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Zika Virus Acquired Through Sexual Transmission, Texas Officials Say

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 4:46pm

A person has been infected through sexual contact, according to Dallas County health officials. Previously, experts had warned the virus was spread through mosquito bites.

In A Dutch City, A Syrian Couple Settles In And Is Reminded Of Home

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 4:43pm

A Syrian husband and wife wait in a prison turned shelter while their bid for asylum is processed. Wife Lena says she's ready to start all over in the Netherlands, "just like a baby."

NPR's Call On The Very Close Iowa Democratic Caucuses

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 4:37pm

Listeners question why NPR named Clinton the winner so early.

Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager To Step Down

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:57pm

The state-appointed emergency manager of the Detroit public schools system is calling it quits. Darnell Earley was a big target because of his job before this one — as emergency manager of Flint.

To Protesters Flocking To Oregon Town, Locals Say 'Go Home'

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:47pm

Anger erupted in front of the county courthouse in Burns, Ore., Monday as anti-government protesters in town for a rally met a wall of locals sick of outsiders trying to start a movement there.

WATCH: Super Bowl Ads Already Generating Buzz

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:31pm

The big game may be days away, but commercials featuring a Helen Mirren soliloquy, Pokemon, a Drake Hotline Bling spoof, Ryan Reynolds and, of course, puppies are already getting attention online.

Landmark Deal Protects Over 9 Million Acres Of Canadian Rainforest

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:28pm

The agreement reached between aboriginal groups known as First Nations, environmental groups and logging companies designates 85 percent of the forest land as permanently protected from logging.

Volunteer Groups Step In To Rescue Migrants En Route To Greek Islands

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:25pm

More than 62,000 migrants crossed to Europe by boat in January alone — almost all of them landing on Greek islands after perilous journeys from the Turkish coast. Three hundred and sixty people have died while making that crossing. NPR takes us on a boat that is trying to stop that from happening.

Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel: 'More War' Will Not Fix Syrian Conflict

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:25pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel about U.S. policy in Syria. Since leaving office, Hagel has been critical of the Obama administration, which he says lost credibility by not acting when the Syrian regime crossed a "red line" and used chemical weapons on civilians.

White House Proposes $1 Billion Fund To Combat Opioid Abuse

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:25pm

The White House is proposing more than $1 billion in new funding to fight heroin and opioid drug abuse.

John Kasich: Negative Ads A Sign 'We're Expanding' In New Hampshire

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:25pm

NPR's Robert Siegel, reporting this week from New Hampshire, talks with Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who appears to have caught the eye of likely GOP voters there. He was also endorsed by The New York Times over the weekend. We met up with Kasich on a campaign swing through Claremont, N.H.

Democratic Candidates Head To New Hampshire After Tight Iowa Race

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:25pm

One day after the Iowa caucuses, the Democratic presidential candidates barnstormed New Hampshire.

GOP Presidential Candidates Flood New Hampshire Ahead Of Primary

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:25pm

A day after the Iowa caucuses, Republican presidential candidates are flooding New Hampshire hoping to make their mark ahead of next week's primary.

Jack Johnstone, Creator Of The Triathlon, Dies At 80

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:25pm

Jack Johnstone, one of the creators of the triathlon, has died at age 80. Swimming, running and biking have long been sports, but Johnstone was the first to put them together into one competition.

From Iowa To New Hampshire: Presidential Candidates Focus On Next Contest

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:25pm

With the Iowa caucus a wrap, it was on to New Hampshire Tuesday for the presidential candidates.

Hillary Clinton Wins Iowa Caucus By Slim Margin Over Bernie Sanders

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:25pm

The race in Iowa between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton is the closest in the history of the Democratic caucuses in Iowa. The close results are raising questions about exactly how candidates' support is calculated.

Cochran Would Be 'Leading The Charge' In Ferguson, Says Actor Courtney Vance

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:25pm

Actor Courtney B. Vance plays lawyer Johnnie Cochran in the FX miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson. "Finally, on the biggest stage, a black man worked the system," Vance says.

How Much Harm Can The Zika Virus Really Do?

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:25pm

Researchers are looking into the possible link to birth defects — and suspected cases of hearing loss in adults. But first they need a fast test to identify the virus.

Author Yann Martel On 'That Deeply Unreasonable Phenomenon' Of Faith

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:25pm

Martel's new book, The High Mountains of Portugal, shares some themes with his 2001 novel, Life of Pi: Both feature animals (in this case, a chimpanzee) and both struggle with questions of faith.

'Madoff' Tells Its Tale To The Camera

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:21pm

Richard Dreyfuss plays Bernie Madoff in a new ABC miniseries as a con men who — like many of his kind — looks right at the viewer.

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