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Robert Siegel talks with ESPN sportswriter Jane McManus about the NFL's new domestic violence initiative under its personal conduct policy. The plan comes the league leveled what some called a lenient penalty for running back Ray Rice's alleged domestic abuse.
August 29, 2014
In Ukraine, civilian volunteers are digging trenches outside the port city of Mariupol in an effort to defend their city from assault by separatist forces.
August 29, 2014
For the first time, the department wades into a federal district court case involving the Indian Child Welfare Act, a law meant to keep Native American families together.
August 29, 2014
In 1976, scientist Peter Piot was part of the team that discovered the Ebola virus. The epidemic today in West Africa, he says, is "absolutely unexpected and unprecedented."
August 29, 2014
The national average for regular is $3.45 per gallon, down from an all-time high of $3.83 per gallon over the Labor Day 2012 holiday.
August 29, 2014
You probably haven't thought about whether your phone could help diagnose alcohol withdrawal. Well, it can. An app for doctors measures tremors and may help tell if someone's faking it to get drugs.
August 29, 2014
Policymakers worldwide have been calling for countries to get rid of institutions for orphans and abandoned children. A study out of Duke University offers a different perspective.
August 29, 2014
There's no such thing as plain vanilla — at least if you're talking about beans from the vanilla orchid. Whether they're from Tahiti or Madagascar, vanilla can be creamy, spicy or even floral.
August 29, 2014
A federal court will hear a challenge to the Texas voter ID law next week. It's an important and closely-watched voting rights case that could end up in the Supreme Court.
August 29, 2014
Israel's recurring wars with its Arab neighbors have resulted in a weapons industry that keeps coming up with new technologies, which can then be sold abroad.
August 29, 2014
Even when monkeys were near death, an Ebola treatment called ZMapp was able to save them. The drug has been used in a few people, but the limited supply has been exhausted.
August 29, 2014
At issue are serious allegations of corruption, but the trial has unveiled seriously juicy details of the former Virginia governor's personal life.
August 29, 2014
The disappearance of MH370 and the shooting-down of MH17 in recent months have compounded the hit to the carrier's already shaky bottom line.
August 29, 2014
The top source of vanilla beans sends its fragrant crop abroad for processing into extract. Now a former Peace Corps volunteer aims to boost Madagascar's economy by building a bean-to-bottle business.
August 29, 2014
The warning was raised to its second-highest "severe" level, as British Prime Minister David Cameron says Islamic extremism poses a "greater and deeper" threat to the U.K. than ever before.
August 29, 2014
The bill states that students on college campuses would need "affirmative consent" before engaging in sexual activity. Silence or a lack of resistance would not constitute consent.
August 29, 2014
News from Mosul has been scarce since the Islamic State took power. Speaking by phone, Iraqis say the group has imposed strict controls that are alienating residents and are providing few services.
August 29, 2014
Two eruptions a half a world apart have caused evacuations and aviation warnings, but so far no injuries.
August 29, 2014
NPR's Michel Martin was invited by St. Louis Public Radio to moderate an intensely emotional community conversation around race, police tactics and leadership.
August 29, 2014
The number of refugees from the Syrian civil war surpassed 3 million, the United Nations said. Almost half of all Syrians have been forced out of their homes.
August 29, 2014

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