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Many of his fans saw Dyer's own life story — he grew up an orphan in Detroit — as proof of the power of his ideas.
By bestowing the traditional Alaska Native name to North America's tallest peak, the Obama administration is wading into a sensitive and decades-old conflict between residents of Alaska and Ohio.
Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley announced he's backing the Iran deal despite "significant shortcomings." It brings Obama within three votes of sustaining a veto against congressional disapproval.
The larger-than-life sculpture of the president of the Confederacy was removed after an appeal to block the move was rejected last week.
The acclaimed British-American neurologist and author has died of cancer at the age of 82.
The author and practicing neurologist, who also wrote "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat," died Sunday at his home in New York City.
Genetic testing also showed that he was sired by Tian Tian, the zoo announced.
A boy loses his father. A family loses its livelihood. The boy runs drugs and picks pockets so his siblings can eat. He is convinced he will die. And then ... he takes a yoga class.
The ruling means the government can continue collecting the data for the next few months, although the program is set to expire at the end of November.
The Oxford English Dictionary was updated with a number of new words, so, naturally, NPR held a contest to see who could use the most in a single sentence.
Two think tanks estimate that Islamabad could have 350 warheads in the next several years as it outpaces rival India and several other nations in production.
Undercover videos by anti-abortion activists have fueled a conservative backlash against Planned Parenthood but so far have produced no evidence anyone is illegally profiting from fetal tissue.
The Aug. 12 warehouse explosions were not only one of China's worst accidents but the deadliest ever for first responders, with 115 police and firefighters among the dead and missing.
The station paused at 6:45 a.m. to remember reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, who were killed during a live broadcast.
The church implied it might leave the Scouts. Now, the church says as long as it can use its own criteria for appointing leaders, it will go on sponsoring troops.