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Nobody looks forward to sitting in the waiting room. So some hospitals are trying to improve customer satisfaction by offering online appointments. The pitch: "Wait for the ER from home."
September 23, 2014
The Pentagon said it had used fighter, bomber and Tomahawk missiles during the mission launched on Monday.
September 22, 2014
The man was captured just hours after the Islamic State called on its followers to launch attacks against French citizens.
September 22, 2014
The Treasury said corporations were increasingly moving their parent companies overseas to dodge U.S. taxes. The Treasury said the practice erodes the tax base.
September 22, 2014
India's Mars Orbiter Mission is set to reach Mars on Wednesday, just days after a U.S. NASA probe began its orbit around the Red Planet. The difference? India did it on a much tighter budget.
September 22, 2014
The president got approval for his plan to train and equip Syrian opposition fighters, but lawmakers didn't approve funds to pay for it or the broader air campaign.
September 22, 2014
What does it take to get chickens off antibiotics? According to Perdue Farms, an added dose of the "good bacteria" known as probiotics can help crowd out the harmful microbes that make a chicken sick.
September 22, 2014
Women, who make up 45 percent of the NFL's fan base, are critical the league's handling of domestic abuse scandals. But some will still support their team and express sympathy for the players.
September 22, 2014
When she was 17, Christina Quintanilla miscarried her 7-month-old fetus. After an anonymous hospital worker accused her of having an abortion, she faced up to 50 years in prison.
September 22, 2014
Omar J. Gonzales, 42, jumped a fence and made it past the White House's North Portico doors before being apprehended by the Secret Service.
September 22, 2014
You'd think that mosquitoes wouldn't like drought, but that's not what's happening in California, where stagnant water breeds more mosquitoes. Cases of West Nile virus have doubled since last year.
September 22, 2014
The eruption has been going for weeks. So far it hasn't been catastrophic, but it has been creating new ground.
September 22, 2014
The men are described as senior Afghan army officers who were vetted before being allowed to participate in the exercise. They are not considered a threat, officials say.
September 22, 2014
Can you catch it from sweat on a cab seat? Will blood transfusions help? Who really wants to go to Africa and pitch in? Is it too late? A leading virologist answers burning questions about Ebola.
September 22, 2014
More than 5,500 firefighters are battling the so-called King Fire in the Sierra Nevada forest area. Some 2,800 people have been evacuated.
September 22, 2014
Many young people are excited about the 2016 presidential election — and the chance to make history.
September 22, 2014
As the fall TV season begins this week, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans gives his picks on new shows to watch and a few to avoid (or hate watch, if you like).
September 22, 2014
The activists plan to stay out of university classrooms this week to protest Beijing's plan to screen candidates for the territory's next chief executive.
September 22, 2014
The orbital probe will study how the solar wind interacts with the red planet's thin atmosphere.
September 22, 2014
Peshmerga forces say they are still engaged in fierce battles with Islamic State militants. The fighting has triggered a mass exodus of Kurdish refugees into Turkey.
September 22, 2014

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