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Prime Minister David Cameron told Scots not to vote out of frustration, saying, "If you don't like me, I won't be here forever."
September 15, 2014
The precarious cease-fire is in danger of collapse after repeated violations by both sides. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley traveled through Donetsk as the shelling spread through residential neighborhoods.
September 15, 2014
The International Migrant Organization says the incident took place last week when people smugglers rammed a vessel carrying hundreds of refugees hoping to reach European waters.
September 15, 2014
Some observers called the outfits -– which in photos seem to feature a swatch of flesh-tone-colored fabric in their lower region -– "rude," "wrong," and a "disaster."
September 15, 2014
About 27 percent of respiratory tract infections in children are caused by bacteria, a study finds. But doctors prescribe antibiotics for 57 percent, leading to 11 million unneeded prescriptions.
September 15, 2014
After a decade-long journey to reach Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the European Space Agency says it has found the best spot for a planned November landing.
September 15, 2014
The peaches we eat today look very little like the first peaches planted. We can thank the Chinese farmers who first domesticated the fruit for kicking off millennia of breeding for perfection.
September 15, 2014
In China's extremely competitive school system, families often buy presents for teachers. But a teacher has been suspended after she was caught on tape demanding gifts and insulting her students.
September 15, 2014
New Mexico gubernatorial candidate Gary King has lost support among Latino voters in the state after questioning the Latino bona fides of incumbent governor Susana Martinez.
September 15, 2014
The Category 3 cyclone, the strongest on record to hit the region, slammed the tourist destination of Cabo San Lucas and will weaken as it moves up the peninsula, according to forecasters.
September 15, 2014
A few studies have found that modest clothing is connected with a healthier body image. So a British psychologist looked at whether the hijab protected women against the pressure to be thin.
September 15, 2014
Despite a conviction for culpable homicide and the looming possibility of a jail term, Oscar Pistorius would be free to compete, says the head of South Africa's Olympic committee.
September 15, 2014
Pro-Russia separatists who control the city of Donetsk appear to have launched a push to take the city's airport, still defended by Kiev's forces.
September 15, 2014
Representatives from more than 20 countries have gathered in the French capital to form a coalition to defeat the insurgency.
September 15, 2014
Clinton, who says she hasn't yet decided on a 2016 presidential run, was in Iowa Sunday for the first time since she lost the 2008 caucuses to Barack Obama. She attended Sen. Tom Harkin's steak fry.
September 15, 2014
A few studies have found that modest clothing is connected with a healthier body image. So a British psychologist looked at whether the hijab protected women against the pressure to be thin.
September 15, 2014
One in 10 working Americans between the ages of 35 and 44 are getting money taken from their paychecks for not paying their debts. And in most states, the law allows a quarter of wages to be withheld.
September 15, 2014
The country requires photos of decaying teeth and gruesome hospital scenes on every pack. Philip Morris sees this as a violation of a trade agreement and is suing Uruguay for $25 million.
September 15, 2014
A Tennessee family invented a new surname for their kids, completely different from their own, and discovered that their state's law bars them from doing that.
September 15, 2014
A shrinking pool of grant money for medical research has led competing applicants to oversell weak scientific findings, critics say. The result: Many experimental treatments are worthless.
September 15, 2014

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