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Philly's New Pay-What-You-Can Restaurant Brings Everyone To The Table

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 12:00pm

A hunger researcher and two restaurateurs teamed up to open EAT Café, a restaurant that aims to provide a sit-down dining experience even to people who typically can't afford to eat at restaurants.

Uber Eyes Artificial Intelligence With New Acquisition

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 11:52am

Other companies like Google and Facebook have also been making moves to boost their understanding of AI as they look to their future.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Says Democrats Could Win Back Rural Voters

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 11:40am

Tom Vilsack, a former governor of Iowa, has for years urged fellow Democrats that the party needs to reach out to the demographic.

Former Child Soldier Denies War Crimes In Trial At International Criminal Court

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 11:37am

Dominic Ongwen, who was kidnapped by the Lord's Resistance Army when he was a boy, pleaded not guilty to 70 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Uganda. He was nicknamed the White Ant.

This Nashville Treasure Is Trying To Make A Comeback

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 11:33am

A quirky carousel designed by pop artist Red Grooms started delighting tourists and families in the late-1990s. Then it was abruptly taken down.

Tribes Call On Obama To Make Bears Ears A National Monument

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 11:26am

Obama has designated 27 national monuments during his presidency. And a coalition of American Indian tribes are hoping he'll take action on at least one more.

How Students Can Balance College Applications With Holiday Fun

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 11:20am

December is a busy time for all of us — but it's perhaps busiest for high school seniors and their families.

Air Force None? Trump Threatens To Cancel New Presidential Plane Over Cost

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 11:15am

The president-elect complained about possible cost overruns of a new version of Air Force One, picking a fight with Boeing, the American aircraft-maker.

Vigil Held For Oakland Warehouse Fire Victims

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 11:11am

The blaze claimed 36 lives, making it one of the country's most fatal building fires in the last 50 years.

Supreme Court Sides With Samsung, Against Apple In Patent Infringement Fight

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:43am

The unanimous decision means that if Samsung swiped the design for one part of a phone from Apple, it may not need to hand over profits from the entire device. The case goes back to a lower court.

First Watch: Stef Chura, 'Spotted Gold'

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:30am

After years of playing Michigan's DIY scene, Chura is releasing her debut album, Messes, in January. "Spotted Gold" is the first single.

Grammy Nominations Pit Beyoncé Against Adele

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:29am

The two will face off for Album Of The Year, along with Drake, Justin Bieber and Sturgill Simpson. Other top nominees include Rihanna, Kanye West and Chance The Rapper.

A Case For Why TV Execs Should Face Critics

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:25am

Press tours with networks and cable companies give TV critics an opportunity to have Q&A sessions with top executives. This year, many executives will skip a big one in LA — and that concerns critics.

Songs We Love: Fred Thomas, 'Voiceover'

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:00am

The chorus-less, frenetic power-pop song narrates a string of feelings — the laundromat, the grocery store, the angry dad, the White Castle — that regulate our existence.

Top Stories: Oakland Warehouse Fire; China On Trump's Taiwan Call

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 9:35am

Also: President-elect Trump visits North Carolina for one of his "Thank You" rallies; the U.S. will return land to Japan on Okinawa; and a transformer fire caused foam to fill a Philadelphia street.

Tackle Your Holiday Gift List With The NPR Shop

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 9:20am

Have a public radio fan on your wishlist? Is that someone also you? Make your holiday shopping easier with our 2016 staff picks.

Going Bare Down There Can Boost The Risk Of STDs

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 9:17am

Next time you get a Brazilian wax or do a little manscaping you may be getting more than you bargained for. Banishing hair downstairs may increase the risk of sexually transmitted infections.

All Songs Considered: The Year In Music 2016

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 9:09am

We take a chronological audio stroll through 2016, looking at memorable moments and important releases with NPR Music's Ann Powers and Stephen Thompson.

Pop Culture Advent Calendar, Day 6: See David Schwimmer Say 'Juice' A Tremendous Lot

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 9:00am

This supercut of David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian in The People vs. O.J. Simpson has got more 'Juice's than a breakfast buffet.

Oakland Warehouse Manager Tells 'Today' Show: 'I Am Incredibly Sorry'

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 8:05am

Derick Almena leased and managed the warehouse known as "Ghost Ship," which burned down over the weekend, killing at least 36 people. He gave an agonized, frequently tense interview on the Today show.

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