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Key economic players Steve Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross, nominees for Treasury and Commerce respectively, are Wall Street veterans. Does their selection match up with Donald Trump's populist message?

A new study looks at clusters of tornadoes, like those that hit the Southeast this week. They are costly in lives and insurance payouts.

The U.S. and Pakistan have had strained relations for years. But in a phone call between Donald Trump and Pakistan's leader, the president-elect was full of effusive praise.

The northernmost community in the U.S. has voted to officially restore its traditional Inupiaq name.

Skin tone is only part of the challenge for an oft-tattooed customer who wants to see herself reflected in the "human canvases" of tattoo artists.

The agency noted Belgium's beer experts — zythologists — who taste and study complex and often experimental brews. It's one of 16 cultural elements that are being recognized.

An NPR investigation found thousands of soldiers with mental health problems or brain injuries were dismissed for misconduct. An Army review found commanders did nothing wrong, but experts disagree.

NPR's Peter Kenyon recently spent a week in Damascus after an 8-year absence. He found a changed city and strong strains of anti-American feeling. But the U.S. isn't the only target of Syrian anger.

Subsidized greasy-spoon diners called milk bars thrived in Poland in the communist era. Their numbers have dwindled, but Poles are once again embracing them for cheap comfort food.

Mining once boomed in Mongolia but as commodity prices fell, the economy tanked and companies went bankrupt. Unemployed men are taking over abandoned coal mines to extract what's left. Some have died.

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