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Russia Gives Edward Snowden 3-Year Residence Permit

Snowden has been in exile for a little more than a year, after he leaked a cache of classified documents that revealed some of the United States' most deeply held security secrets.

In Retaliation, Russia Bans Some Food Imports From U.S., Europe

Russia was responding to sanctions imposed by the U.S. and its European allies over the crisis in Ukraine. The ban includes all beef, pork, fruit, vegetables and dairy products.

Newport Jazz 2014 In Photos

The 60th anniversary of the festival saw more than 45 bands perform overlooking the water in New England. Our photographer captured nearly every 2014 act, through abundant sunshine and driving rain.

As Ebola Spreads in Nigeria, Debate About Experimental Drugs Grows

The death toll in the Ebola outbreak has climbed above 900. In response, the World Health Organization will look into whether it's ethical to use experimental medicines in the outbreak.

When And How To Die: Germany Debates Whose Choice It Is

German courts have supported some types of assisted suicide, but the ruling party has vowed to stop doctors and organizations it says are profiting from the practice.

Will Americans Buy Bug Snacks? Maybe ... If They're Funny And Cute

The "ick factor" has kept consumers in the U.S. from eating crickets, locusts and mealworms. To convert skeptics, bug-food advocates are trying to win them over with sleek packages and clever names.

What A Balloon Shouldn't Do, But For Some Reason Does

Tether a balloon to the floor of a car, step on the gas, and watch the balloon do something it shouldn't. Ask why. Then discover the answer. Then feel smart.

Coastal Ga. Weekend: Savannah And Coastal Events Aug. 7-10

Corrie Dyke of The South Magazine and Molly Swagler of the Tourism Leadership Council share their tips for a great weekend in Savannah.

Grandmother Finds Grandson, Abducted In Argentina's Dirty War

Estela de Carlotto's grandson was taken as a baby when her daughter was a political prisoner in the 1970s. NPR's David Greene talks to writer Francisco Goldman, who has chronicled her struggle.

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