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Why Utah Is The Only State Trying To Track And Limit SWAT-Style Tactics

For all the talk of police militarization, no reliable statistics exist on the number of raids by SWAT or other heavily armed tactical teams. There are no federal or state tallies — except in Utah.

Through Soccer, Teen Migrants Rebuild Lives And Meet Pope Francis

During his U.S. visit in September, the pope is set to meet with unaccompanied minors from Central America who have formed a youth soccer team co-sponsored by New York's Catholic Charities.

If Fish Is Brain Food, Can Fish Oil Pills Boost Brains, Too?

Research suggests eating fish regularly over a lifetime is good for the brain. But when it comes to staving off cognitive decline in seniors, fish oil supplements just don't cut it, a study finds.

The Glimmering Sheen Of A Wide World Seen From Inside A Bubble

The teen heroine of Nicola Yoon's debut novel, Everything, Everything, has a disorder that bars her from leaving her house. Still, her world is vast, filled with writings, drawings — and new love.

To Win An Anagrammy, Just Sing A Song Of Scrambled Letters

Given an answer, you name the song. All you have to do is anagram one word in the made-up title you're given to complete the correct title of the song.

Kurdish Activists Camp Out Between Turkey's Army And Kurdish Fighters

As an old conflict heats up again in southeastern Turkey, the activists have staked out ground on a sunburned hillside and say they're willing to risk their own lives in order to stop the fighting.

The Bloody Mary Meat Straw: An All-American Story

Bloody Marys have been around for ages, but an Iowa man has invented a way to take them to a whole new level: a straw made of meat. They've become a hit at bars, ballparks and stadiums. #America

3 Views On A Tragedy: Reporters Recall First Days After Katrina

When Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast, devastating regions of Louisiana and Mississippi, three of NPR's correspondents saw the storm firsthand. These are their stories.

A Decade After Flood's Devastation, Love Keeps New Orleans Afloat

New Orleans lost much since Hurricane Katrina, and the failed levees that flooded the city. But Gwen Thompkins says the passions that survived the flood kept her city alive too.

In A Remote Part Of Washington, A Scramble To Save Cattle From Flames

More than 1,000 square miles of wildfires are burning in the state. In the isolated Okanogan Valley, where power and phone lines have burned, cattle ranchers are doing what they can to spare herds.