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NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Michael Wear about how the Democrats lost so many Christian voters in 2016. Wear's book, "Reclaiming Hope," is about his work as Obama's faith outreach advisor.
Dec. 25, 2016
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Nationwide Mutual Chief Economist David Berson about what's behind the recent rise in home sales.
Dec. 25, 2016
NPR's Ailsa Chang chats with BuzzFeed's Anne Helen Petersen about actors Nate Parker and Casey Affleck. Both are the subject of allegations of sexual assault, but their reputations have fared differently.
Dec. 25, 2016
Host Ailsa Chang speaks with Annelies de Boer about the sale of an 18th century menorah. It belonged to the family of a famous Dutch Jewish resistance fighter killed by Nazis and sold for $440,000.
Dec. 25, 2016
Renuka Sharma is a dutiful wife and a devoted mother. Life is going as planned until she meets a man at the metro station, and begins an affair. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Ratika Kapur about her book.
Dec. 25, 2016
Owen Delaney is an avid runner who decided to make his runs a little more festive this year. He used his GPS app to create Christmas-themed art.
Dec. 25, 2016
Through the years, first families have done plenty with Santa — from singing and dancing (Obama) to reading (Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton) to a celebrity kiss or two (Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush).
Dec. 25, 2016
By the end of December, medical interns are nearing the midpoint of their first year of intense, hands-on work with patients. The holiday season marks a special challenge.
Dec. 25, 2016
The Russian Defense Ministry says the aircraft dropped off radar early Sunday, soon after taking off from Sochi in southern Russia. The military plane was bound for Syria.
Dec. 25, 2016
Donald Trump said he wanted to "avoid even the appearance of any conflict" of interest. A spokesperson for the New York attorney general notes that an investigation into the charity is ongoing.
Dec. 24, 2016
A U.N. official says South Sudan is very close to a "Rwanda-like" genocide. Cameron Hudson of the Holocaust Museum's genocide prevention center explains the history of South Sudan's struggles.
Dec. 24, 2016
The United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution condemning Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory. Ambassador Dennis Ross discusses the implications.
Dec. 24, 2016
The United Nations has sounded the alarm about a potential genocide in South Sudan, but the Security Council couldn't muster the votes needed to impose an arms embargo.
Dec. 24, 2016
A tweet this week prompted dozens of New Orleans residents to post their childhood photos with the same Santa Claus. He's been a part of Christmas there for decades.
Dec. 24, 2016
Canadian businessman Jim Estill is responding to the Syrian refugee crisis by sponsoring 50 families and providing them with jobs, housing and mentorship.
Dec. 24, 2016
Navigating the holidays can be hard enough for interfaith families. But especially this year — when the first night of Hanukkah falls on Christmas Eve.
Dec. 24, 2016
The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is more than 1,500 years old and in the midst of a large restoration project, cleaning grime off mosaics and giving the church its first face-lift in centuries.
Dec. 24, 2016
The U.S. State Department is urging Americans to consider the risks before traveling to Egypt or Jordan after recent terrorist attacks in both countries.
Dec. 24, 2016
Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the hosts hear from a woman facing an overbearing mother-in-law.
Dec. 24, 2016
After bruising losses in November, Democrats are regrouping. Nick Rathode of the State Innovation Exchange pledges to fight for progressive causes and candidates in state houses across America.
Dec. 24, 2016

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