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Sad news to start today: Director Mike Nichols has died at the age of 83:…
The Islamic state, with cash and cachet, expands its empire:… via @npratc
In the '90s, Westerners could roam freely in the Mideast. That was the golden age.
Measles may be poised for a comeback.
"We're $15,000 below the poverty line. That kind of scares me." Jairo Gomez, 17, on poverty.
“It feels like time has stopped.” Keep your eyes and ears open as this imperfect murder is slowly revealed. Link in profile. (Credit: Chicago Tribune historical photo)
Finishing the Keystone pipeline would create 35 permanent operator jobs – and none in La.
If you're cold today, you're not alone: All 50 States Hit 32 Degrees
Is Greece becoming less Greek? Its coffee drinkers give up Greek brew for Espresso.
A secret group of clergy, scientists and scholars covertly exhumed Chopin's heart one night.
Photo: Newly-elected House members' freshman class photo on the Capitol steps this morning. Temp in the low 30s
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These lucky kids are not "Bored of Education."
Why does @erinmyst love this photo? "It feels like time has stopped." See it @lookatthisstory.
Thieu Patrice, Tan Benjamin and village chief Gueu Denis of Gahapleu, Ivory Coast, are volunteers trying prevent the spread of Ebola from Liberia. They are not armed. They have no gloves or masks. The link to full story from NPR's Planet Money is in our profile. (Photo credit: @radiogrego/NPR) #ebol
"Vape" beats "bae" for Oxford word of the year. Dictionary folks say the word has "matured."
Black man's biracial kids deal w/ double standard due to skin tone difference @michele_norris
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In besieged rebel zone outside Damascus, how do people carry on with normal life? @MorningEdition
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Holy sensory overload! The '60s "Batman" is released on DVD.
Yes, you can fit a recipe into a tweet.
Peter Kassig wanted to ease the suffering he saw in Syria. A profile from October.
Baby Sesay, 45, is a traditional healer in the small village of Ruyail in Sierra Leone. She treated a child who later died, apparently of Ebola. Now she is sick and being held in a facility for possible cases. As this photo was taken her body seized up and she nearly collapsed. The link to the full
Are kids being tested too much? The answer, from the president on down, is mostly yes.