National News

Why We Can Depend On The Kindness Of Strangers

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-15 09:24

Our ability to get along with folks who aren't relatives could be a legacy of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. And it's rooted in the fact that those societies had gender equity.

» E-Mail This

'Candidates' Driving Cash-Filled Trucks Through Campaign-Finance Loopholes

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-15 08:45

Candidates, people likely to become them, and their supporters on both the left and right — from Hillary Clinton to Jeb Bush — are exploiting holes in campaign-finance law loopholes. Here's how.

» E-Mail This

Looted By The Nazis, Matisse's 'Seated Woman' Finally Finds Her Way Home

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-15 08:45

The painting belonged to renowned art dealer Paul Rosenberg, who fled the Nazis in 1940. The story of its recovery reads like a historical crime novel.

» E-Mail This

U.N. Appeals To Syria's Warring Groups To Spare Ancient City Of Palmyra

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-15 08:02

The city is on UNESCO's World Heritage list and has been badly affected by the four-year civil war. The latest threat to Palmyra is posed by fighting between government troops and ISIS.

» E-Mail This

Mitt Romney To Fight Evander Holyfield. You Read That Right.

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-15 07:06

Former 2012 Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, is picking another fight — with Evander Holyfield, the former heavyweight champion of the world. It's all for a good cause.

» E-Mail This

Feds Tell Insurers To Pay For Anesthesia During Screening Colonoscopies

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-15 06:33

Most people are anesthetized during colonoscopy. Federal law mandates that the cancer test itself must be fully covered by insurers, but quite a few of them didn't pay for anesthesia.

» E-Mail This

Pages