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One big part of the puzzle: Why have there been so many microcephaly cases in the northeastern tip of Brazil?

Companies in San Francisco pay six-figure salaries to entry-level tech workers. But a public university there is laying off some of its own IT staff and sending the jobs to a contractor in India.

A neighborhood in Minnesota is proving that there's a potential solution to run-down mobile home parks: The residents banded together democratically and purchased their community.

In 2017, major fighting against the ISIS in Iraq may wind up and focus may shift to a new protracted campaign in northern Syria. Ari Shapiro talks with NPR's Tom Bowman about what lies ahead.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe joined President Barack Obama to pay tribute to victims of the attack. Robert Siegel talks with NPR's Elise Hu about Japan-U.S. relations going forward.

Next month, courts in New Jersey will all but stop using a money-based bail system. Advocates say the new approach is fairer to poor defendants, and could be a national model. But what about the cost?

Federal ethics laws were written to cover 20th century wealth, such as stocks and bonds. But President-elect Donald Trump derives much of his fortune from his name. What now?

Seema Verma, the architect of Indiana's Medicaid overhaul, is slated to run the federal agency overseeing the health care program for the poor. She instated mandatory payments from recipients.

Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell took a big gamble in not advancing the nomination of a centrist judge for the Supreme Court, appointed by President Obama. It's about to pay off — big league.

Between the 1930s and 1960s, a group of inmates formed the Norfolk Prison Debating Society and held a formidable record against opponents such as Oxford and Harvard. After 50 years, the team is back.

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