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A Young Afghan Pianist Plays For His Country's Future

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 4:05am

"I want to show the new face of Afghanistan," says 18-year-old Elham Fanoos, now studying piano at Hunter College in New York.

A Judge's Guidance Makes Jurors Suspicious Of Any Eyewitness

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 4:04am

A 2012 New Jersey law was meant to help juries discern factors that make eyewitness testimony strong versus weak. But research suggests a judge's instructions make jurors discount all such testimony.

Journal Editors To Researchers: Show Everyone Your Clinical Data

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 2:59am

The world's leading medical journals have a proposal that could transform medical science: Researchers would have to publicly share their clinical data to get their studies published.

Can Just Anyone Write An Episode Of 'Friends'?

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 6:28am

Andy Herd thinks a computer can write an episode of the 1990s sitcom. So far, the computer-generated episodes are gibberish. Herd thinks with a bit of editing he could sell the gibberish to a network.

Former Defense Secretary Tries His Hand At App Development

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 6:17am

Donald Rumsfeld's app is for a game that is based on a card game Winston Churchill played during World War II. The Wall Street Journal first reported on Rumsfeld developing Churchill Solitaire.

This Week In Politics

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 4:12am

Steve Inskeep takes a closer look at the GOP presidential primary race with Cokie Roberts and Republican pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson

D.C.'s Snowfall Totals Are Off. What Happened?

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 4:12am

Washington D. C. may have had record snowfall over the weekend, but we may never know for sure because of inaccuracies in its measurement. Steve Inskeep reports.

At Least 1 D.C. Resident Was Elated By The Weekend's Snowfall

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 4:12am

Brandie Smith, associate director of animal care sciences at the Smithsonian National Zoo, explains how a very popular panda handled the snowy weekend.

Elections In Haiti Are Postponed

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 4:12am

Violent demonstrations have been taking place in Haiti days after elections were postponed indefinitely. Haiti's presidential runoff — which was supposed to take place on Sunday — has been delayed.

Major Snowfall Wreaks Havoc With Nation's Airports

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 4:12am

Many states on the East Coast are still digging out after a major snowstorm as they start the work week. Some commuters and other travelers are facing delays and cancellations at train stations and airports.

West Virginia Communities Cope With 4 Feet Of Snow

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 4:12am

A farmer and a general store owner in West Virginia describe how they made it through the weekend, which brought about four feet of snow to their communities.

Danish Government Debates Controversial Seizure Law Aimed At Migrants

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 4:12am

The welcome for migrants hoping to build new lives in Europe is wearing thin. Even some countries, like Denmark, which have taken in relatively few asylum seekers are doing everything they can to stop any more from arriving.

Flooding Caused By Weekend Storm Hits New Jersey Town

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 4:12am

The huge storm that brought record snowfall to much of the mid-Atlantic region also caused severe flooding in places along the coast. North Wildwood, N.J., sits on a barrier island. The storm-churned ocean destroyed beaches on the East side and surging water from the bay flooded neighborhoods on the West side.

5 Years After Mubarak Was Toppled, Where Does Egypt Stand?

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 4:12am

Five years ago, massive protests erupted in Egypt. Steve Inskeep talks to Rabab el-Mahdi of The American University in Cairo about the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak — only to usher in a new wave of dissatisfaction and instability.

Homeowners Who Played The Odds On Oil Heating Costs Lose Out

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 4:11am

Many homes in the Northeast use oil heat, and many homeowners lock into a set price to avoid nasty surprises. But this year, that prudent step has backfired as oil prices plunge.

Fight To Lower Drug Prices Forces Some To Switch Medication

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 4:10am

Health insurers are trying to spark a price war by refusing to pay for some brand-name medications unless they get a big discount. This forces some people to change their prescriptions.

Meet The Most Pampered Vegetables In America

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 4:09am

Chef's Garden is a farm in Ohio growing vegetables to the specifications of the world's top chefs. It's a place where vegetables are artistic materials painstakingly tended and handled like jewels.

'Today We Are His Family': Teen Volunteers Mourn Those Who Died Alone

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 4:08am

When a body goes unclaimed in Boston, it may receive a burial at a city cemetery. Students at a nearby boys' school are among those who volunteer to be pallbearers for people they've never met.

Here's Why Voters Are So Anxious This Election

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 4:00am

The mood of the voters is one of the most important political factors in an election year. This year voters are anxious, frightened and angry — for a lot of good reasons.

Massive Space Telescope Is Finally Coming Together

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 3:56am

In a NASA facility just outside of Washington, D.C., workers are building the largest space telescope ever.

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