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People who have lost significant weight are uneasy about revealing that in online dating profiles, because obesity is often judged as a moral failing. Research shows they have good reason to worry.
October 06, 2014
There are more millennials in the U.S. than there are baby boomers. So why do they get so many eye rolls?
October 06, 2014
The Innovators, Walter Isaacson's new book, tells the stories of the people who created modern computers. Women, who are now a minority in computer science, played an outsize role in that history.
October 06, 2014
The Baltimore Orioles beat the Detroit Tigers 2-1 on Sunday, and the Kansas City Royals defeated the Los Angeles Angels 8-3. The American League Championship Series begins Friday in Baltimore.
October 06, 2014
In Sunday's presidential election, incumbent Dilma Rousseff and right-of-center candidate Aecio Neves came out on top. Marina Silva, the environmentalist Socialist candidate, trailed far behind.
October 05, 2014
Any devotee of TV crime dramas or police procedural shows hears the phrase regularly. But court decisions in recent years have chipped away at that principle.
October 05, 2014
"Justice for Mike Brown is justice for us all," the demonstrators sang, referring to the unarmed black teenager killed by a police officer.
October 05, 2014
On what could be a fateful day for the eight-day old civil disobedience movement, NPR's Anthony Kuhn brings us some of the sights.
October 05, 2014
Legendary theater director Peter Brook is working on a new play centered on people with unusual conditions — like synesthesia, extraordinary memory or the inability to sense their own bodies.
October 05, 2014
Sympathy for former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head in 2011, helped get her successor elected. Now she lobbies for tighter gun laws, and a tough ad from her PAC has stirred anger.
October 05, 2014
Health officials are looking to those who have recovered from Ebola to treat new cases. The World Health Organization hopes to find antibodies in the blood of people who have fought off the virus.
October 05, 2014
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said they want to provide the man with a "compassionate place where we can monitor him and care for his every need."
October 05, 2014
Bishops are meeting with Pope Francis these next two weeks for an extraordinary conference to debate family matters – including hot-button issues like artificial contraception and gay civil unions.
October 05, 2014
The students were last seen being forced into police vans. The mass graves gave rise to fears that the missing students may be dead.
October 05, 2014
The Occupiers were divided on Sunday on whether to decamp from the part of Hong Kong that has experienced the most violence. The government has issued warnings that it wants streets opened by Monday.
October 05, 2014
The Number of the Week is: 80,000. That's the how many are protesting in Honk Kong, according to organizers. But data journalist Mona Chalabi says estimating crowd size isn't an exact science.
October 05, 2014
Newly measured, the world's largest chamber is as tall as the Eiffel Tower. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to long-time caver, Andy Eavis, who has explored the ethereally beautiful underground cave.
October 05, 2014
The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial opens Sunday not far from the U.S. Capitol building. The granite and glass monument honors all those permanently wounded in war.
October 05, 2014
It's been called "Uber for Drag Queens." Homobiles is a noncommercial, volunteer, 24/7 ride service for the LGBT community and others around San Francisco who need safe, dependable transportation.
October 05, 2014
What happens when you partake of the Olive Garden's Never-Ending Pasta Pass? NPR's Ari Shapiro gets the skinny from Hagana Kim and Thomas Reyes about the all-you-can-eat deal.
October 05, 2014

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