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Claiming Emotional Trauma, Chicago Officer Countersues Estate Of Victim He Shot

5 hours 7 min ago

A white Chicago police officer who shot and killed a 19-year-old college student wielding a bat is countersuing the teenager's estate. The officer says the incident in which he also accidentally shot and killed a neighbor has caused him serious emotional trauma.

Past Outbreaks Offer Clues To How To Deal With Zika Virus

5 hours 7 min ago

Renee Montagne talks to Professor Duane Gubler (GOOB-ler), who has extensively studied previous outbreaks of Zika virus. He says if we had paid closer attention to them, Zika might not be at epidemic proportions now. Gubler directs the Program on Emerging Infectious Diseases at the Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School.

Sanders Needed New Hampshire Victory To Prove His Campaign's Viability

5 hours 7 min ago

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders beat rival Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary in New Hampshire by a huge margin. Bill Clinton may have been New Hampshire's "Comeback Kid" of 1992, but Tuesday night, Bernie Sanders claimed his own comeback story.

Donald Trump Scores His First Election Victory

5 hours 8 min ago

N.H. voters are known for picking establishment candidates. Results revealed that this time both Democratic and Republican voters preferred outsiders. Winning has been a big theme of Trump's campaign.

Egypt's Foreign Minister: Egypt Has A 'Very High Degree Of Security'

5 hours 12 min ago

Sameh Hassan Shoukry, Egypt's foreign minister, speaks with NPR's David Greene about the state of democracy and human rights in his country.

After Months of Focus on Just Two States, Candidates Scramble to Appeal to Two More

7 hours 2 min ago

Iowa and New Hampshire have spoken, each in its own unique accent. Now the race moves on to Nevada and South Carolina, states quite different from the first two, and quite different from each other.

New Hampshire Primary In Photos: Doritos, Selfies And The Donald

8 hours 33 min ago

After a day of long lines at the polls and last-minute campaigning, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary. Here's how the evening unfolded, in pictures.

#MemeOfTheNight: Bernie Sandwich

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 11:29pm

An MSNBC host accidentally called the candidate "Bernie sandwich." Sanders supporters and adversaries on Twitter jumped in.

Ferguson Approves Police And Courts Overhaul — With Some Changes

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 10:32pm

The agreement, negotiated by the city of Ferguson, Mo., and the Justice Department, was estimated to cost the city more than $2 million per year. City council altered the plan to reduce that cost.

Presidential Candidates Await Results In New Hampshire Primary

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 6:59pm

In just minutes, final polls close in New Hampshire, and the candidates await results in the state's presidential primary contests.

First Black NASA Administrator Charles Bolden 'Pleaded' To Get Into Naval Academy

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 6:47pm

Bolden grew up in segregated South Carolina. One of his state senators, Strom Thurman, blocked his efforts to get to the Naval Academy, but a Hail-Mary letter to Lyndon Johnson helped him get there.

Final Polls Begin To Close In New Hampshire

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 6:43pm

The final poll closings in New Hampshire's presidential primary are less than a half hour away. Democratic pollster Anna Greenberg and Republican pollster Patrick Ruffini have the latest.

Final Votes Cast As Most Polls Begin To Close In New Hampshire

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 6:15pm

Polls are closing at this hour across much of New Hampshire after a day when state officials projected record voter turnout. Candidates are staked out around the state awaiting results.

New Hampshire Primary: Trump And Sanders Win, AP Projects

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 6:00pm

Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have won convincing victories in New Hampshire, according to Associated Press projections.

Japan Is Selling Bonds Guaranteed To Lose You Money

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 5:13pm

With the global economy in turmoil, interest rates on some government debt are falling below zero.

U.S. Churches Offer Safe Haven For A New Generation Of Migrants

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 5:02pm

A dozen congregations are harboring migrants facing deportation. It echoes the sanctuary movement of the 1980s, when hundreds of churches sheltered Central Americans escaping war and violence.

When Caravaggio Plays Quevedo In Tennis, The Court Becomes A Sonnet

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 5:02pm

"It's a little space, well-measured and precise, in which you have to keep the ball bouncing," says Álvaro Enrigue. His book, Sudden Death, pits the Italian painter against the Spanish poet.

State Of Emergency On Hawaii's Big Island Over Dengue Fever Outbreak

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 4:33pm

Hawaii has nearly 250 confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne virus since September 2015. State health officials say dengue symptoms include fever, rash, severe headaches and eye, joint and muscle pain.

Scientists Aflutter Over Gravitational Wave Rumors

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 4:28pm

If the rumors are true, then humanity is about to learn a lot about the heaviest stuff in the universe.

Virus Profilers Race To Figure Out What Makes Zika Tick

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 4:17pm

Though Zika was discovered in 1947, few scientists since had studied the virus. Now, while some check its genes, others turn to placental cells for clues to any link between Zika and birth defects.

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