New Year's at Rio's Copacabana beach is billed as the world's biggest open-air party. Revelers wear white, and at the stroke of midnight, walk into the ocean and jump over seven waves for good luck.
The 21st Century Cures Act promised more money for medical research, but some worry it will make patients more vulnerable. Ailsa Chang talks to Dr. Jerry Avorn about possible changes under the law.
More Native Americans are revisiting indigenous ingredients and methods of cooking. It's a natural calling for chefs, like Navajo Freddie Bitsoie, who have found themselves in a cultural tug of war.
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We give you some notable quotes from the previous 12 months. You tell us who said them.
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By day, Nicola Berlinsky and sisters Lisa Pimentel and Joanie Pimentel are colleagues at an elementary school. By night, they're bandmates — in a group they ironically named No Small Children.
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NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Michael Sulmeyer, who directs the Cyber Security Project at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, about sanctions against Russia.
Roof was convicted of killing nine people in a Charleston church. The penalty phase will determine whether he's executed for the crimes or will spend life in prison.
Ailsa Chang talks with restaurateur Danny Meyers about how a no-tipping policy at Union Square Hospitality Group's restaurants, which include Gramercy Tavern and The Modern, has fared a year in.
Weeks from Inauguration Day, there's a growing rift between how President Obama, some senators and some in the intelligence community view Russia, and how Trump tweets about Russia and its leader.
This New Year's day, consider a bowl of pasta carbonara for a hangover fix. Made with spaghetti, eggs, cheese and pork, some say it's just as effective as bacon, egg and cheese on toast.
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A new wave of romance novels features brainy heroines in science, technology, engineering and math — and the prejudices and obstacles they face on their way to a satisfying happy-ever-after.
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Organizers of an event to celebrate Donald Trump as he comes to office in January rescinded the invitation of one of its leading figures, following his tweets about Jews and the media.
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Maybe they didn't make headlines. But they inspired others to break stereotypes and take a stand.
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In 2016, scientists combined the genes of three people in an effort to make a baby free of an inherited disease. But the process doesn't wipe out all faulty mitochondria, and could pose new risks.
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