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A new report released by the U.S. Conference of Mayors has found that jobs gained since the recession pay dramatically less than the jobs lost during the recession. To comment on the findings, Nan Whaley, mayor of Dayton, Ohio, speaks with Melissa Block.
August 11, 2014
New footage shows dramatic operations to help people stranded in mountains in northern Iraq. As people flee militants, the Pentagon says its airstrikes have slowed but not stopped the Islamic State.
August 11, 2014
The craze to embrace all things shark during Discovery's "Shark Week" in August is exploding onto menus. But the hype doesn't hide the fact that many of these creatures are endangered.
August 11, 2014
A killing in suburban St. Louis leads people to tweet "dueling" photos of themselves – one where the subject looks wholesome, and another where the same person might seem like a troublemaker.
August 11, 2014
The presidential election has dragged on for months and it's still not clear who's the winner or when he will take office. NPR's Sean Carberry takes a first-hand look at the slow-motion vote count.
August 11, 2014
Current and former students had sued on antitrust grounds over the commercial use of their names and images. The NCAA says it will appeal — a path that has brought it success in the past.
August 11, 2014
While NASCAR's Stewart has frequently raced in sprint car events over the years, the sideline events have given him trouble: a 2013 crash left another driver with a broken back.
August 11, 2014
He came as part of a volunteer team. What he finds in this Peruvian city of half a million is that the common hernia can ruin a man's life — and be easily fixed by a volunteer doctor.
August 11, 2014
The suspect is accused of firing more than 700 shots at other vehicles on German highways over five years. A three-judge panel will determine if he should face attempted murder charges.
August 11, 2014
A group of Shiite politicians said Monday they've nominated a new prime minister. The U.S. is calling for a leader to govern by consensus and fight the extremist group the Islamic State.
August 11, 2014
A group representing some of the world's richest countries has created an interactive online tool that invites the public to rank 11 factors that contribute to happiness.
August 11, 2014
They've stopped shaking hands and hugging each other. They keep buckets of chlorinated water at the door. And they're praying to defeat "the evil one" — Ebola.
August 11, 2014
Students are taking out loans with little understanding of the consequences. The bewildering federal aid process doesn't help.
August 11, 2014
Police and witnesses agree the teen did not have a gun and that a third person was also involved; beyond that, the details of Brown's death are in dispute.
August 11, 2014
But the two sides appeared no closer to a settlement to end the fighting in the Gaza Strip that has left nearly 2,000 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and 67 Israelis, mostly soldiers, dead.
August 11, 2014
Embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is taking his effort to keep his post to the courts after announcing he will file a legal complaint against the country's newly elected president.
August 11, 2014
A day of anger over a fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in suburban St. Louis turned to mayhem as people confronted police who sought to block off access to several areas of the city.
August 11, 2014
A group representing some of the world's richest countries has created an interactive online tool that invites the public to rank 11 factors that contribute to happiness.
August 11, 2014
Some have found that renting on a nightly basis brings a lot more money than long-term leases, but people concerned about a shrinking rental market have turned to legal action and protests.
August 11, 2014
To move kids away from computer screens, a new wave of learning programs is emphasizing hands-on activities. Like building stuff.
August 11, 2014

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