The trash was piling up in the gutter. A young man in Nigeria wanted to get local kids to help clean it up. His campaign has gone viral.
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The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry estimates that 112 million people worldwide now pay for access to streaming services.
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The American system of financing campaigns is changing, as post-Watergate reforms crumble beneath a crush of unregulated money.
With three fatal train accidents in recent weeks, there's been a cry for Positive Train Control, a system that will automatically stop trains before certain types of accidents can happen. WIlliam Vantuono, editor-in-chief of Railway Age, explains how PTC works and why it's taking so long for it to be widely adopted.
The stock market plunged more than 1,000 points on Monday, reversing the growth in the markets throughout 2017. Richard Salmen is chair of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards talks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about what consumers should be doing.
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ken Armstrong about the book A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America, which he wrote with T. Christian Miller, about rape and the criminal justice system.
One of the fastest Olympic events is the luge. Lying down, feet first and traveling at speeds faster than 90 mph. The difference between winning and losing is tiny and a man from New York is doing his part to help athletes win gold.
In 1998, the Las Vegas Review-Journal abruptly killed a story about sexual misconduct at the properties of casino mogul Steve Wynn. Now, with allegations against Wynn again in the headlines, NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Carri Geer Thevenot, the reporter of that original story.
Congress is continuing to respond to the #MeToo movement. The House passed two bills that would change how allegations of sexual harassment for members and staffers are reported and how payouts are handled.
After a very long stretch of calm, financial markets have suddenly turned volatile. Prices have plunged and bounced around — all giving investors the jitters.
Dozens of cities are vowing to cut their carbon emissions and uphold the U.S. commitment to the Paris climate deal. Despite progress, many are falling short of their most ambitious goals.
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Zacarias Moussaoui, convicted in 2006, filed handwritten petitions in federal courts. Conditions at the Supermax prison in Colorado where he is an inmate have been criticized in the past.
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The Iowa caucuses, closely watched during presidential election years, have more of a local focus during midterm election years but aren't totally devoid of presidential chatter.
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President Trump, who often boasted when the stock market hit record highs, has said nothing as the market enters a period of volatility.
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The earthquake struck the island late Tuesday night and aftershocks continue to shake up the city of Hualien. Meanwhile, rescue workers strive to save people from collapsed buildings.
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The German automaker said it is trying to "deepen its understanding of Chinese culture" after a #MondayMotivation Instagram post quoting the Dalai Lama garnered backlash on social media.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll warns that there is no end in sight to America's longest war: "Most of the generals ... say in public, 'There's no military solution to this war.'"
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Senate leaders say they are closer than they have ever been to reaching a long-term budget deal, but the president is threatening a shutdown over immigration.
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