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In Chicago today, protesters walked in a "march for justice," following the first-degree murder charges against police officer Jason Van Dyke in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Shari Runner, interim president and CEO of the Chicago Urban League.

Some financial experts want to bring back tontines, a retirement planning tool. People pool their cash to buy a bond that makes regular payments. The catch: You have to be alive to collect the payout.

An active shooting situation is unfolding at a Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo. Multiple police officers and civilians have been injured.

Coal is king in India. Some say there's little alternative. So how can this country, the world's third-largest polluter, provide energy and lift millions from poverty while trying to become "greener"?

Scientists worldwide face a yearly challenge in deciding what goes into the annual flu vaccine to make it effective. The job requires keeping tabs on a massive group of speedy, shape-shifting viruses.

The Krispy Kreme Challenge Children's Specialty Clinic gets its name from a student-run charity race in Raleigh, N.C., that has already raised $1 million for kids. Still, some find the name unhealthy.

This Arizona school district slimmed down its budget by dropping class on Fridays. But parents say they're having to stretch their wallets to find something for their kids to do on that fifth day.

NASA is building a 2-pound helicopter drone that would help guide the vehicle on the Red Planet's surface. That way, the rover wouldn't need to wander as much to find its way around.

On the day after Thanksgiving, 1985, a man and a woman walked into the University of Arizona art museum and walked out with Willem de Kooning's Woman — Ochre. An empty frame still hangs in its place.

Urban foragers don't just pick their meals from the trash; many eat only the finest, freshest produce — picked from city trees. The League of Urban Canners harvests fruit from trees to make jam.

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