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As China and the U.S. strike a landmark climate change deal, NPR's Scott Simon asks science correspondent Christopher Joyce how effective these climate targets have been historically.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said a U.N. proposal for a ceasefire in Aleppo was "worth studying." NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Syrian journalist Zaina Erhaim about the prospects.

NPR's Scott Simon talks to columnist Megan McArdle of Bloomberg View about what voters really want from the U.S. job market.

Jane Byrne, the first female mayor of Chicago, died at the age of 81. NPR's Scott Simon revisits a conversation from earlier this year with Kathy Byrne, the former mayor's daughter.

With childhood obesity rates high, one program in a handful of Washington, D.C., schools is trying to change kids' lives — one vegetable at a time.

Women who turn to law enforcement for help are often frustrated that authorities aren't doing enough. Police say tracing the culprits can be a complicated and time-consuming process.

After a major investigation into America's nuclear forces, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says that he will be investing billions of dollars into the system, and changing to the way it's managed.

In the search for criminals, the government has been scooping up data from thousands of Americans through their cellphones. Audie Cornish talks to Devlin Barrett, who broke this news in The Wall Street Journal.

One of the largest public school systems in the U.S. dropped religious affiliations for holidays on its school calendar. The decision represents a classic church and state battle.

A bankruptcy judge has approved pay benefits cuts for workers at the ailing Trump Taj Mahal casino. But in the city's grim job market, better-paying opportunities elsewhere are few and far between.

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