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EpiPen Manufacturer Says It Will Help With Out-Of-Pocket Costs

Lawmakers are demanding answers as to why the price of EpiPens, which are used to stop life-threatening allergic reaction, keeps going up. The company said Thursday it will reimburse some of the cost.

EpiPen Manufacturer Says It Will Help With Out-Of-Pocket Costs

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Architecture

Belle Of The Mall: Saving Smithsonian's Jewel-Like Arts And Industries Building

With its spires, rotunda and colorful facade, the Arts and Industries Building is a festive relief compared with its neighbors. But restoring the Smithsonian's first museum hasn't been easy.

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Code Switch

All Mixed Up: What Do We Call People Of Multiple Backgrounds?

The share of multiracial children in America has multiplied tenfold in the past 50 years. It's a good time to take stock of our shared vocabulary when it comes to describing Americans.

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture

Are We The Earliest Intelligent Life In The Universe?

A new paper suggests there are good reasons to predict that life will be increasingly common in the universe as the eons pass, says guest blogger Marc Kaufman.

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi, a Muslim Brotherhood leader, chant slogans against the Egyptian military during a trial in which they were charged with violence in Alexandria, Egypt, on March 29, 2014. Thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters have been jailed by the current government. A former prisoner tells NPR he saw some turn to ISIS in prison. Heba Khamis/AP hide caption

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As Egypt's Jails Fill, Growing Fears Of A Rise In Radicalization

Unprecedented numbers of political prisoners in Egypt's jails could lead to a supersized version of an old problem: inmates becoming radicalized. "In jail, they become ISIS," says a former prisoner.

As Egypt's Jails Fill, Growing Fears Of A Rise In Radicalization

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'Saving Lives' Or 'Selling Access'? Explaining The Clinton Foundation

Donald Trump has centered on a key attack against Hillary Clinton: He says the Clinton Foundation was a pay-to-play front that enabled Hillary and Bill Clinton to trade government access for money.

'Saving Lives' Or 'Selling Access'? Explaining The Clinton Foundation

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Beginning Of The End? Impeachment Trial Opens For Brazil's Dilma Rousseff

It's the final phase of a long process that could potentially remove her from office over alleged fiscal mismanagement. And every indication suggests she will indeed be impeached.

Beginning Of The End? Impeachment Trial Opens For Brazil's Dilma Rousseff

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FARC Rebels, Colombian Government Sign Historic Peace Treaty

The guerrilla war between Marxist rebels and Colombia's government has stretched on for more than half a century. Now the two sides have met in Havana to sign a peace agreement.

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First Listen

Preview The New Album From James Vincent McMorrow, 'We Move'

A dewy Irishman with a falsetto-flecked voice, McMorrow gives himself an impressive makeover on a stylistically adventurous new album.

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U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo prepares to kick the ball during the Olympic quarterfinals Aug. 12 against Sweden in Brasilia, Brazil. After the Americans lost the match on penalty kicks, Solo described the Swedes as cowards. On Wednesday, U.S. soccer suspended her for those remarks. Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Women's Soccer Team Suspends Hope Solo For Sweden Comments

After losing to the Swedes in the Olympic quarterfinals, the longtime goalkeeper said "we played a bunch of cowards." Solo was widely criticized.

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Bonjour, Barbie! An American Icon Packs Her Heels And Heads To France

Some 700 Barbie dolls are visiting Paris this summer. They span almost six decades of pretty, plastic history, including Malibu Barbie, astronaut Barbie, and, of course, Royal Canadian Mountie Barbie.

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Ex-Aid Worker: Abuse Of Refugee Children On Nauru Was Mostly Ignored

Viktoria Vibhakar, formerly of Save the Children Australia, says little was done to protect refugee children who alleged abuse on the island nation of Nauru, where Australia has kept refugees.

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Study Of Breast Cancer Treatment Reveals Paradox Of Precision Medicine

A genetic test of breast cancer tumors helped identify women whose survival odds would not be greatly improved by chemotherapy. But that test isn't as precise as women and doctors might like.

Study Of Breast Cancer Treatment Reveals Paradox Of Precision Medicine

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WATCH: Squishy 'Octobot' Moves Autonomously

The robot designed by a team from Harvard University moves without the help of any rigid parts. Researchers say it is the first proof-of-concept design for an entirely soft, autonomous machine.