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The maternal mortality rate in Texas doubled from 2010 to 2014. Dr. Lisa Hollier of Texas' Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force tells NPR's Scott Simon it's a complex problem.

The Olympics are over, but that doesn't mean we're out of sports to talk about. Howard Bryant of ESPN.com tells NPR's Scott Simon about what to look forward to next.

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Dr. Jessica Ware about dragonflies in this next installment of the summer series "What's Bugging You?"

The Obama administration has kept its distance from the crisis in Syria. Journalist Thanassis Cambanis tells NPR's Scott Simon that it would be in our own interests to escalate military involvement.

NPR's Scott Simon remembers the late Daniel Schorr on the 100th anniversary of the newsman's birth.

The movie Southside with You is opening in theaters. The film follows Michelle and Barack Obama's very first date, and shows something we don't get too see too often in film: black romance.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is sending undercover operatives to ferret out racial discrimination. They're called "testers" or "mystery shoppers" and pose as customers applying for loans.

Arkansas, a Bible Belt state that emphasizes abstinence-only in high school, is launching a mandatory program in its colleges and universities on strategies to prevent unplanned pregnancy.

Clinton has been criticized for failing to give enough access to the media, but she says she's done more than 300 interviews. According to an NPR analysis, that's only part of the story.

A remote mountain village once was home to hundreds. Now it has just 30 residents. Tsukimi Ayano, 67, is one of the younger ones. She has repopulated the village by making scarecrow-like figures.

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