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The man made a makeshift blowtorch with a lighter and a can of spray paint. He sprayed flames toward the spider, and of course set his house on fire — causing $60,000 in damage.
As the violence between Hamas and Israel continues, so too do the funerals that come in its wake. NPR correspondents Ari Shapiro and Emily Harris attended two such funerals today, in Tel Aviv and Gaza respectively, and they tell of what they learned there.
Babies as young as 7 months old are already rehearsing the motions behind speech, even though they can't talk yet. Robert Siegel speaks with the woman behind these findings — Patricia Kuhl, the co-director of the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences at University of Washington.
Audie Cornish speaks with Robert Turner of the United Nations in Gaza City, discussing the extent of the devastation there in the midst of Israel's bombardment.
New York banking regulators are expected to release new rules this week governing Bitcoin and other virtual currencies. As WSHU's Charles Lane reports, industry experts are both welcoming the regulations and still worried they could go too far.
Dr. Charu Sawhney examines patient Mang Caan. Sawhney supports the Affordabl...
A Houston internist who supported the Affordable Care Act now finds that many of her patients who bought less expensive coverage have trouble getting the specialized care they need.