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The rocket carrying 10 satellites into low-earth orbit sparked alarm among some fearing a UFO. The Los Angeles Fire Department was prompted to release a statement about the "mysterious light."
Dec. 23, 2017
Snow is predicted to form over the Great Plains and move across the Midwest and into the Northeast by Christmas. Parts of New England could see the highest accumulations.
Dec. 23, 2017
One aardvark died and several meerkats were missing after the blaze broke out Saturday. Several members of the zoo staff were treated for smoke inhalation after coming to the rescue of the animals.
Dec. 23, 2017
Fire victims are putting up Christmas trees in lots where their homes used to be in Santa Rosa, Calif. The working-class neighborhood was razed by the Wine Country fires earlier this year.
Dec. 23, 2017
Judge Marilyn Moores presides over the Indianapolis juvenile court. She tells NPR's Scott Simon that the influx of children into the foster care system because of the opioid crisis is overwhelming.
Dec. 23, 2017
A new cookbook aims to capture the blended cuisine of second-generation Indian-Americans. It pairs recipes with Bollywood movies, for an added taste of home.
Dec. 23, 2017
Food and beverage companies are trying to boost up their holiday sales by tempting adults to buy versions of the advent calendar that carry in them boozy, meaty and salty Christmastime treats.
Dec. 23, 2017
These are the politics stories that drew in the most readers this year. And the top story is not about President Trump.
Dec. 23, 2017
Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe made separate visits to Capitol Hill for 17 hours' worth of closed sessions with three House committees — Intelligence, Judiciary and Oversight — this week.
Dec. 23, 2017
The miniatures, each displayed in a piece of luggage, capture telling details — a blooming plant in a flowerpot, a kid's tricycle covered in dust, holes punched by bombs.
Dec. 23, 2017
Drones will be placed under many Christmas trees this year. But before they can be flown above the treetops outside, they must be registered with the Federal Aviation Administration for a $5 fee.
Dec. 23, 2017
Some of the most-read NPR Parallels stories looked at how North Korean nuclear tests could get even more terrifying, a disastrous speech by Britain's Theresa May and the popularity of Uighur models.
Dec. 23, 2017
Graduate students can breathe easier, a potential mixing of church and state in Louisiana, and for-profit students will get less money back than anticipated. It's the last weekly roundup of the year!
Dec. 23, 2017
In the old days, the Catholic Church was almighty and the cardinal was closer to king. The sexual abuse scandal and church's rigidity on social issues changed that.
Dec. 23, 2017
Trump once told a journalist about the Maryland retreat: "It's nice, you'd like it. For about 30 minutes." The recent lack of interest has prompted speculation about the future of Camp David.
Dec. 23, 2017
Presidents from Lincoln to Nixon appear to have suffered from a range of psychiatric disorders. But mental health professionals say that doesn't mean they were unfit for the office.
Dec. 23, 2017
State fire officials say the fire burning in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties is bigger than the previous record holder — the 2003 Cedar fire in San Diego County that killed 15 people.
Dec. 23, 2017
Terrorism charges were filed Friday against Everitt Jameson, 26, of Modesto, Calif. He told an undercover officer that he wanted to carryout an attack on the popular tourist attraction, the FBI says.
Dec. 23, 2017
An American with a home in the French town of Vimoutiers, in Normandy, looks so much like Santa that the locals want him to play the part.
Dec. 22, 2017
Chaos is a part of all of our lives. Sometimes we try to control it. And other times, we just have to live with it. On this week's Radio Replay, we explore different strategies for coping with chaos.
Dec. 22, 2017

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