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The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked an appeals court ruling that would have allowed gay marriages to begin in Virginia tomorrow.
August 20, 2014
Long summer days in Alaska help cabbages, turnips and other vegetables grow to gargantuan sizes. These "giants" are celebrated at the annual state fair, which kicks off on Thursday.
August 20, 2014
A shocking video that shows an American journalist being beheaded by extremist militants has sparked outrage, along with arguments over whether the images should be restricted online.
August 20, 2014
When Tom Hiddleston and Lady Gaga take the Ice Bucket Challenge, it makes a big splash. But do stars really make a difference in fund-raising and public awareness when they endorse a charity?
August 20, 2014
The extremist group that carried out the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley engages in "cowardly acts" and "has no place in the 21st century," President Obama said Wednesday.
August 20, 2014
Covering protests over an Ebola quarantine, NPR photographer David Gilkey found himself in the middle of a riot. He says he doesn't know what was scarier — the bullets or the health risks.
August 20, 2014
Residents of the capital's West Point neighborhood woke up to learn no one can enter or leave the area for 21 days — the time it takes to determine whether someone exposed to Ebola was infected.
August 20, 2014
Israel says more than 70 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip in the past 24 hours, and it carried out at least 60 airstrikes in response.
August 20, 2014
Activists around the country say Michael Brown's death and the police response has strengthened their resolve to fight injustice.
August 20, 2014
There's a link between how children draw at age 4 and how well they perform on intelligence tests at age 14, researchers say.
August 20, 2014
Tear gas and Molotov cocktails were absent in Ferguson last night, as protesters and police avoided clashes that have marred demonstrations over an unarmed teen's death in the St. Louis suburb.
August 20, 2014
Tiny Singapore imports almost all of its food. From gardens on deserted car parks to vertical farms in the vanishing countryside, a movement is afoot to help boost its agricultural production.
August 20, 2014
The FBI is evaluating a video posted online Tuesday that purports to show the execution of journalist James Foley. The American had been abducted while working in Syria in 2012.
August 20, 2014
Tiny Singapore imports almost all its food. From gardens on deserted car parks to vertical farms in the vanishing countryside, a movement is afoot to help boost its agricultural production.
August 20, 2014
Suppose two Chinese parents get on an Australian airplane and, while flying over U.S. territory, they have a baby on the plane. Can that baby be an American citizen?
August 20, 2014
The boy was found naked on the beach in West Point, a slum in Liberia's capital city of Monrovia. At first no one would take him in. People — and even a nearby clinic — were afraid he had Ebola.
August 20, 2014
President Obama's carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.
August 20, 2014
Two surveys claim to capture the public's view of the Common Core State Standards. But they tell very different stories.
August 20, 2014
Same-sex marriage activists are working to win hearts and minds in the Deep South, where they've met the strongest resistance. One strategy is to host informal conversations.
August 20, 2014
Steve Ballmer, 58, on Tuesday resigned from the software giant's board because of other time consuming commitments including his new ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.
August 19, 2014

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