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Overloaded Computers Give NASA's Pluto Team A Fright
NASA had a heart-stopping moment over the weekend, when engineers lost contact with a spacecraft they sent to Pluto. A computer crash was behind the problem.
'No One Should Have The Right To Prolong My Death'
Jennifer Glass was a newlywed when she was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. "I'm doing everything I can to extend my life," she says, while advocating for a right-to-die law in California.
Chasing Food Dreams Across U.S., Nigerian Chef Tests Immigration System
Tunde Wey wanted to share the food of his West African childhood. So he crossed the U.S. by bus, hosting pop-up dinners along the way. But Wey, like many immigrants, found success can unravel quickly.
They Survived Training, Now Female Marines Await Word On Ground Combat
The women who trained on tanks and armored vehicles say they proved they belong. Such ground combat jobs will open to women in January unless the Marine Corps makes the case they should be closed.
In Rio Grande Valley, Some Campaign Workers Are Paid To Harvest Votes
It's a time-honored tradition in South Texas: Local candidates who need votes go to campaign workers known as politiqueras. But some of those workers are now charged with manipulating mail-in ballots.
For Homeless Families, Quick Exit From Shelters Is Only A Temporary Fix
The rapid rehousing program provides the homeless with short-term rental assistance. But many recipients ultimately face the same problems as those who stay in shelters, a new government study finds.
Bill Cosby Admitted To Acquiring Drugs To Give To A Woman For Sex
NPR's Kelly McEvers interviews MaryClaire Dale, an Associated Press reporter, about the court documents showing Cosby said in 2005 he got quaaludes to give to a woman with whom he wanted to have sex.
Producer Jerry Weintraub Dies At 77
The legendary producer behind such hits as The Karate Kid and Ocean's Eleven died in Santa Barbara, Calif. The cause was cardiac arrest.
Cosby Admitted Giving Woman Quaaludes
The comedian testified in 2005 he got the sedative with the intent of giving it to women with whom he wanted to have sex.
Giving Some Rope: A Brief History Of Tensions Between Politicians And The Press
Hillary Clinton's campaign took the term "wrangling the press" literally when it used a rope to control reporters. She and other candidates have a long history of frustration with the Fourth Estate.
S.C. Senate Votes To Remove Confederate Flag From State House Grounds
Lawmakers in South Carolina began debating Monday whether to remove the Confederate flag that flies in front of the State House in Columbia, S.C.
'Vendetta' Recalls The Ruthless Rivalry Between Bobby Kennedy, Jimmy Hoffa
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with James Neff about his new book Vendetta: Bobby Kennedy versus Jimmy Hoffa.
First Measles Death In 12 Years Renews Vaccination Concerns
A woman from Washington state died of measles last week. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Seattle Times reporter JoNel Aleccia about the first confirmed measles death in the United States in 12 years.
Recent Islamic State Losses Show It Can Be Defeated, Obama Says
But the president warned that the campaign against the group that controls large parts of Syria and Iraq "will not be quick."
Burt Shavitz, Face Of Burt's Bees, Dies At 80
Burt Shavitz, the eccentric co-founder of Burt's Bees skin care products, has died at age 80. His bearded face is on your lip balm.