A suspect is led away in handcuffs by police outside a Planned Parenthood facility where a gunman reportedly injured up to 11 people, including at least five police officers, on Friday in Colorado Springs, Colo.
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The dead include two civilians and a police officer from University of Colorado Colorado Springs. A suspect has been arrested, but no motive has been announced.
This year's flu vaccine protects against a few different virus strains, including the H1N1 seen here. The fuzzy outer layer is made of proteins that allow the virus to attach to human cells.
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.
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Oranges ripen in a grove in Plant City, Fla. Citrus greening, a disease spread by a tiny insect that ruins oranges and eventually kills the trees, has put the future of the state's $10 billion citrus industry in doubt.
The USDA recently stunned growers when it projected the smallest orange harvest for Florida in more than 50 years. The culprit: a tiny insect that's killing off the state's trees — and industry.
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Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa and Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Johnson in a scene from Creed.
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Janis Joplin smoking a cigarette in Denmark.
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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.
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An Arizona school district slimmed down its budget by dropping class on Fridays. Parents say they're having to stretch their wallets to find something for their kids to do that day.
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Mattel's Michelle Chidoni says there wasn't any trepidation over casting a boy in a recent Barbie ad. "Barbie is a brand that's all about imagination and storytelling, whether you're a boy or a girl," she says.
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Barbie commercials have come a long way since the 1950s, when one ad encouraged girls to want to get married. Today's commercials market the doll to boys and show girls dreaming about their careers.
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Every member of the board for the Museum of Political Corruption received this "kickback" button in their information folders at a recent meeting.
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If a concerned citizen has his way, there will be a Museum of Political Corruption in Albany, N.Y. "I tell people, quite frankly, I want to institutionalize corruption," Bruce Roter says.
Everyone knows that distrust of Washington is at near-record levels and that Congress has grown more polarized. But what's going on with American voters is more complicated than you may realize.
A woman carries a French flag during a ceremony in Paris on Friday honoring those killed in the Nov. 13 attacks. French President Francois Hollande has encouraged the French people to display flags, something they don't often do.
The flag flies on public buildings and is often waved at sporting events, but it has not been a symbol the French personally embrace. That has changed dramatically in the wake of the Nov. 13 attacks.
Record Store Day's Black Friday Event is November 27, 2015.
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The Black Friday edition of the annual Record Store Day event brings treats for vinyl lovers — from early rock singles to classic hip-hop albums — out of the vaults.
A vendor arranges portraits of Pope Francis outside the Lubaga Cathedral in Kampala, Uganda, in preparation for the papal visit.
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The pope arrived in the country Friday. Commentators James Kassaga Arinaitwe and Viviane Rutabingwa give him a crash course in the country's issues.
What seemed like a burden can become a gift.
Advance directives don't guarantee that a person's wishes for end-of-life care will always be honored. Some states let people use physician orders that override legal requirements to perform CPR.
Willem de Kooning's Woman — Ochre (oil on canvas, 1954-55) has been missing for 30 years.
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On the day after Thanksgiving in 1985, a man and a woman walked into the University of Arizona Museum of Art and walked out with Willem de Kooning's Woman — Ochre. An empty frame still hangs in its place.
Carol Miller, 68, and Marge Klindera, 79, are here to help — and have been for many years now. "People say, 'You mean you've given up Thanksgiving for all these years?' " Miller remarks. "And I never feel like I've ever given anything up."
Marge Klindera and Carol Miller have worked at a Thanksgiving call center for decades. That means answering thousands of panicked questions from questionable cooks — and people just seeking kindness.
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In Brazil's western state of Rondonia, a patch of the forest burns near a small farm.
Brazil's Environment Ministry announced that deforestation in the country has increased by 16 percent. A separate study warned that more than half the Amazon's tree species may be threatened.
Coal fires burn early in the morning in January 2014 at a privately owned coal mine in India's Jharkand state, making the air dense with noxious smoke and dust. Forty percent of India's mineral wealth lies in Jharkhand.
Coal is king in India. Some say there are few alternatives. So how can this country, the world's third-largest polluter, provide energy and lift millions from poverty while trying to become "greener"?
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Linda Holmes and Trevor Noah talk during NPR's Weekend In Washington event on October 31.
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Linda Holmes chats with The Daily Show's new host about comedy, diversity, decor, visiting South Africa and lots more.
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An illustration shows what a helicopter drone would look like on the surface of Mars.
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.
This undated photo shows Rosa Parks riding on the Montgomery Area Transit System bus. Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus on Dec. 1, 1955, and ignited the boycott that led to the end of legal segregation in public transportation.
Decades after Rosa Parks changed history, a new generation faces the challenge of remaking the civil rights movement for the next century. What can they learn from the past to build for the future?