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Japan's Butter Shortage Whips Its Cake Makers Into A Frenzy

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

For the Japanese, Christmastime means sponge cake. But a nationwide butter shortage has lead to mandatory butter rationing, forcing cake bakers to seek out substitutes.

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Angelina Jolie On Her Film's 'Unbroken' Hero: 'He Was Truly A Great Man'

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Louis Zamperini was an Olympian before he enlisted in World War II and became a prisoner of war. Jolie says he told her to "make a film that reminds people that they have greatness inside themselves."

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President's Task Force To Re-Examine How Police Interact With Public

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tensions between police and communities of color are grabbing the nation's attention — all the way up to the White House. The Obama administration has announced a new task force to tackle the problem.

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Sydney Residents Rally To Head Off Anti-Muslim Violence

Monday, December 15, 2014

Audie Cornish talks to Australian terrorism expert David Kilcullen about the relationship between the Australian government and Muslim communities.

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Dr. Kent Brantly: Lessons Learned From Fighting Ebola

Monday, December 15, 2014

"We run the risk of going from hysteria to a sense of indifference," says the now-recovered physician. "And I think that is even more dangerous than our fear."

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Around-The-World Trek Hits Obstacles Both Natural And Man-Made

Monday, December 15, 2014

Journalist Paul Salopek's long walk recently brought him face to face with the possibility of losing his toes to frostbite — and with one of the largest mass migrations in modern history.

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'El Deafo': How A Girl Turned Her Disability Into A Superpower

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Navigating elementary school is already hard enough — try adding in a bulky metal hearing aid. Cece Bell's new young adult graphic memoir captures the experience in a poignant and humorous way.

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LA's Unclaimed Dead Receive Prayers, And A Final Resting Place

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Every year since 1896, Los Angeles County has buried the cremated remains of people who die in the region, but whose bodies are never claimed. This year, the county buried the remains of 1,489 people.

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This Weekend, Pick Up The Pieces With 'Gabi'

Sunday, December 14, 2014

In our Weekend Reads series, NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Meg Medina about Isabel Quintero's novel, Gabi, a Girl in Pieces. It's the story of a Mexican-American teenager struggling with her identity.

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Charli XCX's Stockholm Scream Led To One Big 'Sucker'

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Between the vocal hook in Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" and The Fault In Our Stars' soundtrack single, it's been Charli XCX's year. But it took some screams to create her sophomore album.

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In Wisconsin, A Decade-Old Police Shooting Leads To New Law

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Race is at the forefront of the current debate over police use of deadly force. But one shooting brought attention to another factor at play when police shoot civilians and receive no punishment.

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LISTEN: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Snubs

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is expected to announce its latest group of inductees this coming week. As usual, many legends will be snubbed.

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Adapting 'Inherent Vice' Made Director Feel Like A Student Again

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Paul Thomas Anderson is the first to make a novel by reclusive author Thomas Pynchon into a film. He says he studied the book, about a stoner detective, intensely and treated it as his Bible.

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Ruben Vives, From Undocumented Life To The Pulitzer Prize

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The reporter does not take his position at The Los Angeles Times lightly. He says he pushes himself every day, "for the sake of these people who took a chance on me."

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Memories Of An Ironworker On The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Friday, December 12, 2014

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the New York landmark, we hear from Bob Walsh, a builder who worked on the structure, and writer Gay Talese, who chronicled its construction.

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Glenn Close Ends 20-Year Broadway Hiatus With 'A Delicate Balance'

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Close stars as a suburban matron in a revival of Edward Albee's 1966 play. She tells NPR about the timelessness of Albee's play and getting a nosebleed in the middle of a recent matinee.

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Officer Buys Eggs For Woman Caught Shoplifting To Feed Family

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The act of kindness in Tarrant, Ala., was caught on video. The story garnered so much attention that donations of money, food and clothes poured in from around the world.

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Pork Schnitzel: One Chef's Secret To Marital Bliss

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Jay Bentley's wife loves his recipe for pork schnitzel. The owner of the restaurant Open Range, in Bozeman, Mont., breaks it out anytime he wants to make her happy.

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Join The Morning Edition Book Club: We're Reading 'Deep Down Dark'

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Welcome to the first meeting of NPR's new book club! We're reading Hector Tobar's account of 33 men who were trapped for 69 days in a Chilean mine. Send us your questions; we may read them on-air.

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Debate: Should We Genetically Modify Food?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Many crops we eat today are the product of genetic modifications that happen in a lab, not in nature. Scientists and consumers are divided how cautious we need to be about these foods.

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