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The men are described as senior Afghan army officers who were vetted before being allowed to participate in the exercise. They are not considered a threat, officials say.
September 22, 2014
Can you catch it from sweat on a cab seat? Will blood transfusions help? Who really wants to go to Africa and pitch in? Is it too late? A leading virologist answers burning questions about Ebola.
September 22, 2014
More than 5,500 firefighters are battling the so-called King Fire in the Sierra Nevada forest area. Some 2,800 people have been evacuated.
September 22, 2014
Many young people are excited about the 2016 presidential election — and the chance to make history.
September 22, 2014
As the fall TV season begins this week, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans gives his picks on new shows to watch and a few to avoid (or hate watch, if you like).
September 22, 2014
The activists plan to stay out of university classrooms this week to protest Beijing's plan to screen candidates for the territory's next chief executive.
September 22, 2014
The orbital probe will study how the solar wind interacts with the red planet's thin atmosphere.
September 22, 2014
Peshmerga forces say they are still engaged in fierce battles with Islamic State militants. The fighting has triggered a mass exodus of Kurdish refugees into Turkey.
September 22, 2014
It's not violence on the job that makes some pro football players beat their wives or children, psychologists say. It's often childhood experience, fanned by a culture that accepts such behavior.
September 22, 2014
Angela Stimpson donated a kidney to a complete stranger. Why did she do it? Researchers found that the brains of Stimpson and other altruists are sensitive to fear and distress in a stranger's face.
September 22, 2014
Palestinian kids in Gaza went back to school this past week in buildings damaged by the war, with children homeless and traumatized, and more than the usual overcrowding they face every year.
September 22, 2014
Chronic stress can lead to heart disease, cancer and other health problems. A study shows it doesn't matter if the stress comes from major life events or minor hassles. Time to take a deep breath?
September 22, 2014
Busy schedules and long hours of training are partly to blame for the ever-shrinking volunteer pool.
September 22, 2014
In most stores, you can see how much everything costs. Why do jewelry stores hide the price tags?
September 22, 2014
More than 120 leaders are expected to attend the one-day climate summit sponsored by the United Nations. They've been instructed to arrive with "bold ideas" to slow the rise in global temperatures.
September 22, 2014
Tonight, NASA's MAVEN spacecraft will arrive at Mars to study the thin Martian atmosphere to give scientists a better idea of why the Martian climate changed so dramatically billions of years ago.
September 21, 2014
John Abdallah Wambere applied for asylum in the U.S. after Uganda passed a harsh anti-gay law earlier this year. His application has now been recommended for approval, pending a background check.
September 21, 2014
While a U.N. agency reported about 70,000 refugees this weekend, a Turkish official says 100,000 Syrians have entered Turkey in the past week. Fighters from ISIS are closing in on the border.
September 21, 2014
Forty-three veterans of Unit 8200, Israel's secretive surveillance organization, say they were directed to spy indiscriminately on Palestinians. Were they using intelligence gathered by the NSA?
September 21, 2014
Omar J. Gonzales, the 42-year-old man who the Secret Service says ran onto the White House grounds and entered a door Friday night, is an Army veteran who served in Iraq.
September 21, 2014

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