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... United Nations Relief and Works Agency. The reason for the separate category rests in their history. NPR's Greg Myre explained, in a story from October 2015: "The 1948 Arab-Israeli war created the original Palestinian refugee population of some 700 ...
Editor's Note: This story has been edited throughout. An earlier version was inadvertently published. Hossein Mahrammi, who helped U.S.
When Kathleen Muldoon had her second child everything was going smoothly. The delivery was short, the baby's APGAR score was good and he was a healthy weight.
Thousands of Russians protested against corruption in what appears to be the largest public demonstrations in the past few years. The crowds gathered to protest government corruption, many calling for Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's resignation.
What's it like to sue President Trump? For Jeffrey Lovitky, with a one-lawyer firm in Washington, D.C., it's not a great feeling.
A holy man, recently installed as the chief minister of India's largest state, is stirring things up. A meat crackdown began within 48 hours of Yogi Adityanath assuming office.
Micaela Delgado is a beautiful dark-eyed baby girl with a ready smile. She's 8 months old. She's one of more than 1,000 babies already born in Puerto Rico to mothers with Zika.
In Lewiston, Maine, more people than ever are showing up at the Franco Center for La Rencontre, a monthly luncheon that encourages French conversation.
The Associated Press has tallied up business lost in North Carolina because of the controversial "bathroom bill," and estimates the total cost is at least $3.76 billion over 12 years.
For-profit colleges have faced federal and state investigations in recent years for their aggressive recruiting tactics - accusations that come as no surprise to author Tressie McMillan Cottom.
airlines have surprisingly strict dress codes for people traveling on "buddy passes," and astonishingly tone-deaf explanations.
As NPR and other media outlets continue to cover these concerns and conflicts of interest, a question frequently arises: Who oversees the ethics of the president and other high-ranking officials?
Breast-feeding has many known health benefits, but there's still debate about how it may influence kids' behavior and intelligence.
It's a perennial debate in American education: Do kids learn best when they're sitting in rows at their desks? Or moving around, exploring on their own?
Updated 2:45 p.m. ET. President Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner is going to talk to the Senate Intelligence Committee about his meetings with Russian officials, Senate sources tell NPR. Trump's Agenda May Be Doomed Unless He Learns That ...
"Democrats were skeptical, and immediately questioned whether Nunes had obtained his information from the White House itself," NPR's Scott Detrow reports. "Now, a Nunes spokesman says the Republican did meet with his source on the White House ...
Producers: Bob Boilen, Bronson Arcuri; Audio engineer: Josh Rogosin; Director: Colin Marshall; Videographers: Colin Marshall, Morgan Noelle Smith, Bronson Arcuri; Production Assistant: A Noah Harrison; Photo: Marian Carrasquero/NPR. For more Tiny ...
Venezuela's deeply unpopular government is holding more than 100 political prisoners - and some legal experts are including an American among them.
"Pressuring local law enforcement to take on immigration responsibilities undercuts the very oath they take to 'serve and protect' the entirety of their community," Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, told NPR after Trump ...
President Trump is doing his best to put a good face on defeat in his party's attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
Rockefeller died of congestive heart failure at his home in Pocantico Hills, N.Y., family spokesman Fraser P. Seitel confirmed to NPR. In a statement released Monday, former President George W. Bush commended Rockefeller as "one of the most generous ...
In hip-hop, the posthumous release is almost a subgenre unto itself. Premature death has a way of elevating artists into instant icons, forever immortalized by their final recorded words.
In this corner of Appalachia, poverty takes a back seat to art galleries, country clubs, golf course communities, five-star restaurants, and multimillion-dollar houses.
As the father of two sons with schizophrenia, author Ron Powers is familiar with the pain and frustration of dealing with a chronic, incurable disease of the brain.
Safety advocates are worried that lawmakers are getting ready to make it harder to penalize companies that don't keep track of workers' injuries.
