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Secretary of State John Kerry tells NPR's Steve Inskeep that the new U.S.-Russia cease-fire deal in Syria is the best option under the circumstances. Without it, he says, there would be more deaths.

Uber is deploying a fleet of self-driving cars Wednesday in Pittsburgh. Employees will be in the front seats, but they will try to let technology do the driving. We went for a ride.

Boston Light, the nation's first lighthouse, first lit up the Boston coast 300 years ago. Its resident keeper — one of the last in the country — calls it "the best government housing" in the U.S.

The number of claims for workplace retaliation filed at the EEOC have been on the rise and now make up nearly half of all complaints. Some experts in the field have faced it themselves.

Last year the country was declared polio-free. Now there are three new cases. And Boko Haram militants are the biggest obstacle to getting rid of the virus.

Gefilte fish was a staple of old world Jewish cuisine. But many Americans can barely look at the stuff. Now two chefs in Brooklyn want to reboot gefilte fish and other classic Jewish foods.

A reported spike in threats, intimidation and harassment toward federal officers in the rural West makes for a challenging work environment for one law enforcement ranger in southern Nevada.

Anxiety is the most frequently diagnosed mental disorder in children. A unique school in Fairfax, Va., tries to help students with severe anxiety who have trouble going to class.

Thousands of British pubs have closed in recent years. One London borough is trying to protect its pubs by requiring government approval if owners want to sell them for a different use.

Studies suggest that smoking heavily in adolescence may affect brain function in adulthood, but there's a dearth of hard evidence for voters contemplating pot's long-term effects.




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