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North Korea Opens The Door To Possible Talks With The U.S.

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 4:01am

The office for South Korea's president announced Sunday that a North Korean delegate to the Olympics said his country is willing to hold talks with the U.S. Something that hasn't happened since 2012.

Politics In The News: School Shooting, Russia Investigation

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep talks to Jonah Goldberg, conservative columnist and senior editor at National Review, about how the White House handled the Florida school shooting, and developments in the Russia probe.

U.N. Resolution Demands Cease-Fire In Syria; Violence Continues Unabated

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 4:01am

The U.N. Security Council Saturday approved a resolution calling for the 30-day cease-fire, following one of the bloodiest weeks of aerial bombardment in the civil war that has devastated the country.

Congolese Police Fire On Demonstrators Protesting Against Kabila

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 4:01am

Police in the Democratic Republic of the Congo fired live ammunition at protesters demanding that President Joseph Kabila step down. Police arrested dozens of protesters and two people were killed.

Congress Returns To Washington Amid Calls To Act On Gun Control

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 4:01am

Lawmakers in Congress are facing increased public pressure to vote on gun control policies. Congress is back in session on Monday for the first time since the Florida school shooting.

News Brief: School Safety, Democrats' Countermemo Released

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 4:01am

President Trump meets on Monday with a bipartisan group of governors on school safety. And, a redacted memo drafted by Democrats on the House intelligence committee was released over the weekend.

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 4:01am

No, we're not talking about squatting. We're talking about a way to bend over that's nearly disappeared in our culture. And it could be one reason why back pain is so common in the U.S.

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Pediatricians Call For Universal Depression Screening For Teens

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 11:03pm

The nation's leading group of pediatricians has updated its guidelines for tackling teen mental health issues. One recommendation: Annual depression screening for all adolescents 12 and older.

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No Downturn In Obesity Among U.S. Kids, Report Finds

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 11:02pm

The childhood obesity epidemic rages on in the United States, with a big surge among the youngest kids, according to the latest government data.

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Michelle Obama Drops Due Date For 'Deeply Personal' Memoir

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 8:12pm

Writing Becoming "has been a deeply personal experience," the former first lady tweeted. Publisher Penguin Random House says readers can expect "an unusually intimate" read this November.

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