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Officers were targeted and killed by gunmen, while police shootings spurred protests nationwide and prompted law enforcement agencies to take a hard look at use-of-force policies.

It has been a violent year in Chicago, and Christmas weekend offered no respite. "We have a traumatized city," one woman who works with victims' families tells NPR.

From state-sponsored hacking of government systems to criminal enterprises stealing credit card numbers, strengthening the nation's cyberdefenses is taking on growing importance.

Water and sewage problems at an Idaho mobile home park illustrate how manufactured housing communities owned by outsiders are often kept in a state of disrepair.

As technology is increasingly woven into family life, parents struggle to navigate limits without personal experience from their own childhoods to fall back on.

Dying in America doesn't always go the way we plan. One terminally ill man's hope to be disconnected from his respirator and donate his organs was almost thwarted, despite his best laid plans.

The Bureau of Indian Education is 150 years old and is finally undergoing a critical reorganization facilitated by the Obama administration and the bureau itself. But will it be enough?

Countries that used to be too cold to produce wine are now able to do so, in part due to global warming. Lee Hannah of Conservation International discusses how this could affect conservation efforts.

Each New Year's Day in a town in the Netherlands thousands of people dive into the icy sea water as part of the Nieuwjaarsduik. Local journalist Gertjan van Geen discusses the origins of the practice.

Lara Smith of the Oakland, California group The Liberal Gun Club, says interest in firearms is on the rise from left-leaning Americans after the election.

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