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"What the Grand Ole Opry did for country music, she has done for Southern food," one writer says of Hach, host of the South's first TV cooking show and a cookbook author and caterer for world leaders.

House party, that is. Even as campaigns get larger, candidates who want to win in New Hampshire continue to meet voters one-on-one. Why does this curious tradition survive?

A federal law enforcement official told NPR that Tashfeen Malik, a suspect along with her husband in Wednesday's mass shooting, had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and its leader on Facebook.

Employers added 211,000 jobs to payrolls last month, setting the stage for a Federal Reserve interest rate increase later this month.

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Matt Guilhem of member station KVCR about the San Bernardino shooting victims. The county sheriff's office has officially released all 14 names.

Ali Rezaian brought to Iran's Mission at the United Nations a petition for his brother's release that has been signed by 500,000 people.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney returned to the U.S. Capitol on Thursday for a ceremony honoring his service as president of the Senate. Former President George W. Bush was among those honoring him.

A federal jury has convicted former Massy Energy CEO Don Blankenship for conspiring to willfully violate mine safety standards at the site of a 2010 explosion that killed 29 people.

The unusual meeting was called to consider a ban on certain uses of a new technique that can make precise changes in DNA. The main concern is altering genes in human sperm, eggs and embryos.

The German parliament votes Friday on whether to send military support for French attacks on ISIS in Syria. The measure is expected to pass the Bundestag.

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