NPR News

Tornadoes left thousands in Illinois without power. In Michigan, an EF1 tornado damaged homes and five people had to be rescued.
June 23, 2015
In Karachi, temperatures soared as high as 113 degrees Fahrenheit. The government has called on the military to set up heat stroke centers.
June 23, 2015
When the Pentagon revealed it secretly exposed enlisted men to mustard gas during WWII, VA officials promised disability benefits. But an NPR investigation finds that most were never contacted.
June 23, 2015
Driven by new regulations and fracking, more coal power plants are retiring for cheaper, cleaner-burning natural gas. But scientists have yet to work out the fossil fuel's imperfect climate footprint.
June 23, 2015
In just 18 months, China has created more than 2,000 acres of new land where before there were just waves and reef, according to the U.S., which sees the work as a threat to regional stability.
June 23, 2015
For many Americans, an NPR poll suggests, walking is their most consistent exercise. But how much can a moderately paced walk really help your health?
June 23, 2015
Behind the walls at Emerson High School in Oklahoma City, construction workers found old chalkboards with drawings and class lessons, written almost a century ago and in remarkable condition.
June 23, 2015
More than 1,400 pharmacies billed for questionable prescriptions last year, according to the inspector general at Health and Human Services. That includes prescriptions for commonly abused opioids.
June 22, 2015
After a massacre at a church in Charleston, South Carolina's governor called for the Confederate flag to be removed from the grounds of the state Capitol. The flag has a long and divisive history.
June 22, 2015
After years of denial, baseball's all-time hits leader admitted in 2004 that he bet on games, but only while he was manager. But ESPN obtained documents that show the betting began in 1986.
June 22, 2015
It turns out jeans really can be too tight. An Australian woman suffered nerve and muscle damage after wearing super-skinny jeans. She couldn't walk and was hospitalized, but has since recovered.
June 22, 2015
"Local" food makes up a small fraction of what Americans eat. But a recent study argues that 90 percent of people living in cities could be fed with food grown with 100 miles.
June 22, 2015
It has been 17 days since Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y. The New York Times reports the men were in the cabin within the past 48 hours.
June 22, 2015
Arguably the dominating narrative of the U.S. Open was 27-year-old golfer Jason Day's ongoing struggle with benign positional vertigo.
June 22, 2015
When Sen. Marco Rubio's parents came to the U.S., they put down roots in West Miami, a nearly all-Cuban neighborhood. That's where the senator and his family still live.
June 22, 2015
A Greek proposal could pave the way for another installment of a multibillion bailout. The move could stave off a Greek default on its debt and prevent the country from exiting the eurozone.
June 22, 2015
The company has pledged to ditch artificial colorings and flavorings from all of its cereals by the end of 2016. But those iconic rainbow-colored marshmallow charms might take longer to revamp.
June 22, 2015
When the Middle East respiratory syndrome erupted in South Korea, people started wearing masks everywhere, even at weddings. So how good are these masks at stopping MERS or even the flu?
June 22, 2015
Rulings in the term's biggest cases, Obamacare and same-sex marriage, are still outstanding.
June 22, 2015
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is expected to call for the Confederate battle flag to be removed from a prominent place on the Statehouse grounds.
June 22, 2015

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