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Remembering John Glenn

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 4:35am

Nick Taylor, who helped John Glenn write his memoirs, discusses the legendary astronaut and senator who died on Thursday at the age of 95.

Fears Of Genocide In The World's Newest Nation

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 4:35am

There are fears of a genocide in South Sudan, a country just five years old. Activists say the world is ignoring the crisis as the United Nations and the U.S. go through leadership transitions.

Trump Chooses Retired General John Kelly As Homeland Security Secretary

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 4:35am

Michael Chertoff, the former head of Homeland Security, discusses the man Donald Trump has tapped to lead the department, retired general John Kelly.

This Time Of Year, There's Plenty To See At The Movies

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 4:35am

Hollywood studios tend to release their prestige films at the end of the years, and several movies are especially notable, according to film critic Kenneth Turan.

One Small Company Finds A Solution To Employee Burnout

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 4:35am

Many companies find workplace burnout tough to tackle. But a call center in Chicago says it's found a way to keep morale up and employee turnover down.

Black Santa Claus Is A Hit In The Mall, But Faces An Online Backlash

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 4:35am

Larry Jefferson was the first black Santa Claus at Mall of America in Minnesota. He was popular with the kids, but he sparked on online backlash from people who felt Santa can only be white.

Pitching In At The Pipeline Protest

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 4:35am

At a home near the Dakota Access Pipeline, one woman can't join the demonstration because of her young children. But she's participating by offering shelter to visitors, including an NPR reporter.

As Syrian Government Forces Advance; Remaining Aleppo Residents Plead For Help

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 4:35am

As the forces aligned with the Syrian government move deeper into rebel areas in the city of Aleppo, residents there and the international community call for help and a ceasefire.

New U.S. Ambassador To Beijing Is An Old Friend Of China's President

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 4:35am

Christopher Hill, a former U.S. ambassador to Iraq and South Korea, talks about President-elect Donald Trump's choice for ambassador to China, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad.

Oakland Raiders Fans Drink Their Flight Dry

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 4:01am

On a flight to Kansas City, where the Oakland Raiders were playing a big game, Raider fans drank all the alcohol on the plane.

Wyoming Cold Proves Too Much For Moscow Ballet Troupe

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 3:57am

The temperature dropped to 31 degrees below zero, and a visiting ballet troupe from Moscow couldn't get their tour bus started. They had to cancel a performance.

Poll: Trump Needs To Choose Between Presidency And His Business

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 3:51am

Two-thirds of Americans think Trump must avoid a conflict of interest, according to a Bloomberg poll. But only a slight majority are confident he'll put the country's interests ahead of his own.

New York Village Says It's The Model For 'It's A Wonderful Life' Town

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 3:48am

Residents of Seneca Falls, N.Y., are celebrating 70 years of Frank Capra's classic Christmas film. The town claims architectural and geographic similarities, and a scouting trip by the director.

A Lifelong Secret: Can You Help This Ailing 94-Year-Old Man Make Amends?

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 3:37am

An effort to cover up a schoolyard incident led to decades of regret for Joseph Linsk. "The event never left me," he says, as he reveals a secret he's been keeping since the 1930s.

Images Show Dylann Roof Jury The Aftermath Of Mass Shootings At Church

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 6:30pm

Bibles and white tablecloths, as well as the bodies of victims and pools of blood, appear in photos of the Emanuel AME Church basement presented by prosecutors Thursday in Charleston, S.C.

'There's Something About Her': Podcast Explores How Oprah Became Oprah

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 5:29pm

In the new podcast, "Making Oprah," journalist Jenn White follows Oprah Winfrey's rise from Chicago talk show host to media mogul.

'Lives Are At Risk,' Hillary Clinton Warns Over Fake News, 'Pizzagate'

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 5:13pm

"The epidemic of malicious fake news and fake propaganda that flooded social media over the past year, it's now clear that so-called fake news can have real-world consequences," she said.

From Immigration To Infrastructure, Big-City Mayors Draw Up Wish List For Trump

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 5:04pm

Worried about policy changes and potential cuts in federal funding that Donald Trump warned about on the stump, mayors are now sharing their ideas with the president-elect as he sets his urban agenda.

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