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Sun, 08/09/2015 - 08:54

The RedState Gathering in Atlanta may have disinvited Donald Trump after his recent disparaging remarks, but the Trump phenomenon is very much on the minds of the conservative activists there.

Photo of President Obama taken at the White House during an interview recorded last week with NPR <em>Morning Edition</em> host Steve Inskeep.
Sun, 08/09/2015 - 08:54

In an interview with Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep, the president rejects the suggestion that political considerations put race relations on the back burner in his first term.

Sun, 08/09/2015 - 07:33

Summertime means summer jobs for many college students. But a summer job just doesn't have the purchasing power it used to, especially when you compare it with the cost of college.

Sun, 08/09/2015 - 06:45

Sheriff's deputies discovered the carnage after a tense standoff and exchange of gunfire with a man holed up in a Houston-area home.

In three years, entrepreneur Raindolf Owusu, 24, has started a company, launched Africa's "first browser" and made a slew of health apps.
Sun, 08/09/2015 - 06:03

Dubbed "The Mark Zuckerberg of Accra," Raindolf Owusu is developing tools to bring the internet to all Africans — and to train the next generation of tech leaders on the continent.

A plate of huevos rancheros topped with a basted egg.
Sun, 08/09/2015 - 04:27

This week in Do Try This At Home, we learn a unusual technique for cooking eggs. It's a cross between poached and over easy that gives you a silky, yolky sauce for huevos rancheros.

A shop at Seoul's Namdaemun's market where electric fans are sold. Despite scientists who tell them it's safe, many older South Koreans believe that it's dangerous to go to sleep with an electric fan on and never do so.
Sun, 08/09/2015 - 04:19

Most every country has its myths. In South Korea, there's an enduring belief that if you fall asleep with an electric fan on, you're risking your life.

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 18:22

Thousands of hackers have headed to Las Vegas for two conferences: Black Hat and Defcon. Much of the talk at the conferences has been devoted to security flaws in consumer devices, like cellphones.

A firefighter monitors flames from the Rocky Fire as it approaches a home late last month. The wildfire has consumed thousands of acres in just over a week.
Sat, 08/08/2015 - 16:32

The California fire is unusually intense and unpredictable. But between climate change and the impact of decades of poor management, such wildfires may be the new normal.

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 16:31

On Wednesday, California made its last payment on debt incurred in 2004 by Proposition 57, which sought to deal with the state's fiscal crisis. NPR's Arun Rath talks to John Myers of KQED for more.

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 16:21

Donald Trump's invitation to speak at the Red State Gathering in Atlanta was revoked after he made disparaging comments about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, who challenged him in a debate this week.

Waves near Xiuyu district of Putian, southeast China's Fujian Province as Typhoon Soudelor lands on the coast Saturday night.
Sat, 08/08/2015 - 13:40

The storm killed at least 6 people in Taiwan and has thrust millions into the dark. Some 1.4 million homes in China's Fujian province were evacuated ahead of its landfall.

Dr. Frances O. Kelsey of the U.S. FDA, who is credited with keeping the birth-deforming drug, Thalidomide, off the U.S. market, is shown in an Aug. 1962 photo. Kelsey died on Friday at age 101.
Sat, 08/08/2015 - 12:20

The physician and pharmacologist worked at the government agency in the early 1960s, when she uncovered a link between the drug and severe birth defects.

Research suggests nearly two-thirds of young people are seriously sleep deprived.
Sat, 08/08/2015 - 10:16

Pre-dawn school start times are unhealthy and must change, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 10:16

Jurors spared the death penalty for James Holmes, the man convicted of killing 12 and injuring 70 in the Aurora, Colo., theater shooting. Holmes will serve life without the possibility of parole.

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