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A seizure caused by fever is frightening, even though they don't harm long term. And a few vaccines do slightly raise the risk of a febrile seizure. But not being vaccinated poses a greater risk.
June 6, 2016
The political evolution Rep. Renee Ellmers has undergone since 2010 could cost the North Carolina Republican her job in Tuesday's special GOP congressional primary.
June 6, 2016
David Gilkey, who chronicled pain and beauty in war and conflict, was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday along with NPR's Afghan interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna.
June 5, 2016
Hillary Clinton stands on the verge of history, as she looks to become first woman to win the nomination of a major party with contests on Tuesday.
June 5, 2016
Gregory Cheadle tells NPR he was not offended when presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump pointed to him at a recent California campaign rally and said, "Look at my African-American over here."
June 5, 2016
David Gilkey and Zabihullah Tamanna were killed while traveling on a convoy with an Afghan army unit.
June 5, 2016
Why are chefs adopting sea greens in their cuisine? They're tasty and nutritious and growing them is good for the planet. In Maine the budding seaweed business is boosting a declining coastal economy.
June 5, 2016
When Ethiopia barred its best distance runner from competing in the 2016 Olympics, many saw it as an act of ethnic discrimination. Another runner from the same ethnic group says he was exiled.
June 5, 2016
In his book Scapegoats, human rights lawyer Arsalan Iftikhar says Muslims are the newest group in the U.S. to be ostracized. But there is a long history of groups before them facing discrimination.
June 5, 2016
The prime minister of India visits the U.S. this week and will meet with President Obama and address Congress. Modi was once banned from entering the U.S., but opinions in Washington have changed.
June 5, 2016
Donald Trump has been the presumptive Republican nominee since last month. Hillary Clinton expects to grab that title Tuesday. But that isn't the same thing as officially securing the nomination.
June 5, 2016
Clinton is all but assured to secure enough delegates to clinch the Democratic nomination Tuesday. But Bernie Sanders is still campaigning.
June 5, 2016
Mimi Sheraton first praised kale in the 1970s as restaurant critic for The New York Times. Her article might have helped make kale cool today. Now Sheraton says she hates the vegetable.
June 5, 2016
After dropping the first set to Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic the world's no. 1 player took control over the match to win the next three sets.
June 5, 2016
There's a controversy in the world of curling. New broom technology is changing the way the game is played — making it too easy, players like Brad Gushue say. So, researchers tried to find a solution.
June 5, 2016
The Boeing 707 that carried assassinated President John F. Kennedy's body from Dallas to Washington, D.C., is center stage in a new $40 million hanger at the U.S. Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio.
June 5, 2016
In the '70s, Dr. Herbert Needleman made a discovery that changed how people think about lead. His work led to a ban on lead in gasoline. But as seen in Flint, Mich., lead poisoning is still a concern.
June 5, 2016
After her family fled to a refugee camp, she took a workshop in making videos. Her film about day-to-day life is now making the festival rounds.
June 5, 2016
How many countries are in Africa? 1, 15, 54 or 122? Take our beginner's quiz and test your knowledge of the second-largest continent in the world.
June 5, 2016
A website that helps connect families of kids who have extremely rare genetic diseases with scientists — and with other families — is turning up new diagnoses, support and avenues of treatment.
June 5, 2016

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