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The 30-year mortgage is the foundation of the real estate market. But some advocates are proposing a new type of 15-year loan that would allow people to own more of their home more quickly.

Modern medicine offers no easy way to spot Ebola early. The key to preventing an outbreak is still old-fashioned detective work.

This week, following a series of security lapses, the Secret Service director resigned. For a look at the agency beyond the scandal, author Ben Dolnick recommends the novel Big If by Mark Costello.

Entrepreneurs who want to launch a retail business in the fashion industry have found a more affordable way to do it — by drawing inspiration from the food truck craze.

For two weeks, Colorado high school students have been protesting an official's proposal that the AP history curriculum promote patriotism and free-market economics, and not condone civil disorder.

A new NPR poll concentrates on the Senate battleground — the 12 states that will determine control of the Senate next year. It found an electorate where nobody likes anybody.

Activists say militants are holding hundreds, perhaps thousands of Yazidi women in northern Iraq. The women make contact through secret phones; some men have been killed or beaten trying to save them.

What the fine print in my policy says about how insurance works.

The American Trucking Associations says the industry is short some 30,000 truckers. As the economy rebounds and shipping picks up, trucking companies are looking for new ways to bolster their numbers.

A poor woman in India has many bad choices when it comes to abortion: a do-it-yourself home treatment, an unqualified midwife, a quack medicine man. Seteng Horo was fortunate to find a safer option.

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