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Audie Cornish talks to BBC reporter Audrey Brown about the Oscar Pistorius trial. On Thursday, a South African judge said the former Olympian is not guilty of premeditated murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend, but said he was negligent in her shooting. Pistorius could still be convicted of culpable homicide.
GOP Gov. Sam Brownback is losing support from his own party because his tax-cutting agenda contributed to the state's budget problem. Moderate Republicans are turning to the Democratic opponent.
Though Reproductive Services of Harlingen has been shuttered for months, the...
Texas restrictions on abortion providers have led many clinics to close. Poor women in some spots, like the Rio Grande Valley along the Mexican border, have lost their access to abortion services.
Visitors watch an orca performance at SeaWorld in San Diego this year. The c...
The theme park says a 2013 documentary critical of its captive orca attraction has hurt its bottom line. Now, it's pushing back with a social media campaign and plans for new habitats for its whales.
Workers at the National Geographic Museum, in Washington, grind the rough ed...
It roamed land and sea and snacked on giant fish. The first few Spinosaurus bones were discovered a century ago, but destroyed in WWII. A more complete, second specimen reveals a terrifying predator.
President Obama has laid out his strategy for dealing with militant members of the Islamic State. Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Sen. Marco Rubio for his reaction.