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Best-selling author J.D. Vance has decided to leave his job as an investor in San Francisco to help people in his home state of Ohio. NPR's Ailsa Chang chats with him about his decision.
Dec. 25, 2016
Through the years, first families have done plenty with Santa — from singing and dancing (Obama) to reading (Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton) to a celebrity kiss or two (Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush).
Dec. 25, 2016
By the end of December, medical interns are nearing the midpoint of their first year of intense, hands-on work with patients. The holiday season marks a special challenge.
Dec. 25, 2016
The Russian Defense Ministry says the aircraft dropped off radar early Sunday, soon after taking off from Sochi in southern Russia. The military plane was bound for Syria.
Dec. 25, 2016
Donald Trump said he wanted to "avoid even the appearance of any conflict" of interest. A spokesperson for the New York attorney general notes that an investigation into the charity is ongoing.
Dec. 24, 2016
Navigating the holidays can be hard enough for interfaith families. But especially this year — when the first night of Hanukkah falls on Christmas Eve.
Dec. 24, 2016
Canadian businessman Jim Estill is responding to the Syrian refugee crisis by sponsoring 50 families and providing them with jobs, housing and mentorship.
Dec. 24, 2016
A tweet this week prompted dozens of New Orleans residents to post their childhood photos with the same Santa Claus. He's been a part of Christmas there for decades.
Dec. 24, 2016
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

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