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Tens of thousands of people are trying to flee Africa by boarding rickety and often overcrowded boats for the journey across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. Many ships capsize or are abandoned by smugglers, and hundreds have already died en route. More than 10,000 people were rescued this week alone.
Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei (left) speaks during the signing ceremony...
China says 57 countries have signed on as members of the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, but the U.S. is not among them. Some analysts say the bank is a sign of diminished U.S. power.
Gov. Jerry Brown ordered the state to cut back its water use by 25 percent overall and mandated specific targets for each city.
Under the Affordable Care Act, women are supposed to have access to free birth control. But a new study shows that some insurers are not covering all kinds of contraception.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with South African journalist S'thembile Cele about how violence against immigrants has flared in South Africa.
The "doc fix", which postpones cuts in Medicare payments to doctors, has been an annual ritual in Congress for years. Now a permanent repeal of the doc fix takes care of the problem for good.