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There's a new kind of phone scam on the rise: fraudsters using fake numbers to pretend they're calling from the local police department. And there's little the real police can do about it.

Arthur Levine, the former president of Teachers College, Columbia University, is launching a $30 million project that he says will shake teacher education to its core.

It's menstrual hygiene. The topic makes many folks uncomfortable. Yet in the developing world, it's a problem that keeps girls from going to school and playing in sports. Now things are changing.

The U.S. team, which plays Nigeria tonight at the Women's World Cup, is a tournament favorite. But Nigeria's funtastic fans deserve a cup of their own.

Clinton never moved back to Park Ridge, Ill., but when she talks about the America she wants to build, you can hear hints of what that suburb was like in the 1950s.

Amazon on Friday debuts a comedy about an American man and Irish woman united by an unexpected pregnancy. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says it's a wonderful, fresh vision of romance on TV.

The U.S has sent humanitarian aid to help Syrian civilians, but only a small number of refugees have been allowed into America. Now the U.S. says it will increase the number of those admitted.

A series of low-profile court rulings culminated with a Supreme Court decision this month that says limiting marriage to a man and a woman was discriminatory and in violation of the constitution.

Labor unions argue it's yet another deal that will erode American jobs and benefit corporations. But labor specialists say there's a flip side: Companies more engaged in global trade pay higher wages.

Nasir al-Wahishi was part of al-Qaida's "old guard," NPR's Alice Fordham reports. He was a veteran of the fighting in Afghanistan and had been Osama bin Laden's personal secretary.




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