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Canada Extends Deadline To Accept Syrian Refugees

1 hour 11 min ago

The pledge to bring in 25,000 refugees by year's end was a campaign promise by Canada's new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, helping sweep him to power.

'You Can't Prepare Yourself': A Conversation With Adele

1 hour 26 min ago

The singer's career has been a story in numbers, and not just the ones in her album titles. She discusses motherhood, stage fright, the Spice Girls and more in an extended chat with Ari Shapiro.

Puzzling Ebola Death Shows How Little We Know About The Virus

2 hours 15 min ago

Researchers need to figure out how Ebola can — and can't — be spread by survivors. And health workers need to don protective equipment once again.

Hans Abrahamsen Wins The Grawemeyer Award For Music

2 hours 48 min ago

The Danish composer's evocative song cycle let me tell you features an ingenious mashup of all the words allotted to Ophelia in Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Tunisian President Declares State Of Emergency Following Deadly Explosion

2 hours 50 min ago

The Tunisian President declared a state of emergency for 30 days and an overnight curfew following the explosion that ripped through a bus carrying presidential security on a main road in Tunis.

Russian Military Jet Crash Heightens Debate Over Syria No-Fly Zone

2 hours 52 min ago

Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio and others are supporting the idea of a no-fly zone over Syria to try to help civilians there. But skeptics say it no longer has any relevance to today's Syrian crisis.

Rapid Learners: How Pixar Animators Created A Very Scary River

2 hours 54 min ago

What would a small dinosaur look like in Class V rapids? That's the question Pixar filmmakers had to answer for their film The Good Dinosaur. So they piled into a raft to figure it out for themselves.

Blue Origin Announces Successful Launch, Landing Of Rocket

2 hours 58 min ago

Commercial space startup Blue Origin announced Tuesday the successful launch and landing of one of its rockets. NPR explores what the success means for space travel.

California Farmer Works To Restore Groundwater By Purposely Flooding Crops

2 hours 58 min ago

California farmers are pumping groundwater faster than it can be replenished. One farmer is spending millions of dollars trying to restore it by deliberately flooding his crops when there is water to spare. It's caught the attention of other farmers, especially since new state laws could soon restrict groundwater use.

Canada Releases Details Of Plan To Resettle 25,000 Syrian Refugees

2 hours 58 min ago

The Canadian government released details Tuesday of its ambitious plan to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year. The first refugees are to arrive next week.

Former Rep. Lee Hamilton Urges Importance Of Engagement In ISIS Fight

2 hours 58 min ago

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Lee Hamilton, the former congressman from Indiana, who has won the Presidential Medal Of Freedom. He says diplomacy should come before force in the fight against ISIS.

French Investigators Continue Search For Suspect After Finding Explosive Belt

2 hours 58 min ago

French investigators are checking an explosive belt found in a trash bin in Paris to see if it is linked to the November 13 attacks. The city is still tense, with a bomb scare closing part of the metro on Tuesday.

Obama, Hollande Vow To Expand Attacks Against ISIS

2 hours 58 min ago

French President Francois Hollande met with President Obama at the White House Tuesday to discuss the fight against ISIS in the wake of the Paris attacks.

Letters: Series On Opiate Addiction In Pregnant Women

2 hours 58 min ago

NPR's Ari Shapiro responds to listener letters about our series from Tennessee about opiate addiction and pregnant women.

Mormon Woman Grapples With New Church Guidelines On Same-Sex Relationships

2 hours 58 min ago

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently issued a handbook that outlines a strict policy toward Mormons in same-sex relationships. Children of parents in same-sex relationships can no longer be baptized at age 8, and Mormons in same-sex relationships face discipline from the church. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Berta Marquez, an LGBT activist and active Mormon, about the new guidelines.

5 People Shot At Black Lives Matter Protest In Minneapolis

2 hours 59 min ago

Five people suffered non-life-threatening injuries when gunmen opened fire near the site of a Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis Monday night. Two suspects have been arrested. The protestors are upset over last week's fatal police shooting of Jamar Clark — amid rumors that he was handcuffed at the time, an assertion that the police union denies.

Local Charities Capitalize On Holiday Rush With Day Of Giving

2 hours 59 min ago

There's Black Friday and Cyber Monday and, in some places, a single day dedicated to getting people to give to local nonprofits. In Lancaster County, Penn., they call it the Extraordinary Give — 24 hours of events designed to entice donations to arts groups, charities and other nonprofits.

It's Not SNL, But NBC Will Give 'Equal Time' To 4 GOP Candidates

3 hours 36 min ago

The candidates made requests for equal time after Donald Trump guest hosted Saturday Night Live earlier this month. NBC will let them broadcast campaign messages on affiliate stations this weekend.

China's Greenhouse Gases Don't Seem To Trouble Most Of Its Citizens

3 hours 39 min ago

The Chinese tend to ignore the dangers of global warming even though the country already suffers the consequences of pollution today and faces serious potential threats in the longer term.

Green Bean Casserole: The Thanksgiving Staple We Love — Or Loathe

3 hours 53 min ago

The classic Midwestern casserole, which turns 60 this year, has come to mean more than just a mashup of processed food. Even those who grew up with it but can't abide it admit: It tastes like home.




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