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On average, the contiguous United States received 4.36 inches of rain in May. That's 1.45 inches above average and the most since record-keeping began 121 years ago.
June 08, 2015
The law, passed by Congress in 2002 but not enforced by the Bush or Obama administrations, allowed Americans who were born in Jerusalem to state Israel as their birthplace.
June 08, 2015
Video showed Michael Slager shooting 50-year-old Walter Scott in the back. Slager had told investigators that he followed protocol.
June 08, 2015
The notion goes back to the ancients — that minds given to flights of fancy are on the healthy side of a spectrum that includes what we today call psychosis. An Icelandic gene study offers new clues.
June 08, 2015
The state is appealing Pistorius' murder acquittal, but it appears that the Olympic athlete will be out of custody when that appeal comes before the justice system.
June 08, 2015
Graduation rates have been rising since 2002. NPR Ed asked 14 reporters at member stations around the country to find out why.
June 08, 2015
Eight times Brandon Lewis has taken Florida's Algebra I end-of-course exam. And eight times he's failed it.
June 08, 2015
If the court rules against the Obama administration, health insurance subsidies could be eliminated for more than 6 million people in states that use HealthCare.gov, the federal exchange website.
June 08, 2015
The Americans have played the Aussies 24 times — and never lost. But going into the match, there are questions swirling about players' health and further controversy about goalkeeper Hope Solo.
June 08, 2015
At issue: punishments for an earlier strike. NPR's Lauren Frayer says of Spain's controllers, "They're among the best-paid civil servants, with average salaries almost half a million dollars a year."
June 08, 2015
An LA chef and his partner are cooking up recipes using ingredients that require less water to grow and cook with. They want to get us thinking about the resources that go into growing our food.
June 08, 2015
Browder was arrested because he allegedly stole a backpack. His family couldn't afford to pay bail so he languished in jail for years, enduring beatings and solitary confinement.
June 08, 2015
The first day was dominated by talks on Russia, which was left out of the meeting for the second year. President Obama declared that the U.S. was "inseparable" from its European allies.
June 08, 2015
Graduation rates are rising across the nation — but what's happening in your state? Explore our NPR Ed grad rate database.
June 08, 2015
New regulations are scheduled to take effect July 1 — the latest in a series of challenges to the industry.
June 08, 2015
Since the Supreme Court Citizens United decision, money in politics has exploded. To make it in this 2016 presidential candidates need their own billionaire. Here's who's lining up with who.
June 08, 2015
There are a few populations in the world where back pain hardly exists. One woman thinks she has figured out why, and she's sharing their secrets. Have Americans forgotten how to stand properly?
June 08, 2015
Karim Wasfi, conductor of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, has been playing his cello at the sites of deadly attacks across Baghdad.
June 08, 2015
Game 2 in the NBA finals had a thrilling finish, as the Cleveland Cavaliers — missing their all-star point guard — beat the Golden State Warriors 95-93 in overtime.
June 07, 2015
The awards for best musical and best play went to two shows based on books, each of which once seemed like an improbable adaptation.
June 07, 2015

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