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Critic's 'Ghost List' Has Books, Music And A TV Show That Deserve A Second Look

NPR Books - December 13, 2017 - 11:23am

Every year, critic John Powers is haunted by the things he wishes he'd reviewed. The themes his 2017 "Ghost List" range in spirit from cosmic surrealism to ripped-from-the-headlines immediacy.

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Don't Invite These Guys To Your Holiday Party

NPR Books - December 13, 2017 - 8:06am

Lest ye be judged.

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U.S. Marine Helicopter In Okinawa Loses Windshield Over School

NPR Top Stories - December 13, 2017 - 3:42am

A 10-year-old boy was slightly when the object landed. It is the latest incident in the Japanese prefecture that have emboldened calls from locals to close down U.S. military bases there.

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More College Presidents Join The Millionaires' Club

NPR Top Stories - December 13, 2017 - 3:26am

Sixty-six university presidents took home more than $1 million in 2015, according to a new analysis by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Tillerson Makes A N. Korea Overture, But It Highlights His Credibility Problem

NPR Top Stories - December 13, 2017 - 3:23am

The secretary of state says the U.S. would be willing to engage North Korea "without preconditions." But he's signaled support for talks before, only to be publicly rebuked by the president.

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California's Thomas Fire 25 Percent Contained

NPR Top Stories - December 13, 2017 - 2:38am

The wildfire has burned through 236,000 acres and destroyed more than 700 homes.

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Down Syndrome Families Divided Over Abortion Ban

NPR Top Stories - December 13, 2017 - 2:03am

An Ohio bill would ban abortions after a Down syndrome diagnosis. It's become a divisive issue in the community, much like it is everywhere else.

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Showstopping Holiday Desserts For Home Cooks Of All Skill Levels

NPR Top Stories - December 13, 2017 - 2:02am

Want to take your homemade treats to the next level? We've got three recipes to put warmth, color and a little wow on your holiday table from chef Yotam Ottolenghi.

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Showstopping Holiday Desserts For Home Cooks Of All Skill Levels

NPR Books - December 13, 2017 - 2:02am

Want to take your homemade treats to the next level? We've got three recipes to put warmth, color and a little wow on your holiday table from chef Yotam Ottolenghi.

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In Reaction To Trump, Democratic Candidates Surge In Deep-Red Texas

NPR Top Stories - December 13, 2017 - 2:00am

For the first time in 25 years, Democrats are running in all of Texas' 36 congressional districts. But that doesn't mean they can win in the Republican state.

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In India, 6 People Get Death Penalty For 'Untouchable' Attack

NPR Top Stories - December 13, 2017 - 1:59am

A young couple was attacked by a gang of knife-wielding men in 2016. The woman's family orchestrated the "honor killing" because she had married below her caste.

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Deputy AG To Answer Allegations Of Bias On Special Counsel's Team

NPR Top Stories - December 12, 2017 - 11:19pm

Rod Rosenstein is set to appear before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to discuss special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russia's election interference.

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