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If male doctors were as good as their female counterparts at caring for older people in the hospital, about 32,000 fewer patients a year would die. What do female doctors do better than men?

Alabama boosted its graduation rate with questionable methods — but some policy changes also legitimately boosted the rate. It's hard to know how wrong it is, pending federal and state audit results.

As electors cast their ballots in each of the 50 states, we try to answer questions about the process: Who are these people? How are they selected? Can they really vote however they want?

Jefferson County, Ala., schools have been under a desegregation order for decades. Now that a majority-white city wants to form its own district, a judge must decide if it's violating civil rights.

The president tells NPR that Donald Trump should work through Congress, and says if the new president overturns his own executive actions, "that's part of the democratic process."

Babies exposed to marijuana smoke have metabolites of the drug in their urine, researchers say. They think that secondhand marijuana smoke will prove to be as dangerous as secondhand tobacco smoke.

In the Russian-American neighborhood of Brighton Beach, N.Y., many people support the GOP, but they're concerned about Vladimir Putin having too much influence in the Trump administration.

After nearly 25 years on radio, conservative host Charlie Sykes discusses his decision to leave his talk show. He was a strong opponent of Donald Trump's campaign.

Veteran journalist Joann Lublin discusses her book, Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World. Lublin interviewed 52 female corporate leaders.

Stanford University professor of economics Raj Chetty discusses the idea of American upward mobility and why kids are increasingly less likely to earn more money than their parents.




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