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The Fed said because wage-and-price hikes remain low and growth continues at a moderate pace, interest rates will stay at historic lows for a "considerable time."
Scotland votes Thursday on whether to become an independent country. The polls show the two sides are neck and neck. British newspapers, as expected, are leading with the story.
Martin Amis' latest novel, which takes place in Auschwitz, has already stirred up controversy in Europe according to the New York Times. But reviewer Alan Cheuse calls it the triumph of Amis' career.
Even though it was backed by both party leaders, the vote split politicians even within their own ranks. The final tally on the narrow military measure was 273 to 156.
It's the only part of President Obama's strategy for combating the extremist group Islamic State that he's asked Congress to weigh in on.
NPR's Steve Inskeep interviews Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on the U.S.'s approach to combating extremist groups in Iraq and Syria and Iran's nuclear weapons program talks.
Dr. Kent Brantly, the American Ebola survivor, tells NPR what it was like to suffer from the deadly and "humiliating" disease.
There's a new wrinkle to the old debate over diet soda: Artificial sweeteners can alter our microbiomes. And for some, this may raise blood sugar levels and set the stage for diabetes.
Genetic evidence from ancient humans and modern people suggests that travelers from northern Eurasia moved south several thousand years ago. They stuck around to have kids with early European farmers.
Hayes, a professor of writing at the University of Pittsburgh, was recognized for "reflecting on race, gender, and family in works that seamlessly encompass both the historical and the personal."
President Obama's remarks came as Congress votes to approve more military trainers in the region to aide the fight against the group that calls itself the Islamic State.
A slow fade, rather than a hard stop, used to be the popular way to end a pop song. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Slate reporter William Weir about the fade-out's history and recent decline.
A team of researchers are using multispectral imaging to uncover hidden text on a 1491 Martellus map, one of the most important maps in history. Lead researcher Chet Van Duzer thinks the discoveries will allow historians and scholars to see just how the map influenced cartography in its time.
Robert Siegel talks with Steve Inskeep about the Morning Edition host's recent interview with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Zarif said Iran is "ready" to make a deal with the U.S. about its nuclear program, and that "any deal with Iran would be better than nothing."
Among the scientists, artists and academics awarded this year's MacArthur grants is labor organizer Ai-jen Poo. Poo was recognized for her advocacy of domestic workers: housekeepers, nannies and other caregivers who are often underpaid and not protected by labor law. Robert Siegel talks with her about her work.
The White House has vowed to end chronic homelessness among veterans by 2015. We profile one vet in San Diego whose odyssey illustrates why it's so hard to get vets off the street.
London-based pollster Martin Boon tells Robert Siegel that in Scotland's upcoming referendum, the poor regions of cities are leaning toward independence while the elite are in favor of maintaining ties to England.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen took questions from reporters on Wednesday afternoon after the central bank's release of a new policy statement. The Fed said that its bond-buying stimulus program would end next month but it will still be a "considerable time" before short-term interest rates are increased.
It's open season on the wealthy political donors. Democratic campaign ads tie Republican candidates to the Koch brothers, while GOP ads paint sinister images of George Soros and Tom Steyer.