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Prisoners who are released invariably make it back to the areas where they came from. Does this have a positive or negative effect on crime? Research triggered by Hurricane Katrina offers insight.
Brazil faces off with Germany on Tuesday in the semi-finals of the World Cup. Deep into the tournament now, Brazilian fans have developed a clockwork game-day routine they hope continues.
Albuquerque, N.M., imposed strict restrictions on fireworks displays. The monks say they didn't know about the ban since they don't watch TV, listen to the radio or read the news.
The office is looking to hire a tagger. That is someone to watch Netflix titles and categorize them. The successful applicant may work from home.
Amid this year's World Cup, American sportscasters have been turning frequently to the term "nil" when talking about scores, using it instead of zero. Nil, though, is a British term — not a soccer term. Katherine Connor Martin, head of U.S. dictionaries for the Oxford University Press, tells Robert Siegel why the word might be gaining currency.
NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health conducted a nationwide poll about the stress felt by Americans, where it comes from and what they do about it. Reporter Richard Knox cherry-picks some of the more interesting results for Robert Siegel.