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Gingrich Says Trump Must Address Business Conflicts Soon, Urges Monitoring

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Donald Trump should deal with how to handle his business holdings before he takes office, Newt Gingrich says. The former House speaker suggests that a panel of experts monitor business conflicts.

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How Red And Green Became The Colors Of Christmas

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Victorians used a lot of different color palettes, and even put Santa in blue and green robes. Thanks to Coca-Cola, things got a lot more uniform after 1931.

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Kadhja Bonet's Quarter-Life Crisis Led Her Home — To Music

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Bonet grew up in a house full of musical instruments, but she didn't commit to becoming a songwriter and performer until her mid-20s. She joins NPR to talk about her journey back.

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A Christmas Tree Ornament Is Worth A Thousand Words

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

From an undeliverable prenatal email address to an F2 tornado, every Christmas tree ornament tells a story.

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Warning: This Christmas Carol May Haunt Your Dreams

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

A team of scientists at the University of Toronto has taught a computer to compose and perform its own Christmas song — one perhaps destined to be on a Westworld soundtrack.

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The Modern Lessons Of Martin Scorsese's 17th-Century Epic, 'Silence'

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The director's new film follows a pair of Portuguese Jesuit priests in Japan. He says he's been trying to make it since the late 1980s.

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In Memoriam 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

NPR Music remembers musicians — singers, songwriters, instrumentalists — and other visionaries we lost in 2016. Explore and celebrate their musical legacies.

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NPR Taste Test: Upside Down Cake To Turn Your Holiday Party All The Way Up

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Pastry chef Aggie Chin talks with NPR's Ailsa Chang about sweet treats to prepare for your holiday party. This week, it's pear upside down spice cake.

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On A 'Eugenics Registry,' A Record Of California's Thousands Of Sterilizations

Sunday, December 18, 2016

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with University of Michigan professor Alex Stern, who has completed a database of the thousands of people recommended for sterilization when California had eugenics laws.

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The 84-Year-Old Grandmother Who Fronts D.C.'s Coolest House Band

Sunday, December 18, 2016

For the past several years, a dive bar in the District has drawn crowds of eager millennials to see Granny and the Boys, a funk act led by Alice "Granny" Donahue.

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Meet H.E.R., A Rising Voice Whose Face Remains A Mystery

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Despite her anonymity, the R&B singer and songwriter has already made waves with her debut EP, H.E.R. Volume 1.

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Neil Diamond On Loving Christmas Music As A Jew

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Diamond says that for him and other Jewish artists, Christmas music is a way to catch up on what they missed as kids.

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What To Expect When Your Orangutans Are Expecting? Check Their Gift Registry

Saturday, December 17, 2016

A pair of orangutans at a zoo in Waco, Texas, is expecting a baby. Naturally the zoo has set up a gift registry for the couple. Laura Klutts, one of the zoo's trainers, says there's a good reason why.

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'Christmas Days' Is A Feast Of Stories — And Food

Saturday, December 17, 2016

For author Jeanette Winterson, Christmas is as much about food as it is about storytelling. So her new book Christmas Days combines stories with favorite recipes from her friends and family.

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What Do 'Jackie' And 'Neruda' Have In Common? Chilean Filmmaker Pablo Larraín

Friday, December 16, 2016

One film shows Jackie Kennedy as a new widow; the other follows poet Pablo Neruda into exile. But don't call them biopics; Larraín says, "You can't [capture] someone's life in ... 120 minutes."

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At TubaChristmas, An Underdog Instrument Shines

Friday, December 16, 2016

The event now gathers musicians across the U.S. and in several countries abroad. It all started in December 1974, when a tuba enthusiast organized a concert of about 300 tubas in Rockefeller Plaza.

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'York Project' Revisited: 2008 Voters Weigh In On 2016 Race

Friday, December 16, 2016

NPR revisits four voters whom we first met as Barack Obama was campaigning for president. They reflect on the past 8 years, react to Donald Trump's victory and share their hopes for the future.

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He Followed His Parents To U.S. With One Order: 'Go Change The World'

Friday, December 16, 2016

A father talks to his daughter about growing up poor in Mexico and the challenges he overcame that make him able to provide her a life filled with opportunity.

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International Rescue Committee Chief Discusses The Latest On Aleppo

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Audie Cornish talks with David Miliband, head of the International Rescue Committee, about what his team in Syria is seeing as Aleppo refugees come into Idlib and about his humanitarian concerns.

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What's An Appropriate Response To Foreign Cyber-Meddling In A U.S. Election?

Thursday, December 15, 2016

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Susan Hennessey, a former NSA lawyer now at the Brookings Institution, about rules of engagement when it comes to cyber warfare.

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