Health
4:39 am
Sun December 28, 2014

Thalidomide Victims In Spain Still Waiting For Compensation

A Thalidomide victim leaves a Spanish court in a wheelchair while a protestor holds a sign reading "Thalidomide, Justice!" during a trial in Madrid in October 2013. Thousands of babies across Europe were born with abnormalities including missing limbs when expectant mothers were prescribed thalidomide in the 1950s and later.
Andres Kudacki AP

More than five decades on, the battle for justice over birth defects caused by the drug thalidomide continues in only one European country: Spain.

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Economy
4:39 am
Sun December 28, 2014

Economist: This Recovery Is Broad-Based And Stable

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Europe
4:39 am
Sun December 28, 2014

How To Pitch A Hamburger In A War Zone

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Europe
4:39 am
Sun December 28, 2014

German Protesters Express Their 'Defensive Nationalism'

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Latin America
4:39 am
Sun December 28, 2014

Argentinian Orangutan May Be Free To Enjoy Some Privacy

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Asia
4:39 am
Sun December 28, 2014

AirAsia Flight Goes Missing With 162 Aboard

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Politics
4:39 am
Sun December 28, 2014

To Deal With Hostile Congress, Obama Can Look To History

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World
4:39 am
Sun December 28, 2014

Albright On The U.N.: 'If It Didn't Exist, We Would Invent It'

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Shots - Health News
2:36 am
Sun December 28, 2014

Wonder Abides, Even For A Skeptical Doctor

Katherine Streeter for NPR

The holidays are here, bringing joy and, for some, wistful feelings.

Doctors are no different. Even for a profession that prides itself on scientific proof, the long nights of December afford ample opportunity for reflection and even doubt.

As we take stock of what we've accomplished and where we've failed to measure up, I find my scowling mask of medical skepticism falling away. I have to admit that there is so much wonder and mystery that science and medicine still can't explain.

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Goats and Soda
2:35 am
Sun December 28, 2014

Adebisi Alimi: Gay Nigerian Actor Puts His Sexuality In The Spotlight

Adebisi Alimi, an actor-turned-activist, was the first person ever to come out as gay on Nigerian television. He now shares his story when he speaks up for the rights of the LGBT community.
Claire Eggers NPR

Adebisi Alimi is the first person ever to come out as gay on Nigerian television. But that wasn't what the 29-year-old wanted to be known for back in 2004.

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