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U.K. Orders New Inquiry Into Ex-KGB Spy Litvinenko's Death

Alexander Litvinenko, a critic of Vladimir Putin, died in 2006 after drinking tea laced with radioactive polonium-210. The inquiry would identify "where responsibility for the death lies."

Deal In Detroit Could Signal Cuts To Pensions Elsewhere

Pensions have long enjoyed strong legal protections, but recent bankruptcy cases suggest this might be changing. As a result, cities and states might ask more workers to accept a little less.

Montana Judge Is Publicly Censured Over 30-Day Sentence For Rape

Last year, District Judge G. Todd Baugh said that a teacher's victim, a student, seemed older than her age of 14. The girl committed suicide before the trial began.

Other Cities Poach Police From Detroit's Low-Wage Force

From Toledo to Houston, cities are courting Detroit cops, who are seen as battle-tested from routinely dealing with high crime rates and fed up from years of low pay and cuts in benefits.

What's Better Than A Total Eclipse Of The Sun? Check This

This may be the most heart-rending, most beautiful eclipse in our solar system. But you can't travel to see it. Not yet.

Teens Say Looks Can Be Liberating Despite Fashion Police

An NPR poll finds that stressed-out American adults commonly feel that their appearance contributes to their anxiety. But how do teens experience stress over their appearance?

The Immigrant Kids Have Health Issues But Not The Ones You'd Think

Some politicians say that the nearly 60,000 unaccompanied minors who've come to the U.S. could put the nation at risk for everything from TB to mumps. Health officials tell a different story.

Some Food Companies Are Quietly Dumping GMO Ingredients

Many mainstream companies are creating GMO-free foods, but they're not publicizing the changes. Meanwhile, some are also fighting state initiatives that would require them to label GMOs ingredients.

Jakarta Gov. Widodo Wins Indonesian Presidency, Tally Shows

The former furniture maker who entered national politics only two years ago won 53 percent of the vote. His rival, former Gen. Subianto, called the election unfair and undemocratic.

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