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Stock markets are often seen as a predictor of what's ahead for the economy. But some say this year's falling markets are crying wolf. "I think financial markets have overreacted," says one economist.

The Social Life of DNA is a new book that explores what cutting-edge DNA testing technology means for African-Americans who lost their history in the slave trade.

Negotiations to restructure the U.S. territory's significant debt hit a speed bump Friday. As Congress considers its next step, economist Rosario Rivera explains the origins of the financial crisis.

NPR's Eyder Peralta talks cleaning up after a massive snowstorm blanketed the Northeast over the weekend.

Entering the last week of campaigning before the voters start to weigh in, some candidates may be preparing to cast a loss in the Iowa caucuses as not such a bad thing.

Large-scale poultry production is ramping up in North Carolina and getting closer to residential areas. Neighbors say the smells and pollution from these farms can make it hard to breathe.

NPR's Rachel Martin and National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson discuss the latest news from the ongoing presidential campaign.

NPR's Rachel Martin asks professor Staci Simonich if it's okay to eat snow. Also, our listeners called in with some of their favorite recipes using freshly fallen snow.

Cape May, NJ, official Gerald Thornton updates NPR's Rachel Martin on damage to his area from the weekend winter storm.

A school shooting in a remote community in Saskatchewan has left four dead and a 17-year-old charged with murder.




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