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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.

How China Is Reacting to Trump's Taiwan Call

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

A front-page editorial of China's official People's Daily newspaper denounces Donald Trump for speaking with Taiwan's president. A look at how a single call could affect U.S.-China relations.

Buzz Aldrin Recovering In New Zealand

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:15am

The ex-astronaut is being treated by Dr. David Bowie. Not the late pop star. A real doctor named David Bowie.

Denver Linebacker Sends The Gift Of Wine To His Opponents

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:10am

Von Miller has sent a 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon to all the opposing players in the AFC West.

Signed Out Of Prison But Not Signed Up For Health Insurance

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:00am

Most of the state prison systems in the places that expanded Medicaid under Obamacare have come up short on enrolling exiting inmates, despite the fact that many of them are chronically ill.

Taiwan's President: A Phone Call 'Doesn't Mean A Policy Shift'

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:24am

In her first comments since her talk with Donald Trump, President Tsai Ing-wen says she does not foresee "major policy shifts." She spoke with Western journalists, including NPR's William Dobson.

Real Parents, Real Talk About Kids And Screens

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 2:31am

How do you cope with parenting in the digital age? And how do you balance it all? How do you protect your kids, yet give them the freedom to create and explore.

Looking For The Best Books Of 2016? NPR's Concierge Is Here To Help

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 2:25am

NPR's annual, sortable book guide is here. And to mark the occasion, correspondent Lynn Neary talks about the year in fiction and shares a couple of her favorite new titles.

No, FDR Did Not Know The Japanese Were Going To Bomb Pearl Harbor

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 2:16am

There's no evidence to support it, but the conspiracy theory that President Franklin Roosevelt knew beforehand about Pearl Harbor refuses to die, to the consternation of World War II historians.

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