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Dec 10, 2018
Property taxes are due in California Monday. In Butte County, people who lost their homes to fire are rushing to defer taxes and get their property reassessed. The towns have lost millions in property tax revenue.
Dec 10, 2018
Rosanell Eaton led a lawsuit that repealed voting restrictions on African-Americans in North Carolina. She died Saturday at 97. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Rev. William Barber about her legacy.
Dec 10, 2018
William Barr, President Trump's pick to be the next attorney general, has earned a reputation as a law-and-order conservative, especially on immigration.
Dec 10, 2018
An NPR exclusive: The Education Department has announced a plan to help public school teachers wrongly hit with debts, sometimes more than $20,000, because of a troubled federal grant program.
Dec 10, 2018
To protect a developing fetus from experimental drugs or treatments that might cause birth defects, pregnant women aren't included in many clinical trials. But that limits the safety evidence, too.
Dec 10, 2018
The National Weather Service warned of continued hazards as wintry conditions linger, particularly in Virginia and the Carolinas.
Dec 10, 2018
Tighter regulations on oyster harvesting have helped reduce the number of people affected by the deadly bacteria Vibrio vulnificus, but warming waters have allowed the bacteria to expand and thrive.
Dec 10, 2018
A major storm has been hammering parts of the South, including North Carolina, where the governor declared a state of emergency. The National Guard is assisting stranded drivers.
Dec 10, 2018
Seventy years ago, the global community nearly unanimously approved a list of fundamental human rights. But many of those rights remain unachieved today.
Dec 10, 2018
Many residents of Paradise say they didn't receive warnings about the fire, and once they fled, they faced traffic gridlock. A month later, officials reflect on emergency responses.
Dec 10, 2018
The price of insulin keeps going up. For people with Type 1 diabetes, high prices can be a life and death issue. Now a grassroots movement is pushing for change.
Dec 10, 2018
Why develop an exercise habit now? Because 75-year-olds who've been doing it for decades may have the cardiovascular systems of people in their 40s and the muscles of 20-somethings, researchers found.
Dec 10, 2018
A U.N. climate report says the only way to avoid the worst climate impacts will be to suck carbon emissions out of the air. Researchers are trying to find a feasible way to do that.
Dec 9, 2018
At a plantation once owned by James Monroe, America's fifth president, descendants of slaves owned by Monroe have become part of the story for the first time in 225 years.
Dec 9, 2018
President Trump's talk about closing the U.S. border would severely disrupt lives, including that of 17-year old Guadalupe, who crosses every day from Mexico to attend high school in San Diego.