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Scientists are accusing the seed-and-pesticide giant Monsanto of denying the risks of its latest weedkilling technology. Monsanto has responded by attacking some of its scientific critics.
Oct. 26, 2017
Nawaz Shariff, who pled not guilty before an anti-corruption court to charges of money laundering and related crimes, has failed to appear for a hearing.
Oct. 26, 2017
Water spinach is a staple among many Asian-American families. Texas is one of the few states where it's grown commercially in the U.S. Farmers there are still struggling to rebuild after Harvey.
Oct. 26, 2017
The former president "has patted women's rears in what he intended to be a good-natured manner," his spokesman wrote. Actress Heather Lind wrote that Bush "sexually assaulted" her.
Oct. 26, 2017
President Uhuru Kenyatta is seeking a second term, but the main opposition leader, Raila Odinga, has told his supporters not to cast ballots.
Oct. 26, 2017
The appointment of retired Col. Noel Zamot comes after a controversial $300 million contract to rebuild the island's power grid was awarded to a tiny company with little experience.
Oct. 25, 2017
Entrance costs would more than double at the country's 17 busiest parks. The park service says it needs to pay for deferred maintenance. But the increases may will make the parks less accessible.
Oct. 25, 2017
Houston sends its recently acquired ace starter Justin Verlander to the mound and hopes its potent offense can get to LA starter Rich Hill.
Oct. 25, 2017
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has banded together with five conservation groups to offer a reward for information about the killing of a federally protected gray wolf.
Oct. 25, 2017
President Trump could ask Janet Yellen to stay on as Fed chair, but other names are also circulating. Will the next chief lead the central bank to boost rates more quickly than currently planned?
Oct. 25, 2017
Children often swallow small magnets or stick them into noses or ears. They can cause serious internal damage, and doctors sometimes have to think outside the box to remove them safely.
Oct. 25, 2017
On Wednesday, China unveiled its new leadership lineup for the next five years. "Evidently part of the new era is to leave open the question of successors," says political scientist Brantly Womack.
Oct. 25, 2017
As the crisis in Puerto Rico continues, thousands of residents have left the island and many others are trying to depart. But leaving hasn't been easy as flights have been diverted for relief work or canceled all together.
Oct. 25, 2017
If you're walking across a street in Honolulu, you'll want to put your phone away. A new law went into effect today making it illegal for a pedestrian to be looking at a screen while crossing the street.
Oct. 25, 2017
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Peter Pham, director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council, about the status of ISIS in Africa after four U.S. soldiers were killed in Niger weeks ago.
Oct. 25, 2017
Weeks after four U.S. soldiers were killed in Niger, details about the ambush have been slow to emerge. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with the brother of one of the soldiers about what happened and how the Pentagon is handling the aftermath.
Oct. 25, 2017
As Santa Rosa begins rebuilding from the wildfires, the city will have to address the alarming trend of sprawl in to fire-prone areas. It's a little-discussed aspect of the state's housing crisis.
Oct. 25, 2017
China's most powerful leader in years began a second term today, renewing the Chinese communist party's ambition to lead the nation to wealth, power and modernity by mid-century. But when Chinese President Xi Jinping unveiled the party's new leadership lineup this morning, one person was missing: a potential successor to Xi.
Oct. 25, 2017
Game 2 of the World Series is tonight in Los Angeles as the Dodgers take on the Houston Astros. The Dodgers won Game 1 on strong pitching and a homerun from Justin Turner, who is enjoying his time in the limelight.
Oct. 25, 2017
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with political consultant Doug Cole, of High Ground, about how Sen. Flake's announcement is dramatically changing the political landscape in Arizona. He says it's having a cascading effect as Arizona lawmakers, who would never consider running against Flake, weigh getting into the primary race.
Oct. 25, 2017

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