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Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh and her only child, Bankole Cardoso. Even after she was diagnosed with Ebola, her son says, "Her morale was not low. She is such a fighter."
Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:37

Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh is hailed as a hero in Nigeria. She and her team refused to release an Ebola patient who was demanding to leave the hospital. But her dedication came at a cost.

<em>Morning Edition</em> host Steve Inskeep interviews President Obama in the Oval Office.
Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:11

In an interview with NPR, the president left open the door to reopen the embassy in Tehran, called Iran's defense concerns "legitimate" and said it could become a "successful regional power."

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:11

Martin O'Malley said it didn't make sense to allow the issue play out in the judiciary when the Legislature already had decided to outlaw the death penalty.

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 10:13

As the sun sets on The Protojournalist storytelling project, I reflect on the question: What have I done?

Miss Idaho, Sierra Sandison, shown here in her home town of Twin Falls, Idaho, decided not to hide the insulin pump she wears to treat Type 1 diabetes during the pageant.
Wed, 12/31/2014 - 09:46

In a year filled with gripping health stories, here are the ones that were the most popular with Shots readers. Think beauty pageant queens, pronouns and Ebola.

The story of Peggy and John Fugelsang's wedding was one of the most popular on NPR.org.
Wed, 12/31/2014 - 09:31

Beauty queens and baseball videos, as well as hard news on Ebola and the Michael Brown case in Ferguson were the stories of biggest interest to NPR.org visitors. There were also cats, of course.

Journalists wait for Cuban performance artist Tania Bruguera at Revolution square in Havana, on Wednesday.
Wed, 12/31/2014 - 07:19

Cuban artist Tania Bruguera asked people to use a microphone to outline their vision of the country. Bruguera, however, was detained before the performance even started.

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 05:50

The transfer is part of a plan to close the detention facility in Cuba. The Pentagon says there are still 127 detainees at Guantanamo.

Indonesian soldiers carry a coffin containing a victim of AirAsia Flight 8501 upon arrival at Indonesian Military Air Force base in Surabaya, Indonesia, on Wednesday.
Wed, 12/31/2014 - 04:55

Sonar may have located parts of the AirAsia flight that disappeared Sunday over the Java Sea with 162 people on board. Recovery teams have now pulled at least seven bodies from the choppy waters.

NPR's Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep interviews President Obama on Dec. 17 in the Oval Office, where they discussed U.S. involvement in the Middle East and the world as a whole.
Wed, 12/31/2014 - 04:03

"I believe in diplomacy, I believe in dialogue, I believe in engagement," the president says of Iran and other regimes perceived as U.S. enemies. But he says restoring relations is a gradual process.

The Sesame Workshop app called Big Bird's Words helps children not only learn new vocabulary, but also understand the interconnectedness between words.
Wed, 12/31/2014 - 02:31

Sesame Workshop's games are designed to help kids learn words and have fun. One New York City educator says it's never too soon to teach tykes that technology can be more than just entertainment.

One teaspoon of pure caffeine powder delivers about the same jolt as 25 cups of coffee.
Wed, 12/31/2014 - 02:28

With two young men dead, the Food and Drug Administration is considering banning sales to consumers of a highly concentrated form of pure caffeine. It's too easy to overdose, officials warn.

Thomas O'Donnell reads about Twiggle the Turtle to his kindergartners at Matthew Henson Elementary School in Baltimore.
Wed, 12/31/2014 - 02:27

A growing body of research suggests that teaching really young kids how to recognize and express their feelings can help them into their adult lives.

U.S. soldiers patrol the Taji base complex which hosts Iraqi and U.S. troops north of the capital Baghdad. Taji is one of an eventual five sites where the U.S. and allied countries aim to train 5,000 Iraqi military personnel every six to eight weeks for combat against the so-called Islamic State.
Wed, 12/31/2014 - 02:25

Three years after the U.S. military officially withdrew from Iraq, 2,000 U.S. troops are back restoring the old buildings they'd left behind and renewing former contacts with Iraqi officers.

Author Roxane Gay is an author who examines race, culture and gender.
Wed, 12/31/2014 - 02:25

Author Roxane Gay spent 2014 thinking and writing about issues that exposed divides in America over race and gender. She offers her thoughts on some of the year's most-talked-about stories.

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