Mar 12, 2014 — Haredi, a branch of Judaism that shuns modern secular culture, had long been exempt from national service. The bill had been boycotted by the opposition.
Mar 12, 2014 — Carrots don't stand much of a chance against cronuts when it comes to tweets and Instagrams about food. The new Food Porn Index aims to change the conversation by tracking our virtual cravings.
Mar 12, 2014 — One hundred years after the Great War, we're looking back at the history that wasn't. If Archduke Franz Ferdinand hadn't been killed in 1914, how would the world be different?
Mar 12, 2014 — The UK Independence Party doesn't have any seats in parliament. But it does seem to influence Britain's ruling Conservatives by tapping into the same themes favored by the Tea Party in the U.S.
Mar 12, 2014 — Neil Young wants to start a revolution against the MP3. At SXSW, he debuted his biggest weapon, a high quality digital audio player and music store he's calling Pono.
Mar 12, 2014 — Research involving more than 1,500 patients suggests people with Crohn's may have too many of the types of gut bacteria that tend to rile the immune system and too few that reduce inflammation.
Mar 12, 2014 — The Air Force has acknowledged a problem with cheating on tests by nuclear missile officers. NPR spoke with eight former officers and seven said that they had participated in some kind of cheating.
Mar 12, 2014 — Just how did the late Chokwe Lumumba — a revolutionary who still threw up the Black Power salute on occasion — get elected the mayor of a mid-sized American city in the Deep South?
Mar 12, 2014 — Starting in the late 1960s, the jazz saxophonist produced a series of recordings that came out on the musicians-owned Strata-East label. Those seven albums are now collected in a box set.
Mar 12, 2014 — Fresh Air's classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz recently published a poem about friendship and loss on Poets.org.