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The ongoing SoCal wildfires have burned more than 100,000 acres, forced thousands of people to evacuate, and destroyed hundreds of structures. Cal Fire says there is no end in sight.

The Wall Street Journal announced that it would consider how it uses the term "millennial." Linguist Ben Zimmer weighs in on whether this term has painted a whole generation with too broad a brush.

James Han Mattson's debut book, inspired by the real-life suicide of an outed young man, treats the Internet as both lifeline and paper trail of a tormented, small-town adolescence.

Bayou water and sewage flooded the city's opera, ballet, and theater companies, ruining wigs, costumes and props. Losses and costs to rebuild may total more than $60 million.

In 1912, white mobs set fire to black churches and black-owned businesses. Author Patrick Phillips revisits the incident in his book, Blood at the Root. Originally broadcast Sept. 15, 2016.

Several members of Congress announced their resignations this week over allegations of sexual harassment. President Trump continues to back Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who faces accusations of inappropriate sexual conduct with teenagers.

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee about the issue of sexual harassment. She wants the names of members of Congress who has used hush funds to cover-up harassment allegations to be released.

The U.S. job market has bounced back from a hurricane related slowdown this fall. But with unemployment hovering near 4 percent, a worker shortage could damper future economic growth.

The number of homeless people in the U.S. has gone up for the first time since 2010. Joryelle Marage tells NPR's Kelly McEvers about her experience being without permanent housing.

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Palestinian novelist Sayed Kashua. He remembers Jerusalem, and how the city has changed over the last few decades. The city is tense since U.S. recognized it as the capital of Israel.




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