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NPR's Eric Westervelt talks to New York Times police reporter David Goodman about what's behind New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's fraught relationship with the city's police.
January 03, 2015
A whale researcher has a new hypothesis about orca whales: Whale "midwives" may be assisting births.
January 03, 2015
The new Senate majority leader will soon take office. NPR's Eric Westervelt asks Alec MacGillis, author of The Cynic: The Political Education of Mitch McConnell, what his leadership might look like.
January 03, 2015
The cyber attack on Sony has prompted the U.S. to impose new sanctions on North Korea. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with correspondent Tamara Keith about why the U.S. is taking this action.
January 03, 2015
Anthony Banbury is stepping down as the head of the U.N.'s Ebola mission. He says the Ebola can't become entrenched in West Africa. And he thinks the fight is heading in the right direction.
January 03, 2015
A man accused by federal prosecutors of being an al-Qaida member involved in the bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania died of complications from liver surgery, his wife said.
January 03, 2015
This week in tech, private security experts continued to question the FBI's claim that North Korea was behind the cyberattack on Sony Pictures. Also, a new app connects people and their stuff.
January 03, 2015
From educators, academics, liberals, conservatives, teachers, a student ... and Arne Duncan.
January 03, 2015
Bad weather continues to hamper the search for bodies. But the chief search official says a remotely operated vehicle has found the missing jet that crashed last Sunday.
January 02, 2015
The girl walked to a home nearby and reported the crash, which killed the other four people on board.
January 02, 2015
We saw a lot of dystopias in both films and books this year. Author Jason Sheehan has had enough. He plans to celebrate the new year with some science fiction that's actually hopeful about the future.
January 02, 2015
The snowmobilers who found the moose said they couldn't leave it to die. But they risked becoming buried in an avalanche themselves to save it.
January 02, 2015
In July, the Goats and Soda blog was born. We came into a world obsessed with Ebola. But our readers also loved stories about chocolate, bed rails and jet-setting viruses.
January 02, 2015
Want to change the food system? You can vote with your fork, but you can also support a campaign that's confronting the problems head on.
January 02, 2015
The actress who played the tomboy daughter of Ozark mountain man Jed Clampett also appeared on screen alongside Elvis Presley and starred in a classic episode of The Twilight Zone.
January 02, 2015
Preservationists are struggling to renew the ancient Medina in Tunis — one of the oldest Arab Muslim cities and a warren of elegant doorways, fountains and faded palaces mansions.
January 02, 2015
With the Republicans in the majority in both the House and Senate in Washington, there will be changes in energy policy in the next few years. Republicans are pledging to approve the Keystone XL pipeline and to delay or derail the Obama administration's clean air proposals.
January 02, 2015
The influenza season is under way and experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warn it may be particularly severe. We have an update on the flu and what you can do to protect yourself.
January 02, 2015
Even Syrians who made their way to Russia long before their country's civil war are finding life tougher since the war started, with employers exploiting their desperation for a safe home.
January 02, 2015
In Washington, D.C., a local commissioner is working to get Sen. Francis Newlands' name removed from a fountain. Newlands was an outspoken white supremacist who tried to repeal the 15th Amendment.
January 02, 2015

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