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On Friday, the Obama administration announced a halt to new coal leases on federal land. In Wyoming, most of the federally-owned coal mines and revenue from coal leases pays for school construction.
Jan. 16, 2016
The UN secretary general has describing the use of starvation by the warring sides in Syria as a "war crime." The UN met on the matter today.
Jan. 16, 2016
The new Spanish parliament looks very different than its predecessor. The assembly now has its first black MP, a physicist who uses a wheelchair and a record number of female lawmakers.
Jan. 16, 2016
Pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha discovered alarming levels of lead in the drinking water of Flint, Mich. NPR's Scott Simon asks her about an initiative she's leading to help the children affected.
Jan. 16, 2016
Coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady deservedly get a lot of praise for the success of the New England Patriots. But there's another name crucial to the organization that not many know.
Jan. 16, 2016
Scott Simon talks NFL rivalries with Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN the magazine. And tennis player Serena Williams is back on the court, playing in the Australian Open.
Jan. 16, 2016
Donald Trump and Ted Cruz were the clear front-runners in Thursday night's debate. Scott Simon talks with NPR's Ron Elving about what that means for the rest of the candidates.
Jan. 16, 2016
Despite the well-publicized capture of drug kingpin "El Chapo," ordinary Mexicans don't think much has changed in the ongoing violence.
Jan. 16, 2016
A nonprofit in Idaho is training better-prepared teachers who'll be less likely to leave the classroom after a year or two.
Jan. 16, 2016
This week, GE announced it will move from a 42-year-old suburban campus in Fairfied, Conn., to Boston. Experts say corporations make this sort of move to get access to universities and tech workers.
Jan. 16, 2016
The Republican Spanish-language response to State of the Union was almost identical to the one delivered in English, except on the issue of immigration. Will that help or hurt with Latino voters?
Jan. 16, 2016
NPR reporter Jason Beaubien talks about his trip to Ghana to report on river blindness — and how a farmer who lost his vision is still able to weed his garden.
Jan. 16, 2016
The answer: 129 (give or take). They range from serious (victims of slavery day) to seemingly silly (toilet day). Do the days really make a difference?
Jan. 16, 2016
March 21 is especially popular — it's got five "international days," from World Poetry Day to International Day of Forests.
Jan. 16, 2016
The South Carolina governor's response to President Obama's State of the Union highlighted a reality for Haley — for some, she is too "brown." For others, not brown enough.
Jan. 16, 2016
When a patient had a colonoscopy that was covered by insurance, the doctor assumed she wouldn't care how much the test cost. He couldn't have been more wrong.
Jan. 16, 2016
U.S. health officials have warned pregnant women against traveling to Latin American and Caribbean countries with outbreaks of the tropical illness which may be causing microcephaly in newborns.
Jan. 15, 2016
Bob McDonnell's appeal of his public corruption convictions is one of eight cases the court agreed to hear on Friday. In another case, Microsoft is fending off a suit by Xbox 360 owners.
Jan. 15, 2016
The militants have attacked a hotel and a cafe cafe in the capital of the West African nation. The foreign minister says people have died. Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has claimed responsibility.
Jan. 15, 2016
Stocks all over the world plunged Friday as investors became even more nervous about China's weakness and oil's collapse. The worries triggered a broad stock selloff and sent oil below $30 a barrel.
Jan. 15, 2016

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