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In 2017, major fighting against the ISIS in Iraq may wind up and focus may shift to a new protracted campaign in northern Syria. Ari Shapiro talks with NPR's Tom Bowman about what lies ahead.
Dec. 27, 2016
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe joined President Barack Obama to pay tribute to victims of the attack. Robert Siegel talks with NPR's Elise Hu about Japan-U.S. relations going forward.
Dec. 27, 2016
A neighborhood in Minnesota is proving that there's a potential solution to run-down mobile home parks: The residents banded together democratically and purchased their community.
Dec. 27, 2016
Companies in San Francisco pay six-figure salaries to entry-level tech workers. But a public university there is laying off some of its own IT staff and sending the jobs to a contractor in India.
Dec. 27, 2016
After a record-setting year, the Post newsroom will grow by more than eight percent. Other papers, including The New York Times, have also seen subscriptions soar since Donald Trump's election.
Dec. 27, 2016
In an interview with Fisher last month, the Fresh Air host couldn't believe the turn it took when she asked about Fisher's beloved French bulldog. Turns out Gary was right there in the studio.
Dec. 27, 2016
The airline says crews will now have more discretion in using the stunguns. Last week, 1980s pop star Richard Marx criticized a flight crew in their handling of an unruly passenger on his flight.
Dec. 27, 2016
Fisher suffered a massive heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles last week. A spokeswoman for Fisher's daughter said the actress died Tuesday morning.
Dec. 27, 2016
Charlie Oen was addicted to heroin as a teenager. At 25, he's now clean and a peer counselor in Lima, Ohio, where he tries to help people who started using drugs before he was born.
Dec. 27, 2016
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Obama will stand side-by-side at the site of the 1941 attack. But it turns out this isn't the first visit to Pearl Harbor by a Japanese leader.
Dec. 27, 2016
Rubi Ibarra's 15th birthday bash was one for the ages after her invitation became an online hit. But the party on Monday was marred by tragedy; one man was killed in an accident at the horse race.
Dec. 27, 2016
A Russian military jet crashed into the Black Sea on Sunday morning with 92 people on board. Officials say they do not consider terrorism a likely cause of the crash.
Dec. 27, 2016
Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell took a big gamble in not advancing the nomination of a centrist judge for the Supreme Court, appointed by President Obama. It's about to pay off — big league.
Dec. 27, 2016
Compared to its neighbors, Panama's cuisine is mostly unknown, even to locals. A new generation of Panamanian chefs is forging a national food identity using indigenous ingredients and techniques.
Dec. 27, 2016
Several new studies pointed to lasting gains for students. But there's a catch: Over and over, the research showed the importance of providing high-quality preschool.
Dec. 27, 2016
As the clock strikes midnight, people in Spain gobble 12 grapes in quick succession, with wishes for the new year. Then, they go out to party all night long with cava, a Spanish sparkling white wine.
Dec. 27, 2016
Federal ethics laws were written to cover 20th century wealth, such as stocks and bonds. But President-elect Donald Trump derives much of his fortune from his name. What now?
Dec. 27, 2016
Next month, courts in New Jersey will all but stop using a money-based bail system. Advocates say the new approach is fairer to poor defendants, and could be a national model. But what about the cost?
Dec. 27, 2016
Seema Verma, the architect of Indiana's Medicaid overhaul, is slated to run the federal agency overseeing the health care program for the poor. She instated mandatory payments from recipients.
Dec. 27, 2016
Between the 1930s and 1960s, a group of inmates formed the Norfolk Prison Debating Society and held a formidable record against opponents such as Oxford and Harvard. After 50 years, the team is back.
Dec. 27, 2016

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