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NPR's "Day 1" series looks at major issues the next president will face in office. One issue is that Americans still aren't seeing big raises, even though the job market is slowly recovering.
At the "Dinner in the Dark" restaurant that's just opened in Nairobi, a blin...
It's a worldwide chain that lets "the blind become our eyes." But there's a difference in the new Nairobi branch. The servers themselves had never eaten in a restaurant before.
Charter Communications announced Tuesday it is buying Time Warner Cable in a deal valued at $55 billion. Time Warner's deal to be acquired by Comcast unraveled last month when regulators made it clear they were opposed. Charter's CEO said he believes this new deal will be approved because the combined companies would control far less of the market for high-speed Internet service.
In the wake of Verizon buying AOL, one man wants to make sure that the history of the once-dominant Internet service provider stays alive. Jason Scott wants you to send him all of your AOL CD-ROMs.
Over 750 people are dead in India — mostly in the South — as an intense heat wave grips the country.
In northern Lebanon, a complex of sweeping buildings designed by renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer reminds people of more peaceful times.