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Texas restrictions on abortion providers have led many clinics to close. Poor women in some spots, like the Rio Grande Valley, along the Mexican border, have lost their access to abortion services.
September 11, 2014
Contrave will be available in pharmacies this fall. But the companies working on the drug's marketing won't say how much it will cost.
September 11, 2014
In an interview with NPR, Rice said the U.S. will not be drawn into a ground war in Iraq and Syria, even if local forces are insufficient at containing the Sunni militants.
September 11, 2014
Kiel delighted moviegoers with his quiet menace and his metal teeth in the role of Jaws, the Bond villain henchman who not only survived his encounters with 007, but also lived happily ever after.
September 11, 2014
Some say our military has a big role to play in bringing Ebola under control. But sending in troops is trickier than it sounds.
September 11, 2014
The rare virus is spreading fast, and doctors don't have an instant test to find out who has it. So parents should be ready to seek help quickly if a child has a cold that's rapidly getting worse.
September 11, 2014
The president has opted for an open-ended air campaign to fight the Islamic State. A look at what it will take to make the plan work and the risks that could cause it to fail.
September 11, 2014
For those who think there are not enough hours in the day, researchers may have just offered you a solution. The brain can continue tasks even while asleep, a study finds. Texting not included, alas.
September 11, 2014
The conventional thinking is that suicide is a problem in high-income countries. But a new WHO report says that three-fourths of suicide deaths are in the low- and middle-income world.
September 11, 2014
The House speaker said Congress "ought to give the president what he's asking for," but also expressed skepticism that the White House plan to defeat Islamic State militants doesn't go far enough.
September 11, 2014
The state is set to expand gun rights and establish a 72-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions after lawmakers overruled vetoes by Gov. Jay Nixon.
September 11, 2014
In many countries, eggs aren't refrigerated and they're still considered safe to eat. But in the U.S., we have to chill them, because we've washed away the cuticle that protects them from bacteria.
September 11, 2014
The 45 U.N. troops were taken hostage last month on the Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights.
September 11, 2014
The former White House Press Secretary went toe to toe with the Republican senator after President Obama's address to the nation about the Islamic State.
September 11, 2014
They were married in South Africa. The next day, he told his bride he was HIV positive. Soon after, she tested positive. And she thought nothing in her life would ever go right.
September 11, 2014
Irina Bokova, director-general of UNESCO in Paris, calls for international help to protect Iraq's schoolchildren as they return to school.
September 11, 2014
NASA says that a ban on CFCs enacted in the 1980s has contributed to a 4 percent rebound since 2000 in atmospheric ozone in mid-northern latitudes.
September 11, 2014
President Obama, the first lady and vice president gathered for a moment of silence at the White House. Other ceremonies are scheduled at the Pentagon, in New York, and in Shanksville, Penn.
September 11, 2014
For adults, "sagging" has long been a marker of slovenliness or something more sinister. But the style might just be the latest iteration of fashion freighted with some old anxieties.
September 11, 2014
For kids with disabilities, a simple activity like going down a slide can be a challenge. An NPR crowdsourcing project maps inclusive playgrounds — fun and safe for all — across the country.
September 11, 2014

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