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In Europe, pine-flavored spirits are a staple at ski lodges, but the idea has been slow to catch on in the U.S. As more American distilleries experiment with trees, however, that is changing.
Jan. 9, 2017
The man was held captive and beaten by four people who livestreamed the attack. He was white. His tormentors were black. Calling that a hate crime doesn't tell the whole story.
Jan. 9, 2017
John B. King, Jr. talks equity, testing and vouchers as he prepares for a Trump Administration hand-over.
Jan. 9, 2017
This week sets the table for Donald Trump's entry into the White House, with Cabinet picks facing scruity in the Senate as the president-elect faces reporters — and Barack Obama offers his farewell.
Jan. 9, 2017
The 2018 Paralympic mascot is the Asiatic black bear, a symbol of Korean folklore. But behind the caricature, South Korea has a troubled relationship with the bears, farming them for their bile.
Jan. 9, 2017
Most people's doctors put their health information in an electronic health record. Scientists are mining those records for clues to what treatments work best for individuals.
Jan. 9, 2017
Meryl Streep, a prominent progressive in the arts world, did not mention Donald Trump by name when she criticized his remarks about a reporter during the campaign. But her target was clear.
Jan. 9, 2017
HUD secretary Julian Castro hopes his likely successor, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, will come to support many of HUD's programs, but worries whether he'll roll back a new fair housing rule.
Jan. 9, 2017
State legislators in 30 states make $30,000 a year or less. New Mexico doesn't pay lawmakers at at all while those in New Hampshire make just $200 per two year term.
Jan. 9, 2017
La La Land captured seven awards, including best motion picture, comedy or musical. The night's final award went to Barry Jenkins' tender coming of age drama Moonlight.
Jan. 8, 2017
The numbers in 2016 were grim when it came to gun violence in the nation's third largest city.
Jan. 8, 2017
A 90-year-old Texas woman is trying to make "Juneteenth," a holiday that honors the freedom of slaves, a national holiday. She's walked around the country and will end her petition in Washington, D.C.
Jan. 8, 2017
NPR's Michel Martin talks with ethicist and founder of the Ethics Alarm blog Jack Marshall about the moral and ethical implications of the death penalty decision for Dylann Roof.
Jan. 8, 2017
In Jerusalem, four Israeli soldiers were killed and several others wounded when a truck drove into a group. Israeli officials say the driver, a Palestinian man, was shot shortly after the incident.
Jan. 8, 2017
Harvard Professor Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. talks about his work on criminal justice reform, and the last minute clemency requests to President Obama.
Jan. 8, 2017
This week will be packed with Senate confirmation hearings for some of President-elect Donald Trump's top officials, but some nominees still have incomplete ethic reviews.
Jan. 8, 2017
The One Ocean show, which has come under criticism for the treatment of its star orcas, has its finale Sunday at SeaWorld San Diego. Yet some doubt the park sincerely means to change its program.
Jan. 8, 2017
Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was a leading political figure in Iran for decades — from the 1979 revolution to current President Hassan Rouhani's surprise win in 2013. He was Iran's fourth president.
Jan. 8, 2017
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for one attack, and several other bombings followed across the city. The attacks continue an especially bloody week in the Iraqi capital.
Jan. 8, 2017
Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts talk about the importance of those three little words, "I love you."
Jan. 8, 2017

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