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The Eastern hellbender salamander may not be a looker. But its sensitivity to pollution and changing water conditions makes the creature a useful indicator for water quality in rivers and streams.
Apr. 18, 2019
Virginia Hall was an American spy who worked for Britain and the U.S. and played a key role in undermining the Nazi occupation of France during World War II. Her story was rarely told — until now.
Apr. 18, 2019
Over the past 20 years, mass shootings have resulted in communities of survivors. Heather Martin, who was a senior at Columbine High School in 1999, runs a nonprofit that connects them.
Apr. 18, 2019
Her employer offered only a high-deductible health plan; that meant she'd have to pay up to $6,000 out of pocket each year. Advocates for patients say this sort of underinsurance is snatching lives.
Apr. 18, 2019
The country's official newspaper reported leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test. North Korea also has demanded Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not participate in nuclear talks.
Apr. 17, 2019
There is an ongoing controversy over the presence of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in state and local courthouses, who are there to arrest immigrants appearing on unrelated cases.
Apr. 17, 2019
The Census Bureau is counting on the Supreme Court to resolve the legal battle by June so that 2020 census forms can be printed. But an appeal in a Maryland lawsuit could complicate that timeline.
Apr. 17, 2019
Under Trump administration orders, the U.S. Agency for International Development is readying to lay off most staff on Palestinian projects, according to U.S. government communications reviewed by NPR.
Apr. 17, 2019
The latest advance is not only encouraging news for patients with severe combined immunodeficiency. It's a test case for all those scientists working to develop better gene therapy techniques.
Apr. 17, 2019
At issue are "packaging fees" — deals that allow agents to be paid by studios, rather than receiving a standard 10 percent of writers' income. The writers say such deals create conflicts of interest.
Apr. 17, 2019
President Trump has called on Congress to return early from its recess to pass a bill addressing the surge in illegal border crossings. But Democrats say Trump's demands are a nonstarter.
Apr. 17, 2019
The Leavers of Lincolnshire group aims to provide a safe space "so you could come together and be proud to be a Brexiteer," says a member. "To not be called an idiot, to not be called a racist."
Apr. 17, 2019
The track, recorded with Colombian singer Maluma, channels "Despacito," with a nod toward Madonna's 1986 song "La Isla Bonita."
Apr. 17, 2019
We asked our audience to share thoughts after fire devastated the beloved Paris cathedral on Monday. We received hundreds of responses — photos, memories, even watercolor sketches. Here are a few.
Apr. 17, 2019
Woods' recent Masters title follows a 10-year drought of major tournament victories. Jeff Benedict, co-author of Tiger Woods, says: "What we're seeing now is someone who loves what he's doing."
Apr. 17, 2019

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