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The United Nations has sounded the alarm about a potential genocide in South Sudan, but the Security Council couldn't muster the votes needed to impose an arms embargo.
Dec. 24, 2016
The United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution condemning Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory. Ambassador Dennis Ross discusses the implications.
Dec. 24, 2016
A U.N. official says South Sudan is very close to a "Rwanda-like" genocide. Cameron Hudson of the Holocaust Museum's genocide prevention center explains the history of South Sudan's struggles.
Dec. 24, 2016
The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is more than 1,500 years old and in the midst of a large restoration project, cleaning grime off mosaics and giving the church its first face-lift in centuries.
Dec. 24, 2016
The U.S. State Department is urging Americans to consider the risks before traveling to Egypt or Jordan after recent terrorist attacks in both countries.
Dec. 24, 2016
Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts hear from a woman facing an overbearing mother-in-law.
Dec. 24, 2016
The president of Nigeria claims that the militant group Boko Haram has been driven from its last stronghold in the Sambisa Forest.
Dec. 24, 2016
Despite the ubiquity of headphones these days, a new study indicates hearing loss among American is in decline. Our host speaks with the study's co-author, audiologist Gregory Flamme.
Dec. 24, 2016
President Vladimir Putin denies his government sponsors sports doping, but some competitions have pulled out of Russia after new evidence emerges from an international inquiry.
Dec. 24, 2016
An Iraqi special forces commander explains the drone-dropped bombs and other ISIS tactics making the battle for Mosul so difficult.
Dec. 24, 2016
Chemi Shalev, a columnist for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, shares Israeli reaction to president-elect Trump's moves to align U.S. policy more closely with the Israeli government.
Dec. 24, 2016
It's an article of faith that the migrant influx and this week's terror attack in Berlin cloud Chancellor Angela Merkel's reelection chances next year. She's safe, says Die Zeit editor Josef Joffe.
Dec. 24, 2016
As president-elect Donald Trump Tweets and fills out his cabinet and White House positions, his priorities on foreign policy, trade, the debt and regulation become clear and raise alarm with critics.
Dec. 24, 2016
After bruising losses in November, Democrats are regrouping. Nick Rathode of the State Innovation Exchange pledges to fight for progressive causes and candidates in state houses across America.
Dec. 24, 2016
Harlem was known as the cultural capital of black America. With Charles Rangel retiring, the neighborhood will be without African-American Congressional representation for the first time in 70 years.
Dec. 24, 2016
A new technique that enables scientists to edit DNA much more easily stirred big hopes this year for medical breakthroughs. But it also stirred fears.
Dec. 24, 2016
Donald Trump calls the impact of trade deals on the US a "disaster." But what kind of economy is he really inheriting and how might he affect it? Economics blogger Megan McArdle weighs in.
Dec. 24, 2016
For his new album, Chaz Van Queen has opted to go by the moniker, Chazmere. He tells host Linda Wertheimer why he changed his name, and how to use the word "bae."
Dec. 24, 2016
Back in the 19th century, ghost stories were all the rage at Christmastime. NPR's Linda Wertheimer reads a spooky Victorian tale.
Dec. 24, 2016
In August historic floods damaged more than 60,000 homes in Louisiana. We check in with displaced families still living in a Baton Rouge hotel this holiday season — with no known move-out date.
Dec. 24, 2016

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