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China Demographic Crisis: Too Many Boys, Elderly
There's growing opposition in China to the government's one-child policy, which has resulted in having too many boys. Males may soon find it difficult to find a wife and an aging population may hurt the nation's economic growth.
A Climate 'Policy Wonk' in the Making
When college junior Kelley Greenman recently traveled to Bali, she skipped the beaches in favor of U.N. climate meetings. At age 20, she's diving headfirst into climate-change policy.
Me Llamo Dora: An Explorer in Modern America
Animated heroine, beloved of preschoolers throughout the U.S., breaks the cartoon mold: She's Latina, bilingual, a tomboy — and she knows how to get problems solved. NPR's Rolando Arrieta explores how Nickelodeon's scrappy heroine came to be.
Pope Aims to Rally Catholics on First Visit to U.S.
Pope Benedict XVI arrives in the United States on Tuesday for his first papal visit. He comes with a reputation as a rigid enforcer of dogma, but the German-born pontiff may receive a much warmer welcome here than he has been getting in increasingly secularized Europe.
Aid Groups Target Poor Nations as Food Prices Soar
International aid institutions are scrambling to help poor nations cope with a dramatic jump in food prices. Part of the problem is attributed to low food reserves, rising energy prices and high demand for biofuels. The era of inexpensive food may be over.
'My Cancer' Returns: I Fell and Couldn't Get Up
Commentator Leroy Sievers speaks regularly with Morning Edition about his experiences dealing with cancer. But for the past six months, he's been recuperating from the effects of surgery to combat cancer in his spine.
Wachovia Reports $350 Million Loss Last Quarter
Wachovia, one of the nation's largest banks, says it lost about $350 million in the last quarter because of trouble in the credit markets. The bank says it will cut its dividend to shareholders. It also plans to raise $7 billion by offering new stock.
American Airlines Says Fleet Is Back in the Air
American Airlines says it doesn't anticipate any delays Monday like the ones passengers endured last week. The carrier canceled more than 3,000 flights due to a government safety crackdown.
TurboTax Prepared for Filing Crunch
Last year, TurboTax's Web site was unable to process tens of thousands of last-minute electronic tax filings, causing the IRS to grant taxpayers a 48-hour filing extension. This time TurboTax says it's ready for the deluge.