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Austria's Far-Right Presidential Candidate Loses In An Election Do-Over

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:30:00 -0500

Alexander Van der Bellen defeated Norbert Hofer of the conservative Freedom Party. Had Hofer won he would have become the first far-right president in Western Europe since World War II.

Death Toll In Oakland Fire Rises To 30 As Searchers Comb Through Wreckage

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 12:45:00 -0500

An Oakland fire official described the search through the building cluttered with debris and a collapsed roof as "a long and arduous process."

Cuban Military Fires 21-Gun Salute As Fidel Castro Laid To Rest In Private Ceremony

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 12:12:00 -0500

Fidel Castro was laid to rest in a private ceremony in Santiago de Cuba, known as the launching site for the Cuban Revolution. Castro's younger brother Raul delivered the final homage.

What's A Song That Could Ruin Your Whole Day? Our Listeners Respond

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 10:30:16 -0500

A Canadian police department jokingly said they'd punish drunk drivers by making them listen to Nickelback. That got us thinking: What song would you pick as punishment? We asked, you answered.

Pop Culture Advent Calendar, Day 4: The Long Walk To Chiron's Car In 'Moonlight'

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 10:11:00 -0500

A wordless scene from the Barry Jenkins film Moonlight speaks volumes.

Gunman in Finland Kills Local Politician, 2 Others With Rifle Outside Restaurant

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 09:53:00 -0500

A 23-year old gunman killed a local councilor and two journalists, all women, around midnight local time. The shooting took place about three hours east of Helsinki.

Oakland Fire At Warehouse Party Kills At Least 9

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:43:19 -0500

A fire at a warehouse in Oakland, California — the scene of a large party Friday night — has killed at least nine people.

Nestle Says It's Found A Way To Reduce Sugar In Chocolate By 40 Percent

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:41:29 -0500

Nestles announces a scientific breakthrough that will allow it to greatly cut the amount of sugar in its chocolate without affecting the taste.

With A Triple-Double Rivaling Robertson, Russell Westbrook Drives Oklahoma Thunder's Wins

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:41:29 -0500

With the NBA season well under way, Mike Pesca of the Gist podcast for Slate tells NPR's Ailsa Chang what makes Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma Thunder so outstanding.

Christian Refugees Fleeing ISIS Grounds Flock To Parish Of Jordan Priest

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:41:29 -0500

A Catholic priest in Jordan has turned his parish into a haven for Christian refugees from ISIS areas of northern Iraq. It's a home for them before many go to the west.

2016 Philanthropy Trends: Americans Donate Record $373 Billion

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:41:29 -0500

It's not GoFundMe or Crowdrise but megadonors who are behind the rise in charitable giving. NPR's Ailsa Chang hears from Chuck Collins of the Institute for Policy Studies about the downside to this.

Marching Flute And Fantasy Fiction: The Education Of Lizzo

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:41:29 -0500

The Minneapolis singer and rapper spent her early life deep in the Pentecostal church — and shut away from secular music. When she moved to Houston, Texas, everything changed.

Supreme Court Gets Involved In Redistricting

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:41:28 -0500

Gerrymandering is a venerable American tradition. NPR's Ailsa Chang gets the latest on court challenges to this practice from Nicholas Stephanopoulos, a lawyer for a plaintiff in one of the cases.

Trump-Taiwan Call Signals Trade Implications, Distancing From Traditional Allies

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:41:28 -0500

Princeton professor Aaron Friedberg, a former Asian affairs adviser to vice president Cheney, shares his concerns about Donald Trump's China policy with NPR's Ailsa Chang.

Stepping Into 'Talking As Fast As I Can' Again Is Like Sense Memory For Actor Lauren Graham

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:41:28 -0500

Lauren Graham is the fast-talking Lorelei Gilmore, on Gilmore Girls, a role she recently reprised on Netflix. She tells NPR's Ailsa Chang about her memoir, Talking As Fast As I Can.