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It will now prioritize posts from friends and family — potentially bad news for media companies relying on Facebook for traffic. The company has been under pressure to defend its political neutrality.
June 29, 2016
Environmental groups have asked the U.S. to give the prized fish protection under the Endangered Species Act. Some scientists and activists say the chances are slim but the action is long overdue.
June 29, 2016
An initiative has officially obtained enough signatures to be placed on November's ballot. It would allow adults to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants for recreational use.
June 29, 2016
It's a disfiguring disease spread by the bite of sand flies. And there are fears that the Syrian refugee problem is triggering a dramatic increase in cases.
June 29, 2016
In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, the president acknowledges "parallels" between the U.S. election and Britain's vote to leave the EU. But "the differences are greater than the similarities."
June 29, 2016
At least 239 people were injured in the attack on Europe's third-busiest airport. The attacks were carried out by three suicide bombers armed with guns and explosives, authorities say.
June 29, 2016
Some doctors are finding that virtual travel — to Venice, a Hawaiian beach or Africa — can open new worlds to people confined by low mobility, dementia, or depression.
June 29, 2016
What separates good preschool from bad? A new report maps out some key answers by studying successful programs.
June 29, 2016
The state legalized marijuana at the start of 2014 for anyone 21 or older. An increasing rate of Latino and black youths were arrested for violating that age limit, even as the white arrest rate fell.
June 29, 2016
The National Park Service is racing to record soundscapes of each park that capture nature for the ear. "If we start to lose sounds of wilderness, we start to lose a piece of us," one scientist says.
June 29, 2016
A ProPublica analysis shows that where a hospital is located and who owns it make a big difference in the share of its doctors take industry payments. Check the data for yourself.
June 29, 2016
Arizona is getting so hot during the summer days, one construction site in Phoenix has to redefine "nightlife" and pour concrete at 1 a.m.
June 29, 2016
The world's second largest diamond goes on the auction block today for an expected $70 milllion. How much do diamond sales benefit Botswana's citizens?
June 29, 2016
Last week's Brexit vote sent financial markets tumbling. It also raised questions about the future of the U.K. economy. Analysts now expect slower growth but not an immediate tumble into recession.
June 28, 2016
NPR's politics team has annotated Donald Trump's Tuesday speech on the economy.
June 28, 2016
Scientists are making impressive progress in creating a vaccine for Zika. And they're using a new technology that makes vaccine development faster than ever.
June 28, 2016
A public health campaign to sell Africans on the virtues of orange-fleshed sweet potatoes — bred for higher Vitamin A levels — has helped combat malnutrition on the continent.
June 28, 2016
Britain is being described as the first country to leave the European Union. That may be true on a technicality, but others left the pan-European body in the past.
June 28, 2016
In West Virginia, residents are beginning to clean up after record floods destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses and killed at least 23 people.
June 28, 2016
Trump may have clinched the GOP nomination, but President Obama says his record low favorability ratings show that he hasn't won over the hearts and minds of the country just yet.
June 28, 2016

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