Emergency and health officials lift their recommendation that people evacuate the area around a fiery train crash. Many of the 2,400 residents of Casselton, N.D., have obeyed evacuation orders, fearing a large cloud of hazardous smoke and fumes.
If anything defined 2013, it was the political misstep. Between the broken promises, personal scandals and federal government shutdown, it was a year that left voters frustrated and, in some cases, appalled.
Every year is filled with political missteps, blunders, and gaffes - and 2013 was no exception. Host Michel Martin sits down with former Obama administration adviser Corey Ealons and conservative commentator Lenny McAllister to hand out this year's 'Tell Me Awards' for the best and worst political performances of the year.
An estimated 5,000 children in the U.S. have been placed in foster care after their parents were deported. Regaining custody can be very difficult for deportees. Host Michel Martin talks with Candi Mayes of the Dependency Legal Group of San Diego, and KPBS reporter Jill Replogle.
Since June, we've been "live-tweeting" moments from 1963 as if they were happening today. That includes "replays" of the March on Washington, the Birmingham church bombing and President Kennedy's assassination.
NPR has been taking a look at the numbers that tell the story of 2013. These 13 reflect the highs and lows of the year, from deadly wildfires and the war in Syria, to football stadiums and same-sex marriage.
The new year has arrived in Australia, New Zealand and other places in the Pacific. As 2014 begins around the world, we'll watch for highlights of the celebrations. Among the things to watch for: Dubai's bid to set a new world record for biggest fireworks display.
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