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Ohio State's romp in the Big Ten championship game propelled the Buckeyes past TCU and Baylor in the eyes of the college football playoffs selection committee — and NPR's Tom Bowman.
In her runoff against Republican Bill Cassidy, incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu, D.-La., didn't just lose — she was walloped. The win gave the GOP complete dominance of the Deep South in the Senate.
After an official signaled a touchdown for Denver in the Broncos' win, he and another ref exchanged a fist-bump. A player calls it proof of bias; the NFL says they were excited to get the call right.
Bob Smithson, 79, can now hold his head upright and breathe on his own, than...
When Bob Smithson could no longer breathe on his own and surgeons wanted to operate, his doctor decided to take a chance on a different treatment. That decision gave Bob another chance at life.
The country's justice ministry suggested to its prison guards that using humor and irony could improve prisoner morale; one official suggests the idea itself is the joke.
Secretary of State John Kerry held a press conference Tuesday with the Saudi foreign minister. Prince Saud al-Faisal said his country cannot ignore Iran and Hezbollah's support of Assad's regime. NPR foreign correspondent Deb Amos explains Saudi Arabia's role in Syria.