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The siege of a cafe in Sydney, Australia has ended with two hostages and the gunman dead. Police stormed the cafe in the early hours of the morning after a 16-hour standoff.
December 15, 2014
The Sand Creek Massacre of December 1864 left nearly 200 people dead. Now, hundreds of Cheyenne and Arapahoe are returning to the site to mark the 150th anniversary of the tragedy.
December 15, 2014
Audie Cornish speaks to journalist Kevin Roose about the use of the term "disruption" in the tech industry.
December 15, 2014
NPR's David Folkenflik talks with Melissa Block about the discussion within media circles about the legality and propriety of publishing information stolen in the hack attack against Sony Pictures.
December 15, 2014
After months of delay, the Senate is poised to approve President Obama's choice to be the next surgeon general, Vivek Murthy. NPR's Mara Liasson tells us about Murthy and the controversy.
December 15, 2014
Detroit has officially emerged from the largest-ever municipal bankruptcy. But 2014, which included a trial over the city's plan to shed $7 billion in debt, changed the very fabric of the city.
December 15, 2014
When holiday break comes, college kids start packing up and heading for home. But for former foster students, there's no home to go to.
December 15, 2014
For this week's Sandwich Monday, guest eater Dan Pashman shares with us a creation that members of every faith can enjoy. It's a latke-donut sandwich called the Hanukkah Miracle.
December 15, 2014
Following the lead of other Republican governors, Tennessee's Gov. Bill Haslam is moving to expand Medicaid in his state, using federal funds from the Affordable Care Act.
December 15, 2014
To find helpful patterns in personal microbe populations, scientists also need to gather a long list of information about the people who serve as homes for the microscopic critters.
December 15, 2014
The court has upheld a cocaine conviction that began when police stopped a car with just one brake light, even though state law in North Carolina requires only one brake lamp.
December 15, 2014
Officials say the gunman is Bradley William Stone, 35, who also left three people wounded. The victims are all related to Stone, officials say.
December 15, 2014
Around the world, patients acquire new infections simply from spending time in a hospital. One way to fight back: replacing hospital bed rails with copper, a natural infection-killer.
December 15, 2014
The region claimed is more than the size of Texas and Oklahoma combined. The energy-rich Arctic is also contested by Canada, Russia, Norway and the U.S. A U.N. panel will study the Danish claim.
December 15, 2014
Dr. Thomas Frieden visits West Africa this week to assess the fight against Ebola. His goal? Figure out how to keep the disease from turning into a permanent problem.
December 15, 2014
Researchers found armchair socialists — and their right-wing counterparts — were more physically active than centrists. Another tongue-in-cheek study in the journal concluded that men are idiots.
December 15, 2014
In the face of abuse concerns, Medicare covered more prescriptions for potent controlled substances in 2012 than in 2011. Top prescribers often have faced disciplinary action or criminal charges.
December 15, 2014
Subsidies created by the health law to help workers buy their own coverage and steady increases in companies' insurance costs have made it easier for them to decide to discontinue health insurance.
December 15, 2014
Uber's "surge pricing" quadrupled fares for some customers trying to flee the area in Sydney where a gunman took hostages. France banned Uber's low-cost service over its lack of professional licenses.
December 15, 2014
Even in an age of galloping ambition, the Texan rides ahead of the pack. Obama liked to quote Martin Luther King's line about "the fierce urgency of now," Cruz seeks to embody it at every turn.
December 15, 2014

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