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Massive Volcanic Eruption Is Making Iceland Grow

The eruption has been going for weeks. So far it hasn't been catastrophic, but it has been creating new ground.

In California, Less Water Means More West Nile Virus

You'd think that mosquitoes wouldn't like drought, but that's not what's happening in California, where stagnant water breeds more mosquitoes. Cases of West Nile virus have doubled since last year.

Avoid The Rush! Some ERs Are Taking Appointments

Nobody looks forward to sitting in the waiting room. So some hospitals are trying to improve customer satisfaction by offering online appointments. The pitch: "Wait for the ER from home."

As Run-Ins Rise, Police Take Crash Courses On Handling Mentally Ill

As the availability of mental health services has declined, many police departments have trained Crisis Intervention Teams to respond to people with mental illness.

French Citizen Is Kidnapped In Algeria By Islamist Splinter Group

The man was captured just hours after the Islamic State called on its followers to launch attacks against French citizens.

U.S., Allies Hit Islamic State Targets In Syria, Pentagon Says

The Pentagon said it had used fighter, bomber and Tomahawk missiles during the mission launched on Monday.

Deggans Picks 'Gotham,' 'Black-ish,' 'The Flash' Among Fall TV's Best

As the fall TV season begins this week, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans gives his picks on new shows to watch and a few to avoid (or hate watch, if you like).

Treasury Announces New Steps To Reduce Corporate Tax Dodges

The Treasury said corporations were increasingly moving their parent companies overseas to dodge U.S. taxes. The Treasury said the practice erodes the tax base.

Why Did Congress Kick The Can On Funding Islamic State Mission?

The president got approval for his plan to train and equip Syrian opposition fighters, but lawmakers didn't approve funds to pay for it or the broader air campaign.

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