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Two years ago, South Korea passed a law informed by the experiences of the 160,000 people who were adopted to other countries after World War II. Steve Haruch examines the law's history and legacy.
September 09, 2014
A high school senior looks back on five schools pre- and post-Katrina.
September 09, 2014
The preliminary report on the destruction of the Malaysia Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine does not directly say it was downed by a missile, but it leaves little room to conclude otherwise.
September 09, 2014
As Islamic State militants have marched across Syria and Iraq, oil smuggling has been a major part of their strategy. They have targeted oil fields and refineries and work with a range of middlemen.
September 09, 2014
Pushed by rivals like Samsung, Apple is likely to announce bigger iPhones on Tuesday. Users of bigger-screen devices say they prefer their larger images and the ability to see multiple apps together.
September 09, 2014
According to a study released Tuesday by the National Audubon Society, the survival at least half of the bird species in the United States is at risk.
September 09, 2014
After police in Ferguson, Mo. were seen using military-grade equipment, the Senate is holding a hearing on the militarization of local police and whether closer supervision is needed.
September 09, 2014
The federal budget for bioscience has undergone big swings since 2000. Some scientists are now out of work and others are abandoning the ambitious, creative ideas that fuel discovery.
September 09, 2014
Use NPR's interactive search box to create year-by-year charts of National Institutes of Health grants awarded to individual U.S. biomedical institutions and laboratories since 2000.
September 09, 2014
Home Depot said its payment systems have been hacked in a data breach that could affect millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its more than 2,000 U.S. and Canadian stores.
September 09, 2014
Penn State football got out from under the most severe on-field sanctions imposed on it two years ago over the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. The NCAA made the surprise announcement on Monday.
September 09, 2014
An alumni survey by the school found much more optimism about the future of America's companies than that of its workers. More than 4 in 10 think employee pay and benefits are set to shrink.
September 08, 2014
The Croatian defeated Roger Federer to get to the final. He denied Kei Nishikori, himself a huge underdog, the title in three sets on Monday.
September 08, 2014
The more than 3 inches of rainfall already recorded in the Phoenix region Monday represents more than a third of its normal annual total.
September 08, 2014
For the first time, there's data on tobacco use by pregnant women in low- and middle-income countries. The news is not too bad. But there's still a need for messages about the risk to an unborn child.
September 08, 2014
More men are having kids later in life — and some are having babies, for the second time, in middle age. That means they're changing diapers while their peers are sending their own kids to college.
September 08, 2014
After months of uncertainty and political wrangling, Iraq finally has a new government, led by Shiite Haider al-Abadi. He replaces Nouri al-Maliki.
September 08, 2014
This summer, Michigan's aquaculture industry took a step forward. And that has touched off a debate over whether the Great Lakes are an appropriate place for fish farming.
September 08, 2014
Genetic tests are recommended for women with a family history of breast cancer. One researcher says all women should be screened, but others say there's not enough evidence that they are at risk.
September 08, 2014
A spike in severe respiratory infections in children has the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asking doctors and patients to act quickly if children have difficulty breathing and wheezing.
September 08, 2014

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