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The classic Midwestern casserole, which turns 60 this year, has come to mean more than just a mashup of processed food. Even those who grew up with it but can't abide it admit: It tastes like home.
Nov. 24, 2015
New York Times reporter C.J. Chivers discusses efforts by ISIS to weaponize a mysterious substance known as red mercury. "It's never been seen," he says. "It essentially is an urban legend."
Nov. 24, 2015
Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, has sent a craft past the edge of space and then landed its rocket safely – and vertically — in Texas.
Nov. 24, 2015
If you've ever wondered if the flu shot can give you the flu, you're not alone. We fact check the most common flu myths for you, and provide the lowdown on this year's vaccine.
Nov. 24, 2015
Fourteen-year-old Lucas Etter unmixed a 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube in 4.904 seconds, setting a new world record and becoming the first person to break the 5-second mark for solving the puzzle.
Nov. 24, 2015
Liberian officials announced a resurgence of the disease last week. Two of the boy's family members reportedly also have tested positive for the disease.
Nov. 24, 2015
There's been plenty of disagreement on whether stimulant drugs used to treat ADHD interfere with children's sleep. A review of studies finds the drugs make it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep.
Nov. 24, 2015
Both countries oppose the Islamic State. But they have different goals in Syria and have been eyeing each other warily since Russia's military intervened recently.
Nov. 24, 2015
During a papal visit, the media swarm and security is intense. He speaks of issues that face the country. After he goes, is there any lasting legacy?
Nov. 24, 2015
Laquan McDonald was shot 16 times in October of 2014, after he refused to follow officers' instructions as he walked down a street with a knife.
Nov. 24, 2015
China is building what could be the world's largest carbon market. Pilot programs are helping to lower emissions. But this is mostly due to slowing growth and the shift away from manufacturing.
Nov. 24, 2015
In the early 20th century, Americans wore gaudy costumes and bizarre masks, and some roved the streets begging for candy and treats — at Thanksgiving time.
Nov. 24, 2015
French President François Hollande is scheduled to meet with President Obama Tuesday. He'll meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday.
Nov. 24, 2015
More than half of America's sweet potatoes were lifted by hand from the soil of North Carolina. It's some of the most back-breaking farm work to be found, and migrant laborers do most of it.
Nov. 24, 2015
Police said they were looking for three white male suspects. Witnesses said the men opened on protesters after they were asked to leave. Five people suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Nov. 24, 2015
No school can succeed without the support of the families who send their children there.
Nov. 24, 2015
Russia said that its plane was flying "only within the borders of Syrian territory." Turkey said the plane violated its airspace.
Nov. 24, 2015
Balloons are a mainstay of Thanksgiving Day parades across the nation. It takes skill, strength and teamwork to control those helium-filled bags of fun — that's exactly what balloon school is for.
Nov. 24, 2015
We asked NPR listeners what they'd like to know about women's health in midlife. Hundreds of you had questions on topics from hormones to chin hairs. Two doctors are giving us the answers.
Nov. 24, 2015
Congress appears ready to overhaul the nation's most important federal education law, No Child Left Behind. Civil rights groups though worry some changes will hurt poor and minority children.
Nov. 24, 2015

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