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It took a lot of careful planning and specialized equipment to get Matt Bellina on the water again. But doctors say activity after an injury, no matter how severe, can be important for mental health.
Aug. 31, 2016
As Donald Trump prepares to flesh out his immigration platform in a speech Wednesday, here are five things to know about how President Obama has gone about enforcing current immigration laws.
Aug. 31, 2016
Donald Trump tweeted that he meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto just hours before he intends to give a major policy speech on immigration in Phoenix, Ariz., Wednesday.
Aug. 30, 2016
Incumbent Sen. Marco Rubio easily dispatched his primary opponent and now faces Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy in what will be one of the most closely watched contests of the year.
Aug. 30, 2016
The World Health Organization released new treatment guidelines that acknowledge an entire class of antibiotics is now all but useless against the sexually transmitted disease.
Aug. 30, 2016
State sexual assault law is tightened in the wake of the six-month sentence imposed on former Stanford student Brock Turner. He was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman.
Aug. 30, 2016
California lawmakers just passed a landmark bill that would make farmworkers eligible for overtime if they work more than eight hours a day or 40 hours a week. Some farmers say they can't afford that.
Aug. 30, 2016
For the last four years, the American government has engaged in an ambitious campaign for LGBT rights around the world. But American support can be a double-edged sword.
Aug. 30, 2016
This summer's killings of black men and the Black Lives Matter movement have rekindled calls in some parts of the African-American community to support black-owned businesses. That's not always easy.
Aug. 30, 2016
This year, Oregon's legislature designated marijuana, which is legal there for recreational use, as a farm crop. It debuted among funnel cakes, livestock and zucchini this summer at the State Fair.
Aug. 30, 2016
A first-aid class in Philadelphia is designed to help people learn how to keep shooting victims alive until the paramedics arrive. It teaches skills such as applying tourniquets to stop bleeding.
Aug. 30, 2016
Thousands of petitions are still pending, but the Justice Department tells NPR that despite doubts from advocates it plans to consider each of them before President Obama leaves office.
Aug. 30, 2016
Jollof rice is a celebration dish in West Africa. Each country in the region has its own take — and the rivalry over which version reigns supreme is constant fodder for a delicious war of words.
Aug. 30, 2016
A trending hashtag on Twitter invites people to personify countries in Africa with various schoolyard archetypes.
Aug. 30, 2016
Abu Mohammed al-Adnani was in charge of propaganda and was one of the first to oppose coalition forces in Iraq. The Islamic State semi-official news agency announced his death.
Aug. 30, 2016
In 24 hours, the Italian Navy and aid groups rescued 6,500 people from wooden and rubber boats off the coast of Libya. The migrants did not have enough fuel to reach Europe.
Aug. 30, 2016
Using interviews and photos, the wire service has mapped the locations of 72 mass graves in territory once occupied by the Islamic State — including five at the foot of Iraq's Mount Sinjar.
Aug. 30, 2016
This year, many fields are bone dry — and that has many farmers in the region thinking about how to manage their land, their animals and the water that is there.
Aug. 30, 2016
When humans talk to dogs, the canine brains seem to separate the meaning of the words from the intonation used and to analyze each aspect independently.
Aug. 30, 2016
Russian astronomers detected an unusual radio signal last year. The SETI Institute says its too soon to say if the signal came from intelligent lifeforms — but they're checking it out.
Aug. 30, 2016

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