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Audie Cornish talks to Lars Vilks, who was at a free speech forum that was attacked over the weekend. He is believed to have been a target for his controversial drawings of the prophet Mohammad.
February 18, 2015
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he loves his father and older brother, but would be his "own man" in matters of foreign policy.
February 18, 2015
The forced withdrawal of Ukrainian forces from a strategically important town in eastern Ukraine is a blow to the recent ceasefire agreement — and to President Petro Poroshenko.
February 18, 2015
It's the last day on the job for Rajiv Shah — who at age 36 became the youngest ever head of USAID. A key figure in the U.S. Ebola response, Shah has his critics, but he's proud of his record.
February 18, 2015
A labor dispute between shipping lines and dock workers has created big cargo backups at many West Coast ports. The slowdown is touching nearly every part of the nation's consumer economy.
February 18, 2015
In Sierra Leone, schools have been closed since July to keep Ebola from spreading. So the government began a new way of teaching — on the radio.
February 18, 2015
Humiliation, fear and unpredictability all turn up the volume on pain, research shows. And meditation can turn down pain's intensity, according to scientists who are starting figure out why.
February 18, 2015
In 2009, several Asian students were beat up at their high school. Students and teachers said it was a racially motivated attack. Six years later, here's what the school has done change things.
February 18, 2015
When Terry Cawthorn severely injured her back on the job, Mission Hospital refused to pay workers' compensation and fired her — an attitude toward nurses that NPR found in hospitals across the U.S.
February 18, 2015
Millions of pounds of citrus fruit are stranded and at risk of spoiling in warehouses and boats at major ports in California. It's the result of a dockworker labor dispute that's jammed operations.
February 18, 2015
For a half-century, Oxford and Cambridge have competed against each other in blind wine tasting. The big match is this week.
February 18, 2015
Domestic and world leaders gather this week at the White House to discuss terror threats. Here's a look by the numbers.
February 18, 2015
The $3.77 billion appeared to come from a smaller cadre of donors than in the 2010 midterms, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
February 18, 2015
Brown took over after John Kitzhaber, Oregon's only four-term governor, stepped down amid scandal. Brown said all of that ends today.
February 18, 2015
Four months after he was brought back to an agency that was struggling to cope with a series of embarrassing missteps, Joseph Clancy was named the permanent director of the Secret Service Wednesday.
February 18, 2015
Topics such as recycling payments and garden furniture are now in Israel's political sphere, after a review found spending such as an average monthly cleaning bill of over $20,000 for two homes.
February 18, 2015
Is America in decline, or an unparalleled leader on the world stage? In the 100th debate from Intelligence Squared U.S., two teams face off over the motion, "Declinists Be Damned: Bet On America."
February 18, 2015
Fat has a lot in common with the five basic tastes: salty, sweet, sour, bitter and umami. But while people easily recognize the texture of fat, scientists say they can't quite perceive the taste.
February 18, 2015
Blind since birth, Connor McLeod couldn't tell how much money he'd been given for Christmas. So he started a petition seeking banknotes that can be differentiated by feel.
February 18, 2015
Where there's pot, there's often an insatiable hunger. Now researchers have a big clue why: Cannabinoids, the drug in marijuana, appear to flip a neural circuit that normally tells us we're full.
February 18, 2015

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