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The agency says it's now spending record amounts on fire suppression, and these bills are coming at the expense of its other programs — many of which would help prevent future wildfires.

Austrian police say that dozens of people died after being crammed into the back of a smuggler's truck, which was found abandoned on a highway Thursday. And hundreds are feared dead after two boats sank off Libya's coast.

As speculation swirls on a possible run by Vice President Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton's campaign is trying to show strength. She addressed Democratic National Committee members Friday in Minneapolis.

Former President George W. Bush is visiting the city on Friday in honor of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. His administration was criticized for how it dealt with the storm's aftermath.

It will take an act of Congress to lift the trade embargo against Cuba. President Obama, however, does have ways to make it easier for Americans to go to Havana or to sell goods there.

NPR first visited Schnell Drive in St. Bernard Parish 10 years ago to speak with the Bordelon family as they rebuilt their home after Katrina's destruction. Unlike many, they're still there today.

Given two choices of attractive mates, female frogs pick the top vocalist. But add a third, inferior male to the mix, and females go for No. 2. The "decoy effect" shapes some human choices, too.

The aerospace giant is moving to settle a suit accusing it of mishandling its plan. The case is part of a legal assault by an attorney to stop firms from offering workers high-cost retirement plans.

The Virginia shooter who murdered two TV journalists allegedly recorded the attack himself. Experts say wearable cameras will become a regular part of the toolkit for killers who want attention.

Enterprising businesses will mark the pope's visit to Philadelphia next month with irreverent tchotchkes — including beers brewed with holy water and toasters that etch the pontiff's face on bread.




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