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Canada's potentially lucrative oil sands business faces serious economic challenges. It has some concerned about its future as environmental critics look for ways to keep the oil in the ground.

Exit polls for the regional elections in France on Sunday show the far-right National Front party has not succeeded in taking control of some of the major regions of the country.

In Baltimore, closing arguments are slated to begin on Monday in the case of the first of six officer to be tried for the death of Freddie Gray. We get a recap of the trial so far.

It's the kind of place where people sit in the same seat day after day. The iconic Manuel's Tavern is getting renovated, and to preserve the bar's character, locals are trying something novel.

The massacre in San Bernardino, California, was a blow to a place that has had its share of adversity. The city has been battered by economic calamity, wildfires, high crime and bankruptcy.

Saudi Arabia has been blamed for exporting a kind of religious extremism that's allowed groups like ISIS to flourish the region. The US embassy in Saudi Arabia says that's not true.

There was cheering when nearly 200 countries reached an historic agreement to stem global warming. But the frantic deal making says something about what it may take to carry the agreement out.

NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with NPR's national political correspondent Mara Liasson about what's happened this week in politics and looks at the week ahead.

As college students around the U.S. protest institutional racism, the movement is growing more coordinated. Activists are inspiring each other on social media and sharing strategies and tips online.

Sixty-six snakes in poor condition — sick and hungry — were found in a Baltimore apartment. An animal rescue shelter has put out a call for supplies.




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