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A web site lets you compare countries around the world to your home state. You can check out other stats, too, from lifespan to income to free time.
April 10, 2015
Each year, millions of pounds of Mexican produce are rejected just past the border even though they're tasty and edible. Instead of the landfill, they're now going to needy families across the U.S.
April 10, 2015
Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, accused of plotting the Mumbai attack that left more than 160 people dead, walked out of a Pakistani prison on bail. The move threatens to strain relations with India.
April 10, 2015
It lives in Gaza. It has male private parts and udders. People think its milk might have special powers. The government think it's a scam and wants to kill the goat. We'll find out its fate on Sunday.
April 10, 2015
A cool Atlantic Ocean and a mild to moderate El Niño in the Pacific equatorial region has forecasters predicting only four or five Atlantic hurricanes this year.
April 10, 2015
In a country known for its tech advances and rapid economic rise, the generation responsible for the growth isn't faring so well. Half of South Korea's seniors live below the poverty line.
April 10, 2015
It's only the second time in the past 50 years that the heads of the U.S. and Cuba are known to have spoken. The two leaders are expected to meet Friday, at a regional meeting in Panama.
April 10, 2015
In the first gathering of its kind, representatives from such micronations as Slabovia and Westarctica will attend Saturday's meeting at the Anaheim Central Library.
April 10, 2015
The eggplant emoji has become a favorite of salacious sexters. To rescue its sullied rep, we turn to our emoji keyboards and conjure recipes to highlight the fruit's, ahem, culinary attributes.
April 10, 2015
Babies have a microbe in their gut that prevents infections and helps the immune system. But not all infants get the bacteria at the same time, or in the same amount. Scientists have figured out why.
April 10, 2015
A source with knowledge of Hillary Clinton's campaign plans says she will announce on Sunday that she's running for president. But don't expect a big campaign rally with thousands of supporters.
April 10, 2015
On April 12, 2015, the world will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Jonas Salk's vaccine that led to the eradication of polio.
April 10, 2015
A blind man who was sold actual grass instead of the grass he was looking for has told a French court that it was he, and not his guide dog, who bit a deceitful dealer.
April 10, 2015
NPR has learned that the former first lady and secretary of state will formally announce her plan to seek the Democratic nomination, ending years of speculation about her intentions.
April 10, 2015
Lawmakers in Islamabad instead approved a draft resolution calling on the government to play a mediating role in the conflict against the Houthi rebels.
April 10, 2015
The courts have agreed to set uniform fees and fines, changing a process that fueled anger and frustration with the legal system in Ferguson, Mo.
April 10, 2015
Joe Biden has recently made headlines for getting a little too touchy with a cabinet member's wife. Now, a picture posted by Georgina Bloomberg shows Biden with her son's pacifier in his mouth.
April 10, 2015
HBO's Game of Thrones, Veep and Silicon Valley all start new seasons Sunday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says these three shows just might form the best Sunday night lineup on TV this spring.
April 10, 2015
The tornado was so massive and the damage so extensive that in some areas, plows had to push debris off the streets so emergency crews could reach survivors.
April 10, 2015
Drug overdoses — many from opioid painkillers — cause more deaths in the U.S. than car crashes, shootings or alcohol. But stigma keeps many addicts from an antidote that could quickly save them.
April 10, 2015

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