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According to numbers compiled by the Death Penalty Information Center, the number of people executed in the United States is at its lowest level since 1991. Death sentences are down 33 percent.
Dec. 16, 2015
Faced with 1 million people who left voice mails saying they wanted to sign up for health insurance, the federal government is giving people two more days to sign up on the federal exchange.
Dec. 16, 2015
School officials decided to reopen schools after the more than 900 in the district were inspected and found to be safe.
Dec. 16, 2015
Two authors argue that teachers should embrace controversial issues to help students learn the political process. But, they say, context is key.
Dec. 16, 2015
Trump appeared serene and imperturbable, while most all the others on stage directed their fire primarily at each other. Jeb Bush was the exception, saying Trump would be "a chaos president."
Dec. 16, 2015
Wambach leads the U.S. women's national team into a Victory Tour match against China tonight. Then, she'll retire after a career full of team championships and personal achievements.
Dec. 16, 2015
John and Katrina Vowell used their small savings to start Major Chords for Minors in Saginaw, Mich., because they were worried about the city's youth. Now they have 130 students and a long wait list.
Dec. 16, 2015
Office soirees can be an opportunity for networking and workplace bonding. But drinking with the boss can also lead to embarrassment, injury and litigious outcomes, as the stories you shared bear out.
Dec. 16, 2015
Republicans like the tax package; Democrats like the spending plan. The two parties are expected to put together enough votes to get the overall deal through the House, with a smooth road beyond.
Dec. 15, 2015
With the backdrop of terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, the fifth Republican presidential debate was the most serious to date. It was fiery but some substantive disagreements emerged.
Dec. 15, 2015
Curious to see who will get the most talking time in tonight's GOP debate? So are we. NPR is keeping track of how long every candidate speaks - interruptions and all - in tonight's debate.
Dec. 15, 2015
Concerns over terrorism and how to respond to threats at home and abroad will weigh heavily over the CNN face-off in Las Vegas.
Dec. 15, 2015
Graham repeatedly rolled his eyes and shook his head as the other candidates discussed their plans to fight ISIS.
Dec. 15, 2015
Outlining her plan to combat ISIS and radicalization in the U.S., the Democratic presidential candidate said "shallow slogans don't add up to a strategy."
Dec. 15, 2015
Back in August, officials in Poland thought they had located a fabled train filled with gold in an underground tunnel. Now it looks like the train is just a myth after all.
Dec. 15, 2015
The Federal Reserve's thinking about interest rates may seem a bit mysterious. But here are some graphs that should help you see where we've been, and why the central bank may be ready to raise rates.
Dec. 15, 2015
It's been warmer than usual around the country and hardly feels like gift-giving season. Some economists say December sales will be fine after Christmas when consumers shop for sales with gift cards.
Dec. 15, 2015
A Senate investigation finds that Medicaid programs in 33 states spent more than $1 billion on the hepatitis C drug Solvaldi in a single year.
Dec. 15, 2015
Seriously, do you understand how the Galactic Senate functioned?
Dec. 15, 2015
That's the news from an analysis that maps out cancer hot spots. Developing countries are now struggling to cope with this growing threat.
Dec. 15, 2015

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