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Gay football player Michael Sam didn't make an NFL team, but he will play for the Dallas Cowboys practice squad. Writer Michael Arceneaux says that's an important step forward for gay black men.
The vaccine was developed by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and at Okairos, a Swiss-based biotech company owned by the British drug company GlaxoSmithKline.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was expected to cruise to victory in next Tuesday's Democratic primary. But he faces a surprisingly vigorous challenge from the left.
Citing a broad threat posed by the Islamic State, President Obama said Sunday that he will deliver a national address Wednesday to discuss the U.S. approach to the group.
With their population estimated at roughly 97 percent of historical levels, blue whales off the West Coast are being called a conservation success story.
U.S. fighters and bombers carried out the attack in western Iraq's Anbar Province, trying to protect a key piece of Iraq's infrastructure.
NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with correspondent Alice Fordham from Baghdad about the latest round of U.S. airstrikes to support Iraqi forces on the ground in Iraq.