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If a venomous snake bites you in Africa, you're likely to survive when you're near a hospital. That might not be the case next year.

Many people spend summertime in the great outdoors, enjoying simpler living. Reporter Fred Mogul took his city dog to a farm in Pennsylvania to see if she might enjoy exploring her shepherding roots.

Fatal overdoses are rising among an estimated 19,000 people who use heroin in Baltimore. To curb deaths, the city's health commissioner aims to make an antidote widely available to drug users.

How do families decide what kind of college to attend: Private? Public? Community college? Three college students explain why they went for the local community college: Montgomery College.

Harvard Business School has transformed a television studio in Boston into a sleek online classroom. Some say it's a breakthrough in virtual learning.

About 40 percent of U.S. Catholics are foreign-born or the children of immigrants. The change is having profound effects, from reviving dying parishes and shifting the church's geographical center.

A new report by criminal defense lawyers finds judges involved in the cases of people who are unable to pay for attorneys too often put their own fingers on the scales.

Queen Elizabeth II today becomes Great Britain's longest reigning royal, overtaking Victoria, who ruled for 63 years, seven months and two days. She's marking the occasion by opening a railway line.

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio about the early days of his effort to provide free, high-quality preschool to all of the city's 4-year-olds.

The shootings of two young journalists last month highlighted the perils of dealing with potentially dangerous employees. But it can be very difficult for employers to know when and how to step in.




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