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How Long Are You Contagious With The Flu?

How Long Are You Contagious With The Flu?

Finally getting out from under the flu? Just because you're feeling better doesn't mean you can't get other people sick. You can spread the flu for longer than you might think.
More Than Twice As Many Women Are Running For Congress In 2018 Compared To 2016

More Than Twice As Many Women Are Running For Congress In 2018 Compared To 2016

Donald Trump is fueling many women's desire to run for office in 2018 — in the words of one analyst, he's "the gift that keeps on giving" to the resistance.
The Father Of The Internet Sees His Invention Reflected Back Through A 'Black Mirror'

The Father Of The Internet Sees His Invention Reflected Back Through A 'Black Mirror'

The titans of Silicon Valley have a grand vision of the future. But they have a tendency to miss the downside of their inventions — think cybercrime and online harassment.
Trump Endorses Romney For U.S. Senate, But Does It Signal Détente?

Trump Endorses Romney For U.S. Senate, But Does It Signal Détente?

Pundits have speculated that the famously strained relationship between the president and the former presidential candidate could mean a future Sen. Romney would be a thorn in Trump's side.
Rules For 2018 Aim To Speed Up How Long It Takes To Play A MLB Game

Rules For 2018 Aim To Speed Up How Long It Takes To Play A MLB Game

Among the changes, Major League Baseball will impose stricter limits on mound visits and commercial breaks will be shorter.
Canadians Burn Up The Ice, Shib Sibs Win Bronze In 'Incredible' Ice Dance Final

Canadians Burn Up The Ice, Shib Sibs Win Bronze In 'Incredible' Ice Dance Final

"This was an incredible ice-dance event," Maia Shibutani said, of a competition marked by high scores and high drama — and an electric program by Canadian legends Tess Virtue and Scott Moir.
French Olympic Ice Skater Has 'Nightmare' Wardrobe Malfunction

French Olympic Ice Skater Has 'Nightmare' Wardrobe Malfunction

Gabriella Papadakis left the rink on the verge of tears after her costume came undone and her breast was briefly exposed. But the dancer and her partner still have a shot at the gold.
What's It Like To Be Rich? Ask The People Who Manage Billionaires' Money

What's It Like To Be Rich? Ask The People Who Manage Billionaires' Money

Several years ago, sociologist Brooke Harrington decided to explore the secret lives of billionaires. What she found, she said, shocked her.

At Munich Security Conference, Frayed Relations On Display As Global Crises Grow

Confrontation and ultimatums replaced compromise and consensus at the meeting, where North Korea and the Iran deal topped the agenda. A commentator described it as "the end of the road" for diplomacy.
Chicago Fans Bounced For Racist Taunts Aimed At Capitals' Devante Smith-Pelly

Chicago Fans Bounced For Racist Taunts Aimed At Capitals' Devante Smith-Pelly

Four Chicago Blackhawks fans were ejected from their home arena for racially taunting a black player from the visiting Washington Capitals.

'New York Times' Investigates Ambush Of U.S. Soldiers In Niger

A New York Times investigation has found new details about an ambush in Niger last year that left four U.S. soldiers dead. Host Ari Shapiro talks with Rukmini Callimachi who reported the story.
Laura Ingraham Told LeBron James To Shut Up And Dribble; He Went To The Hoop

Laura Ingraham Told LeBron James To Shut Up And Dribble; He Went To The Hoop

The Fox News host sought to rebuke the NBA All-Star for "talking politics." James said the flap created awareness on the NBA's "best weekend": "I get to sit up here and talk about social injustice."

In Pennsylvania, New Court-Drawn Voting Map Could Shift Advantage To Democrats

The state Supreme Court declared the previous districts an unconstitutional gerrymander. Republicans vow to challenge the new map, which they say amounts to overreach by the Democratic-majority court.
Why Employers In Georgia Are Watching The Immigration Debate Closely

Why Employers In Georgia Are Watching The Immigration Debate Closely

In Dalton, Ga., the self-proclaimed "carpet capital of the world," business leaders are worried about what will happen if DACA protections disappear.

Brazil Hit By An Explosive Wave Of Bank Thefts

In Rio de Janeiro, thieves are robbing banks by blowing them up. The country's president is putting the military in charge of security there.

U.S. Seeks To Put Pakistan On Global Terror List

The U.S. is trying to get Pakistan put on a global terror watch list in the latest sign of tensions between the two countries.

How Trump And National Politics Impact Local Elections

In Wisconsin, President Donald Trump's controversial comments and policies are figuring into the normally quiet, nominally nonpartisan race for state Supreme Court justice.

Texas GOP Official's Photo Distributed By Russian Bot

Dwayne Wright, chairman of the San Jacinto County Republican Party, discovered a photo of his was shared by a Web-based group, Heart of Texas, part of Russia's campaign to influence the 2016 election.

Gun Control Student Activists Face Pushback From Conservative Media

The mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., has spurred media-savvy student activists to organize a national campaign against school violence. But conservative critics say the problem is society, not guns.

State Legislator For Parkland, Fla., On Gun Control Measures

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Rep. Jared Moskowitz, who represents the area where last week's fatal school shootings occurred, about whether new gun regulations will go anywhere.