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The Justice Department is challenging North Carolina's 2013 elections law, a sweeping overhaul that could affect African-American voter turnout disproportionately.

The current vaccine for shingles loses its protective value as people get older. A vaccine in the works maintains its strength over time. But the biggest challenge may be getting adults to use it.

Using lenses and meta-materials, science is finding new ways to bend or reroute light. Like Harry Potter's cloak or H.G. Wells' chemical concoction, it could make an object impossible to see.

After a weekend spent glued to their televisions, average citizens still feel a lot of trepidation after Monday's announced deal. It's going to be hard to sell it to the Greek parliament and populace.

A simple job as a cook at a school can help women in Northern India make big changes in their lives — including escaping domestic violence. For Saroj, it freed her from decades of abuse.

David Letterman popped up Friday to make a few cracks about the brashest, most famously follicled candidate for the 2016 Republican Party presidential nomination.

On July 14th, NASA's New Horizons mission will reach its long-awaited destination: Pluto. The spacecraft left Earth in 2006. Since then, it's traveled more than 3 billion miles. NPR's Arun Rath talks with planetary scientist Carolyn Porco about the mission.

Eurozone leaders meeting today in Brussels moved closer to a deal with Greece. But the provisions under consideration are unlikely to sit well with Greek voters. Soraya Sarhaddi-Nelson gives NPR's Arun Rath an update from Brussels.

Convicted drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán escaped his maximum security cell through an elaborate, nearly mile-long tunnel, Mexican officials say. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with correspondent Carrie Kahn in Mexico City about Guzmán, his escape and his Sinaloa drug cartel.

Last month was the deadliest on record in the Central America country since the end of the civil war in 1992. There are more than 30 murders a day, due to gang violence.




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