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The president said U.S. airstrikes, combined with military expertise, would be more effective in defeating the group that calls itself the Islamic State.
September 17, 2014
Do you want to be a lab rat? That's what teenagers are doing when they smoke marijuana, the state of Colorado says. But since hard evidence of marijuana's harms is scanty, it may be a tough sell.
September 17, 2014
Every September, top chefs from around the world gather to celebrate the diversity of Peruvian cuisine. But not everyone is convinced the food boom is the answer to the country's historic challenges.
September 17, 2014
For years Catholic health plans have been arranging for independent insurance firms to provide contraceptive coverage to their enrollees.
September 17, 2014
Scotland has lowered the voting age from 18 to 16 for Thursday's referendum on independence. But it looks like the youngest voters won't be casting ballots in the way that many had initially expected.
September 17, 2014
New research shows that foliage can be beneficial in the workplace. Now show us your pet desk plant.
September 17, 2014
Delwar Hossain Sayedee will instead spend the rest of his life in prison. He was convicted last year for his role in the violence surrounding the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.
September 17, 2014
The largest, spreading through the Sierra Nevada forest northeast of San Francisco, has engulfed nearly 20 square miles and is only 5 percent contained.
September 17, 2014
A group called Rolling Jubilee has "abolished" more than $3 million in private student loans from the for-profit Corinthian Colleges. And they're just getting started.
September 17, 2014
Eric Frein, 31, has been identified as a suspect in last week's fatal shooting of one state trooper and the critical wounding of another.
September 17, 2014
The possible vote to authorize the Obama administration's plan to arm and train moderate fighters comes as the president meets with military officials at U.S. Central Command.
September 17, 2014
When NPR's Kabul bureau caught on fire recently, it came came as a pleasant surprise that the fire department in the Afghan capital is good at putting out fires.
September 17, 2014
With the price of solar panels falling, more municipalities and homeowners are installing them. But having solar panels doesn't mean you won't lose power in a blackout — at least not yet.
September 17, 2014
The ambitious scope of the intervention has impressed aid workers, who have been crying for help for months. But the plan will need to be implemented quickly to get ahead of the spread of infections.
September 17, 2014
Tens of thousands of private planes fly through U.S. airspace daily. Federal agents at a Southern California air base monitor those flights, looking for drugs or terrorists. Sometimes, they find them.
September 17, 2014
Metástasis, the Spanish-language remake of the AMC series, ends this week on UniMás. The show is set in Colombia instead of New Mexico, but the story of a teacher-turned-drug dealer stays the same.
September 17, 2014
The answer, this time, isn't simply more cash, says Dr. Harold Varmus, director of the National Cancer Institute. Instead, changing the way research money's distributed might fix systemic problems.
September 17, 2014
The change in running back Adrian Peterson's status will require him to stay away from the team while he takes care of legal proceedings regarding child abuse charges.
September 17, 2014
By 2017, the two American companies are expected to take over a job that NASA has relied upon Russia to perform: shuttling astronauts to the International Space Station.
September 16, 2014
The doctor spoke of "the horror that this disease visits upon its victims" and told a joint Senate committee hearing that he favors U.S. military intervention to fight it.
September 16, 2014

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