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Minneapolis Renames Columbus Day As Indigenous People's Day

Minneapolis designates the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples Day, after the city council heard concerns that hailing Columbus as the discoverer of America is inaccurate.

Giving Up On Its Obamacare Exchange No Cure For Oregon's Ills

High hopes dashed, Oregon is the first state to abandon having its own health insurance marketplace. Now it has to figure out how to transition to

Fossil Fans Get Their Dino-Fix Before Smithsonian Renovates

The Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., got its new T. rex just in time to close its fossil hall for five years of renovations — longer than some dinosaur fans have even been alive.

NRA Says It's Not Bothered By Gun Control Group's Protest

The National Rifle Association's convention drew a counter-demonstration in Indianapolis this weekend, as advocates for gun control pressed their own agenda.

Obama Discusses Racist Comments Attributed To Clippers Owner

Calling racist statements allegedly made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling "incredibly offensive," President Obama says he is confident the NBA will resolve the controversy.

Marines In Australia Aimed To Stabilize A Growing Region

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Thomas X. Hammes at the Institute for National Strategic Studies about the U.S.'s strategic "pivot to Asia," and the recent deployment of Marines to Australia.

Fear For Sherpas' Future Grows With Each Climbing Tragedy

Sherpas have a great reputation as the world's best climbers. But when something goes wrong up in the mountains, it deeply affects the small ethnic group and its communities around the world.

Struggling To Get Out Of Poverty: The 'Two Generation' Approach

To help low-income families, some think high-quality early education is key; others argue it's support for parents with job training and education. A program called Career Advance is doing both.

A New Vision For Online Dating: A Profile In Pictures

Yet another digital dating model is on the horizon — one where user profiles are built completely from images. And it's not the kind of photos you might think.

Former NFL QB Earl Morrall Dies; Key Part Of Dolphins And Colts Teams

Earl Morrall, who played an integral role in the Miami Dolphins' perfect season of 1972, died Friday at age 79. Morrall played 21 seasons in the NFL.