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Public health agencies are investigating hundreds of cases of lung disease related to vaping and electronic cigarette use.
Wed, 09/18/2019 - 04:00

Hundreds of people have been hospitalized with severe lung disease linked to vaping. Public health agencies are investigating what's behind the alarming symptoms.

A view over the Harbor Freeway in Los Angeles on Tuesday. President Trump says his administration will revoke a waiver that allows California to set its own vehicle emissions standards.
Wed, 09/18/2019 - 03:53

The end of the state's Obama-era waiver is seen by many as the latest move to undo a years-long push to produce more fuel efficient cars.

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 23:09

The rate fell again in the most recent Guttmacher Institute survey, continuing a decline since 1980.

Richard Stallman, pictured in 2015, resigned from his posts as President of the Free Software Foundation and visiting scientist at MIT's Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence lab.
Tue, 09/17/2019 - 18:02

"I am doing this due to pressure on MIT and me over a series of misunderstandings and mischaracterizations," Richard Stallman wrote on his blog.

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 17:07

Corey Lewandowski testifies before the House Judiciary Committee as part of its investigation into possible articles of impeachment against the president.

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 16:56

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Iran expert Ali Vaez about the view from Tehran on the recent airstrikes in Saudi Arabia that have left the kingdom's oil production crippled. Iran denies involvement.

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 16:56

GM's decision to close five North American facilities has left some striking workers worrying if theirs may be next. Plants making cars have been hardest hit.

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 16:56

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with journalist James Verini about his book They Will Have To Die Now, a vivid story of the battle to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State in 2016.

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 16:56

The New York Times seems unsure of how to handle the controversy sparked by a recent article offering new details on allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 16:56

Big white tent complexes in two Texas border towns are drawing attention. The temporary courtrooms are the Trump administration's latest effort to quickly work through thousands of asylum cases.

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 16:56

Former All Things Considered host Linda Wertheimer remembers her friend and fellow "NPR Founding Mother" Cokie Roberts, who has died at age 75 of cancer.

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 16:48

Social media networks banned hundreds of thousands of accounts last month. In NPR's assessment of the data, telling details begin to depict large disinformation campaigns.

In this March 28 photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a campaign rally in Meerut. One of his efforts as prime minister has been to construct millions of toilets to reduce open defecation.
Tue, 09/17/2019 - 16:08

The Indian prime minister is cited for the millions of toilets his government has built in rural India. Activists say his human rights record should disqualify him.

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 15:30

Under the new rules, private companies will take over some of the work that federal inspectors currently do: inspection of hog slaughterhouses. Critics say it's a move toward privatization.

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 15:30

Cokie Robert's storied career at National Public Radio and ABC News took her to the heights of her profession. But her values put family and relationships above all else.

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