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Puerto Rico is officially declaring itself open for tourism, three months after Hurricane Maria. The island needs the tourism dollars, but some visitors worry about vacationing amid the destruction.
Politics is expected to dominate sports in the new year much as it did in 2017, from the NFL playoffs and Super Bowl to the Olympics and World Cup.
This year will go down in history for its extreme weather. Researchers have now definitively attributed three major extreme weather events to climate change.
Yemeni civilians say they were the victims of a U.S. special forces raid that was aimed at al-Qaida militants. The U.S. military says their stories will prompt a reassessment of the strike.
Veteran Moscow reporter Shaun Walker of The Guardian talks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer and assesses the threat posed by opposition activist Alexei Navalny to Vladimir Putin.
We look at the 1957 classic An Affair to Remember.
Weekend Edition recommends new titles coming out in 2018 — about women and by women. They provide escape from reality into the worlds of myth and science fiction.
For comic book fans, there's Comic-Con. For would-be knights there's the Renaissance Festival. Now, we hear about cowboy wannabes acting out their six-shooter fantasies.
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's fiancee, took a step toward acceptance in the royal clan by donning a hat. NPR's Linda Wertheimer considers her fashion statement.
You've seen the pictures of smog-filled skies over Chinese cities, pedestrians venturing out only in gas masks. But 2017 was the year China finally began to crack down on big polluters.
Can a game help reduce a person's racial and ethnic biases? One researcher says yes. But how long the effect will last is an open question.
Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer why he advocates getting the flu vaccine even if it's not effective against a current strain.
Fire victims are putting up Christmas trees in lots where their homes used to be in Santa Rosa, Calif. The working-class neighborhood was razed by the Wine Country fires earlier this year.
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The year in sports had as much drama off the field as on it. Howard Bryant of ESPN relives the highs and lows of 2017 with NPR's Scott Simon.
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Faysal Itani of the Atlantic Council about the future of Syria and President Bashar Assad as the civil war there shows no sign of ending.
We conclude this season of Movies You Missed, holiday edition, with a Christmas classic: Die Hard. NPR's Scott Simon talks to friends Kelly Wilson and Laura Mullaney.
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Norman Ornstein, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, who says earmarks and pork-belly spending are alive and well in the newly passed tax bill.
It's been nearly impossible for Western journalists to report in Yemen, but the humanitarian crisis and controversial U.S. support for the Saudi-led air campaign were two urgent issues of 2017.
As Robert Mueller's Russia investigation proceeds, NPR's Scott Simon asks veteran Moscow correspondent Luke Harding how Vladimir Putin manages his relationship with President Trump.
Judge Marilyn Moores presides over the Indianapolis juvenile court. She tells NPR's Scott Simon that the influx of children into the foster care system because of the opioid crisis is overwhelming.