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Chemicals and other toxic substances in the environment can cause premature birth, birth defects and developmental delays, but obstetricians say they're reluctant to discuss the threats with patients.
June 25, 2014
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that Utah's same-sex marriage ban violates the U.S. Constitution. The decision marks the first time that a federal appeals court ruled on the issue.
June 25, 2014
Tuesday featured an extensive slew of primaries across the U.S. To learn more about the results, and what they mean for the midterm elections, Audie Cornish turns to NPR's Ron Elving for more.
June 25, 2014
In a result that came as a surprise to some observers, incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran won the GOP nomination in Mississippi's Senate primary. The tight election, which also featured Tea Party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel, came down to a runoff decided late Tuesday night.
June 25, 2014
The U.S. Export-Import Bank now finds itself embroiled in controversy. New House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced his support for letting the bank's charter expire, and only days ago, news surfaced that four officials at the export credit agency are facing allegations of misconduct.
June 25, 2014
In January, a federal judge rejected a settlement reached by the National Football League and attorneys representing retired players. The $765 million settlement, which had briefly put an end to a lawsuit over players' concussions, was rejected as too low to cover all players and possible future injuries. On Wednesday, though, both parties agreed to revise the suit settlement by removing the monetary cap.
June 25, 2014
An Egyptian court has confirmed death sentences for 183 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, including its spiritual leader, Mohamed Badie. For more on the sentencing, and the charges of violence on which they were convicted, Melissa Block speaks with Ziad Abdel Tawab, the deputy director of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies.
June 25, 2014
In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court has ruled to limit law enforcement's right to warrantless searches of cellphone data. While the court left the door open to such warrantless searches in some emergency situations, the decision largely spelled a victory for privacy advocates.
June 25, 2014
The Supreme Court has ruled that Aereo, a TV streaming startup, is violating the copyrights of TV producers, marketers and broadcasters by offering subscribers the ability to watch and record broadcasts on any Internet-enabled device. It now appears that Aereo will have to shut down.
June 25, 2014
ABC News has announced major shakeups in its anchor lineup, as Diane Sawyer steps down from her perch as anchor of the network's evening news. What does her replacement say about the state of TV news?
June 25, 2014
ISIS issues annual reports and launched a Twitter app, and its financiers track money flows on spreadsheets. It's professionalized its operations while inflicting more casualties than al-Qaida.
June 25, 2014
Boys are suspended — and drop out — at higher rates than girls. An Oakland, Calif., educator is trying to change that.
June 25, 2014
An amendment working its way through Congress would rename the street in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington after Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo.
June 25, 2014
The writer who covered the war in Iraq, and its aftermath, details the militant Sunni Islamist group ISIS, the power it has in Iraq and Syria and how its war is destabilizing neighboring countries.
June 25, 2014
The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest in history. And it's spreading in a city with an international airport. So what's the risk of a sick traveler bringing the virus to the West?
June 25, 2014
The Americans need a win or a tie to decide their own fate; a loss would mean they need help to advance to the round of 16. The game begins at noon Thursday, ET.
June 25, 2014
It's been more than two months since the Nigerian school girls were kidnapped, and they're still missing. Host Michel Martin learns more about what the government is doing to find them.
June 25, 2014
Rough-and-tumble play is a vital part of growing up...and a really fun part of parenting.
June 25, 2014
In Indiana, a judge said that same-sex couples are "in all respects like the family down the street. The Constitution demands that we treat them as such."
June 25, 2014
Only 75 of the 323 students aboard the ferry Sewol survived after the ship sank in April. Some bowed their heads and wept as they walked into Danwon High School in Ansan, South Korea.
June 25, 2014

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