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For Veterans, Trauma Of War Can Persist In Struggles With Sexual Intimacy

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 8:02am

What happens to sexual relationships after service members return from combat? Former Marine Chuck Rotenberry and his wife, Liz, open up about their struggles with sex and his PTSD.

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Struggling With Sexual Intimacy, Ex-Marine Turns Self-Image Into Tool For Help

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 8:02am

What happens to sexual relationships after service members return from combat? Former Marine Chuck Rotenberry and his wife Liz open up to NPR's Ailsa Chang about their struggles with sexual intimacy.

A 2017 Guide To Travel Trends, In Case You Need A Holiday Already

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 7:41am

A whole new year to travel is before us — but where to go and what to do? Pauline Frommer from Frommer's Travel guides looks at the travel ideas for 2017.

Sunday Sports

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 7:41am

NPR's Ailsa Chang and Mike Pesca of Slate's The Gist review the season's NCAA bowl games, and preview the upcoming championship game between Clemson and Alabama.

From Bill Clinton To Trump, The Impersonator That Keeps On Giving

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 7:41am

Tim Watters made a career for himself impersonating Bill Clinton. That impersonation has become less relevant, but lucky for him, the 2016 election presented him with some new material: Donald Trump.

Financial Advisor To American Cities Turns Attention To Troubled Puerto Rico

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 7:41am

Richard Ravitch has advised many American cities on how to get out of economic troubles. Now he's advising Puerto Rico. He speaks with NPR's Ailsa Chang about the U.S. territory's financial situation.

If Only For New Year's Eve, Brazilians Wave Bad Luck Goodbye

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 7:41am

New Year's at Rio's Copacabana beach is billed as the world's biggest open-air party. Revelers wear white, and at the stroke of midnight, walk into the ocean and jump over seven waves for good luck.

Critics Worry New Law Will Weaken FDA Regulation

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 7:41am

The 21st Century Cures Act promised more money for medical research, but some worry it will make patients more vulnerable. Ailsa Chang talks to Dr. Jerry Avorn about possible changes under the law.

To Appeal To A Modern Palate, Native Chef Gives Tradition A Little Twist

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 7:41am

More Native Americans are revisiting indigenous ingredients and methods of cooking. It's a natural calling for chefs, like Navajo Freddie Bitsoie, who have found themselves in a cultural tug of war.

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For This Puzzling Retrospective On 2016, You'll Need A Set Of Speakers

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 7:41am

We give you some notable quotes from the previous 12 months. You tell us who said them.

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For These Three Teachers, School And Rock Go Hand In Hand

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 7:41am

By day, Nicola Berlinsky and sisters Lisa Pimentel and Joanie Pimentel are colleagues at an elementary school. By night, they're bandmates — in a group they ironically named No Small Children.

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Cybersecurity Expert On Russian Sanctions Within Legal Boundaries

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 7:41am

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Michael Sulmeyer, who directs the Cyber Security Project at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, about sanctions against Russia.

Next Phase Of Dylann Roof's Murder Trial Will Determine Punishment

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 7:41am

Roof was convicted of killing nine people in a Charleston church. The penalty phase will determine whether he's executed for the crimes or will spend life in prison.

After Experimentations, Where Are We On No-Tipping Restaurant Policies?

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 7:41am

Ailsa Chang talks with restaurateur Danny Meyers about how a no-tipping policy at Union Square Hospitality Group's restaurants, which include Gramercy Tavern and The Modern, has fared a year in.

Trump's Responses In U.S.-Russia Dispute Roil Congress, Intelligence Community

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 7:41am

Weeks from Inauguration Day, there's a growing rift between how President Obama, some senators and some in the intelligence community view Russia, and how Trump tweets about Russia and its leader.

Bacon, Eggs, Cheese — And Spaghetti? The Italian Twist On A Hangover Cure

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 6:00am

This New Year's day, consider a bowl of pasta carbonara for a hangover fix. Made with spaghetti, eggs, cheese and pork, some say it's just as effective as bacon, egg and cheese on toast.

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Women Who Count: 3 Smart STEM Romances

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 6:00am

A new wave of romance novels features brainy heroines in science, technology, engineering and math — and the prejudices and obstacles they face on their way to a satisfying happy-ever-after.

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Alt-Right Infighting Simmers Around Inaugural 'DeploraBall'

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 5:00am

Organizers of an event to celebrate Donald Trump as he comes to office in January rescinded the invitation of one of its leading figures, following his tweets about Jews and the media.

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7 Women Trailblazers Who Took A Stand In 2016

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 4:54am

Maybe they didn't make headlines. But they inspired others to break stereotypes and take a stand.

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