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An Unexpected Friendship Brought The Sun Out Again For A Grieving Man

Mon, 2017-11-20 23:54

After his wife died, Dan Peterson didn't know what to do with himself. Then, he found a new friend in an unlikely place: the grocery store.

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In 'Our Syria' Cookbook, Women Share Stories, Safeguard A Scattered Cuisine

Mon, 2017-11-20 23:20

Syrian cooking blends the most delicious flavors from the East and West. For the cookbook Our Syria, Itab Azzam and Dina Mousawi met with Syrian women in the Middle East and Europe to cook with them.

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U.S. Surgeon General Says Working Together Is Key To Combating Opioid Crisis

Mon, 2017-11-20 19:06

The country's top public health advocate says the cycle of opioid addiction won't be stopped without more money from Congress and cooperation among federal, state and local officials.

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Department Of Justice To Sue To Block AT&T, Time Warner Merger

Mon, 2017-11-20 17:43

It was slated to be a massive merger of a telecom and a media company — a deal worth $85 billion. As the case heads to court, this could set up one of the biggest antitrust showdowns in many years.

Scientists Glimpse Houston's Flooded Future In Updated Rainfall Data

Mon, 2017-11-20 16:55

Hurricane Harvey's deluge left some homeowners and politicians wondering whether the whole system for predicting floods is any good. Scientists are hoping better data can lead to better flood maps.

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Beloved Singer And Songwriter Mel Tillis Dies At 85

Mon, 2017-11-20 16:27

Fans and fellow musicians are mourning the death of entertainer Mel Tillis. Tillis died yesterday after a long illness at the age of 85. He had three dozen Top Ten country hits of his own and wrote dozens more for others, including a monster hit for Kenny Rogers and the First Edition: "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town."

The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Is One Step Closer To Construction

Mon, 2017-11-20 16:27

The Nebraska Public Service Commission voted to approve a route for the pipeline, giving TransCanada the permission it needs to build. But there are still big obstacles ahead, both economic and challenges from environmentalists and landowners.

How Charles Manson Left His Mark On Pop Culture

Mon, 2017-11-20 16:27

The death of Charles Manson yesterday doesn't end his place in pop culture where he's practically immortal. Manson, despite being in prison for horrific crimes, had a large following and inspired different books and movies.

Kenya's Supreme Court Upholds Presidential Election Results

Mon, 2017-11-20 16:27

Kenya's supreme court dismissed challenges to last month's rerun of the presidential election, meaning incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta will be sworn in as president for a second term. This prompted a violent reaction from opposition supporters.

Zimbabwe Is In A Stalemate After Military Takeover

Mon, 2017-11-20 16:27

Zimbabwe is at a watershed moment — a slow-motion process to oust Robert Mugabe, the only ruler the nation has known. But will the 75-year-old war veteran, who is known as the Crocodile and is slated to succeed Mugabe bring change to the impoverished nation?

Current And Former Guantanamo Bay Detainees Create 'Ode To The Sea' Art Exhibit

Mon, 2017-11-20 16:27

Artwork by current and former detainees of Guantanamo Bay is on display at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan. But what does the art represent and why did the college choose to display it?

In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel's Coalition Talks Have Failed

Mon, 2017-11-20 16:27

Attempts by German chancellor Angela Merkel to form a coalition government have collapsed — earning a rebuke from the German President, who called on politicians to put aside their party interests for the sake of the country.

Alabama Media Group Condemns Senate Candidate Roy Moore

Mon, 2017-11-20 16:27

The Alabama Media Group came out with strong condemnation of Roy Moore, prompting a legal threat from the U.S. Senate candidate. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Alabama Media Group's Vice President of Content Michelle Holmes about that decision.

Democrats Lack Votes To Block Trump's Federal Judge Nominees

Mon, 2017-11-20 16:27

Two more of President Trump's nominees for important federal judge spots will have hearings this week. This comes as Republicans are putting the American Bar Association rating process under scrutiny.

Trumps Puts North Korea On List Of Countries Identified As State Sponsors Of Terror

Mon, 2017-11-20 16:27

President Trump has added North Korea to the list of nations designated by the U.S. government as state sponsors of terror — joining Sudan, Syria and Iran. North Korea was previously on the list, but taken off in 2008 by the Bush administration during an attempted denuclearization deal.

A Google-Related Plan Brings Futuristic Vision, Privacy Concerns To Toronto

Mon, 2017-11-20 15:00

Sidewalk Labs, a sibling company to Google, plans to redevelop Toronto's waterfront as a high-tech, livable lab. Some residents wonder what a data-driven development could mean for privacy.

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For Many Puerto Ricans, College Plans Washed Away With Hurricane Maria

Mon, 2017-11-20 05:00

As Puerto Rico students settle into high school on the mainland — one big question emerges: What happens to my college plans? That's especially scary for seniors, as application deadlines loom.

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A Blue Apron Thanksgiving: 3 Recipes To Try At Home

Sun, 2017-11-19 18:53

NPR's Michel Martin takes a peek into the Blue Apron test kitchen and speaks with the company's culinary director, Christopher Sorensen, for ideas on what to prepare this holiday.

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D.C.'s School For Young Boys Of Color Tackles Mistrust Between Students And Police

Sun, 2017-11-19 17:24

Washington, D.C., has created a new, all-boys public school designed specifically for the district's young men of color: Ron Brown College Preparatory High School. For one year, reporters from NPR and Education Week partnered to document the birth of this new school.

Tracing The Path Of A Gun

Sun, 2017-11-19 17:24

For three months, a trio of reporters from the Washington Post followed the trajectory of one gun as it traded hands, crossed state lines and got in several shootings. Reporter Ann Marimow spoke with NPR's Michel Martin about how guns fall into the hands of those who aren't supposed to have them.