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Up, Up And Away: Balloon School For Parade Newbies

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:56am

Balloons are a mainstay of Thanksgiving Day parades across the nation. It takes skill, strength and teamwork to control those helium-filled bags of fun — that's exactly what balloon school is for.

West Bank Settlement Case Raises Questions About Israeli Court's Authority

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:44am

In a West Bank settlement, Israelis are taking down a synagogue under a court order. After the case dragged on for years, it was resolved with an Israeli government payout.

Sweet Potato's Holiday Tradition Has Roots Literally In The South

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:32am

More than half of America's sweet potatoes were lifted by hand from the soil of North Carolina. It's some of the most back-breaking farm work to be found, and migrant laborers do most of it.

Behind Your Holiday Sweet Potato Dish, Hard Work In The Fields

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:32am

More than half of America's sweet potatoes were lifted by hand from the soil of North Carolina. It's some of the most back-breaking farm work to be found, and migrant laborers do most of it.

The Psychological Dimension Behind Climate Negotiations

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:10am

Ahead of the upcoming climate talks in Paris, researchers stress the importance of psychological research.

Golden State Warriors Aim To Make Game Against The Lakers One For The Record Books

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:10am

Linda Wertheimer talks to Diamond Leung (lee-ung), sports writer for the "San Jose Mercury News," about the hot start the Golden State Warriors are having. Against the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday night, the 15-0 Warriors can set an NBA record for most consecutive wins to start a season.

Pope Francis To Focus On Social Justice Issues During Trip To Africa

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:10am

Pope Francis heads to Africa Wednesday for the eleventh trip of his papacy and the most dangerous. The people will visit Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic, a nation split apart by bloody conflict between Muslims and Christians.

Thanksgiving Buzz: Pesticides Linked To Diminished Bee Health

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:10am

Lots of foods on Thanksgiving tables are pollinated by bees and other wild pollinators. Cranberries, squash and pumpkins to name a few. Last year, commercial beekeepers lost 42 percent of hives. There are a lot of issues behind the loss — including mites and loss of habitat. Studies show that insecticides also play a role. We evaluate recent studies linking pesticides to diminished bee health.

China Plans To Create A Nationwide Carbon Market By 2017

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:10am

China is building what could be the world's largest carbon market. Pilot programs are already helping to lower emissions. But this is mostly due to slowing growth, and the shift away from manufacturing.

Ski Resorts Welcome Early Snowfall In California's Sierra Nevada

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:10am

After four years of brutal drought, a series of early season storms is bringing record snow to California's Sierra Nevada this month. The storms are hardly drought busters, but that's not stopping people from celebrating.

Discarded Explosive Belt Found In Paris Trash Can

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:10am

France is still on high alert after the terrorist attacks earlier this month. An explosive belt suspected of belonging to the suspected eighth attacker was found in a trash can Monday night in Paris.

French President Tries To Organize A 'Grand Coalition' Against ISIS

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:10am

President Obama hosts French President Francois Hollande at the White House on Tuesday. The meeting is described as a show of solidarity in the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks, and a chance to forge closer cooperation in the fight against ISIS. Hollande is also set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin later in the week.

Trump Tells Ohio Crowd He Will Be Tough On ISIS

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:10am

The Ohio rally Monday night followed the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, and a string of controversial remarks that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump had made regarding Muslims in America.

Turkey Claims It Shot Down A Russian Fighter Plane

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:10am

Turkey says it shot down a Russian fighter plane which had violated its airspace. Russia says one of its planes was shot down over Syria by groundfire, and that it did not violate Turkish airspace.

Answering Your Questions: Health 101 For Grown Women

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:08am

We asked NPR listeners what they'd like to know about women's health in midlife. Hundreds of you had questions on topics from hormones to chin hairs. Two doctors are giving us the answers.

Goodbye, No Child Left Behind

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:05am

Congress appears ready to overhaul the nation's most important federal education law, No Child Left Behind. Civil rights groups though worry some changes will hurt poor and minority children.

More Women Are Freezing Their Eggs, But Will They Ever Use Them?

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:04am

The procedure is rapidly going mainstream, but it's so new that it's impossible to know if these women will exercise their option to have a child. Live birth rates from frozen eggs also remain low.

California, An Environmental Leader, Eyes A Key Role In Climate Talks

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:03am

World leaders are set to meet in Paris, trying to agree on how to combat climate change. Also attending will be California Gov. Jerry Brown, who is spearheading his own international climate movement.

Alessia Cara Becomes The Life Of The Party

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 1:04am

A reluctant party-goer, the 19-year old Ontario singer turns an anti-party hit into a celebration of her talents. "Nothing is unrealistic anymore," Cara says of her success.

How To Survive (And Maybe Even Enjoy) Thanksgiving Dinner

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 11:04pm

The holidays are a time to give thanks and be with the people we love. But sometimes those gatherings can be a bit challenging. This week, social-science based tips for having the best holiday season.




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