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If you haven't had at least seven hours of sleep in the last 24, you probably shouldn't be behind the wheel, traffic safety data suggests. Katja Kircher/Maskot/Getty Images hide caption

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Drivers Beware: Crash Rate Spikes With Every Hour Of Lost Sleep

An analysis of car accidents found that drivers who slept only five or six hours in the previous 24 had nearly twice the accident rate of drivers who slept a full seven hours or more.

Antonino Fernandez was born in 1917 in the village of Cerezales del Condado, in Spain's northern León province. Until his health deteriorated about five years ago, Fernandez came from Mexico to visit his hometown most summers. He and his wife had no children and were generous with financial help to distant relatives and former neighbors. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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Parallels - World News

A Spanish Village Stays Afloat, Thanks To Corona Beer Tycoon

Antonino Fernandez, who made his fortune from Corona beer, died in Mexico in August at 98. But he never forgot where he came from — a tiny village in northern Spain that he helped support for decades.

Dawn Herbert visits with her son Tommy Rogers via video call at Cheshire County Jail in Keene, N.H. Natasha Haverty for NPR hide caption

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Video Calls Replace In-Person Visits In Some Jails

Video visitation is growing in popularity at U.S. jails, but there's a catch: Many jails have ended in-person visits between inmates and their families as they adopt the new technology.

Video Calls Replace In-Person Visits In Some Jails

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Judge Clifton Newman addresses the jury last week in the murder trial of former North Charleston, S.C., police officer Michael Slager. Grace Beahm/Post and Courier hide caption

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Judge Declares Mistrial In Murder Case Against Former S.C. Police Officer

After nearly two days of questions and clarifications, the jury was unable to agree on a unanimous verdict for or against Michael Slager, who shot and killed Walter Scott after a traffic stop.

Emmanuelle Charpentier (left) and Jennifer Doudna have a case for being the inventors of CRISPR-cas9, a transformative tool for gene editing. Miguel Riopa/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Scientists Battle In Court Over Lucrative Patents For Gene-Editing Tool

A gene-editing technology called CRISPR-cas9 could be a gold mine for its inventors. But it's not clear who owns the idea. U.S. patent judges will soon hear oral arguments to decide the issue.

Scientists Battle In Court Over Lucrative Patents For Gene-Editing Tool

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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced Sunday night he would resign, after voters rejected the referendum on constitutional reforms. Opposition parties had framed the vote as a referendum on Renzi himself. Franco Origlia/Getty Images hide caption

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Message From Italy's Failed Referendum: More European Uncertainty Ahead

The big winners in the referendum are Italy's two major euroskeptic parties — the anti-immigration Northern League and the maverick 5-Star Movement, which waged vitriolic campaigns.

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Business

What Are Trump's Potential Conflicts Of Interest? Here's A List

President-elect Trump has interests in hundreds of businesses. Many government agencies and policies could affect his profits. Here's a look at some of his businesses and the possible conflicts.

"Ghost Ship," a warehouse and artist's space in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland, Calif., burned down on Friday. It was the deadliest fire in Oakland history. Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Recovery Efforts At Burned Oakland Warehouse Paused Over Fear Of Collapse

A devastating fire on Friday killed at least 36 people at an artists' collective in Oakland, Calif. Firefighters temporarily halted recovery efforts after they noticed a wall was leaning.

A hamlet between the towns of Tsihombe and Ambovombe, in the most drought stricken area in southern Madagascar. Most families in the region have resorted to eating wild fruits and tree leaves. Courtesy of Jeanluc Siblot hide caption

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The Salt

Drought-Stricken Southern Madagascar Teeters On The Edge Of Famine

Fighting extreme poverty and failing crops caused by a three-year drought, United Nations food agencies are struggling to keep the region's population from succumbing to starvation.

A visit to Jupiter's moon Europa in the 2020s is among the upcoming NASA missions that have real potential to search for "biosignatures," or substances that provide evidence of life. NASA/JPL hide caption

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If You're Looking For Alien Life, How Will You Know If You've Found it?

Searching for alien life is harder than you might think, because whatever is out there might be really odd. Leading astrobiologists are meeting to advise NASA on how to go about looking for it.

If You're Looking For Alien Life, How Will You Know If You've Found it?

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Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson waves while arriving at Trump Tower on Tuesday. The next day, President-elect Donald Trump nominated him to serve as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Politics

Trump Taps Ben Carson For Secretary Of Housing And Urban Development

The retired neurosurgeon and former GOP presidential candidate is an unorthodox pick to lead the agency that oversees affordable housing programs and enforces fair housing legislation.

While incarcerated, Mark Baskerville says he suffered five diabetic comas. He says he's now doing a better job of managing his health. Rae Ellen Bichell/NPR hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Helping Ex-Inmates Stay Out Of The ER Brings Multiple Benefits

Each year, millions of Americans leave jail and prison. When they do, they're likely to have a hard time managing their health. Some clinics are trying to provide ex-inmates with better, cheaper care.

Helping Ex-Inmates Stay Out Of The ER Brings Multiple Benefits

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