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Mon, 06/26/2017 - 02:33

New research provides the first hard look at the nation's largest, single statewide voucher program and its impact on students.

People who survived the capsizing of a ferry, cry as they wait for more information about their missing friends and relatives, at a reservoir in Guatape, Colombia, on Sunday.
Mon, 06/26/2017 - 01:49

Colombia's president says at least six people died after the boat began sinking. An even deadlier incident was avoided, as recreational boats rushed to the scene to pull people out of the water.

Takata Corp. CEO Shigehisa Takada speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, Monday, as the Japanese air bag maker announces filing for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., The company has been under financial pressure from lawsuits and recall costs related to its of defective air bag inflators.
Sun, 06/25/2017 - 22:24

Long crippled by lawsuits and recall costs over its faulty air bags, Takata, the Japanese auto parts maker, filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan and the U.S. on Sunday.

An aerial view of the sequoia in Boise, Idaho, as workers prepared to transport it about two blocks. Heavy machinery had to be used to prune its roots and build a structure so they could move the roughly 100-foot tree, which was planted back in 1912.
Sun, 06/25/2017 - 14:50

That answer, as seen Sunday in Boise, Idaho: $300,000 and a lot of determination. St. Luke's Health System, which moved the historic sequoia, says it "was never even an option" to cut it down.

A child stands among the people taking part in Eid al-Fitr prayers in Bucharest, Romania. Members of the country's Muslim community gathered at the massive Dinamo soccer stadium in the Romanian capital.
Sun, 06/25/2017 - 12:30

For many Muslims around the world, Sunday marks the start of Eid al-Fitr, a time of prayer and celebration. Here's a peek at the festivities, which are often as different as the places they're held.

A man looks on during government airstrikes in the early morning Friday in Marawi. Residents had a brief respite from the fighting Sunday, but gunfire quickly returned to the city after a cease-fire was lifted.
Sun, 06/25/2017 - 09:22

Partly to mark the end of Ramadan, the Philippine military declared a unilateral truce with ISIS-linked militants in the southern city. But not long after the peace expired, the violence resumed.

Kelly Blake, agricultural education teacher at Fleming School, learns how to protect herself from an attack with the help of local police officer Graham Dunne.
Sun, 06/25/2017 - 09:03

This week more than a dozen educators in Colorado received advanced weapons training and safety.

An officer stands at the Fresnes Prison in France in September 2016. Fresnes was the first French prison to separate radicalized inmates from the general prison population.
Sun, 06/25/2017 - 07:06

Some of the home-grown terrorists who have struck France in recent years were petty criminals who were radicalized in prison.

Kailash Satyarthi receives flowers from school children in Bangalore.
Sun, 06/25/2017 - 06:00

Kaiilash Satyarthi came to Washington to encourage the U.S. government to fight for the freedom of child laborers.

Rayne Charette repairs a broken cellphone at Brandin Limberhand's repair shop in Lame Deer. He and others who run the shop believe the tribe should focus on supporting entrepreneurs and leave the coal under the reservation in the ground.
Sun, 06/25/2017 - 06:00

Despite high unemployment and poverty, the tribe has never touched the billions of tons of coal underneath its land. But new opportunities from the Trump administration could change that.

President Donald Trump, center, speaks as first lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence listen at the Congressional Picnic on the South Lawn of the White House on Thursday, June 22, 2017.
Sun, 06/25/2017 - 04:11

Between President Trump being a newcomer to D.C. and a swirl of chaos, the White House is lagging behind other administrations in hiring. But experts NPR spoke to have some tips.

Local residents look at burnt bodies after an oil tanker caught fire on a highway Sunday in Pakistan.
Sun, 06/25/2017 - 03:05

Hundreds of people had gathered around to try to collect oil after an oil tanker truck overturned and began leaking. Someone lighting a cigarette may have sparked the fire.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, speaks with then- U.S. President Barack Obama in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province on Sept. 5, 2016, in the midst of last year's presidential race.
Sat, 06/24/2017 - 17:58

The president tweeted Saturday evening questioning his predecessor's response after a bombshell Washington Post report about the previous administration's decision-making about how to counter Russia.

Dr. Vanessa Grubbs and Robert Phillips at their wedding in August 2005. Just a few months earlier, when his kidneys were failing, she gave him one of hers.
Sat, 06/24/2017 - 17:03

When Dr. Vanessa Grubbs fell in love with a man whose kidneys were failing, he'd been waiting for a transplant for years. Her book explores the ways racial inequity is embedded in the system.

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 17:03

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Julie Rovner, Chief Washington Correspondent at Kaiser Health News, about the Senate GOP health bill and what it could mean for programs funded by Medicaid.

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