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Fewer Yazidis were on the mountain and they were in better condition than expected, Hagel says. The area has been under siege by militants. Robert Seigel discusses the decision with NPR's David Welna.
Robert Siegel speaks with local political leader Patricia Bynes of Ferguson, Mo., about the clashes between residents and police taking place there since the weekend. Unrest erupted after an unarmed black teenager was shot and killed by police recently in the St. Louis suburb.
Move over, parenting books: Apps are one of the newest ways that dads can learn how to be dads. Dave Burton, creator of the app Quick Tips for New Dads, explains.
Bob Mondello remembers Lauren Bacall, an actress who constantly reinvented herself.
Workers at U.S. oil refineries die on the job about three times as often as their counterparts in Europe. When accidents do kill American workers, the companies they work for rarely pay a heavy price.
Schools across the U.S. are preparing for students' return by looking for ways to supplement budgets. One Nevada school district is turning to unlikely sources of funding: liquor and prostitution.