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The old U.S. Embassy in Havana has a storied past. The Cubans long described it as a nest of spies. Today the building again becomes an embassy as the U.S. and Cuba formally restore relations.
Jul. 20, 2015
Basketball is the most popular sport among both boys and girls, but many women end up dropping the game in adulthood, even though they still love it. Injuries, work and family are three reasons why.
Jul. 20, 2015
Even as other channels tried to adapt to a new TV landscape, many considered ESPN impervious for one reason: People want to watch sports live. But ESPN has shed 3.2 million subscribers since May 2014.
Jul. 19, 2015
A senior executive will personally say sorry to James Murphy, 94, who was forced to work in one of the company's copper mines, something he described as "slavery in every way."
Jul. 19, 2015
The GOP front runner has touched a raw nerve with his remarks about the Arizona senator's war record, prompting the national commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars to describe them as "despicable."
Jul. 19, 2015
Medical school graduates around San Francisco Bay are far less likely to pursue medical residencies than those in other parts of the country. Instead, many are heading to health technology ventures.
Jul. 19, 2015
During a World Surf League competition in Jeffreys Bay that was broadcast live on television, Australian surfer Mick Fanning has a heart-stopping moment.
Jul. 19, 2015
By targeting the process that creates toxic clumps of protein in brain cells, scientists hope to help not just Alzheimer's patients, but perhaps also people with Lewy Body dementia and Parkinson's.
Jul. 19, 2015
In a New York Times exclusive based on new documents related to a 2005 case, the comedian presents himself "as an unapologetic, cavalier playboy."
Jul. 19, 2015
The statement from Mohammod Abdulazeez's family expresses "shock, horror, and grief" at the "heinous act of violence" that caused the deaths of five military service members
Jul. 19, 2015
Outside one of the crime scenes in Chattanooga, the community has created a memorial for the military men who died in Thursday's shooting. Nearby is another tribute, in an unexpected place.
Jul. 19, 2015
The U.S. will reopen its embassy in Havana Monday. Wayne S. Smith was there when it closed in 1961. He was later in charge of the U.S. Interests Section. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Smith.
Jul. 19, 2015
Following the Iran nuclear deal, the defense secretary visits Israel, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with former diplomat Dennis Ross about U.S. allies' objections to the pact.
Jul. 19, 2015
California's drought and mandatory conservation measures are taking a toll on Los Angeles' green spaces. First to go were lawns, and now people are not watering their trees.
Jul. 19, 2015
NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Mona Chalabi of FiveThirtyEight.com about the "right to be forgotten" — requests to Google to remove evidence of one's digital footprint from the search engine.
Jul. 19, 2015
The groups held dueling rallies in Columbia on Saturday a week after the furling of the Confederate battle flag. One side says white culture is under attack; the other says it's promoting black unity.
Jul. 19, 2015
The Huffington Post says it won't cover Donald Trump as a political story, despite his surge in the polls. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with The New York Times' Jeremy Peters about Trump's popularity.
Jul. 19, 2015
Barbecue shrimp from Pascal's Manale is one of New Orleans' most beloved and copied dishes. Since it's hard to find head-on shrimp far from the Gulf, chef Mark DeFelice says use more spice.
Jul. 19, 2015
When the author came out on Nigerian television, his parents were silent. But now he sees changes in their attitude — and in the anti-LGBT attitudes in his homeland as well.
Jul. 19, 2015
A viral video by the Australian trick basketball team How Ridiculous demonstrates a property of physics can make the ball appear to momentarily defy gravity.
Jul. 17, 2015

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