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Health leaders now say the Ebola epidemic is growing exponentially. That means, if nothing changes in the next few weeks, we could see at least 60,000 Ebola cases by the end of 2014.
September 18, 2014
NPR's Michel Martin will sit down with a panel of award-winning playwrights to ask about diversity in theater. Follow here or join us on Twitter on Friday at 7 p.m. ET, using #NPRMichel.
September 18, 2014
With rising seas, cities like Satellite Beach, Fla., are debating options: Defend the shoreline to avoid destruction, or retreat, withdrawing homes and businesses from the water's edge.
September 18, 2014
At issue is a Navy investigation that snagged a civilian trading in child porn. The appeals court said the actions violated the Posse Comitatus Act, which bars the military from enforcing state laws.
September 18, 2014
Safra Catz and Mark Hurd will be co-CEOs. Ellison, who co-founded Oracle in 1977, was named executive chairman of the board and Oracle's chief technology officer.
September 18, 2014
The polls will soon close and the counting will begin on a referendum that could have historic implications for the United Kingdom.
September 18, 2014
Two major doughnut chains have bowed to consumer pressure to better police their palm oil purchases. Environmentalists say its a win for consumers, trees and animals.
September 18, 2014
Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas casino magnate, is giving $20 million to GOP-oriented "social welfare" groups for use in midterm campaigns.
September 18, 2014
In her new memoir for young adults, Woodson uses free verse to tell the story of growing up in the 1960s and 1970s. Her work for young readers often touches on themes of race and identity.
September 18, 2014
It seems every time you turn around in the early primary states you bump into another potential — let's say likely — candidate for president. New Jersey's Chris Christie is one of them.
September 18, 2014
Squirrel monkeys, chimps, and humans: Two among these are willing to give up an unfair advantage, but why? It's about greasing the social wheels, scientists say.
September 18, 2014
The man in the video says he is John Cantile, a British journalist and hostage. He asks why his government has abandoned him. NPR hasn't independently verified the video's authenticity.
September 18, 2014
A new study bolsters the theory that chimpanzees kill rivals as an adaptation to their natural environment and not as a result of human impact.
September 18, 2014
In the rollout of its new mobile operating system, Apple says it has made it technically impossible for the company to unlock phone data, even in response to a law enforcement warrant.
September 18, 2014
City Supervisor Scott Wiener said he is taking a pill that can dramatically reduce the risk of HIV infection. He appears to be the first elected official to have gone public with the decision.
September 18, 2014
Petro Poroshenko arrives in the U.S. to meet with the president and others to lobby for increased aid to his embattled government.
September 18, 2014
The Islamist rebels reportedly have captured 16 Kurdish villages in northern Syria in a major push for territory. The move has prompted fears of a massacre against civilians.
September 18, 2014
Like a good Boy Scout, parents should be prepared: Educators agree that doing your homework can make a big difference. Here's expert advice on how to ace your next parent-teacher conference.
September 18, 2014
The New York City schools are overhauling the time, and format, of these conferences in an attempt to add depth and meaning. Among the changes: They'll be held four times a year instead of just two.
September 18, 2014
Scots went to the polls to vote in a referendum that will decide whether they remain with the United Kingdom or end a 300-year-old union.
September 18, 2014

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