One study finds that women who have been vaccinated against HPV are much less likely to have throat infections with the virus. Since the vaccine helps reduce risk of some cancers, scientists think it might turn out to be effective against throat cancers, too.
In extensive and personal comments about the Florida teen's death and the trial that just concluded with a not guilty verdict for the man responsible, the president urged Americans to consider why African-Americans have reacted so strongly.
The case challenges the constitutionality of drone strikes that killed three U.S. citizens in Yemen in 2011. Government lawyers seeking to dismiss the case said the courts essentially have no role in drone-strike decisions.
Ye Meng Yuan, a teen from China, was struck after the crash. A coroner has now ruled that she was alive when that happened. It's possible that the foam used to put out flames had covered her, making it impossible for first responders to see her.
Health care providers are fighting a Florida law that would ban them from asking patients about the presence of guns in the home. In an NPR poll, a third of Americans agree with those doctors, while 44 percent support such measures, despite the health risks guns carry.
The city hopes a bankruptcy filing can help it deal with its multi-billion dollar debt. Host Michel Martin talks with Michael Pagano of the University of Illinois at Chicago's College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, and Rochelle Riley of the Detroit Free Press.
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