The offer from Dollar General tops an earlier bid from another dollar store, Dollar Tree, for the same company last month.
A new ad campaign in Colorado is aimed at teens who are - or may be thinking about - using pot.
Among the more than 4 million procedures for which office-based nurse practitioners and physician assistants independently billed Medicare in 2012, more than half were for dermatological surgeries.
The synthetic marijuana substance is sold in convenience stores and gas stations, and state authorities are looking at how to ban it.
NPR's Charlie Mahtesian joins us from Washington to discuss the week ahead in politics.
Two New England towns dominated the world's ivory market from 1840 to 1940 — transforming imported tusks from African elephants into piano keys and combs. Today's residents grapple with a dark past.
A forensic pathologist hired by the family of Michael Brown says the unarmed teen was shot at least six times, including twice in the head.
The Falmouth Road Race launched the careers of some of the greatest Americans to ever lace up their running shoes.
Wildlife biologists in the northwestern U.S. are working with ranchers to keep the attractive nuisance out of the ospreys' clutches.
A New York Times interpretation of census data finds the South is seeing significant in-migration for the first time.
Only one of the teenager's wounds was not survivable, pathologist Dr. Michael Baden says. The preliminary findings of his autopsy show the teenager was shot at least six times in Ferguson, Mo.
NPR TV critic Eric Deggans offers four suggestions beyond replacing host David Gregory for revitalizing NBC's Sunday politics show, based on his own experience as a CNN guest host.
The "patient biocontainment unit" at Emory University Hospital is one of four facilities in the U.S. specially equipped to handle the most serious infectious diseases.
Alastair Bland looks at the dangers to real sharks and the hazards of pseudo-documentaries as another Shark Week draws to a close.
But the jihadist Islamic State said it still controls the dam, and that fighting is ongoing. If the Kurdish claim is confirmed, it would deal the militants their first major reversal since June.
Members of the National Guard have arrived in the St. Louis area, one day after the suburb of Ferguson saw new violence at a protest over an unarmed teenager killed by police.
As the end of summer nears, here's one more bouncy tune to carry you into the fall. "Black Lemon," by Generationals, was produced with the pop master Richard Swift.
What can a near-encounter with poison hemlock tell us about childhood development and problems of induction? Commentator Tania Lombrozo explains.
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