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Retailers Prepare For Holiday Shopping

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 4:08am

We take a look at what this year's Black Friday sales indicate about the direction of the economy.

NASA Taps Young People To Help Develop Virtual Reality Technology

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 4:08am

Scientists at NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center are hoping to use virtual reality technology to study space, and Earth, without leaving their offices. Talented high school students are helping.

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Myanmar And Bangladesh Announce Tentative Deal On Rohingya Crisis

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 7:18am

Myanmar and Bangladesh say they've agreed on terms for the return of hundreds of thousands of refugees to Myanmar. Rohingya Muslims have been fleeing violence the U.S. describes as "ethnic cleansing."

Democrats Strategize For 2018

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 6:03am

When members of Congress come back from Thanksgiving break, they'll start thinking about the 2018 midterms. Democrats are hoping to continue their recent wins.

Zimbabwe Gets A New Leader For The First Time

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 6:00am

Zimbabwe gets a new president Friday, just the second in its 37-year history. It's still unclear exactly what fate awaits the country's outgoing leader, Robert Mugabe.

Navy To No Longer Require Pepper-Spraying For Sailors Every 3 Years

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 4:52am

The Navy used to require sailors to be pepper-sprayed every three years — for training. Now, after getting complaints, it says once is enough.

D.R.E.A.M.: Dogs Rule Everything Around Me

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 4:45am

A Brooklyn dog-walking company called the Woof-Tang Clan and claims to walk the "illest group of dogs in New York City." RZA of the real Wu-Tang Clan sued for copyright infringement.

Despite Trump's Promises, Coal Plants Keep Closing

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 4:08am

Despite President Trump's vow to put coal miners back to work, coal plants keep closing. We visit a Texas town where one is slated to shut down soon.

Yemen On 'The Brink Of Famine' After Saudi Blockade

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 4:08am

For an update on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, NPR's Noel King speaks with the International Rescue Committee's Paolo Cernuschi. He's on the ground in Sanaa.

What POW/MIA Means To A New Generation Of Veterans

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 4:08am

The POW/MIA movement that began during the Vietnam War changed the way the U.S. sees its responsibility for missing service members. A new generation of veterans sees the flag differently than before.

Trump's Company Cuts Ties To NYC Hotel

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 4:08am

President Trump's company says it's severing its contract with the Trump SoHo, a New York City condo hotel that has struggled to find buyers.

Your Thanksgiving Stress Playlist

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 4:08am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to music commentator Miles Hoffman about classical music that captures the stress of Thanksgiving.

Walmart And Amazon's Food Fight

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 4:08am

Amazon and Walmart each want to sell you groceries as part of their plan to sell everyone everything. So now Walmart is inventing new kinds of foods to lure customers into the store.

How A Missouri Town Keeps Winston Churchill's Legacy Alive

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 4:08am

A movie about Winston Churchill opens this week. A Missouri town is keeping Churchill's memory alive with the use of a church originally built in central London in the 12th century.

Taxes, Big-Box Stores And The 'Dark Store Theory'

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 4:08am

Some towns rely on taxes that big-box stores pay to help keep their lights on. But in several states, cities accuse those retailers of undervaluing their own properties so they can pay less tax.

News Brief: Roy Moore's Communication Director Resigns, Politics In Lebanon

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 4:08am

We look at Roy Moore's chances in the Alabama Senate race after his communications director resigned. Also, Prime Minister Saad Hariri has returned to Lebanon and says he will stay on, for now.

China Grows Bolder On The World Stage

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 4:08am

China has supported one-party control in Cambodia, anti-Rohingya policies in Myanmar, and jettisoning historical baggage in Zimbabwe. These episodes suggest a more assertive Chinese foreign policy.

Alabama Senate Race Roundup

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 4:08am

Democrat Doug Jones released a new ad calling his opponent Roy Moore a child abuser, while Moore's communications director resigned.

Saad Hariri Returns To Lebanon As Saudi Arabia And Iran Vie For Influence

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 4:08am

Lebanon's prime minister returned and says he's not quitting as he had said earlier. The strange events raised alarms about the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran and their influence in Lebanon.

Is Sports A Safe Conversation Topic At Thanksgiving Anymore?

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 4:08am

Sports commentator Pablo Torre tells NPR's Noel King about how to navigate conversation at Thanksgiving dinner now that sports has become so politicized it's no longer a go-to safe space.

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