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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.

Will Trump Bring Back The Reagan Rule About Abortions?

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 7:41am

It's the "Mexico City policy," which blocked federal funds for international family planning charities if they were to "promote" abortion.

What Smart Aliens Could Teach Us About Survival

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 7:07am

Once we mix in real science with the possibility of extraterrestrial life, we can learn much about our current dilemmas and, hopefully, about our survival as a species, says Marcelo Gleiser.

The Marcus King Band On World Cafe

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 7:00am

Watch the 20-year-old guitarist, whose new album was produced by Warren Haynes, play "Virginia" live in Philadelphia.

NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2016's Great Reads

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 6:00am

The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics.

How Just Eight Flavors Have Defined American Cuisine

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 5:30am

In her new book, Sarah Lohman says that even though America is culturally and ethnically diverse, its food is united by a handful of tastes that have permeated our nation's cuisine for centuries.

The Fallout After A Former NFL Player Is Shot To Death

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:18am

The NFL held a moment of silence at a game Monday evening for Joe McKnight. The football player was shot dead in an apparent road rage incident in New Orleans. The shooter was released by police.

What's Next For The Dakota Pipeline?

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:18am

The Army Corps of Engineers says it will explore new options for the Dakota Access Pipeline. Here's a look at the possibilities, and how long it might take.

After A Mistrial, South Carolina Prosecutors Plan A Retrial In Police Shooting

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:18am

After a jury deadlocked, South Carolina prosecutors say they will retry Michael Slager, the former North Charleston police officer who was filmed in the fatal shooting of Walter Scott.

A Democratic Senator Weighs In On Trump's Emerging Cabinet

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:18am

As Donald Trump's cabinet takes shape, Sen. Jeff Merkley, an Oregon Democrat, weighs in. He says he's "deeply concerned" about the choice of Ben Carson to leading Housing and Urban Development.

U.S. Defense Secretary Seeks to Reassure An Anxious Japan

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:18am

Defense Secretary Ash Carter is visiting Japan at a time when Tokyo is worried about its longstanding treaty with the U.S. and how President-elect Trump will deal with China.

How Trump Waged An Under-The-Radar Ground Game

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:18am

President-elect Donald Trump's digital director talks about the unconventional ground game he unleashed in the run-up to the presidential election and how those strategies might help Trump govern.

'It's (Sexy) Asian Men!' Hallelujah!

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:18am

The new short web film "It's Asian Men!" aims to tackle a big issue: Why Asian-American men are rarely cast on TV or in movies as the romantic or sexy lead. No Long Duk Dong here.

Trump Brand Carries Cachet In India, And Now More Scrutiny

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:18am

The Trump name increases the value of a project in India, according to those involved. But now it also brings heightened scrutiny.

Ben Carson Says His Experience Helped Prepare Him To Lead Housing Agency

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:18am

Though he has no government experience, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has been selected to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development by President-elect Trump.

The Oakland Fire And The City's Underground Music Scene

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:18am

The warehouse blaze in Oakland, Calif., claimed dozens of lives, and it also threatens a way of life for underground electronic music fans and artists in the Bay Area.

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