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Slate's Mike Pesca has a word for the National Football league this year: mediocrity. Mike make his case and also previews today's big games.
Dec. 18, 2016
I, Daniel Blake, the new film from esteemed British director Ken Loach, won the top prize at this year's Cannes International Film Festival — and it's sparking protest across the U.K.
Dec. 18, 2016
A new website called Radio Garden allows users to spin a virtual globe and click on live radio around the world. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with the site's designer Jonathan Puckey.
Dec. 18, 2016
Racism has been illegal in Brazil ever since an African-American dancer was barred from a hotel in the 1950's. But the problem persists.
Dec. 18, 2016
The tunnels and offices of Capitol Hill bustle with lawmakers, lobbyists, reporters and — dogs. NPR's Ailsa Chang takes her dog Mickey to meet some Congressional canines.
Dec. 18, 2016
Most of the almost 10,000 residents of the Jada'a camp for internally displaced people are from the Mosul area. Hundreds of families were expelled from their villages after relatives joined ISIS.
Dec. 18, 2016
A new report from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health looks at how far countries have come — and have far they still have to go.
Dec. 18, 2016
Infertility is often a private struggle. But some couples are going public — via crowdfunding sites — to help subsidize in vitro fertilization treatments that can cost as much as $20,000 each time.
Dec. 18, 2016
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay talks about her new documentary, 13TH, which explores the history of race and the criminal justice system in the United States. The film's title refers to the 13th Amendment.
Dec. 17, 2016
Senator-elect Catherine Cortez Masto is a Democrat from Nevada and will be the first Latina to serve in the Senate. She talks about what she hopes to accomplish in Congress.
Dec. 17, 2016
The financial crisis in Puerto Rico is putting a damper on the holiday season, as more budget cuts are coming. There is talk of shutting down basic services like schools and hospitals.
Dec. 17, 2016
Political strategist Ron Christie, film producer Tammy Garnes and Danielle Belton of The Root discuss President Obama's last news conference, Donald Trump's outreach efforts and the movie Rogue One.
Dec. 17, 2016
Henry Heimlich, the surgeon credited with inventing the Heimlich maneuver for choking victims, has died. The move saved thousands of lives. But he had other ideas that were more controversial.
Dec. 17, 2016
Andrew Tabler from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy takes a step back and examines the current situation in Aleppo, Syria and how the United States is involved.
Dec. 17, 2016
There are many losers in the war in Syria, and some critics say that includes the U.S. and its credibility. For years, the U.S. has tried — and failed — to stop the killing.
Dec. 17, 2016
Transgender people are concerned how rights may change under the new president. Many are hurrying to complete the process of changing genders on government documents before Donald Trump is sworn in.
Dec. 17, 2016
The copy of The Microscope and Its Revelations was kept by a student who graduated in 1894. Now, over a century later, his 77-year-old granddaughter has sent it back. Don't worry about the late fees.
Dec. 17, 2016
He's credited with saving the lives of people who are choking, thanks to the method he popularized in 1974. Now comes word that Dr. Henry Heimlich has died at age 96.
Dec. 17, 2016
Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the Sugars talk about ways to stop feeling jealous of a significant other's success.
Dec. 17, 2016
A Chinese military spokesman says the drone was taken so it wouldn't pose a danger to ships; he also blames the U.S. for adding drama to the incident.
Dec. 17, 2016

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