Brady has estimated that the jersey is worth $500,000, as NPR has reported. He appears visibly annoyed in locker room video captured by Alan Springer of Yahoo sports.
Kansas lawmakers know they are late to the Medicaid expansion party, but they appear determined to show up anyway. "I feel like now is as good a time as any," says Anthony Hensley, the leader of the Democratic minority in the state Senate.
Gerard Sanacora, a professor of psychiatry at Yale University, has treated hundreds of severely depressed patients with low doses of ketamine, an anesthetic and popular club drug that isn't approved for depression.
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We stayed up late, damaged our ear sockets and gave into the ecstasy of live music at SXSW: Diet Cig, Lizzo, Moor Mother, Sleigh Bells, S U R V I V E, Anna Meredith, Weezer, The Revolution's Prince tribute - even Garth Brooks.
Norway can be frigid. And the winters bring lots of darkness. But it's the happiest nation in world, according to the 2017 World Happiness Report.
At an hours-long public hearing on Monday, FBI Director James Comey confirmed that his agency is investigating possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, and he pushed back against President Trump's allegations that he was ...
A restoration team Monday announced the completion of a historic renovation of one of Christianity's holiest sites - the shrine that, according to tradition, houses the tomb of Jesus.
Fake news has been, well, in the news a lot lately. It seems no claim is too absurd to be aired. For example, NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal has just become the fourth NBA star to make public remarks that he believes the Earth is flat, not round.
Bronson tells NPR's Rachel Martin that four women - victims of what Bronson calls physical and violent assault - have not pursued cases.
Many people these days might be getting worked up about the fact that President Trump owns a lot of businesses. Not Chris Kinney. "I think this country really needs to be run more like a business at this point," says the 51-year-old Lino Lakes, Minn ...
Airline passengers coming to the U.S. on direct flights from eight majority-Muslim nations can still carry smartphones into the cabin of the planes, but must now place larger electronic devices, like laptops and cameras, in checked baggage under ...
Steve Inskeep talks to Robert Laszewski, a health policy consultant, about how the Republican's plan to reform health care would effect insurers.
prosecutors in Miami-Dade County said that they found no evidence of a crime in the death of a prison inmate who was left for two hours in a hot shower.
President Trump heads to a rally in Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday. To get a sense of what is on the minds of Kentuckians ahead of his visit, David Greene talks to Rep. James Comer.
The members of U2 are preparing a new tour to play some old songs - 30 years old, to be exact. Paul Hewson and David Evans, known to the world as Bono and The Edge, will be the first to tell you their band isn't normally fond of looking back.
In the midst of an opioid epidemic that continues to devastate families, a sliver of hope has arrived. Two long-term studies published Monday show that opioid use among teens and opioid poisonings among younger children are on the decline.
Second-seed Duke was knocked out of the men's NCAA basketball tournament on Sunday by No. 7 seed South Carolina, 88-81. The game was played in Greenville, S.C.
Faces Of NPR is a weekly feature that showcases the people behind NPR, from the voices you hear every day on the radio to the ones who work outside of the recording studio.
The big three U.S. airlines - American, Delta and United - are all taking on the discount carriers by offering no-frills, discounted fares, called "basic economy.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's inaugural trip to East Asia was marred by misunderstandings that arguably could have been avoided had Tillerson followed decades-old practice and spoken for himself - to the State Department press corps aboard his ...
For years, Republicans in Congress have promised to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, claiming that its requirement for nearly everyone to buy insurance or pay a fine is burdensome and costly, and it doesn't give people enough flexibility to ...
As NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg noted, "Supreme Court scholars and practitioners on the right and left may disagree about whether they want to see Gorsuch confirmed, but in general there is little doubt about the nominee's conservatism.
The House Permanent Select Committee on intelligence - along with several other congressional committees - has been investigating Russian attempts to interfere in the U.S.
Donald Trump likes to move fast. But to this point, for all the bravado, executive actions and tweets, much of Trump's presidency has been showy without a lot of practical effect.


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