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This Food Critic Will Take The Taco. Again. And Again. And Again.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Mike Sutter is eating at a different San Antonio taqueria every day of 2017 for his "365 Days of Tacos" project. And he's discovering a lot about the city's culture in the process.

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In Tucson, Ariz., Cultures Combine At 300-Year-Old Catholic Mission

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

There's a place in Tucson, Ariz., where many cultures combine. The Catholic Mission San Xavier del Bac is over 300 years old, and white and Latino Catholics as well as two native tribes call it home.

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From Mozart To Adele To Chance The Rapper, Measuring Album Sales Means Being Specific

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

In 2016, the album that sold the most physical CDs worldwide wasn't anywhere near the top of the charts — and one of the best-charting records of the year couldn't be bought at all.

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LISTEN: Before Obama Was President, In His Own Words On NPR

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

NPR listeners first heard Barack Obama in the 1990s before he became a politician. Here are some of his earliest appearances as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review and as an activist.

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Immigration And Infertility Bring Two Mothers Together Over One 'Lucky Boy'

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Shanthi Sekaran's new novel tells the story of a Mexican woman who has entered the U.S. without papers and an Indian-American chef struggling to have a baby.

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Watch Live: Jeff Sessions' Attorney General Confirmation Hearing

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Republican senator from Alabama is Donald Trump's pick for attorney general. He faces the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. Watch the hearing live and catch up on the key issues.

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Why It's Literally Not Wrong To Say 'Literally'

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Young people have always used language in new ways, and it has always driven older people crazy. But the linguist John McWhorter says all the LOLs are part of an inevitable evolution of language.

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Tom Perez: 'We've Gotten Away From The Basics As A Party'

Monday, January 09, 2017

The candidate for chairman of the Democratic National Committee — and Obama's labor secretary — was critical of Democrats' organizational efforts in an interview with NPR.

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As Venezuelans Go Hungry, The Military Is Trafficking In Food

Monday, January 09, 2017

Venture into the black markets and you'll find foods unavailable in the cheaper state-run grocery stores. The military isn't just running the markets — it's getting rich off them, an AP probe finds.

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'Hidden Figures' A Hit With Young Women Of Color Interested in STEM

Sunday, January 08, 2017

The film Hidden Figures is inspiring a new generation of young female coders of color. NPR checks in with some teenagers who like the movie.

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One Woman's Quest To Make Juneteenth A National Holiday

Sunday, January 08, 2017

A 90-year-old Texas woman is trying to make "Juneteenth," a holiday that honors the freedom of slaves, a national holiday. She's walked around the country and will end her petition in Washington, D.C.

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Actress Octavia Spencer Says 'Hidden Figures' Is A Movie Anyone Can Get Behind

Sunday, January 08, 2017

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Octavia Spencer about her latest film, Hidden Figures. It tells the story of the black, female mathematicians who helped launch the first American astronauts into space.

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Will Obama Grant More Clemency Requests With Less Than 2 Weeks In Office?

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Harvard Professor Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. talks about his work on criminal justice reform, and the last minute clemency requests to President Obama.

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Actress Sigourney Weaver Talks About Redefining The Leading Lady Role

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Weaver talks about her new film, A Monster Calls, which tells the story of an adolescent boy who seeks solace in his imagination from the sadness and anger of losing his mother to a terminal illness.

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What We Can Learn From 'Washington's Farewell'

Sunday, January 08, 2017

The tradition of giving a goodbye address goes all the way back to the nation's first president. Author John Avlon says George Washington's farewell was remarkably prescient and prophetic.

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The Voice Of Lukas Graham, On Small-Town Life In A Big City

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Lukas Forchhammer, leader of the Danish band, grew up in a commune-like section of Copenhagen. "It was more of a rural upbringing," he says, "even though it was in the center of our capital city."

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Raised In A Prison, 'The Warden's Daughter' Decides It's Time To Find A Mom

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Cammie O'Reilly lost her mother when she was a baby — so she seeks out maternal support from female inmates. Author Jerry Spinelli says the book was inspired by a real-life story from his hometown.

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Researchers Begin To Look At Gun Violence As Public Health Issue

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Researchers Andrew Papachristos and Gary Slutkin have started to look at gun violence as a public health epidemic, and how to take a holistic approach and reinterpret the problem.

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Barbershop: Former Members Talk About What Led Them To Join Gangs In Chicago

Saturday, January 07, 2017

To help us understand why so many young men contribute to Chicago's violence and gang problems we speak with former members, Andre Evans, Edwin Day and Mario Hardiman.

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More Federal Gun Prosecutions Needed In Chicago, Says Police Board Leader

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Chicago Police Board President Lori Lightfoot discusses the rise in gun-related deaths in the city. She says the Chicago Police Department can't tackle the problem on its own.

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