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A New Ominous Clue In Search For Argentine Submarine

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:40:00 -0500

An apparent explosion occurred near where the submarine went missing, with 44 crew members aboard.

Your Guide To Movies Coming Out This Holiday Season

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:38:24 -0500

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Hollywood always offers up lots of brightly wrapped presents. Critic Bob Mondello offers a preview of films coming this season including Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and more.

J.K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter' Translated To Scots, Marking 80th Language

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:38:24 -0500

Harry Potter and the Socerer's Stone has been translated to 79 languages. Today, it was published in its 80th translation — Scots.

Zimbabwean Journalist Shares What She Hopes For The Country's Future

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:38:24 -0500

After 37 years in power, Zimbabwe's President, Robert Mugabe has stepped down. He's been in power for most of journalist Wadzanai Mhute's life. She shares her memories of a pre-Mugabe Zimbabwe, reflections on the years of his rule, and her hopes for her country's future with NPR's Ari Shapiro.

Turkeys Have Gotten Bigger And It's Not Because Of Stuffing

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:38:24 -0500

Over the past half-century, turkeys have been getting a lot bigger. Due to selective breeding, the average turkey is now twice the size it was in 1960.

Jazz Singer Jon Hendricks Dies At 96

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:38:24 -0500

Time magazine called him the James Joyce of jive. Jon Hendricks could make any lyric swing. He was born in Newark, Ohio, and was best-known as one-third of the hit vocal group, Lambert, Hendricks and Ross. Hendricks died yesterday in Manhattan at age 96.

Trump Thanks Service Members Abroad On Thanksgiving

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:38:24 -0500

President Trump thanked U.S. service members who are serving abroad in a video call from Mar-a-Lago today. Ahead of the holiday — the Defense Logistics Agency sent close to 100,000 pounds of turkey and some 30,000 pounds of ham to the region for a Thanksgiving meal.

They're Undocumented And Want To Join The U.S. Army Before It's Too Late

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:38:24 -0500

Several hundred undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country illegally all share a goal: they want to join the U.S. Army. Now, two programs that put them on that path are in danger of being killed by the Trump administration. Two young men tell NPR they are hoping to get to basic training before it's too late.

Rohingya Refugees Say They Are Too Scared To Return To Myanmar

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:38:24 -0500

Myanmar and Bangladesh say they have signed an agreement to allow the return of Rohingya refugees who fled to Bangladesh. But many Rohingya say they are too scared of violent attacks in Myanmar to return home.

What States Are Doing To Stop Rural Money Drains

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:38:24 -0500

Farmers survive by sending food to cities, and when they die their assets often leave just as fast, going to heirs living in urban areas. That financial drain helps accelerate small town decline. So, some states are working systematically to keep a fraction of that outward bound money — billions each year — at home.

How Black Friday Has Evolved Throughout The Years

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:38:24 -0500

Years ago, retailers had an unofficial agreement: Black Friday would be the start of the shopping season. Then some stores started opening their doors and offering sales on Thanksgiving Day. That created some conflicts between consumerism and turkey consumption and now the pendulum is swinging back again.

Robert Mueller May Bring An End To Jokes Surrounding Old Law

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:38:24 -0500

The little-known Foreign Agents Registration Act was long considered a joke — until Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller brought his first indictments. Legal observers are asking whether he might take a "toothless" old law and give it new fangs.

Putin Is Working To Build Alliances With Leaders The U.S. Often Distances Itself From

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:38:24 -0500

Russia's president has had a flurry of meetings with leaders from the Middle East and beyond. Critics say he's trying to exploit what the Kremlin sees as inattention from the Trump administration.

Trump Wine: Local Promotion Or Presidential Product Placement?

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:38:24 -0500

Ninety miles west of the White House, the National Park Service was selling Trump Wine at Shenandoah National Park — raising questions about Park Service rules and presidential influence.

Why Child Marriage Persists In Mexico

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:38:24 -0500

In Mexico, 1 in 5 girls marry before they're 18 — some as young as 11. Unlike the rest of the world, child marriage rates have barely fallen in the last 30 years.