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Wildfires Still Burn In Tennessee As Death Toll Rises To At Least 4

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 12:42pm

Eight new blazes raged Wednesday near Gatlinburg, Tenn., where fire has already destroyed more than 150 structures and injured dozens of people. "There were rivers of fire," said a resident who fled.

OPEC Reaches Deal To Cut Oil Output

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 12:33pm

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with CNN's Maggie Lake about the deal and Donald Trump's picks for treasury and commerce secretaries.

At 90, Singing Legend Tony Bennett Is 'Just Starting'

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 12:20pm

Here & Now's Robin Young spoke with Bennett about his new memoir, and the people who inspired his journey from Queens, New York, to citizen of the world.

Will The West Coast Progressive Bubble Burst?

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 12:11pm

The region's left-leaning — and largely urban — voting block has long dominated elections, handing victory after victory to Democrats.

The Sounds Of Cuba, In Exile And At Home

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 12:09pm

In the wake of Fidel Castro's death, Alt.Latino looks at the artists who remained in Cuba after the revolution and those who've left — and how their music reflects both realities.

House Democrats Re-Elect Pelosi As Leader

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 12:06pm

The California lawmaker, who has led the party since 2002, turned back a challenge from Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan. The secret ballot vote was 134-63.

William Christenberry, Artist Whose Muse Was Rural Alabama, Dies At 80

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 12:00pm

The photographer, who also painted and sculpted, returned to the place of his youth every summer, chronicling the lives of old buildings and roadside businesses as they changed with age.

One Veteran On Why He Will Stand For Standing Rock

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 11:52am

This weekend, a group of veterans are heading to the site to act as "human shields" for the protesters. Thousands have registered to go.

Former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair Cautions Against Dismantling Dodd-Frank

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 11:40am

Donald Trump’s economic team and his nominee for treasury secretary want to dismantle the regulations, put in place in the aftermath of the financial crisis.

New Experimental Treatments Offer Hope To Allergy Sufferers

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 11:33am

Scientists are getting closer to understanding the root causes of allergies, and are working on new methods for treating them.

Nancy Pelosi Re-Elected As House's Top Democrat

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 11:14am

House Democrats held leadership elections Wednesday. Nancy Pelosi was re-elected despite facing an unexpected challenge from Ohio Democrat Tim Ryan. David Greene speaks with NPR's Susan Davis.

Pelosi Overcomes Challenge To Win Re-Election As House Democratic Leader

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 11:13am

The California Democrat got 134 votes to Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan's 63, but it was the most serious challenge to her leadership she's faced since taking over the top slot in the House in 2003.

N.C. Officer Will Not Be Charged In Shooting Death Of Keith Lamont Scott

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 10:39am

Scott's killing unleashed two days of unrest in Charlotte. Scott, authorities said, left his car with a gun and did not listen to police who told him to drop it.

OPEC Agrees To First Cut In Oil Production Since 2008

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 10:21am

With the cut, OPEC's production will drop by 1.2 million barrels daily to 32.5 million barrels. The deal takes effect at the start of 2017.

Top Stories: New Trump Cabinet Picks; Deadly Southern Tornadoes

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 9:15am

Also: Trump highlights a deal to keep 1,000 jobs in Indiana; Cuba continues mourning Fidel Castro; and 20 Tennessee workers will share a $420 million Powerball jackpot.

Old-School, New-School: World Cafe's 2016 Jams

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 9:00am

Ease into the season of "best-of" lists with a handful of standout tracks from 2016: five retro-sounding, five cutting-edge.

Trump Says He Will Pull Back From Businesses But Offers No Details Yet

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 8:26am

In a series of tweets, President-elect Donald Trump tried to tamp down growing concerns that he will not separate his vast global business interests from his role as head of the U.S. government.

ISIS Drove Them From School, Now The Kids Of Mosul Want To Go Back

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 8:21am

A boy from Mosul, now in an Iraqi camp, quit school after ISIS took it over. "The children were terrified," says his mother. "They should be playing, and instead it was blood, blood everywhere."

Glowing Human Cells May Shed Light On Sickness And Health

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 8:08am

Researchers who developed a collection of human stem cells with glowing internal structures have begun sharing them with colleagues. The glow reveals the secret workings of cells.

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Live In Concert

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 8:00am

Watch the singer and her band perform three ferocious songs from her "Lincoln Center Out Of Doors" set, recorded live at New York's Damrosch Park.

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