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It's an apparent reference to the Holy See's relations with Beijing. They haven't had diplomatic ties since 1949. Tibet's spiritual leader is in Rome for a meeting of Nobel Peace Prize winners.
December 12, 2014
Some consumers mistakenly think that having access to skimpy coverage at work means they won't qualify for subsidies if they are interested in a more complete policy on the health care exchanges.
December 12, 2014
In the last four years, 30,000 tomato pickers covered by a "fair food" program got a 50-to-70 percent pay raise. Advocates are now working with retailers and other industries to duplicate the model.
December 12, 2014
The new app license will be available in 2015 at no additional cost to drivers, said Paul Trombino, director of the state's Department of Transportation.
December 12, 2014
According to the Pew Research Center, white, black and Hispanic households all lost wealth during the recession, but non-whites saw the disappearance of a much greater percentage of their net worth.
December 12, 2014
An organic watchdog organization says big organic egg and milk producers are violating organic rules. As evidence, it offers aerial photos — but some photos may not be of organic operations.
December 12, 2014
Archivists at Norway's National Library, at its vault in the Arctic Circle, found an almost complete version of Empty Socks, featuring the character who came before Mickey Mouse.
December 12, 2014
The number of students being held back has been cut nearly in half, and researchers have no idea why.
December 12, 2014
The southern sea pup, now known as Luna, was found on a beach in California in October and later transferred to the Shedd Aquarium, where a naming contest was held this month.
December 12, 2014
The UK's National Air Traffic Control Center experienced a mid-afternoon power failure. The closure is expected to last more than three hours.
December 12, 2014
SeaWorld has be under fire for years, over its treatment of Orcas. A critical documentary suggested the treatment led to the death of a trainer in 2010.
December 12, 2014
Quick and inexpensive genetic sequencing is offering a glimpse of the microbes inhabiting our bodies. One woman volunteered to have her microbes catalogued. Her mom, husband and dog did, too.
December 12, 2014
With the talks in their final day, rich and poor nations meeting in Lima, Peru, have yet to a agree on the central issue of emissions targets.
December 12, 2014
Doctors in the U.S. don't have to tell patients about conflicts of interest. When physician Leana Wen asked her fellow doctors to open up, the reaction she got was frightening.
December 12, 2014
The three-time Pulitzer winner died on Thursday while on assignment in Liberia for The Washington Post. About those tough assignments, du Cille always emphasized compassion and dignity.
December 12, 2014
The region is expected to get rain through Friday. Meteorologist say this is the biggest storm the region has experienced since 2009. Twitter users dubbed it #hellastorm.
December 12, 2014
The design museum is housed in a historic building, but it has been remade into one of the country's most technologically advanced museums. Officials hope it attracts younger visitors — and donors.
December 12, 2014
Maria Isabel de la Paz is an American citizen who grew up in Mexico, but her birth certificate was dismissed at border checkpoints. The ACLU says too few of these cases see the inside of a courtroom.
December 12, 2014
As NPR Kabul correspondent Sean Carberry wraps up his assignment, he assesses the change in his neighborhood, which has gone from dirt streets to upscale shopping centers.
December 12, 2014
President Obama has said he'll work to improve race relations between police and communitie, but in his hometown, many see a leader unable to sustain the progress predicted during his 2008 campaign.
December 12, 2014

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