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More than 50,000 people have fled eastern Aleppo in the past four days, according to a monitoring group. This battle for the city could mark a turning point in Syria's war, now in its sixth year.
Nov. 30, 2016
The compromise is part of a mammoth new defense spending authorization bill that's slated for a vote by the end of next week.
Nov. 30, 2016
Critic John Powers discusses the Italian documentary, Fire at Sea, and the novel, These Are the Names. The works take very different — but nonetheless poignant — approaches to the refugee situation.
Nov. 30, 2016
The photographer, who also painted and sculpted, returned to the place of his youth every summer, chronicling the lives of old buildings and roadside businesses as they changed with age.
Nov. 30, 2016
Eight new blazes raged Wednesday near Gatlinburg, Tenn., where fire has already destroyed more than 150 structures and injured dozens of people. "There were rivers of fire," said a resident who fled.
Nov. 30, 2016
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation has explored payment changes that could cut health care costs and improve quality. But will the center survive in a new administration?
Nov. 30, 2016
The California Democrat got 134 votes to Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan's 63, but it was the most serious challenge to her leadership she's faced since taking over the top slot in the House in 2003.
Nov. 30, 2016
House Democrats held leadership elections Wednesday. Nancy Pelosi was re-elected despite facing an unexpected challenge from Ohio Democrat Tim Ryan. David Greene speaks with NPR's Susan Davis.
Nov. 30, 2016
With the cut, OPEC's production will drop by 1.2 million barrels daily to 32.5 million barrels. The deal takes effect at the start of 2017.
Nov. 30, 2016
Scott's killing unleashed two days of unrest in Charlotte. Scott, authorities said, left his car with a gun and did not listen to police who told him to drop it.
Nov. 30, 2016
Researchers who developed a collection of human stem cells with glowing internal structures have begun sharing them with colleagues. The glow reveals the secret workings of cells.
Nov. 30, 2016
A boy from Mosul, now in an Iraqi camp, quit school after ISIS took it over. "The children were terrified," says his mother. "They should be playing, and instead it was blood, blood everywhere."
Nov. 30, 2016
In a series of tweets, President-elect Donald Trump tried to tamp down growing concerns that he will not separate his vast global business interests from his role as head of U.S. government.
Nov. 30, 2016
Four children were also critically wounded in Alabama by a tornado and severe thunderstorms, the National Weather Service says. Tornadoes were also reported in Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana.
Nov. 30, 2016
Mnuchin is a hedge fund CEO and longtime Wall Street banker. His involvement in the spike in foreclosures following the housing market's crash could complicate his confirmation.
Nov. 30, 2016
Wilbur Ross Jr. is a donor and longtime associate of Trump's. Ross has grown rich by buying troubled companies and restructuring them with layoffs and budget cuts.
Nov. 30, 2016
The Motor City was at the heart of most of the country's illegal liquor trade during Prohibition. Now, the city is embracing its identity as a major force in the artisanal craft whiskey market.
Nov. 30, 2016
U.S. troops are training in Estonia, just 70 miles from the Russian border. It points to NATO's increased activity in the Baltic states and Poland amid the growing tensions with Moscow.
Nov. 30, 2016
Clara Peeters, a 17th century Flemish painter, hid tiny self-portraits in her still life paintings. She wasn't a household name, then or now, and just 40 or so of her paintings have survived.
Nov. 30, 2016
The late Cuban dictator didn't try out for the New York team, says Adrian Burgos Jr., University of Illinois history professor. It's fun to contemplate this historical "What if?" but it's pure myth.
Nov. 30, 2016

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