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Why Your Future Vaccination Might Not Be A Shot

Step aside, injections! The next flu vaccine you see might look more like a bandage — a patch covered in 100 microscopic needles that dissolve in the skin in just a few minutes.


Who Keeps Track If Your Surgery Goes Well Or Fails?

The outcomes of many medical procedures and treatments done in hospitals nationwide aren't tracked or even measured, says a surgeon who thinks that's bad. Understanding outcomes, he says, saves lives.

5 Things You Should Know About Carly Fiorina

The former CEO of Hewlett-Packard once had a stint filing and typing for the company. She also dropped out of law school, survived breast cancer and once ran a campaign ad featuring demon sheep.

Texas Governor Deploys State Guard To Stave Off Obama Takeover

Texas' GOP governor is sending the Texas State Guard to monitor a military training exercise after right-wing militia alleged it's just a cover for the president's plan to put Texas under martial law.

It's A Beautiful Tree But It Causes A Stink

The disease-resistant Callery pear once was American cities' street tree of choice. One community in Pennsylvania has banned it. This story originally aired on All Things Considered on April 24, 2015.

Breaking Boundaries At A Harlem Barbershop

Black salons and barbershops, which serve as local hangouts, are pillars of the Harlem community. One relatively new resident enters one for a haircut for the first time.

After Nearly 60 Years, the Muscular Dystrophy Association Is Ending Telethons

Long hosted by Jerry Lewis, the annual Labor Day weekend events raised nearly $2 billion and featured acts by Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, John Lennon and many others.

After Police Are Charged In Gray's Death, Baltimore Awaits Next Steps

A day after Baltimore chief prosecutor Marilyn Mosby announced charges against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, residents of the neighborhood where he grew up hope change will come to the area.

The Orioles Won 8-2, But No Fans Were There To Watch

NPR's Arun Rath talks with Dave Zirin of The Nation about Wednesday's eerily empty ballgame at Camden Yards and what Zirin calls "sports-driven apartheid."

For The Record: The Voices Of Baltimore

Some residents of Baltimore say the relationship with the police is badly damaged. But it wasn't always that way.