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After Years Of Mediocrity, The Dallas Cowboys Have The NFL's Best Record

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:28am

The Cowboys have won only two playoff games in the past 20 years, but all of a sudden, they are once again a force again in the NFL, says commentator Frank Deford.

Texas Elector Resigns, Saying He Can't Vote For Trump In Electoral College

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:28am

Art Sisneros is a Texas elector who decided to resign rather than vote for Donald Trump in the Electoral College later this month. He explains how he came to that decision.

On The 75th Anniversary Of Pearl Harbor, Only A Few Survivors Remain

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:28am

Wednesday is the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, and only a few survivors are left from the Japanese attack that led the U.S. to enter World War II.

After One Race-Related Trial, Another One Begins In Charleston

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:28am

After a hung jury in one prominent race-related trial, and opening arguments scheduled to start in another, we explore the racial climate in Charleston, S.C.

Oakland Officials Still Searching For The Cause Of A Deadly Blaze

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:28am

The investigations continues into the deadly fire in Oakland, Calif., where officials have not yet determined the cause of a fire that killed 36 people.

Commentator Cokie Roberts Takes Questions About The Presidential Transition

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:28am

Commentator Cokie Roberts talks about the role of federal civil service during a presidential transition in a new, interactive Morning Edition segment called #AskCokie.

As Trump Holds A 'Thank You' Rally, Supporters Say They're Anxious To See Results

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:28am

Donald Trump held a North Carolina rally on Tuesday night, basking in his victory in a state that was expected to go to Hillary Clinton. Trump's backers say they hope he'll move quickly as president.

Were Neanderthals Religious?

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:27am

December is full of sacred holidays for many — and meaning-making through social gatherings and rituals for others. Anthropologist Barbara J. King considers how far back religious practices might go.

The Top-Selling CD This Year Is By ... Mozart

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:16am

There are 225 CDs in a Mozart box set, which explains the high sales.

Art That Transformed A Miami Neighborhood Now Making Its Schools Cool

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 2:29am

The principal of a Miami middle school that artists adorned with murals two years ago says the art has led to better attendance and enrollment. This year, it's an elementary school's turn for murals.

As Syrian Government Forces Advance, The War Could Be At A Turning Point

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 2:25am

After more than five years of fighting, President Bashar Assad's military is making significant advances against rebels in Aleppo and is subduing the restive suburbs of Damascus.

Trump Touts Military Strength In N.C. On Second Stop Of 'Thank You' Tour

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 9:25pm

The president-elect also formally introduced retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis as his pick to lead the Defense Department. Congress is also moving to fast-track a waiver he needs to be confirmed.

Pipeline Protesters, Battered By Blizzard, Vow To Stay

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 7:14pm

Amid their recent victory, people protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline are huddling in shelters in North Dakota as a brutal winter storm bears down on them.

Radio Conspiracy Theorist Claims Ear Of Trump, Pushes 'Pizzagate' Fictions

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 6:49pm

Alex Jones, whose radio show is carried by more than 160 stations, has also said the Sept. 11 attacks were an inside job and the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school never happened.

Are You Of Two Minds? Michael Lewis' New Book Explores How We Make Decisions

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:50pm

The Undoing Project tells the story of two Israeli psychologists who made some surprising discoveries about the way people think. According to the Moneyball author, it's all about framing.

To Help The Poorest Of The Poor, First You Have To Find Them

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:40pm

A new project uses computers to analyze daytime satellite pictures for signs of extreme poverty. Does it work?

Legal Win For Marine Who Used Classified Information In An Email Warning

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:36pm

A federal judge has overturned a military panel's decision to force Major Jason Brezler out of the Corps for including classified information in an email to his fellow Marines.

When It Comes To Wealthy Leaders, World Abounds In Cautionary Tales

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:24pm

Other countries have elected wealthy businessmen for the same reason Donald Trump won: people think they're so rich, they must be incorruptible. But in many cases, corruption and cronyism followed.

Amazon To Open Convenience Store With No Lines

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:59pm

Instead, the company envisions customers at the store picking up whatever they want off the shelves — then simply walking out with it. The items are automatically billed to their Amazon accounts.

Tech Companies Create Shared Database To Track, Remove 'Violent Terrorist Imagery'

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:46pm

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube announced they are cooperating to keep track of terrorist recruitment videos and violent images in order to remove them from search results and social media.

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