Accidental deaths are up by more than 15 percent from a decade ago. Safety officials point to opioids and heroin, but also to falls. Car crashes aren't killing as many people as they did a decade ago.
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At least 12 people were killed and 55 injured in twin bombings near a revered shrine, Syrian state media reports. The Sayyida Zeinab shrine is seen as a symbolic stronghold of the regime.
Judge Aaron Persky is under fire for sentencing Brock Turner, convicted of raping an unconscious woman, to just six months. A law professor leading the recall effort says Presky misapplied state law.
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The European soccer championship is second only to the World Cup in TV viewership. But this year's events might be more subdued than usual. Security fears could keep the crowds down in many cities.
The Golden State Warriors took game 4 of the NBA finals Friday night, going up 3-1 in the series over the Cleveland Cavaliers. NPR's Tom Goldman joins NPR's Scott Simon to talk about he game, and the Stanley Cup finals.
In Super Extra Grande, Cuban sci-fi author Yoss imagines a world where faster-than-light travel has brought humanity into contact with a vast array of strange and marvelous intergalactic creatures.
They're wearing the diverse fashions of Africa — but they're not wearing African fashion. A new book explains the difference.
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Women are finally at the top of a major-party presidential ticket, but they're still far underrepresented among lawmakers.
After the jury found Hubbard guilty of more than half of the 23 charges, he's been stripped of his leadership position, and could face up to 20 years in prison for each felony count.