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Robert Siegel talks with Elizabeth Arias, a statistician at the National Center for Health Statistics. A new study finds that for a child born that year, life expectancy is 78 years and 9.5 months.
Nels Cline and Julian Lage's new collaborative album is called Room....
NPR's Melissa Block and music critic Tom Moon discuss the thrill of intimacy on three new albums by duos.
Faithful hold candles during a vigil prayer in preparation for the synod on ...
Pope Francis hasn't ruled out changing church doctrine that bars divorced and remarried Catholics from receiving Holy Communion. There are fierce opponents, while others favor simplifying annulment.
The court heard oral arguments on Wednesday in a case testing whether a staffing agency for Amazon can require employees to stay after work without pay while they wait to be searched for stolen goods.
An expensive delicacy among nuts, pine nuts are foraged — not farmed — from distant forests. In some places, the delicate ecosystems that produce the nuts are disappearing.
Melissa Block speaks with U.S. ambassador to Liberia Deborah Malac about the U.S. effort to combat Ebola in West Africa. Work has been slowed by difficult conditions and a shortage of trained workers.