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Only one member of Congress is religiously unaffiliated, but more than one-in-five Americans are.
Jan. 3, 2017
The sky appears blue at the beginning of the 13-second video, then completely disappears from view in the haze of brown smog. Dozens of Chinese cities are currently under pollution alerts.
Jan. 3, 2017
Ninety young Syrian refugees are teaming up with neuroscientists in Leipzig to figure out the quickest and best way to teach German as a second language. Vocabulary first, or grammar, early on, too?
Jan. 3, 2017
More than 50 inmates died at the remote Anisio Jobim Penitentiary Complex during a grisly, 17-hour standoff believed to have originated as a clash between rival gangs.
Jan. 3, 2017
Robert Lighthizer, 69, has long advocated a tougher stand on trade with China, which is in line with President-elect Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric.
Jan. 3, 2017
Kelly's decision to move to NBC, a network that President-elect Donald Trump and some conservative pundits have branded as "liberal," isn't a complete surprise.
Jan. 3, 2017
NPR's political director gives us the latest on moves by House Republicans to curb an independent ethics watchdog. President-elect Donald Trump has already weighed in.
Jan. 3, 2017
After a late-night vote and an ensuing public-relations debacle, House Republicans reversed themselves on a decision that would have taken the teeth out of the Office of Congressional Ethics.
Jan. 3, 2017
Miranda says he doesn't feel the need to duplicate the success of Hamilton. "If you think in terms of topping, you're in the wrong business," he says.
Jan. 3, 2017
Creators of Mafia III, set in a fictionalized Louisiana, took a documentary approach to confronting players with prejudice and bigotry of the 1960s South from the perspective of a black protagonist.
Jan. 3, 2017
Four people were killed in southern Alabama when a tree fell on their mobile home. One man in the Florida panhandle drowned.
Jan. 3, 2017
Park Geun-hye was absent from a hearing Tuesday in a case that will decide her political future. She has been facing intense scrutiny over a corruption scandal involving a close friend and adviser.
Jan. 3, 2017
In a number of states, including big ones such as New York and Texas, leading cancer centers like Memorial Sloan Kettering aren't included in insurers' networks. What's a patient's recourse?
Jan. 3, 2017
The app gathers personal data and gives residents a rating. A good score ensures discounts. A bad score may lead to problems. It's part of China's effort to create nationwide social credit system.
Jan. 3, 2017
The rebels cited breaches of a cease-fire agreement by forces loyal to the Syrian government. This casts doubt on their participation in peace talks in Kazakhstan set to take place later this month.
Jan. 3, 2017
In much of the U.S., demand for licensed infant care outstrips supply. Parents face lengthy waitlists, hefty waitlist fees, and few good options when returning to work after the birth of a baby.
Jan. 3, 2017
Once, there were more than 300 of them in schools around the country. Many are still around, but they're getting old. Schools have a choice: Keep the stars shining, or turn the lights out.
Jan. 3, 2017
Turkish authorities say they recovered a passport belonging to a man from Kyrgyzstan and have identified him as the suspect in Sunday's attack.
Jan. 3, 2017
Refugees from Africa, the Middle East and Asia are a sought-after talent pool at Eli's Cheesecake in Chicago, where they manage the complex assembly line and rise through the ranks.
Jan. 3, 2017
The election of Donald Trump has changed the landscape for K-12 and higher education. In his annual New Year's predictions, NPR's Claudio Sanchez tells us what he thinks it all means.
Jan. 3, 2017

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