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The NBA playoffs are underway, and in Major League Baseball, the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals have come out swinging. Howard Bryant of ESPN.com joins NPR's Scott Simon to discuss sports.

Residents of these islands have waged many campaigns against disease-carrying mosquitoes. But there's still not much agreement at public meetings about how the mosquitoes should be controlled.

The business community, including solidly GOP-leaning groups, oppose the bill, after seeing the effect of similar measures elsewhere. The blowback has surprised Christian conservatives in Missouri.

The growing veterans population in places like Clarksville, Tenn., is straining resources at VA clinics and making it difficult for vets to get nearby medical care.

After a decline throughout the '90s, suicide rates have reversed course. Suicide has increased in almost every age group over the past 15 years.

The Syrian rescue worker reached Dulles International Airport on his way to accept an award in Washington. But he was turned back, highlighting the suspicion Syrians face as they travel.

NIH Director Francis Collins has stopped research at two leading labs for now. But an independent board of experts wants even more oversight to ensure patient safety is the top priority.

Growing up as the son of Mexican immigrants, Pablo Ramirez never really thought about race. For him, the Obama years meant finding pride and a new awareness of his own racial identity in college.

Bill Haslam is a moderate Republican in immoderate Republican times. He also just vetoed a bill that would have designated the Holy Bible the state book of Tennessee.

This year the task of coming up with a birthday cake fit for a queen fell to Nadiya Hussain, the winner of the most recent season of the wildly popular TV show The Great British Bake Off.

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