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In Japan, Christmas isn't a national holiday, but it is a time for cake.
When you burn off fat, it drifts away in the breeze, Really!
Sony has canceled media appearances by James Franco and Seth Rogen to promote "The Interview."
'Torture Report': A Closer Look At When And What President Bush Knew
The NPR Ed team is discovering what teachers do when they're not teaching. Nina Park teaches high school English at TechBoston Academy in Dorchester, Mass. When class is over, she's scoring points as Elle L. Cool Jam on her roller derby team, the Cosmonaughties. The link to the full story is in our
Happy (maybe?) birthday, Beethoven! Who will help us celebrate? Beaker from @TheMuppets.
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"Oh God, it's mom:" Brother pundits divided by politics, united in mortification.
It was a huge year for Tiny Desk Concerts. See some of @nprmusic's favorites.
Listen to Brandi Carlile's new song, "The Eye."
When ladies invited strangers to come courting: 19th-century speed dating.
As the price of oil falls, so does the ruble. Russia is scrambling to control the damage
Judge Regrets Harsh Human Toll Of Mandatory Minimum Sentences
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Jeb Bush made a pre-announcement announcement that he's exploring a run for president.
Richard Estes paints scenes that look more real than reality.
Sydney police had to continually move people back to make room for more flowers.
President Obama's task force to re-examine how police interact with the public.
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In the 19th century, young single women would hold open houses and invite eligible bachelors.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck has Lessons to share about the department's "past ghosts."
Searching for something new? Here are public radio's 10 Breakout Artists of 2014
In 1864, Cheyenne and Arapahoe chiefs came for peace, but they got a massacre. Now an apology.
Sandwich Monday: The Hanukkah Miracle
To get to the bottom of what's in your gut, start with a swab of poo.
Copper bedrails could cut back on infections for hospital patients (via @nprGlobalHealth)
Fix that case of the Mondays with the first new D'Angelo album in 15 years