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The windows at Redemption Hospital in Monrovia, where Ebola cases are treated, are streaked with chlorinated water as a disinfectant.
Fri, 01/09/2015 - 13:17

It's been tough to design tests because some people object to the idea that a comparison group won't receive the vaccine. But plans are moving ahead.

Men play a struck beau while women and children sing behind them at an Mbenzele Pygymy village.
Fri, 01/09/2015 - 13:10

Deep in the Congolese rain forest, a group of Pygmies lives in near isolation from Western music. When a team of scientists played them music from Star Wars and Psycho, the results were surprising.

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 13:07

Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, wants the Red Cross to explain inaccuracies in how it has said it uses public donations, citing questions raised by an NPR and ProPublica investigation.

A stash of vintage beers at Dogfish Head Brewery in Delaware.
Fri, 01/09/2015 - 12:15

Aging in the bottle isn't just for wine anymore: It can also bring out sweet, caramel tones in some high-alcohol, smoky or sour craft brews. Don't believe us? You, too, can try this at home.

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:48

NPR's Eleanor Beardsley and Lauren Frayer speak to Renee Montagne about the standoffs between police and gunmen, both at a kosher market and in a warehouse north of Paris.

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:47

Two standoffs involving armed men in and around Paris have ended with the deaths of three suspects. The violence concludes days of strain and tumult after shootings at a French satirical magazine.

A group of Nigerian traditional hunters and vigilantes gather on vehicles on their way to engage Boko Haram militants in Mubi from Yola, Adamawa State, in November. The hunters have being assisting the Nigerian military in their fight against the Islamic insurgents.
Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:47

Baga, in the country's northeastern Borno state, was seized a week ago. Amnesty International says that as many as 2,000 people may have been killed by the Islamist extremists in recent days.

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:34

Sylvie Kauffmann, editorial director of the French newspaper Le Monde, speaks to Renee Montagne about the impact of the events unfolding in Paris and its nearby suburbs on the French people.

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:08

Renee Montagne speaks with Andrew Higgins of The New York Times. Higgins was on the scene at a kosher grocery store, where an hostage situation unfolded for hours.

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:05

The punishment meted out comes despite calls from the U.S. and others to cancel the punishment. Badawi's sentence partly calls for him to receive 50 lashes a week for 20 weeks.

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:28

For the latest on Friday's tense situation in Paris, NPR's counterterrorism correspondent Dina Temple-Raston offers information she has learned from U.S. officials who are following the standoffs.

Legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline is the latest Senate Bill 1. President Obama has vowed to veto it.
Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:26

The prestige of being S-1, like the Keystone XL legislation, conveys a sense of priority and urgency. But the history of past bills designated as such is rather mixed.

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:22

Renee Montagne speaks with Sylvie Rottman, senior producer at France 24, for the latest on the mood of the French people, who have been rocked by the shooting at the Charlie Hebdo offices.

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:12

Steve Inskeep talks with Chris O'Brien of the Los Angeles Times to focus on just one of the standoffs now unfolding in France — the one at the building of a printing company northeast of Paris.

Older people were less inclined to share anonymized health data, an NPR-Truven Health Analytics poll found.
Fri, 01/09/2015 - 09:38

The topics for study didn't matter much to people who said they were willing to share. Every category — ranging from safety issues to health costs — scored at least 90 percent in the NPR poll.

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