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They were having a baby. Both she and her husband carry a gene that might cause problems, "might" being a 25 percent chance. Is that high? Low? What to do? Here's the story, nicely drawn, deeply felt.
June 29, 2014
Bake them, grill them, even smother them in chocolate. College students and food writers who count instant ramen noodles as a staple are devising all sorts of ways to make them healthier and tastier.
June 29, 2014
Lately, President Obama has increasingly shown signs he's feeling claustrophobic in the presidential bubble.
June 28, 2014
The creative director for BioShock Infinite, one of 2013's biggest video games, says as technology improves, so does the ability for games to tell complex stories with rich narrative structures.
June 28, 2014
Middle East correspondent Alice Fordham has the latest from Iraq, where she says Sunni militants are unlikely to conquer Baghdad outright. She speaks to NPR's Arun Rath from the Iraqi capital.
June 28, 2014
Harley-Davidson has rolled out a prototype of its first battery-powered motorcycle. It's sporty and speedy, but quieter than your average Harley — and you'll need to charge it about every 50 miles.
June 28, 2014
Force has been drag racing professionally since 1974. The 65-year-old has gone from blowing up his 10,000-horsepower engines to winning championships, and he has all the scars to prove it.
June 28, 2014
A newsfeed filled with negative comments led to users expressing more negativity. The opposite was also true, proving "emotional contagion" can happen even online.
June 28, 2014
After a tight and grueling 1-1 tie through extra time, Brazil managed to stay in the tournament winning a penalty shootout against Chile.
June 28, 2014
Federal authorities have been looking around the country for places willing to house the thousands of children flooding the southern border.
June 28, 2014
The road to violent jihad has never been so smooth. Westerners hoping to join the fight in Syria, and now Iraq, can take a flight to Turkey and meet hundreds of rebel groups eager to train them.
June 28, 2014
In 1864, Abraham Lincoln set aside the nation's first federally-protected wilderness areas. Visitors have enjoyed Yosemite's wonders ever since — sometimes to the point of endangering them.
June 28, 2014
The Supreme Court ruled that the company, which allows users to watch local TV stations from anywhere through the Internet, was publicly performing the work of TV networks.
June 28, 2014
Khattala is expected to appear at a federal court house in Washington, D.C. He is facing three charges in connection to the attack that left four Americans dead.
June 28, 2014
President Obama received the report on Saturday. It said the "corrosive culture" led to personnel problems that affected the timeliness of health care.
June 28, 2014
Since the iconic bridge opened in 1937, some 1,600 people have jumped to their deaths. A record 46 committed suicide off the bridge last year.
June 28, 2014
"The fault in our schools," Comedy Central's Jon Stewart suggests, is that rape culture still exists on many American college campuses.
June 28, 2014
Last week, Iran's president vowed to protect Shia holy sites in Iraq, but how will that be possible in the midst of a civil war? NPR's Scott Simon talks to Karim Hendili, an Arab specialist for UNESCO.
June 28, 2014
The U.S. can't do much in Iraq without support from the Saudis, Emiratis and other regional players, as international correspondent Jackie Northam tells NPR's Scott Simon.
June 28, 2014
San Francisco officials approved $76 million to install suicide prevention nets around the Golden Gate Bridge. NPR's Scott Simon notes that last year a record 46 people jumped to their deaths.
June 28, 2014

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