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It's a new year and time for a new you! Or not. NPR producer Melissa Gray, a self-described "potty mouth," has decided to try to cut her casual cursing, but she needs better euphemisms. Help her.

Kim Jong Un ended 2017 claiming that North Korea's nuclear arsenal could strike anywhere in the United States. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with former senior State Department official Evans Revere.

The wood pellet fuel industry is growing in the United States. The largest chip mills across the South are gobbling up hardwood forests to meet demand for overseas customers.

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Suzanne Maloney, of the Brookings Institution and editor of Markaz, a blog about Middle East politics, about the protests in Iran.

Migrant rights advocates warn that President Trump's attempts to shut down the refugee resettlement program will have long-term consequences.

The extremist group has lost all its strongholds in its core areas in Iraq and Syria. But some militants are still on the loose and plan to regroup and cause more mayhem.

A survey of fitness professionals who keep track of how we exercise suggests 2018 is likely to find more of us trading fitness gadgets for high-intensity interval training and group classes.

How much you eat matters more than how much you work out. Several apps are designed to make watching your diet easier. We gave one a shot.

China's foreign policy grew increasingly assertive in 2017, but there is debate about the country's capacity for global leadership. Beijing isn't keen to replace the U.S. on the world stage.

In Berlin, authorities are taking extra security measures ahead of New Year's celebrations. "Safety zones" are being set up for female party-goers, but some people are critical of this move.




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