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Kids Start To Test Surprising Claims By Early Elementary School

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:49:20 -0500

As many families prepare for a visit from Santa, and some face questions about the jolly old man in the red suit, a new study looks at how children react to surprising claims, says Tania Lombrozo.

Federal Judge Retires Following Sexual Harassment Allegations

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:29:00 -0500

Alex Kozinski, a distinguished federal appeals court judge, announced his retirement on Monday effective immediately, amid sexual harassment allegations.

John Skipper Steps Down As CEO Of ESPN, Citing Substance Addiction

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:04:00 -0500

"I come to this public disclosure with embarrassment, trepidation and a feeling of having let others I care about down," Skipper said in a statement.

Xenia Rubinos, Olga Bell And Sammus Want To Know If You're Really Down

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:59:33 -0500

Rubinos continues to challenge genre and style expectations in a new collaboration with two fellow multi-talented women artists.

Smør Bullar: The Classic Danish Christmas Cookie No One Has Heard Of

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:52:00 -0500

For one writer, the small, buttery Danish cookie her Scandinavian-American family made during Christmas was the taste of the holidays. Turns out, the classic Danish cookie may not be Danish after all.

Grad Students' Tuition Waivers Will Remain Untaxed, After All

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:24:17 -0500

A controversial provision that would have taxed grad students' tuition waivers was removed in the final version of the GOP tax bill. The measure, which was part of the House tax bill, drew protests.

World Cafe's Best Of 2017 Playlist

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:14:06 -0500

Enjoy listening to this mix of our favorite sounds of the year, picked by the show's entire staff.

Amtrak Train Derails On Overpass In Washington, Causing 'Multiple Fatalities'

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:01:00 -0500

A Pierce County sheriff's office spokesman says multiple people are dead and others injured after a high-speed train jumped its rails onto the Interstate 5 freeway between Olympia and DuPont.

Stage Collapse At Dance Music Festival In Brazil Causes Death Of DJ

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:00:00 -0500

Kaleb Freitas, a native to the area, was killed by falling debris when a stage of the Atmosphere Festival in Esteio, Brazil came apart in a storm.

Twitter Says It Will Ban Threatening Accounts, Starting Today

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:59:00 -0500

In the wake of several controversies about its response to online harassment, the social media platform says it will enforce new rules that prohibit threats of violence towards individuals or groups.

The 10 Best R&B Albums Of 2017

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 10:50:00 -0500

This is not your mom and pop's rhythm and blues. Artists pushed the boundaries, story lines and expectations of R&B more than ever in 2017.

NPR's Top Instagram Posts of 2017

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 09:56:20 -0500

NPR shares its most liked Instagram posts of the year. Breaking news and politics led but the audience still was drawn to baby boxes and other features.

Naming The Beast: Jason Isbell And Amanda Shires On Speaking Up In 2017

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 09:00:37 -0500

This week, NPR Music is speaking to creators whose work in 2017 captured something unique about a chaotic year. We begin with two musicians whose intertwined careers are a statement in themselves.

Poll Results: All Songs Considered Listeners' 100 Favorite Albums Of 2017

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 08:44:00 -0500

We asked and you voted: Here are the 100 best albums of the year, as selected by All Songs Considered listeners.

Trump To Unveil National Security Strategy For Military, Foreign Policy

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 07:47:00 -0500

Steve Inskeep talks to David Sanger of The New York Times about President Trump's goals which he'll outline in a speech Monday afternoon at the Ronald Reagan building in Washington, D.C.