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The prize's jury, in its citation, said the German architect had developed "a most sensitive architecture that has influenced countless others throughout the world." Otto died Monday. He was 89.
On Tuesday, an Irish court struck down part of the country's 1977 Misuse of Drugs Act. Officials say as a result, possessing some drugs, including ecstasy, is legal in Ireland. Selling them is not.
The Southern Baptist Convention is quietly nudging its 16 million members to tie the knot at a younger age. Baptist leaders say that marriage should be considered a foundation of adult life.
In the mid-1800s, Britain was a global superpower with a big weakness for tea, all of which came from China. But a botanist with a talent for espionage helped Britain swipe the secrets of tea.
Drugs made from proteins or antibodies are difficult for rival manufacturers to copy. The Food and Drug Administration just approved a copycat drug for cancer patients that shows it can be done.
Environmentalists and Democrats have launched investigations into the funding of climate skeptics. Some say the probes are necessary, while others worry they could rightly be seen as harassment.
The Center Lovell Inn and Restaurant will get a new owner in the coming months. Current owner Janice Sage is giving it away, the same way she acquired it back in 1993: through an essay contest.
A 2013 investigation found 10 people died in events related to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Bloomberg reporter John Hechinger about SAE's troubled history.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon members have until midnight Tuesday to leave their fraternity's campus house after a video surfaced showing several members singing derogatory racial language.
Prosecutors in the trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev presented photos Tuesday of the blood-stained note he left in the boat where he was captured.