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A Dress Judy Garland Wore In 'The Wizard Of Oz' Sells For More Than $1.5 Million

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 6:11pm

The price for the well-known blue-and-white gingham pinafore exceeded expectations at auction.

Explosive Belt Found In Paris Contained The Same Materials Used In Deadly Attacks

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 5:40pm

Analysts say the belt could belong to the eighth alleged attacker, Salah Abdeslam, whom police are trying to find.

Colleges And Universities Reconsider Symbols Tied To Racism And Slavery

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 5:07pm

At places like Princeton and Amherst, students have successfully agitated for their schools to scrub names and symbols the protesters found offensive.

Here Are The 2015 Medal Of Freedom Winners, In Their Own Voices

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 4:12pm

Athletes, artists and activists crowd the list of winners of the nation's highest civilian honor. Before they get their medals Tuesday, get to know them — in sight and sound.

So Long, Turkey: 3 Ways To Spice Up Thanksgiving Without The Bird

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 4:06pm

Not everyone delights in turkey as the centerpiece to Thanksgiving. We asked three chefs around the country for their suggestions of winning alternatives. They came up with venison, pork and biryani.

Treating Prisoners With Hepatitis C May Be Worth The Hefty Price

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 4:04pm

About 15 percent of people in prison are infected with hepatitis C. Screening and treating inmates would save $750 million over 30 years and prevent many new cases in the general public.

Mali Attack Highlights Underlying Connections Between Terror Groups In Africa

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 3:59pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to retired Gen. Carter Ham, former head of U.S. Africa Command, about U.S. military efforts to counter jihadist groups in Africa.

Utah's First Openly Gay Mayor-Elect Hopes To Build Bridges With LDS Church

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 3:59pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Jackie Biskupski, mayor-elect of Salt Lake City. She is the first openly gay mayor of the city, and one of the first openly gay politicians in the state of Utah.

'Mustang' Takes On Women's Rights In Fairy Tale Form

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 3:59pm

Five beautiful Turkish sisters are locked up together and forced, one by one, into marriage in the new film from director Deniz Gamze Ergüven. The movie has gotten rave reviews all over the world.

Police In Colorado Crackdown On Diesel Truck Owners For 'Rolling Coal'

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 3:25pm

Diesel trucks used to be known for belching black, polluting exhaust. Over the years, manufacturers have worked hard to shed that image, building cleaner engines. But there's a small group of diesel truck owners who are going in the opposite direction.

CNN's 'The Hunting Ground' Scrutinized For Portrayal Of Campus Sexual Assault

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 3:25pm

CNN's documentary The Hunting Ground makes the case that universities are letting rapists walk free and has come under withering attack for ignoring facts that contradict the film's claims.

Pharmaceutical Companies Pfizer, Allergan To Merge In $160 Billion Deal

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 3:25pm

U.S. drug giant Pfizer and its rival Allergan have agreed to merge in order to lower its corporate taxes, creating the world's largest pharmaceutical company by sales.

British Prime Minister Urges Parliament To Approve Airstrikes In Syria

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 3:25pm

British Prime Minister David Cameron is making a second attempt to persuade parliament to allow the Royal Air Force to take part in attacks on ISIS in Syria.

String Of Recent Attacks Signals Growing Capacity Of ISIS

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 3:25pm

ISIS has set an unprecedented tempo of terrorist attacks. It began in October when it downed a Russian airliner near Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt, moved to Lebanon and now Paris all in less than a month. Counterterrorism officials say it is wrong to look at these events individually. They say this is a "campaign of terror," and it suggests some level of coordination from ISIS's leadership as well as the growing capacity of the organization.

One Of Last 4 White Rhinos Euthanized At San Diego Zoo

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 3:25pm

One of the last four northern white rhinos was euthanized at the San Diego Zoo Sunday. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Rick Schwartz, the zoo's global ambassador, about how the species was so decimated and what might be done to save it.

Writer Domingo Martinez Says 'Crybabies' Podcast 'Makes Me Choke Up'

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 3:25pm

In Martinez's favorite podcast, the hosts ask guests what makes them cry.

Are Last-Minute Death Penalty Delays Cruel And Unusual Punishment?

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 3:25pm

The death penalty in the U.S. is under scrutiny after a series of botched executions. Some death row lawyers and activists say the repeated delays are torture for prisoners like Richard Glossip.

U.N. Chief: Paris Convention Represents 'Turning Point' In Climate Policy

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 3:25pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, about why she's optimistic about the climate convention in Paris.

Ernest Hemingway's 'A Moveable Feast' Hits French Bestseller List After Paris Attacks

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 3:25pm

Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast has hit the French bestseller list a half century after its publication, all because of a French granny. A 77-year-old Paris woman who lives near the Bataclan concert hall gave a TV interview that went viral. In the interview, she calls on her countrymen to read Hemingway's novel of living it up in the "City of Light."

Brussels Remains On High Alert Due To Terror Threats

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 3:25pm

Brussels remains on high alert for the third day with schools and the metro system closed. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with reporter Teri Schultz in Brussels about how this is affecting residents there.




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