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Many leaders are reluctant to say al-Qaida's or ISIS' terrorism has roots in Islam. But some Muslims say the time has come to acknowledge an extremist strain in the religion, and to combat it.

Global shipping companies are looking for other seaports to unload their goods, including those in Canada and along the East Coast of the U.S.

Malaria parasites in Myanmar are learning how to fend off the incredibly effective drug called artemisinin. That could cause a lot of problems there — and beyond.

NPR's Steve Inskeep profiles three Iranians who discuss their dreams — and hopes that have been dashed previously.

In Akron, Ohio, some students made a reference card designed to improve relations between the community and police. It offers tips on how to behave — and how to report police misconduct.

The planes used to spray Agent Orange in Vietnam weren't retired from service — they were used by reservists in the U.S. for more than a decade after the war, exposing the crews to harmful chemicals.

Oil companies are laying off thousands of workers, and firms that provide services to support the industry — from drilling to seismic surveys — have been told they must slash costs to keep working.

A panel of top nutrition experts is recommending that Americans adopt a more plant-based diet and eat less meat and sugar. It also found that most people are not consuming too much cholesterol.

Sharpen your Swiss Army knives and grab an extra roll of duct tape, because Mac may be coming back. The creators are looking to the fans to design the new show. And there's one big twist.

In a speech last week, FBI Director James Comey addressed racial tensions between police and minorities. A new effort in his hometown of Yonkers, N.Y., tries to get officers and young people talking.

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