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Last year, a former Massachusetts news anchor accused Spacey of assaulting her teenage son in 2016. Spacey's arraignment is scheduled for next month at the Nantucket District Court.
Dec. 24, 2018
Wildfires destroyed thousands of homes across California this year. Fire scientists are discovering that most homes burn down from blowing embers, sometimes long after the the fire has passed.
Dec. 24, 2018
Evangelicals in 2018 had to defend their views on sexual sin, given their willingness to overlook Donald Trump's infidelity and reports of sexual misconduct by their own pastors.
Dec. 24, 2018
About 40 percent of the Food and Drug Administration employees will go on unpaid leave starting Wednesday. The remaining staffers will respond to emergencies and continue work funded by user fees.
Dec. 24, 2018
Angel Etchecopar, commonly known by his nickname "Baby Etchecopar," was charged with sexist discrimination. Now, he must host experts on gender — and let guests speak uninterrupted.
Dec. 24, 2018
Lawmakers planned to extend the law, but it expired on Friday. Payment requests from VAWA-funded programs will be delayed until the law is reauthorized, but grants already given will not be affected.
Dec. 24, 2018
I had gone home to rural Zimbabwe for the holiday. In the village shop, two skinny young boys came in to buy cooking oil and bread. They hoped to use any leftover change to buy treats.
Dec. 24, 2018
After President Trump's decision to pull out U.S. troops, residents of northeastern Syria tell NPR they feel betrayed. Syrians, led by Kurdish fighters, have lost thousands in the fight against ISIS.
Dec. 24, 2018
The Empress of the Seas was headed for Cuba, but changed its course for Jamaica due to weather. That's how it ended up in the path of two fishermen from Costa Rica who had been adrift for 20 days.
Dec. 24, 2018
Warning systems failed to alert residents of danger when volcanic activity triggered a tsunami on Saturday. Hundreds died, and more than 11,000 people have been displaced on Java and Sumatra islands.
Dec. 24, 2018
Counting down from September, nine days of Mass, heaps of roast pig, colorful lights and festivities all over the place — the Filipinos know how to make the season bright, and eternal.
Dec. 24, 2018
Nawaz Sharif, who was removed from office over a separate corruption case last year, claims that the charges against him are politically motivated.
Dec. 24, 2018
Jakeli and Micah Swimmer aren't fluent in their native Cherokee dialect, but it's an important part of their identity. "If we're not speaking Cherokee, then what are we?" Jakeli asks.
Dec. 24, 2018
A growing body of research shows keeping a log of what you are thankful for can lower stress, help you sleep better, and may even reduce the risk of heart disease. But it's not for everyone.
Dec. 24, 2018
A question about heading soccer balls inspired a series of experiments to understand how the brain changes shape when someone's head takes a hit.
Dec. 24, 2018

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