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Ever seen a pawpaw in the supermarket? Didn't think so. Chris Chmiel wants to change that by growing and promoting the mango-like fruit. He also helped organize the upcoming Ohio Pawpaw Festival.
September 05, 2014
The shooting has stopped in Gaza, but the Israelis and Palestinians are now at odds over a large chunk of West Bank land where Israel plans to build more homes for settlers.
September 05, 2014
Vaccinations and therapeutics are being tested. And some could be available for use as early as November, if they're proven to be safe.
September 05, 2014
Engineers have developed a low-cost material that efficiently sterilizes and desalinates water using only solar energy. The secret to the new technology is likely sitting right on your desk.
September 05, 2014
After meeting with allies, the president said he found conviction that it was the responsibility of the international community to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the militant Sunni group.
September 05, 2014
The diplomat violated a quarantine. The doctor became ill but still saw patients. Now Africa's most populous country is scrambling to find more than 200 people who could have Ebola.
September 05, 2014
The United States launched airstrikes in Somalia on Monday targeting Ahmed Abdi Godane, a co-founder of the al-Qaida affiliate in Somalia.
September 05, 2014
Ukraine and the Russia-backed rebels have announced a cease-fire agreement set to go into effect Friday.
September 05, 2014
Fighting is still raging, but the deal is supposed to usher in peace at 11 a.m. ET. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said all must be done to stop the bloodshed.
September 05, 2014
The diet industry generates billions of dollars annually, but it is built on razor-thin evidence about what is best for any person. And it's likely that one diet type doesn't fit all.
September 05, 2014
African-American parents have long discussed the importance of teaching their children how to interact with police. But do other ethnic groups have similar conversations? Join the discussion.
September 05, 2014
A driver spotted the highly-poisonous snake and called authorities. It was captured without incident.
September 05, 2014
Coming in below expectations, the U.S. economy added 142,000 jobs in August. Still, the survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed the unemployment rate dipped a tenth of a percent.
September 05, 2014
Secretary of State John Kerry said the coalition will support U.S. allies on the ground and continue to use airstrikes on militants. Kerry ruled out any "boots on the ground."
September 05, 2014
The U.N. official in charge of coordinating the removal of Syria's chemical stockpile said they found discrepancies in the country's accounting of its arsenal.
September 05, 2014
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he and a rebel leader had agreed to ceasefire, which is part of Russian President Vladimir Putin's seven-point plan toward peace.
September 05, 2014
The Oscar-nominated daughter of Puerto Rican parents is the first permanent Latina co-host in The View's 17-year history. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans explains why that matters.
September 05, 2014
I am made of atoms. Seven-thousand-trillion-trillion of them. How did I teach them to tie my shoes? Or did they teach me?
September 05, 2014
Cops in Ferguson, Mo., started wearing video cameras this week. What effect do they have on behavior? A criminologist reviews the (preliminary) evidence.
September 05, 2014
There's nothing like an ambulance when you really need one, but they're expensive, and a lot of people who call an ambulance would actually be better served with a different, cheaper kind of care.
September 05, 2014

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