The 2018 Paralympic mascot is the Asiatic black bear, a symbol of Korean folklore. But behind the caricature, South Korea has a troubled relationship with the bears, farming them for their bile.
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Most people's doctors put their health information in an electronic health record. Scientists are mining those records for clues to what treatments work best for individuals.
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David Greene talks to Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, a member of the panel, about what intelligence officials had to say about findings that Russia meddled in the U.S. presidential election.
A guy walks into a bank. Goes up to the window. Swipes his debit card so the teller has his info. Authorities say he then robbed the place. Police had his name and address and arrested him.
The residents of Foula, just over 30 strong, are big on tradition. Norse tradition. That includes the use of the ancient Julian calendar — meaning Christmas comes 12 days after the rest of Britain.
Nuala Moore always has her bathing suit with her in January and other winter months. She is participating in the second International Ice Swimming Association World Championships.
The NAACP has been protesting Donald Trump's pick of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general. David Greene talks to Alabama NAACP State Conference President Benard Simelton.
Incoming North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper will have one of the toughest jobs in politics in 2017. The Democrat will govern one of the most divided states in the country.
A day after the Senate held a public hearing on Russia's cyber activities, Donald Trump gets his briefing. And, Trump's reported to have picked ex-Sen. Dan Coats to head National Intelligence.
State and local governments are expected to continue to be very active in employment law — passing their own rules on minimum wage, paid leave and other worker protections.
Rachel Martin talks to outgoing energy secretary Ernest Moniz about the U.S. energy picture as renewables take a larger share of the electric power mix, and vulnerabilities in the grid emerge.
David Greene talks to Italian journalist Beppe Severgnini, who discusses how Italy is grappling with fake news, and the accusation by one populist leader that the media is producing those stories.
Alabama's historically black Talladega College has accepted an invitation for its band to march in the parade which follows Donald Trump's inauguration. But the decision did not come easily.
When the communist system in Russia came crashing down 25 years ago, many Russians hoped their country would become a democracy. But increasingly, democrats are choosing political exile.
In an interview with NPR's David Greene, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders criticized the Democratic Party for not listening to the needs of everyday Americans.
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Some analysts say any involvement by President-elect Trump in a project, even if just his name, can create a conflict of interest, complicating national security, foreign policy or economic concerns.
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The musician and Snapchat advice guru says his communication style is meant to resonate with young audiences. "Sometimes we've got to get somebody to translate in a different way," he says.
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As a teenager, Kayla Wilson talked to her grandma about her mom's incarceration in 2006. Now an adult, she and her mom discuss those days and how the experience changed them.
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Republican Senate President Chuck Morse is in charge between former governor Maggie Hassan's swearing in as a U.S. senator and Governor-elect Chris Sununu's inauguration.
The images show nuclear-powered trains speeding across a dam to Alaska, and cities built under the tundra. The USSR has defeated the "Western imperialists" and sent rockets to conquer the universe.