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Tue, 11/25/2014 - 9:01am

Throughout the fall, NPR Presents has collaborated with over one dozen member stations over three different shows.

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Ticket Page

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 9:00am

Tickets for events here

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About NPR Presents

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 8:58am

Every story deserves its own stage, and every story will get just that.

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Turning 21? Here's How To Avoid A Big Hike In Health Premiums

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 8:52am

Coming of age can also mean a whopping 58 percent jump in the cost of your insurance. Shop carefully to pick a plan that strikes the right balance between benefits and cost.

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Ferguson Docs: What The Witnesses Saw

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 7:32am

The big question in this case is whether police officer Darren Wilson felt threatened and whether Michael Brown had his hands up. Witnesses differ on what they say they saw.

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WAMU's Bandwidth Presents: Cass McCombs

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 7:03am

The enigmatic, nomadic singer-songwriter performs "Angel Blood" live in the studio.

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Thought Bubbles And One-Liners From An Ohio Classroom

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 6:23am

Art imitates life for Chris Pearce — English teacher by day, comic artist by night. Inspired by his students, the material practically writes itself.

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Ferguson Docs: Officer Darren Wilson's Testimony

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 5:52am

Wilson told a grand jury in September that Michael Brown punched him twice in the face and "the third once could be fatal if he hit me right." The grand jury declined to charge him in Brown's death.

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Piano In 'Casablanca' Sells For $3.4 Million

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 5:49am

The famous upright went to auction on Monday in New York. It came with a signed photograph of actor Humphrey Bogart who played Sam, and with the old wad of chewing gum found under the keyboard.

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Ferguson Docs: How The Grand Jury Reached A Decision

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 5:41am

The grand jury was presented with hours of testimony and thousands of pages of documents. Their job was to decide if there was enough probable cause to bring charges against officer Darren Wilson.

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Hotel Looking For Guests With Social Media Clout

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 5:41am

The luxury hotel in Stockholm will let you stay for free if you have 2,000 friends on Facebook, or 100,000 fans on Instagram.

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Clashes, Protests In Ferguson, Mo., Following Grand Jury's Decision

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 5:01am

St. Louis County's police chief said the unrest was "much worse" than the violence in August, when officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, 18. A grand jury declined to indict Wilson.

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Thanksgiving Travelers Will Need An Extra Helping Of Patience

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:20am

Get ready for bumper-to-bumper traffic, overcrowded airports, long lines and very little personal space on trains, planes and buses. This week is expected to be the busiest travel week of the year.

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Ferguson Grand Jury Testimony Made Public

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:20am

In compliance with Missouri's sunshine law, documents in the Michael Brown shooting case have been released — including the transcript of officer Darren Wilson's testimony and the coroner's report.

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New Bird Species Sings Sweetly In Sulawesi

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:20am

Birds are one of the most widely studied forms of life on the planet. And, there are still new species out there to discover — as one young researcher found recently in a forest in Indonesia.

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White House To Find Successor To Defense Secretary Hagel

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:20am

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced his resignation on Monday. He will stay on until his replacement is found. Why did Hagel resign, and what does it mean for the Obama administration's policies?

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Officer Fatally Shoots Cleveland Boy Brandishing Fake Gun

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:20am

A Cleveland police officer shot and killed a 12-year-old boy who had an air pistol. It's not the first such death in the city in recent years, and it sparked a number of peaceful protests.

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Protests Rock Ferguson After Officer Isn't Indicted In Brown's Death

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:20am

After the grand jury's verdict was announced on Monday, protesters took to the streets in the St. Louis suburb. The white police officer will not face charges in 18-year-old Michael Brown's death.

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Magazine Sheds Light On Allegations Of Rape Culture At UVA

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:20am

In an issue of Rolling Stone, a female freshman claimed she was raped by seven men at the prestigious Phi Kappa Psi fraternity in 2012. The University of Virginia's governing board meets Tuesday.

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Britain To Announce Sweeping Counterterrorism Legislation

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:20am

The British government plans to introduce measures it says will help authorities combat terrorism. The proposed legislation includes a ban on insurance companies covering the cost of ransom demands.

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