An Oxford-trained theologian named Jason Heap, who doesn't believe in God, wants to become the first humanist chaplain in the U.S. Navy. The Navy won't yet allow it, even though 13,000 active duty service men and women identify as atheists or agnostics.
A Philadelphia woman who allegedly gave her 93-year-old father a vial of morphine is facing prosecution in Pennsylvania. Most state laws prohibit assisted suicide, but prosecutions are becoming increasingly rare.
The last week before the long summer recess is usually crunchtime for Congress, but that hasn't been the case for the 113th. New York Times correspondent Jonathan Weisman joins Fresh Air's Terry Gross to discuss why this Congress has passed so few laws.
His books became icons of rural life in Texas. Graves' 1960 memoir, Goodbye to a River, recounts a canoe trip along a doomed waterway he knew in his youth. The book "was quickly recognized as a classic," NPR member station KERA reports.
The only voices in a TV broadcast of last night's game between the Detroit Tigers and Washington Nationals came from the field and the stands. FOX Sports Detroit offered fans "Natural Sounds at Comerica Park" as an alternative to its regular telecast.
Mothers are breast-feeding longer, according to a new federal report. But many moms don't get help learning how to breast-feed, and hospitals sabotage their efforts by giving healthy babies formula and giving parents free formula samples.
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