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Over Objections, Italy Introduces Tough Vaccination Measure

Jun 19, 2017

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Sonia Vallabh saw her mother die at age 52 from a rare disease that causes irreversible brain damage. Then Sonia learned she has inherited the genetic mutation that killed her mother. She and her husband quit their jobs and trained to become scientists. They're now racing against time to come up with a treatment that could save Sonia's life.

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Amazon is adding to its retail empire by buying the Whole Foods grocery chain for $13.7 billion. NPR's Yuki Noguchi joins us now via Skype to discuss this deal. Hi, Yuki.

YUKI NOGUCHI, BYLINE: Good morning, Steve.

Our Love Of 'All Natural' Is Causing A Vanilla Shortage

Jun 16, 2017

Gerry Newman buys vanilla by the gallon. He's co-owner of Albemarle Baking Co., in Charlottesville, Va., and vanilla goes into everything from his cookies to pastry cream.

A few years ago, each 1-gallon bottle of organic, fair-trade vanilla set him back $64. Today, it's $245, more than Newman can comfortably stomach.

It's a global phenomenon, hitting pastry chefs and ice cream makers alike. Some have changed their recipes to use less vanilla. Newman has switched suppliers to find a cheaper product.

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So 30 years ago this summer, video games made their orchestral debut. It was a performance in Tokyo. It was the first time that music from a videogame was performed live, was from the Japanese game "Dragon Quest." And this trend has carried on ever since.

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And now we have a new impression of President Trump. The most famous Trump impersonation up to now surely belongs to Alec Baldwin on "Saturday Night Live."

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How Cubans Are Reacting To Trump's Harsher Policies

Jun 16, 2017

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This Prank Gives Someone Too Much Power

Jun 16, 2017

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Court Says Judge's Twitter Handle Is OK

Jun 16, 2017

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Cubans really thought that their long era of economic isolation from the United States was over.

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Polgreen Aims To Transform The Perception Of 'HuffPost'

Jun 15, 2017

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It is a good time for the spoken word. There's a whole lot out there - from radio to podcasts to audio books. Turns out there are lots of choices out there for young audiophiles too.

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A special counsel's curiosity now reportedly extends to the actions of President Trump.

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And now we're hearing reports President Trump is about to approach the podium.

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The director of Michigan's Department of Health and Human Services was charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the Flint water crisis. The chief medical officer has been charged with obstruction of justice.

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A baseball diamond in Alexandria, Va., was a regular destination for Republican members of Congress. They'd held baseball practice there for years before work.

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Injuries Reported After GOP Baseball Practice Shooting

Jun 14, 2017

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