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Binge-drinking sounds like an all-night bender, but here's a reality check: Many social drinkers may "binge" without knowing it. Women who drink four or more drinks on an occasion are binge-drinking.
Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:51

Binge-drinking sounds like an all-night bender, but here's a reality check: Many social drinkers may "binge" without knowing it. Women who drink four or more drinks on an occasion are binge-drinking.

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:51

Each year more than 600,000 babies die of sepsis. Researchers have found a simple way to prevent it: Feed babies probiotic bacteria that are common in kimchi, pickles and other fermented vegetables.

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:46

Republican lawmakers are quickly trying to distance themselves from President Trump's latest comments on Charlottesville after he seemed to back away from his earlier criticism of white supremacists and neo-Nazis.

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:46

What did President Trump's return to blaming "both sides" for the violence in Charlottesville, Va., reveal about him and how he approaches the presidency?

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:46

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dallas Kashuba, co-founder of DreamHost. The company challenged the Department of Justice's demand that DreamHost hand over 1.3 million IP addresses for people who visited an anti-trump protest site.

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:46

Family, friends and co-workers gathered to remember Heather Heyer. The 32-year-old woman was killed when a car rammed a group of counter-protesters after a violent white supremacist rally Saturday in Charlottesville, Va.

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:46

Unlike other cargo vehicles, the SpaceX spacecraft can return to Earth without burning up. So it's equipped with freezers for transporting medical samples — and the occasional frozen treat.

President Trump speaks during a visit to Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 4.
Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:45

An Obama order called for new public infrastructure projects to be built to withstand rising sea levels caused by climate change. President Trump revoked that order to accelerate the review process.

President Trump walks out of the White House toward Marine One on the South Lawn on Monday. A new NPR/<em>PBS NewsHour/</em>Marist poll finds most Americans think Trump's response to Charlottesville events was "not strong enough."
Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:50

After shifting statements from the president about the racist violence in Virginia, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds most Americans didn't like the way Trump handled the situation.

Vice President Pence, speaking in Chile on Monday, said the "president has been clear on this tragedy and so have I" but did not address the president's reversal on the white nationalist protesters.
Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:44

Vice President Pence did not criticize the president's about-face on who is to blame for violence in Charlottesville. Some GOP leaders have spoken up, but not all derided the president specifically.

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga addresses the media Wednesday at the offices of his National Super Alliance, or NASA, coalition in Nairobi. Odinga said he would take his allegations of electoral fraud to the country's Supreme Court — after previously refusing to do so — and vowed to protest peacefully.
Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:41

Raila Odinga said he's mounting a legal challenge to what he calls President Uhuru Kenyatta's "computer-generated fraud." But he's not the only one to raise questions about the election recently.

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:32

This week, a rocket bound for the International Space Station lifted off with 6,400 pounds of supplies. Along with the provisions, medical supplies and experiments, NASA astronauts will be getting a special care package with ice cream.

President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands in Jerusalem in May. Some critics say Netanyahu responded cautiously to the Charlottesville rally because he wanted to avoid angering Trump.
Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:43

For three days, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — an outspoken critic of anti-Semitism around the world — said nothing about the anti-Jewish chants and Nazi swastikas paraded in Charlottesville, Va.

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:20

Eric Lipton of The New York Times says lobbyists now working for the government are leading a regulatory roll back that is benefiting the industries they used to represent.

Faced with a string of resignations from his advisory panels, President Trump has disbanded two groups he had formed to provide policy and economic guidance. He's seen here after a news conference Tuesday.
Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:57

Eight executives quit President Trump's manufacturing council this week, following his controversial remarks about white supremacists and violence in Charlottesville, Va.

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