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Tuna, swordfish and other migratory fishes are being overfished by vessels on the high seas. A new proposal says we should close these international waters for a few years to let the fishes rebound.
April 02, 2014
The Russian president and Lyudmila, his wife of 30 years, announced in June they intended to end their marriage.
April 02, 2014
In nine months the human brain grows from a single cell to more than 80 billion. Mapping how genes are activated gives scientists clues to the origins of mental disorders like autism.
April 02, 2014
The NSA managed to penetrate the networks of the giant Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei, documents show. Journalist David Sanger says cyber-espionage is an "entirely new field of conflict."
April 02, 2014
A risque campaign that aims to boost self-exams for breast cancer has reignited a debate about whether they prevent cancer deaths. One doctor says it's time to change how women look for lumps.
April 02, 2014
The state senate is wrangling with amendments to insert language inspired by the book of Genesis into a bill to make the Columbian Mammoth the state's fossil.
April 02, 2014
For the second day, General Motors CEO Mary Barra faced tough questions from Congress about how her company responded to defects that contributed to at least 13 deaths.
April 02, 2014
Women, particularly pregnant women around the world, have been known to crave "white dirt." A filmmaker explores the hidden practice in the South, where baggies of the stuff are sold at flea markets.
April 02, 2014
The country's police chief says the passengers aboard the missing Boeing 777 have been "cleared" and that a criminal probe is now focused on the pilots and cabin crew.
April 02, 2014
Risks to astronauts on extended missions include vision impairment, weakened bones and radiation exposure. There are also psychological risks from facing danger while being stuck inside a small craft.
April 02, 2014
The citizens of Deer Trail have rejected a proposal to issues licenses that would make it OK to shoot down unmanned aerial vehicles. The idea was pushed by some who object to government surveillance.
April 02, 2014
In a 5-4 decision, the court's conservative justices joined to eliminate the aggregate cap on contributions, but left in place an limit on donations to individual candidates.
April 02, 2014
NPR's Michele Norris asked people to share thoughts about race and identity in six words. Her series of reports on Morning Edition offered insights on "pride, prejudice and identity," judges say.
April 02, 2014
Private employers added an estimated 191,000 jobs to their payrolls last month, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report. Also, more jobs were added in February than previously thought.
April 02, 2014
The grim work of identifying victims continues in Washington state. By early Wednesday, the number of confirmed deaths was 28. Of those, 22 people had been identified. Another 20 people were missing.
April 02, 2014
With troops massed on Ukraine's border, many fear another land-grab by Russia. Ed Hall has no doubt about what's next on President Vladimir Putin's plate, while Gary McCoy proposes a cheap deterrent.
April 02, 2014
Early reports indicate at least six people were killed, but that a major disaster may have been avoided. The temblor did generate a tsunami, but the waves apparently did not cause extensive damage.
April 02, 2014
Thirty-seven percent of New Yorkers faced severe material hardship last year, but the city's official poverty rate is only 21 percent. Researchers are trying to find a better way to measure poverty.
April 02, 2014
Rev. Tim Schenck created the March Madness-type bracket in the true spirit of the season. People learn about, then vote for their favorite saints to advance to the Golden Halo.
April 02, 2014
When 3,000 average citizens were asked to forecast global events, some consistently made predictions that turned out to be more accurate than those with classified intelligence.
April 02, 2014

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