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Mosquito Hunters Set Traps Across Houston, Search for Signs of Zika

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 4:05am

Harris County, Texas, operates one of the largest mosquito control operations in the country, with more than 50 people who trap, freeze and test mosquitoes for disease threats.

For Some U.K. Farmers, Business Looks Better Without 'Brexit'

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 4:05am

Britain's farming minister favors leaving the European Union. But some farmers fear losing subsidies and foreign workers if that happens. "As a farmer," says one, "I want to stay in business."

Former Rival Contemplates Trump's Recipe For Success

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 4:05am

If there's one person who's spent some time thinking about how to beat Donald Trump — and wishing he'd played it differently — it's Rick Tyler, the former spokesperson for Ted Cruz's campaign.

Trump To Campaign In Final Primary States, Raising Cash Along The Way

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 4:05am

Donald Trump has said he doesn't need donors' money. But as he pivots to the general election, Trump is more focused on raising campaign cash — as well as polling and policy.

Venezuela's Government Plays Hardball To Block Opposition's Recall Effort

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 4:05am

Day after day, there is less food on the shelves, less power to turn on lights or run businesses and more anger over the difficulties. But opposition efforts to recall the president are being stymied.

When Great Minds Think Unlike: Inside Science's 'Replication Crisis'

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 11:10pm

Lots of psychology studies fail to produce the same results when they are repeated. Does that mean we shouldn't trust science?

World's First Surviving Septuplets, Born In '97, Graduate From High School

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 8:47pm

The McCaugheys inspired awe and debate over fertility treatment when they were born more than 18 years ago. Now that they have graduated, the siblings plan to take different paths.

TSA's Head Of Security 'Removed' From Office, Says House Panel

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 7:39pm

The Oversight Committee has criticized TSA for giving Kelly Hoggan bonuses despite security problems under his leadership. The agency has also been under fire for long screening lines for travelers.

U.S. Supreme Court Decides Three Cases Involving Race

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 7:17pm

The justices ruled against a white jury in a Georgia murder case; for minority plaintiffs who challenged voting districts in Virginia; and for a postal employee who said he lost his job due to race.

London Flower Show Hopes You Will Get Into The Garden, Too

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 5:14pm

Handmade poppies and take-home tips are hallmarks of this year's Chelsea Flower Show. The Royal Horticultural Society wants to use the show to promote the benefits of digging in the dirt.

People Aren't Coming To See The Pyramids Or Snorkel In The Red Sea

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 4:59pm

The crash last week of an EgyptAir passenger plane flying from Paris to Cairo is not likely to help Egypt's battered tourism industry.

Watch Car Seat Headrest, Live In Concert

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 4:46pm

Watch a live stream of Will Toledo and his band's show at Black Cat in D.C., starting at 9:30 p.m. EDT.

Rhino-Horn Trade OK'd By South African Court, Lifting Domestic Ban

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 4:22pm

International trade of rhino horns is still banned, though illicit trade continues. South Africa has the world's largest rhino population; more than 1,000 were killed by poachers last year.

Bank of America $1.2 Billion Mortgage "Hustle" Penalty Thrown Out

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 3:56pm

An appeals court says the government didn't prove that Countrywide intended to defraud investors.

WHO's Stern Warning: The World 'Is Not Prepared To Cope' With Pandemics

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 3:47pm

Dr. Margaret Chan, head of the World Health Organization, offered congratulations for victories on the health front — and words of serious concern about the future.

Bayer Makes $62 Billion Play For Monsanto

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 3:28pm

Germany's Bayer corporation says Monsanto is worth $62 billion. That works out to a 37 percent premium over Monsanto's stock price from a few days ago. Bayer is sending a signal it is serious about taking over Monsanto, and it's willing to take on a lot of debt in order to do so.

General Election Polls Show Tightening Race Between Trump, Clinton

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 3:28pm

Polling shows a tightening race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in head-to-head matchups. Bernie Sanders shows more strength against Trump in such polls, but there are important caveats.

Right-Wing Political Parties Gain New Popularity In Europe

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Andras Biro-Nagy, co-director and head of research at Policy Solutions think tank in Budapest, about the rise of the right wing in European politics.

Left-Leaning Candidate Narrowly Wins Austrian Presidential Election

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 3:28pm

An independent candidate narrowly defeated his far-right opponent in Austria's down to the wire presidential election Monday. The close vote betrays a deeply divided country that the new president has vowed to unite.

Red Light Camera Use Declines After Public Outrage

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 3:28pm

Red light cameras increase safety at intersections at no cost to taxpayers, but over the last several years, the number of communities using red light cameras has fallen. Community outrage is one of the main reasons there are fewer cameras. Meanwhile, safety advocates are trying to increase the number of cameras by better educating local governments on how to use them.




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