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3-Year-Old Boy Shot And Killed In Arkansas Road Rage Incident

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 11:33am

With police offering a $20,000 reward for information about the suspect, we check in with Isabella Moller, a reporter for KARK FOX 16 Little Rock.

How Sean Hannity Became Influential In Conservative Media And Politics

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 11:20am

Media historian Brian Rosenwald joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to chart Hannity's rise from morning drive radio in Huntsville, Alabama, to hosting "Hannity" on Fox News.

Assessing The Successes And Failures Of Obama's Approach To Syria

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 11:11am

Aleppo is often invoked as a symbol of the U.S. and the world's failure in Syria, and President Obama in particular takes a lot of blame.

China-U.S. Tensions Escalate On The High Seas

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 11:06am

Amid China agreeing to return an underwater U.S. drone seized in the South China Sea last week, we check in with an expert in the region's politics.

Russia's Ambassador To Turkey Shot And Killed In Ankara, Russian Official Says

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 11:01am

Andrei Karlov was shot "multiple times" Monday evening as he delivered a speech at an exhibition opening in Ankara, Turkish state media reported.

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World Cafe Next: Kate Tempest

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 10:42am

Hear two scarily contemporary tracks from the extraordinary British spoken-word artist.

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Alabama Admits Its High School Graduation Rate Was Inflated

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 10:30am

Alabama boosted its graduation rate with questionable methods.

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Patients Cared For By Female Doctors Fare Better Than Those Treated By Men

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 10:28am

If male doctors were as good as their female counterparts at caring for older people in the hospital, about 32,000 fewer patients a year would die. What do women doctors do better than men?

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Regina Spektor On World Cafe

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 10:18am

The Moscow-born singer turns back to her roots for her latest record, Remember Us To Life. Hear her tell the stories behind the songs and perform an old Russian lullaby.

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Scientists Blast Antimatter Atoms With A Laser For The First Time

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 10:06am

By comparing the light from anti-atoms with the light from regular atoms, they hope to answer one of the big mysteries of our universe: Why is there so much regular old matter and not much antimatter?

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Pop Culture Advent Calendar, Day 19: In 'La La Land,' Wait For The Kick

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 9:28am

The song "Someone in the Crowd" from Damien Chazelle's musical ode to Hollywood contains a moment that perfectly captures the film's theme.

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IMF's Christine Lagarde Found Guilty Of Negligence Over 2008 Dispute

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 9:12am

A French court ruled that the current head of the International Monetary Fund improperly oversaw a case when she was France's finance minister. She was not sentenced to any prison time.

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In Memoriam 2016

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 8:31am

NPR Music remembers musicians — singers, songwriters, instrumentalists — and other visionaries we lost in 2016. Explore and celebrate their musical legacies.

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Songs We Love: Low, 'Some Hearts (At Christmas Time)'

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 7:56am

With its buzzy loops, clean guitar lines and a soaring Mimi Parker vocal, the band's exquisite new holiday song feels, appropriately enough, like an actual gift.

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Evacuations Resume In East Aleppo, As Well As 2 Rebel-Besieged Villages

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 6:40am

Multiple cease-fires have failed and evacuation efforts halted in the dwindling rebel-held enclave in Aleppo, partly over disputes about two regime-friendly villages. Now buses are moving again.

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Lawmaker's Musical Tie Goes Of During Asbestos Speech

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 6:19am

An Irish lawmaker's Santa Claus tie started playing Christmas carols during a speech to the legislature. As the music played, colleagues chuckled but the lawmaker continued with his speech.

Meghli, Lebanon's Own Rice Pudding, Welcomes Babies — Including Jesus

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 6:00am

In traditional Lebanese Christian homes, Christmas Eve dinner is not complete without this earthy and symbolic dish. But some fear traditions are fading in the wake of the country's long civil war.

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This Mostly White City Wants To Leave Its Mostly Black School District

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 5:02am

Schools in Jefferson County, Ala., have been under a desegregation order for decades. Now that a majority white city wants to secede, a federal judge must decide if it's segregation all over again.

Grambling State Wins Celebration Bowl Over North Carolina Central

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 5:01am

North Carolina Central had a chance to tie Saturday's game with Grambling State but a player was penalized for celebrating in the end zone. The Celebration Bowl was decided by excessive celebration.

Folk Alley's 10 Favorite Albums Of 2016

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 5:00am

Folk Alley's Elena See and Linda Fahey share their takes on the best Americana, roots and folk records of the year.

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