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Dozens of Democrats are preparing to run for president in 2020. Advisers to some say that the Thanksgiving holiday next week begins a short window for potential candidates to make decisions.
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It's estimated that nearly half of all Americans over 65 own a gun or live with someone who does. And 7 million in the U.S. have dementia, a number that's expected to double within two decades.
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The remains of at least 42 people have been located in charred areas of the wildfire still burning in northern California outside of the city of Chico. More than 200 people are reported missing.
The AP reports passengers were set to board a Ryan Air flight in France when they were told of an issue with the plane. The issue: the plane was impounded. Passengers got another flight 5 hours later.
Archeologists excavating a 4,500-year-old tomb near Cairo recently found dozens of mummified cats. There were also a hundred wooden cat statues and a bronze casting of Bastet, the goddess of cats.
Many schools give attendance awards to motivate students. A study found students who were awarded for perfect attendance went on to have more absences than their peers who weren't given the award.
Amazon will soon announce its choice for a second headquarters. It's expected that Amazon will build two offices, one in New York City and one in the Crystal City area of Arlington, Va.
Republicans still dominate both chambers of Congress but that changes in January when Democrats take control of the House. Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell of Michigan.
When NPR asked listeners for their personal, American anthems, several people responded with Simon & Garfunkel's "America." We hear why.
Arizona voters have elected Democratic Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema to be the state's first female U.S. senator. She defeated Republican Rep. Martha McSally.
The U.S. Conference of Bishops this week planned to take up measures regarding clergy sexual abuse. The Vatican told them to delay any decisions until a February meeting in Rome addresses the crisis.
David Greene talks to Nicole Hong, a reporter with The Wall Street Journal, about the trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera — better known as El Chapo.
California wildfires' death toll climbs to 44. Arizona elected a Democratic U.S. senator for the first time in 30 years. Amazon is on the verge of announcing its second headquarters location.
A small cylinder called Le Grand K has defined the kilogram for more than a hundred years. But if a scratch ever rendered it lighter, the definition of the kilo literally shifted. Time for a change.
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"They made me wear what they called 'iron clothes,'" the man tells NPR, describing a 50-pound metal suit he was forced to wear for 12 hours. When he returned home, people were afraid to speak to him.
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Teaching teens what their peers are really up to is a new evidence-based way to promote less risky behavior around sex and alcohol.
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Dozens of Democratic candidates who ran in competitive suburban House districts this election year bluntly called out the need for more gun control. And many of them won.
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As part of an ongoing lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act, Maryland requested a preliminary injunction that would declare Rod Rosenstein the acting attorney general instead.
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Stan Lee — born Stanley Martin Lieber — co-created many beloved Marvel Comics characters, but he became the company's tireless, beloved figurehead. NPR's Glen Weldon offers a remembrance.
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President Trump joined French President Macron and 71 other world leaders to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. Trump appeared out of step with the ceremony's multilateral tone.