, lower-cost prescription drugs and a crackdown on corporations that ship jobs overseas.
July 24, 2017
Medicaid pays for nearly half the births in the U.S., and centers that counsel women against abortion often help pregnant women enroll in Medicaid so they don't have to worry about health care costs.
July 24, 2017
It was only a matter of time before fans of the Broadway hit sought out culinary tributes to their most treasured folk hero. Here are historically minded ideas to eat like the founding father.
July 24, 2017
James Matthew Bradley Jr., who could face the death penalty if convicted, says he didn't know dozens of immigrants were crammed in the back of a tractor-trailer he parked in a San Antonio parking lot.
July 24, 2017
Seeds on Ice author Cary Fowler describes the underground tunnel near the North Pole, which stores and protects a collection of 933,000 samples of different, unique crop varieties.
July 24, 2017
The couple's lawyer told the London High Court that new medical tests have shown that an experimental treatment would not help at this point, ending their legal fight to transport him to the U.S.
July 24, 2017
Pat Wilkins had a "high maintenance life" with expensive vacations and a BMW. Then she decided to diverge from that path.
July 24, 2017
Critics say the two controversial measures would have undermined the independence of the judiciary. Poland has seen days of demonstrations across the country against the legislation.
July 24, 2017
Kushner states that during the presidential campaign he had "hardly any" contact with Russia representatives. He is set to participate in a closed-door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee.
July 24, 2017
In a wired world, summer camp is one of the last phone-free zones. But campers, staff and especially parents don't always appreciate the message.
July 24, 2017
For one day only, members of Wye Oak, The Mountain Goats, Hiss Golden Messenger, Mountain Man and Megafaun joined Sylvan Esso to reimagine and record the electronic duo's music as a full band.
July 24, 2017

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