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Analysts say Saudi Arabia's national oil company may be trying to buy a refinery in the U.S. It's part of an effort to build an economy that goes beyond oil exports.

President Obama speaks to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. It'll likely be his last time to do so as president.

A study of 17 people who have been blind since birth found that areas of the brain usually devoted to visual information become active when a blind person is solving math problems.

The former president talks to NPR about the prospect of stepping away from the Clinton Foundation if his wife is elected — and why even false accusations of impropriety can stick.

As it transitions away from manufacturing, Springfield relies more on lower-paying service jobs. For many, a middle-class life is out of reach. But some see signs of hope for the local economy.

NPR Books editor Petra Mayer was in the Manhattan neighborhood on Saturday when she saw what looked like a pressure cooker on the sidewalk. Suddenly she found herself at the heart of the night's news.

Nine people were injured in a stabbing attack in a Minnesota shopping mall late Saturday. An ISIS-run news agency claimed a "soldier of the Islamic State" was responsible.

Tennis star Venus Williams is a backer and Sallie Krawcheck heads a new investment company aimed at women. They talk about why they think a platform like this is needed.

A U.S. airstrike on Syrian military forces aligned with Bashar Assad has challenged the already tenuous cease-fire in Syria.

Dr. Carla Hayden is the country's 14th librarian of Congress and is the first woman and first African-American to hold the job. She spent much of her career at Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore.

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