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The northwest Pennsylvania storm started on Christmas Eve and has since shattered state and local records — more than 4 feet of snow in 30 hours, and it's still going.
Dec. 26, 2017
NPR's favorite visual stories of the year include political news events, a solar eclipse, and hurricanes along with stories about education, music and comics.
Dec. 26, 2017
The paper named Hatch "Utahn of the Year," a title based on impact either good or bad, while denouncing his "utter lack of integrity." Hatch said he was "grateful for this great Christmas honor."
Dec. 26, 2017
The language in the U.S. mission's announcement led some to misinterpret it as meaning that Washington would reduce its own contribution by $285 million next year.
Dec. 26, 2017
Voters are choosing between soccer star George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai. This will be the first time in 70 years that power is transferred between democratically elected Liberian leaders.
Dec. 26, 2017
What's the biggest political story of the year? It's too hard to decide. You can pick in our March Madness-style bracket contest. Get your bracket before noon Tuesday.
Dec. 26, 2017
Abu Qader came to the U.S. from Afghanistan when he was a baby. He wants to use his technology know-how to help the women of his birthplace.
Dec. 26, 2017
As we say goodbye to 2017, we're reflecting on some of our best education stories of the year.
Dec. 26, 2017
A humble farmer from a marginalized tribal community takes on a solo mission to reforest an island in the northeastern state of Assam.
Dec. 26, 2017
It took decades, but John Coster-Mullen has pieced together specs for America's first nuclear bombs. Some believe his odyssey says something about North Korea's rapid nuclear progress.
Dec. 26, 2017
As the "Me Too" moment hit Congress this year, Kirsten Gillibrand found herself in the center of the headlines. The New York senator is now on most short lists of possible Democratic 2020 contenders.
Dec. 26, 2017
Heather Menzies-Urich was 15 when she was cast to play Louisa von Trapp, one of the seven singing von Trapp children. She had been recently diagnosed with cancer, according to her son Ryan Urich.
Dec. 26, 2017
There are some topics about which it seems no amount of data will change people's minds: things like climate change, or restrictions on gun ownership.
Dec. 25, 2017
This year, the world came tantalizingly close to wiping out two human diseases: Guinea worm and polio. But right at the finish line, both eradication projects have run into surprising roadblocks.
Dec. 25, 2017
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with The New York Times' South Asia reporter Maria Abi-Habib about how Saudi Arabia pressured Lebanon's prime minister Saad Hariri to resign and blame Iran.
Dec. 25, 2017
The sound of most East African cities is dominated by a few things: motorcycles, buses, and shouts from street vendors. But in Tanzania's largest city the soundscape is dominated by something unexpected.
Dec. 25, 2017
This week's All Tech Considered looks at how words pop up when we compose messages on our devices. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Ben Medlock of Swiftkey about all you ever wanted to know about word prediction software.
Dec. 25, 2017
A new type of volunteer opportunity has taken off in New York City. Hundreds of people are going with immigrants to court appearances and appointments with immigration officials. With President Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration, they want to show solidarity, and be a friendly support system.
Dec. 25, 2017
Americans with relatives jailed in Egypt are looking to Vice President Mike Pence to use his trip to Cairo to push for their release. There are nearly 20 Americans among the tens of thousands of political prisoners in Egypt today.
Dec. 25, 2017
Vice Media is currently embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal. Several women are saying they endured harassment and groping while on the job.
Dec. 25, 2017

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