U.S. Health Agencies Intensify Fight Against Zika Virus

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health say they're working to combat Zika. Their plans include developing lab tests and a vaccine.

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Court Gets Unusually Specific On Police Taser Gun Use

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A federal court recently gave strict rulings against police use of Taser guns in five Southeastern states. But court rulings usually aren't this specific, and some experts see this as a problem.

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Twitter Says It Has Shut Down 125,000 Terrorism-Related Accounts

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The announcement comes just weeks after a woman sued Twitter, saying the platform knowingly let ISIS use the network "to spread propaganda, raise money and attract recruits."

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At Least Three Dead After Earthquake Hits Southern Taiwan

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Rescue efforts continue in the city of Tainan, where a magnitude 6.4 quake struck early Saturday. News services report two of the dead are a baby and an adult man. Some 120,000 are without power.

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5 Things You Should Know Before the New Hampshire Primary

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New Hampshire has a reputation for strong voter participation and independents. It's really easy to get on the ballot, and it has had a better track record of picking GOP nominees in recent years.

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Unemployment May Be Dropping, But It's Still Twice As High For Blacks

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The jobless rate fell is at an eight-year low, the government reported today. But for blacks, the rate is still 8.8 percent — a bit lower than worst unemployment whites experienced in the recession.

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6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Southern Taiwan

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Rescue operations are underway in the city of Tainan, on the southern end of Taiwan, after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake shook the area.

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As Presidential Primaries Begin, Late Night TV Boosts Political Satire

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Larry David will host Saturday Night Live this weekend, and viewers can expect his impression of presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders. NPR looks at late night's take on the campaign.

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Court Ruling Forces Police In Southern States To Reconsider Use Of Tasers

Last Updated by Martin Kaste on

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unexpectedly ruled to limit how officers may use Tasers or other stun guns. In states such as Virginia and North Carolina, it's no longer legal for police to use Tasers to force compliance from a non-dangerous suspect. Some cops say this is an unnecessary and dangerous restriction. Others say it's an overdue curb on the abuse of these weapons.

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Fact Checking The Democratic Debate: Clinton, Sanders Battle Over Wall Street

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NPR fact checks some of the claims made by candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in the latest Democratic presidential debate.

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Families Near The Huge Gas Leak Wonder: Is Home A Safe Place To Be?

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Most health officials say the small amounts of benzene and other components of the natural gas still leaking in Southern California are probably not a health threat. Still, some parents worry.

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How Do Pharmaceutical Companies Establish Drug Prices?

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Drug companies are under increasing pressure to keep prices under control. At a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle blasted two companies that have instituted huge price increases. NPR explores how drug companies establish prices for a drug.

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In France, A Quiet Hero Belatedly Comes To Light

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A security guard risked his life to save hundreds in November's Paris attacks. "We saw the worst things that night, the worst human beings ever. And then we saw the best," says one survivor he helped.

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In New Hampshire, Marco Rubio Looks To Capture Mainstream Republicans

Last Updated by Don Gonyea on

With a third place finish in Iowa, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is looking to coalesce mainstream Republican support in New Hampshire. But his rivals in that lane of the GOP race are doing a lot to stop him.

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In 'Rams,' Two Icelandic Brothers Tend Troubles Of Flock And Family

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Gummi and Kiddi are two sheep-herding brothers who've spent a lifetime butting heads near the top of the world. When a disease threatens their flocks, they must overcome decades of estrangement.

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Twitter Says It Has Shut Down 125,000 Terrorism-Related Accounts

The announcement comes just weeks after a woman sued Twitter, saying the platform knowingly let ISIS use the network "to spread propaganda, raise money and attract...

Families Near The Huge Gas Leak Wonder: Is Home A Safe Place To Be?

Most health officials say the small amounts of benzene and other components of the natural gas still leaking in Southern California are probably not a health threat...

5 Things You Should Know Before the New Hampshire Primary

New Hampshire has a reputation for strong voter participation and independents. It's really easy to get on the ballot, and it has had a better track record of picking...

At Least Three Dead After Earthquake Hits Southern Taiwan

News services report two of the dead are a baby and an adult man. Rescue efforts continue in the city of Tainan. A magnitude 6.4 quake struck at 3:57 a.m. local time....

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