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It seemed like such a good idea: Use cold therapy to reduce the need for opioid painkillers after shoulder surgery. But this woman's insurance company said no dice.
Nov. 25, 2017
The president went on Twitter to say Time magazine "probably" was going to name him Person of the Year but he would have had to do a photo shoot and interview. Time said that's not the case.
Nov. 25, 2017
President Trump named Mick Mulvaney as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Friday, the same day outgoing director Richard Cordray named his own interim successor.
Nov. 24, 2017
Released solely to its "VIP" list, the Lego Millennium Falcon sold out quickly after its September release. The company promises more models through December, but only for its most loyal customers.
Nov. 24, 2017
When Yuka Ogata went back to work after having a baby, she tried to bring him along. The response highlighted the difficulties working women face in rules-bound Japan.
Nov. 24, 2017
The U.S. policy of supporting the Kurds in Syria has been a sticking point in U.S.-Turkey relations. The White House cited "pending adjustments" to military support provided to U.S. partners in Syria.
Nov. 24, 2017
Star Wars Battlefront II has created a massive debate within the world of gaming about in-game purchases, and now officials in Belgium and a representative from Hawaii are likening its in-game economy to gambling. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to Allegra Frank of the video game news site Polygon about the game's controversial "loot-crate" system.
Nov. 24, 2017
NPR's Sonari Glinton has been out observing the state of retail sales in Los Angeles on Black Friday. He tells NPR's Elise Hu what he's discovered in the huge after Thanksgiving sales.
Nov. 24, 2017
The German Foreign Ministry is trying to negotiate the return of German children who ended up with ISIS through no fault of their own. Some of the children were taken to Iraq and Syria by their German parents, while others were born there.
Nov. 24, 2017
Many foreign ISIS families are in the process of being moved to Baghdad as Iraq works to persuade countries like Russia and Turkey, to take back foreign wives and children of ISIS fighters.
Nov. 24, 2017
After filmmakers, actors, or musicians are accused of sexual assault or other misdeeds, how should we think about their work? NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with author Claire Dederer, who considers the question in an essay for The Paris Review: "What Do We Do with the Art of Monstrous Men?"
Nov. 24, 2017
Pope Francis is wading into the controversial Rohingya crisis with his upcoming trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh. Among those he will visit is Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been heavily criticized for not denouncing Myanmar's military crackdown on the Muslim minority.
Nov. 24, 2017
At least 235 people were killed in Egypt today as the country experienced its deadliest terror attack ever. A Sufi mosque in the Sinai Peninsula was bombed during Friday prayers — and attackers sprayed worshippers with gunfire. NPR's Elise Hu speaks with AFP's Samer Al-Atrush about the aftermath.
Nov. 24, 2017
After 37 years of governance under President Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe has a new leader. Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in today amid celebration and hopes that he can repair the country's depressed economy.
Nov. 24, 2017
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with David Brooks of The New York Times and Kimberly Atkins, chief Washington reporter and columnist for the Boston Herald, about Michael Flynn, sexual harassment allegations in Congress and tax legislation.
Nov. 24, 2017
Lawyers for Michael Flynn, President Trump's former national security adviser, will no longer discuss the special counsel's investigation with the president's legal team. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Susan Hennessey of Lawfare about what this means for the Mueller investigation.
Nov. 24, 2017
Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose firing by now-ousted President Robert Mugabe prompted military intervention, promises to change the government's culture after years of corruption and economic trouble.
Nov. 24, 2017
Over this Thanksgiving week, Americans will toss almost 200 million pounds of turkey alone. Massimo Bottura helps us fight food waste by showing us how to turn leftovers into a world-class new meal.
Nov. 24, 2017
Egypt's state news agency MENA reports at least 200 people died in the bombing and shooting attack by assailants against a mosque in the Sinai Peninsula.
Nov. 24, 2017
The sustainable choice between the dishwasher and a manual scrub-down may just boil down to your washing style — but it's hard to beat today's efficient machines.
Nov. 24, 2017

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