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New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says tensions in the city are at their worst since the 1970s. He spoke two days after Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot and killed two police officers in New York.

North Korea's National Defense Commission, which is headed by the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, said its military was ready to fight America "in all war spaces including cyber warfare space."

At a Colorado ranch run by Benedictine nuns, prayer and farming go hand in hand. "We have kind of a corner on the market" for grass-fed beef, says one sister. "People just kind of believe in it."

Low heating oil prices mean New Englanders don't have to bundle up at home this year, but they will have to watch their rising electric bills.

There is no effective treatment for the rare genetic disorder fragile X syndrome, so two parents created a foundation to fund research. But they found there's no easy road to a cure.

American Jewish college student Amelia Wolf spent Hanukkah last year in Ramallah. As the holiday approached, she was lonely — until her Palestinian hosts got wind of how she was feeling.

A filmmaker invited white residents of Buffalo, N.Y., to speak candidly about race. Karen Grigsby Bates finds the results are thought-provoking, often surprising and sometimes disturbing.

Travel to Cuba for business or education will be much easier as the U.S. eases restrictions, but until the embargo is completely lifted, going to Cuba simply for tourism still won't be allowed.

Tunisians are casting a historic vote as they choose their first elected president. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to correspondent Leila Fadel about the bright spot in a region roiled with violence.

Sony has canceled its new film, The Interview, which depicts the assassination of North Korea's leader. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with filmmaker Kevin Smith about writing controversial comedies.

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