The measure, approved in rare bipartisan fashion by both chambers, is now headed to President Obama's desk.
Health leaders now say the Ebola epidemic is growing exponentially. That means, if nothing changes in the next few weeks, we could see at least 60,000 Ebola cases by the end of 2014.
NPR's Michel Martin will sit down with a panel of award-winning playwrights to ask about diversity in theater. Follow here or join us on Twitter on Friday at 7 p.m. ET, using #NPRMichel.
With rising seas, cities like Satellite Beach, Fla., are debating options: defend the shoreline to avoid destruction, or retreat, withdrawing homes and businesses from the water's edge.
At issue is a Navy investigation that snagged a civilian trading in child porn. The appeals court said the actions violated the Posse Comitatus Act, which bars the military from enforcing state laws.
Safra Catz and Mark Hurd will be co-CEOs. Ellison, who co-founded Oracle in 1977, was named executive chairman of the board and Oracle's chief technology officer.
On Thursday night, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head to Atlanta to play the Atlanta Falcons. Local football fans talk about the broader issue of domestic abuse among professional football players.
Robert Siegel talks with Fuad Hussein, chief staff to the president of the Kurdish regional government in Iraq, about what's needed to fight ISIS and if the government in Baghdad is up to the task.
Melissa Block talks to former State Department coordinator for counterterrorism Daniel Benjamin about the level of threat the self-described Islamic State poses to the United States.
Host Jessica Harris Speaks with Daniel Lubetzky, the founder of KIND Healthy Snacks, a natural food company in New York. Harris also speaks with sculptor Andy Goldsworthy.
As Scots vote on whether to become an independent country, Melissa Block checks in with the patrons of Nellie Dean's, a popular pub just a short walk from two polling places in Inverness.
Some Scots cast another historic vote this week, admitting women to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club. Until now, women could golf outside the club but not even enter the building as guests.
The polls have closed and the counting has begun on a referendum that could have historic implications for the United Kingdom.
Two major doughnut chains have bowed to consumer pressure to better police their palm oil purchases. Environmentalists say its a win for consumers, trees and animals.
Chris Staples' American Soft is one of the discoveries of the year. This video captures the song's feeling of being unsettled as it follows a trio of characters who roam the streets in slow motion.
Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas casino magnate, is giving $20 million to GOP-oriented "social welfare" groups for use in midterm campaigns.
Police carried out the raids in Sydney early Thursday morning. They came in the aftermath of intelligence reports that Islamic extremists were planning killings in Australia.
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko addressed a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Thursday. He's seeking more U.S. support as he struggles to end a Russian-backed separatist rebellion in Eastern Ukraine.
On Thursday, Scottish voters cast ballots in a referendum to decide whether their country should remain part of the United Kingdom or whether they should become independent.
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