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There are many losers in the war in Syria, and some critics say that includes the U.S. and its credibility. For years, the U.S. has tried — and failed — to stop the killing.

A Chinese military spokesman says the drone was taken so it wouldn't pose a danger to ships; he also blames the U.S. for adding drama to the incident.

Thousands of people in Aleppo are waiting to be evacuated from the besieged city. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Los Angeles Times reporter Nabih Bulos about the latest developments in Syria.

President-elect Donald Trump is scheduled to testify under oath in January at Trump Tower — just weeks before he raises his hand to swear in at his inauguration.

Is comedy timeless? Comedian Jim Gaffigan explores that question by delivering ancient jokes to an unsuspecting audience.

If you go to an NBA game, should you expect to see the star players on the court — or at least on the bench? NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN.com about all things basketball.

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Greg Poling of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative about China installing weapons on islands in the South China Sea, and seizing a U.S. underwater drone.

Governor Pat McCrory of North Carolina signed a law stripping Democratic Governor-elect Roy Cooper of power. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Michael Bitzer, political science professor at Catawba College.

Have you heard of Chocolate Charlie, Black Cake or Cherry Mash? These traditional holiday candies and sweets are only made in certain parts of the country.

Voting patterns show that areas where Donald Trump did well were also places where opiate overdoses and deaths occurred. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Shannon Monnat who led the study.

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