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Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:15

Zhou Yongkang, a senior Communist Party official who retired in 2012, has been under investigation for bribery for months.

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:04

Authorities say an Emirate woman in her 30s confessed to targeting Ibolya Ryan at an Abu Dhabi mall because she was American. The woman also is suspected in a foiled bomb attack on another American.

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:03

As part of the 50 Great Teachers series, NPR Movie Critic Bob Mondello looks at what Hollywood's taught us about teachers.

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 11:31

Barrel-aged gin resembles young whisky in color and flavor. It's quickly becoming the new darling of distillers and craft bartenders across the U.S.

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 11:15

Why is it that you can share photos so easily online but you can't get a doctor to upload your MRI? An experiment to let patients see and share their scans gets rave reviews from early adopters.

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 10:25

When visual tricksters play with perception, things are not always what they seem.

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 09:58

The unmanned spaceship, which could one day take astronauts to the Red Planet, circled the planet twice in a test mission of its basic systems that lasted just under 4 1/2 hours.

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 09:58

Ruth Coker Burks has no medical training but has spent decades caring for people with AIDS. "I've buried over 40 people in my family's cemetery," she says, "because their families didn't want them."

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 09:56

Jose de Diego Middle School has large expanses of facade that are almost begging for decoration. To raise funds for arts education at the school, artists are helping transform its walls with paint.

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 09:54

Typhoon Hagupit is expected to hit just north of where last year's devastating storm made landfall. It is forecast to cut a path toward the capital, Manila.

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 09:49

With the number of new infections reaching a record high, there's no time to wait for international aid to build perfect Ebola treatment centers. So village leaders are making do with what they have.

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 09:40

Carter, a former No. 2 at the Pentagon, would succeed Chuck Hagel. If confirmed, he will be President Obama's fourth defense secretary.

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 09:14

The U.S. economy continued to chug along at a moderate pace last month. The number of unemployed Americans remained at around 9 million, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 09:10

But the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court reserved the right to bring new charges against Uhuru Kenyatta. The Kenyan leader said he was excited and relieved at the decision.

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 07:33

The report, however, found that two former aides acted with "perceived impunity" when they ordered the shutdown of some lanes of the George Washington Bridge last year.

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