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You might have heard a lot recently about non-Asian people donning make-up or clothing to appear Asian. But why is it that we're seeing so much of this phenomenon, widely referred to as "yellowface"?
Inspectors general say they want better access to federal documents and elec...
Inspectors general complain that they're being stiffed on the access they need to serve effectively. Four lawmakers are now demanding that the Obama administration comply with transparency requests.
The Ebola outbreak has taken a particularly high toll on health workers, with more than 100 cases of health workers infected with the disease. West Africans are now requesting access to experimental drugs that have been used on Western health workers.
The International Mathematical Union has announced the four winners of its prestigious Fields Medal. The group includes Maryam Mirakahni, the first woman to win the prize in its long history.
Robin Williams' death has renewed focus on the issue of suicide, in the media and in the medical community. Psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Minne speaks with Melissa Block about how a high-profile suicide like Williams' may affect vulnerable populations struggling with depression.
The era of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki appears to be coming to an end after eight turbulent years. Haider al-Abadi, the man set to replace him, is not a previously well-known figure. NPR's Alice Fordham has interviewed him, and she tells Melissa Block more about him.