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An NPR/Marist survey found that one in five workers is a contractor, not a steady payroll employee. For about half of them, income can vary greatly from month to month, making budgeting difficult.
Jan. 24, 2018
"I just signed your death warrant," said Judge Rosemarie Aquilina on Tuesday afternoon. Aquilina allowed scores of accusers to give victim impact statements during the sentencing.
Jan. 24, 2018
The annual report is intended for the rich and powerful who gather in Davos to talk about world poverty. And it causes the Twittersphere to flare up.
Jan. 24, 2018
One of the three judges weighing the former president's appeal has voted to uphold his corruption conviction. The rest are also voting Wednesday. Lula's renewed presidential hopes hang in the balance.
Jan. 24, 2018
We talk to the author of The Homecoming Queen, which opened in New York this week. Like the character in her play, Ngozi Anyanwu knows what it's like to live in two very different cultures.
Jan. 24, 2018
A team of researchers has produced two macaque monkey clones using a technique called somatic cell nuclear transfer. It's a first for primates. The advance could hasten research into human diseases.
Jan. 24, 2018
50 Cent agreed to accept bitcoin from people buying his Animal Ambition album. The value of those sales has now skyrocketed: The rapper's holding is worth more than $7.5 million.
Jan. 24, 2018
A veterinarian was caught performing plastic surgery to make the dromedaries' ears more delicate before the King Abdulaziz Camel Festival, which awards more than $31 million to owners of prize camels.
Jan. 24, 2018
Former Rep. Mick Mulvaney accepted campaign money from payday lenders. Now he's in control of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the agency has delayed implementing payday lending rules.
Jan. 24, 2018
Also: More controversy over a secret Congressional memo on alleged FBI violations; Sen. Tammy Duckworth announces her pregnancy; and decoding the jargon used at the Davos Economic Forum.
Jan. 24, 2018
At least two people have been killed and 20 injured. The aid group has announced it will suspend operations in the country. NPR's Steve Inskeep talked to Jennifer Glasse, a reporter in Kabul.
Jan. 24, 2018
The Israeli military says the 40-mile barrier will run along Israel's border with the Gaza Strip in an effort to thwart attacks by Palestinian militants.
Jan. 24, 2018
When it was announced in 2007, the prize's organizers said they expected it to be claimed before the original deadline of Dec. 31, 2014. One team raised more than $90 million.
Jan. 24, 2018
James became the seventh player to achieve the milestone when he hit a jumper in San Antonio with one second left in the first quarter. James' Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Spurs 114-102.
Jan. 24, 2018
We asked teachers, professors, a psychiatrist and a technologist for their thoughts, and we heard a range of opinions on one of the most "weirdly divisive" issues in education.
Jan. 24, 2018
At least one person has been killed and more than a dozen wounded in the attack on the aid organization. No group has claimed responsibility and the Taliban have specifically denied any involvement.
Jan. 24, 2018
Despite an influx of edible marijuana from neighboring Colorado, lawmakers in Wyoming are looking to maintain strict weight limits for felony pot possession.
Jan. 24, 2018
Republicans are waging a multi-front campaign against the FBI and the Justice Department over what they call bias. Democrats call the whole thing a smokescreen.
Jan. 24, 2018
Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., told WHYY that he never crossed a sexual line with a former aide who has accused him of harassment, but he did talk of the deep "affection" he felt for her.
Jan. 24, 2018
Just what exactly is permafrost? And what is happening now that it's warming up? To find out, we enter the Arctic circle's secret world of ice and frozen history.
Jan. 24, 2018

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