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We know next to nothing about the red locusts that are swarming over Madagascar. But we do know they destroy crops, a plan is needed to fight them and eating them is a bad idea.
September 03, 2014
Obama said NATO and the democratic values that the alliance stands for are facing "a moment of testing," with Russia's incursion into Ukraine. Ultimately, however, Obama said, "Democracy will win."
September 03, 2014
In February, CVS said it would stop selling tobacco products, despite the profits they brought the company. Now cigarettes in the company's stores are history.
September 03, 2014
Speaking in Estonia, Obama said the people who beheaded a second American journalist in Syria will learn that the U.S. does not forget and has a long reach.
September 03, 2014
Ukraine released a statement saying it had agreed to a "permanent cease-fire," only to walk it back shortly thereafter. Russia said it had come to no such agreement.
September 03, 2014
Naif Khalif Omar, 33-year-old Yazidi, had survived the worst of the violence unleashed by the militants of the Islamic State. In the end, despair, and a self-inflicted gunshot wound, killed him.
September 03, 2014
Young men in colleges across the country say they're being falsely accused of campus sexual assault and treated unfairly in a rush to judgment.
September 03, 2014
Lots of airports have retail. The largest blueberry producer in Georgia is at an airport. And in Pittsburgh, Consol Energy will begin extracting gas underneath the airport — even under the runways.
September 03, 2014
Volunteers are combing through old ships logbooks for The Old Weather project. It aims to help scientists better understand the climate today by looking at conditions of the past.
September 03, 2014
The reinforcements, announced late Tuesday, raise the number of U.S. forces in the country to more than 1,000.
September 02, 2014
A returned space capsule was opened to reveal frozen gecko remains inside, disappointing scientists. On the bright side, the fruit flies that were aboard made it.
September 02, 2014
To learn more about the recent celebrity photo hack, Melissa Block speaks with Matthew Green of Johns Hopkins University. They discuss how the photos might have been obtained.
September 02, 2014
A database of every item the Pentagon has sent to local, state and federal authorities since 2006 sheds light on the massive scope, and evolution, of the 1033 program.
September 02, 2014
A brief video captures the chaos of Ebola in Liberia. A suspected patient, who allegedly fled a treatment center, is pursued by health workers and wrestled into a truck.
September 02, 2014
Young women diagnosed with breast cancer are increasingly choosing to have both breasts removed. A big study says that doesn't improve their survival odds any more than does less drastic treatments.
September 02, 2014
Millions of children are heading back to school this fall, and to mark the traditional start of the school year we've asked reporters from member stations around the country to bring us the sounds.
September 02, 2014
Two U.S. news organizations, CNN and the Associated Press, were granted interviews with three men detained by North Korean authorities.
September 02, 2014
In a new video released by the militant group Islamic State, American journalist Steven Sotloff appears to be killed by extremists associated with the group.
September 02, 2014
To reduce the number of giant bluefin tuna killed by fishing fleets, the U.S. is putting out new rules about commercial fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and parts of the western Atlantic.
September 02, 2014
The Pentagon has been transferring Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles to local police. Built to protect U.S. forces from roadside bomb blasts at war, these huge vehicles aren't always welcome.
September 02, 2014

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