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It's not GoFundMe or Crowdrise but megadonors who are behind the rise in charitable giving. NPR's Ailsa Chang hears from Chuck Collins of the Institute for Policy Studies about the downside to this.
Dec. 4, 2016
A Catholic priest in Jordan has turned his parish into a haven for Christian refugees from ISIS areas of northern Iraq. It's a home for them before many go to the west.
Dec. 4, 2016
With the NBA season well under way, Mike Pesca of the Gist podcast for Slate tells NPR's Ailsa Chang what makes Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma Thunder so outstanding.
Dec. 4, 2016
Talking about money with family can be tricky. Michelle Singletary, personal finance columnist for the Washington Post, shares tips with NPR's Ailsa Chang and answers listener questions.
Dec. 4, 2016
Nestles announces a scientific breakthrough that will allow it to greatly cut the amount of sugar in its chocolate without affecting the taste.
Dec. 4, 2016
A fire at a warehouse in Oakland, California — the scene of a large party Friday night — has killed at least nine people.
Dec. 4, 2016
To research mysterious and deadly diseases, a scientist puts on a plastic bodysuit and steps into a lab sealed off from the outside world.
Dec. 4, 2016
Recent scientific advances have offered some hopes of recovery to Florida's citrus industry, which has been declining over two decades due to a horrible bacterial disease called citrus greening.
Dec. 4, 2016
Some constituents of Rep. Kevin McCarthy who favor the law, or rely on it, see a conflict between his stated goals as a national leader and the needs of so many people in his home district.
Dec. 4, 2016
Citing the $1 million bond required by the court, Stein's lawyer discontinued the request Saturday. Stein had raised nearly $7 million for recount efforts there, and as well as Wisconsin and Michigan.
Dec. 3, 2016
Many parents and teachers report that schools won't use the word dyslexia. Why might this be? And what is the Department of Education doing about it?
Dec. 3, 2016
In North Carolina, Republican incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory trails his Democratic challenger Roy Cooper by 10,000 votes. One of the largest counties has a recount this weekend.
Dec. 3, 2016
U.K. Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon discusses anticipated changes to the U.S.-U.K. relationship with the incoming Trump administration and his pick for defense secretary, James Mattis.
Dec. 3, 2016
Trump's pick of retired Gen. James Mattis as defense secretary will require Congress to bypass a certain law. Professor Peter Feaver of Duke University discusses the law's origins.
Dec. 3, 2016
Republican consultant Puneet Ahluwalia, consultant Jolene Ivey, and Farajii Muhammad of Listen Up! radio take on "rage donations," corporations getting political and Nike's new self-tying shoe.
Dec. 3, 2016
British vegetarians, vegans and religious objectors are expressing outrage this week after the Bank of England revealed that its new 5 pound note contains trace amounts of beef tallow.
Dec. 3, 2016
Late Cuban leader Fidel Castro leaves behind a complicated legacy both in his home country and abroad. Professor Mark Sawyer of UCLA looks at how his views on race affected generations of Afro-Cubans.
Dec. 3, 2016
Various music styles, from singer-songwriters to dance music to hip-hop, emerged over the many years of Fidel Castro's rule in Cuba.
Dec. 3, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump spoke with Taiwan's leader, Tsai Ying-Wen, breaking nearly four decades of diplomatic protocol and threatening to upset U.S. relations with China.
Dec. 3, 2016
The fire broke out late Friday during an electronic music show. "We've lost a lot of lives," Oakland's fire chief said.
Dec. 3, 2016

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