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Obama Tours Mudslide Devastation, Pledges Solidarity With Families

A month after the devastating mudslide that killed at least 41 people, the president stopped at the tiny town of Oso, where he promised to "be strong right alongside you."

Supreme Court Gives Police New Power To Rely On Anonymous Tips

The court ruled that police can stop and search a driver based solely on an anonymous 911 tip. The 5-4 decision split the court's two most conservative justices.

Green GOP Group Caught Between 'Rock And A Hard Place'

On Earth Day 2014, it wasn't easy being an environmental organization in the Republican Party. The big donors who write checks aren't much interested in the environment.

Hospitals Can Speed Stroke Treatment, But It's Not Easy

The faster people get treatment after suffering a stroke, the less likely they are to be permanently disabled or die. Speeding up hospital procedures helps, studies find. But cost is an issue, too.

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Ex-Ranger Recalls The Friendly Fire That Killed Pat Tillman

Steven Elliott was one of the Army Rangers who accidentally fired on former NFL star Pat Tillman in Afghanistan, and he told his story recently on ESPN's Outside the Lines.

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Online Sales Taxes Shift Consumer Behavior, Study Shows

Some states have enacted so-called Amazon taxes, forcing the giant online retailer to collect sales taxes the same way traditional stores do. In those states, Amazon's sales fell about 10 percent.

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Who's Getting Preschool Right? Researchers Point To Tulsa

A national debate over universal preschool has raised an important question: What does high-quality pre-K look like? Researchers say the preschool program in Tulsa, Okla., is among the nation's best.

Fast-Food CEOs Earn Supersize Salaries; Workers Earn Small Potatoes

A new report finds that the average compensation of fast-food CEOs has quadrupled since 2000. By comparison, worker wages have increased less than 1 percent.

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The Wonders Of The Year 2014, As Told By Isaac Asimov

To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1964 New York World's Fair, we turn back to some predictions that The New York Times commissioned Isaac Asimov to make on the occasion. He got many things right.

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One Month From Mudslide, Wash. Governor Takes Stock Of Damage

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee offers an update on the deadly mudslides near the town of Oso in March. President Obama is visiting Oso on Tuesday.

North Korea Steps Up Nuclear Activity Ahead Of Obama Visit

April 22, 2014

The South Korean Defense Ministry says it has spotted several activities related to a possible nuclear test in North Korea.

Netflix Slams Planned Comcast-Time Warner Merger

April 22, 2014

The online streaming media company has come out against the proposed $45 billion merger of two cable giants.

Aereo Supreme Court Case Will Shape Future Of TV

April 22, 2014
Chet Kanojia, founder and CEO of Aereo, Inc., shows a tablet displaying his company's technology, Dec. 20, 2012, in New York. (Bebeto Matthews/AP)

Major networks want Aereo to pay them for rebroadcasting their shows. Aereo says it has the right to take freely from public airwaves.

Powerful Painkiller Moxduo Up For FDA Approval

April 22, 2014

Some are concerned the narcotic could worsen the epidemic of abuse of prescription painkillers and overdoses.

Called ‘Deporter-In-Chief,’ Obama Weighs Deportation Changes

April 22, 2014

The policy change would shield immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don’t have serious criminal records.

Is Kentucky Ready For A Muslim Senator?

April 22, 2014
Siddique Malik (@SidMalik2014/Twitter)

Siddique Malik believes his political affiliation – he’s a Democrat – may be a bigger challenge than his Muslim background.

Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Ban

April 22, 2014

The justices ruled 6-2 that Michigan voters had the right to prohibit public colleges from taking account of race.

Remembering Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter

April 21, 2014
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter is pictured in February 2010. (Paul Kane/Getty Images)

We remember the boxing champion, who was twice wrongly convicted of murder, with his longtime friend and defender.

Vice President Biden Travels To Ukraine

April 21, 2014

NPR’s Eleanor Beardsley reports from Ukraine on the vice president’s visit and her observations on the road.

NASA’s Ambitious Plan To Send Humans To Mars

April 21, 2014
This computer-generated view depicts part of Mars at the boundary between darkness and daylight, with an area including Gale Crater beginning to catch morning light. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Mike Gazarik of NASA discusses the plan to put humans on Mars within the next two decades.

Week In Politics: Obama Heads To Asia

April 21, 2014

NPR’s Ron Elving previews the week in politics, including President Obama’s week-long, four country tour of Asia.

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