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  • Ferguson Braces For Grand Jury Decision

    Saturday, November 22, 2014

    A grand jury decision on whether Officer Darren Wilson will face charges for killing Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., may be near. The grand jury met behind closed doors on Friday.

  • London's Mayor Calls U.S. Tax Bill 'Outrageous'

    Saturday, November 22, 2014

    NPR's Scott Simon explains the controversy London Mayor Boris Johnson waded into recently. He's a U.S. citizen, and the Internal Revenue Service says he owes them taxes.

  • In Las Vegas, Obama Sells His Immigration Plan

    Saturday, November 22, 2014

    President Obama has begun to try to sell the American public on his controversial executive action on immigration. He started Friday, with a visit to Del Sol High School in Las Vegas.

  • Shoveling Off To Buffalo Promises A Snowy Holiday Challenge

    Saturday, November 22, 2014

    While snowed-in Buffalo, N.Y. digs out, some Buffaloans are trying to figure out how to get home for Thanksgiving. That includes college students preparing for a difficult drive.

  • Starfish Illness Harms Other Sea Creatures

    Saturday, November 22, 2014

    Starfish in the Pacific northwest are being decimated by what's called wasting disease. Researcher Drew Harvell tells NPR's Scott Simon that warming seas are making it worse.

  • Asians — Not Just Latinos — Benefit From Obama's Immigration Action

    Saturday, November 22, 2014

    President Obama used executive action this week to reshape the country's immigration system. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Karthick Ramakrishnan of the University of California about the new policies.

  • Oman Recalls Its Trade Empire With Hand-Built Boats

    Saturday, November 22, 2014

    The country of Oman once ran a vast maritime trading network. Today, a group there devotes itself to preserving that legacy by recreating the traditional boats that sailed the seas back then.

  • You Might Be Surprised When You Take Your Temperature

    Saturday, November 22, 2014

    Ebola has made us all obsessed with body temperature. 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit is normal, right? But what about 98.2? Or 99? And how high and low can you go on the thermometer and survive?

  • Wealthy Arabs Flock To Pakistan To Kill The Bustards

    Saturday, November 22, 2014

    The Houbara bustard, a large bird whose numbers are declining, migrates to Pakistan every winter. Rich Arabs follow close behind and hunt them in large numbers. Some Pakistanis say this must stop.

  • Plague Outbreak In Madagascar Spreads To Its Capital

    Friday, November 21, 2014

    Madagascar reports hundreds of plague cases each year. Health officials are concerned that this year's outbreak could grow rapidly now that it has reached a densely-populated city.

  • Buffalo Blizzard Brings Odd NFL Game: Free, And Far From Home

    Friday, November 21, 2014

    Monday night's game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets is being played in Michigan, and tickets are being given away at no charge. Some Bills players began their trips on snowmobiles.

  • Obama's Immigration Moves Do Little To Help Businesses, Groups Say

    Friday, November 21, 2014

    The actions do make it easier for people with work visas to move between jobs. But they don't address something employers have long pushed for: an increase in visas for low- and high-skilled workers.

  • House Panel Finds 'No Intelligence Failure' Before Benghazi Attack

    Friday, November 21, 2014

    The final report by the House Intelligence Committee concludes the CIA "ensured sufficient security for CIA facilities in Benghazi and ... bravely assisted the State Department" on Sept. 11, 2012.

  • Kerry, Iranian Counterpart Meet Again In Nuclear Talks

    Friday, November 21, 2014

    Diplomats are meeting in Vienna ahead of Monday's deadline to reach an accord on Iran's nuclear program. NPR's Peter Kenyon notes that there is speculation over who is offering a last-minute proposal.

  • Texas Hits The Books

    Friday, November 21, 2014

    For the first time in more than a decade, the Texas State Board of Education has adopted new social studies textbooks. But the process came with a few hiccups.

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