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Researchers say that in countries where clean water and soap are plentiful, there may be no additional benefit from installing sanitizer dispensers in classrooms.
August 13, 2014
Eduardo Campos, an economist who was running for president as the leader of the Brazilian Socialist Party, has died in a plane crash southeast of Sao Paulo. He was 49.
August 13, 2014
Monica Potts reflects on her time reviewing civilian complaints about encounters with the NYPD, in light of several high-profile, videotaped confrontations this summer between officers and civilians.
August 13, 2014
These low-benefit plans are part of a strategy that lets workers and employers avoid health law penalties but may not produce substantial coverage.
August 13, 2014
Iranian Maryam Mirzakhani, a professor at Stanford, was among four winners of the Fields Medal announced today. She said she hoped the win "encourages young female scientists and mathematicians."
August 13, 2014
Its birthrate is the world's highest: seven kids per woman. There's not enough fertile land to feed everyone. So Niger is telling its men that a big family is not the only way to be a Big Man.
August 13, 2014
The arachnid made quick work of the bug and retreated back off-camera – but not before it surprised viewers and entertained many on Twitter and elsewhere.
August 13, 2014
Egypt's proposal calls for, among other things, a partial easing of the blockade of the Gaza Strip. But significant gaps remain between Hamas and Israel. Their three-day cease-fire ends at midnight.
August 13, 2014
The Vatican hasn't had formal relations with China since 1949, when the communists took charge. Pope Francis is flying to South Korea today for a five-day visit.
August 13, 2014
News of the shooting follows another night of protests over the killing of Michael Brown, 18, who was shot to death by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday afternoon.
August 13, 2014
France says it will deliver weapons to Iraq's Kurds "in the coming hours," moving quickly after the European Union voted to allow such operations.
August 13, 2014
The debate about whether it's OK to engineer and study microbes that could prompt a human pandemic has reignited. Each side now has a website and its own list of Nobelists and superstar supporters.
August 13, 2014
Abandoned storefronts in strip malls are common here in one of the largest cities to file for bankruptcy. But one abandoned storefronts plays host to a thriving punk indie music scene.
August 13, 2014
Actress Lauren Bacall, who paired with spouse Humphrey Bogart in films including The Big Sleep and Key Largo, has died at 89, according to the Bogart estate. NPR has not confirmed the report.
August 12, 2014
The troops, who have arrived in northern Iraq, are in addition to advisers already in the country. This "is not a combat boots on the ground kind of operation," Chuck Hagel said.
August 12, 2014
The best time to see the shower, which comes every August, is between 3 and 4 a.m. in your local time zone.
August 12, 2014
The companies, which help customers request car rides on demand, both say their competitor has intentionally requested and then canceled rides on drivers.
August 12, 2014
In just a few years, the issue has gone from mostly whispers to receiving the attention of the White House. Now, colleges throughout the country are trying to increase awareness about the issue.
August 12, 2014
Studies warn that climate change will threaten corn production in coming decades. Meanwhile, farmers are experimenting with new planting methods in hopes of slowing soil erosion from torrential rains.
August 12, 2014
A British cheesemonger wants to translate a French guide to raw milk microbiology into English. She says it has the potential to revolutionize our approach to cheese flavor and safety.
August 12, 2014

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