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2:07 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Philae Comet Landing Reminiscent Of 'Armageddon,' 'Deep Impact'

Originally published on Fri December 5, 2014 6:46 am

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Around the Nation
2:07 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Across The Country, Police Brutality Cases On Many Minds

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 4:47 pm

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Law
7:20 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Justice Department Will Conduct Separate Inquiry Into Garner's Death

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 8:34 am

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Law
7:20 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Garner's Father Encourages Peaceful Protest On Staten Island

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 8:34 am

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AUDIE CORNISH: We head now to Staten Island. Jim O'Grady of our member station WNYC is near the spot where Eric Garner was arrested. And Jim, I understand that people have been gathering on the street since the announcement of the grand jury decision. Describe the scene.

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Law
4:03 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

On The History Of Chokeholds In The NYPD

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 8:34 am

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Fine Art
3:55 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

How Private Collectors Helped Make Miami An Art Destination

Anselm Kiefer's Sprache der Vogel belongs to one of Miami's best-known private collections.
Collection Martin Z. Margulies

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 8:34 am

Miami has a lot going for it. But as a young city, the one thing it doesn't have is a great, publicly owned art collection. (Though it recently built a $220 million art museum to house one.) What Miami does have is some great private collections of contemporary art that are open to the public. Those private collections helped attract Art Basel, a yearly event that turns Miami into a giant art fair. Every December, Art Basel draws top galleries, top buyers and tens of thousands of visitors.

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Goats and Soda
3:08 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

A Tale Of Dueling Ebola Songs: One From Britain, One From Africa

TK
Courtesy of Jean-Christophe Nougaret/MSF

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 8:34 am

In separate recording studios and separate songs, two groups of international stars have harnessed the power of their voices to help raise awareness of Ebola.

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History
2:45 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

25 Years Ago, Malta Summit Marked Unofficial End Of Cold War

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 8:34 am

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AUDIE CORNISH: Political press conferences sound pretty much the same, but we're going to look back at one that was historic.

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UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Question to President Bush from the Izvestia newspaper.

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Space
2:42 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

NASA To Test Orion Spacecraft For Long Future Missions

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 8:34 am

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Remembrances
2:36 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Martin Litton Remembered As Fervent Conservationist

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 8:34 am

Melissa Block speaks with Kevin Fedarko of Outside Magazine for a remembrance of conservationist and outdoorsman Martin Litton. Litton devoted more than 60 years of his life to protecting the natural beauty of the West. He is credited with helping to keep dams out of the Grand Canyon, a ski resort out of the Sierra's Mineral King Valley, and pushing for the establishment of Redwood National Park.

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Business
4:24 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Holiday Shoppers Are Filling Their Carts, Online

Workers pack items Sunday at an Amazon fulfillment center in Tracy, Calif. Cyber Monday online sales jumped 8.5 percent over 2013.
Noah Berger Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Tue December 2, 2014 5:45 pm

This weekend, Will Falls decided to skip the local mall near Raleigh, N.C., and shop online instead.

"No standing in line, no finding a parking spot," he says. "Just get comfortable and go at it."

Millions of Americans did the same — Falls helped contribute to an 8.5 percent increase in online shopping Monday compared with 2013, according to data from IBM.

That growth stands in contrast to an 11 percent drop in sales reported by the National Retail Federation at brick-and-mortar stores over the Black Friday weekend compared with a year ago.

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Shots - Health News
4:24 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

FDA Considers Allowing Blood Donations From Some Gay Men

Several countries, including Australia, Japan and Great Britain, already encourage blood donations from some gay men.
Kevin Curtis Getty Images/Science Photo Library

Originally published on Wed December 3, 2014 9:50 am

The Food and Drug Administration is considering revising a ban on blood donations from men who have had sex with other men.

An FDA advisory committee Tuesday mulled the issues raised by changing the policy, which has been in effect since the early 1980s.

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Technology
3:11 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

3-D Printers Now On Sale At Your Neighborhood Home Depot

Originally published on Tue December 2, 2014 5:09 pm

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Goats and Soda
3:07 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

One Village's Story: How Ebola Began And How It Ends

Each day, a nurse comes to this clearing outside Taylortown, Liberia, to sing a song of mourning, preparing the space for the next burial. So far nearly 100 people are interred here.
Kelly McEvers NPR

Originally published on Wed December 3, 2014 9:09 am

There's a clearing in the jungle in central Liberia that now serves as an Ebola burial ground. Every day, a woman who works as a nurse in the nearby Ebola treatment unit, or ETU, changes from her scrubs into traditional dress, walks into that clearing and sings a song of mourning.

The song is meant to prepare the space for the dead. There is a burial every day. So far, nearly 100 people have been buried in this clearing. Sixteen are from one village about 45 minutes away, a place called Taylortown, or Taylata in the local dialect.

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Music News
3:07 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Anatomy Of A Hit: Kelly Clarkson's 'Since U Been Gone'

Kelly Clarkson performs during an American Idol broadcast in 2002.
Kevin Winter Getty Images

Originally published on Thu December 11, 2014 12:24 pm

What makes one song sound like another? Sometimes it's coincidence; sometimes it's plagiarism. And sometimes, it's the byproduct of deliberate craftsmanship: building a song piece by piece from distinct styles of music. All of that can make it hard to give a tune a genre.

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All Tech Considered
4:01 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Did You Hear? Going Viral No Longer Just For Videos, Memes

Originally published on Tue December 2, 2014 10:57 am

The idea of a blog entry or a video going viral on the Internet is a feature of modern life — from the cute cat video to the articles about a politician's gaffe.

But, much to our disappointment here at NPR, rarely does a clip of audio go viral. Recently there have been a few exceptions, though it's unclear whether that's a fluke or a new age of viral audio.

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Around the Nation
4:01 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

NAACP Organizes March From Ferguson To Jefferson City

Originally published on Mon December 1, 2014 4:28 pm

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Parallels
3:01 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Legal Pot In The U.S. May Be Undercutting Mexican Marijuana

Nabor, a small-scale marijuana grower in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinoloa, checks his plants. As legal pot increasingly becomes available in the U.S., Americans appear to be buying more that is grown domestically. Prices for marijuana from Mexico have fallen sharply.
John Burnett NPR

Originally published on Tue December 2, 2014 3:57 am

Made-in-America marijuana is on a roll. More than half the states have now voted to permit pot for recreational or medical use, most recently Oregon and Alaska. That number also includes the District of Columbia. As a result, Americans appear to be buying more domestic marijuana, which in turn is undercutting growers and cartels in Mexico.

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Around the Nation
2:35 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Ohio State Football Player's Death Draws Attention To Head Injuries

Originally published on Mon December 1, 2014 4:28 pm

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Around the Nation
2:35 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

White House To Launch Task Force On '21st Century Policing'

Originally published on Mon December 1, 2014 4:28 pm

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Music Interviews
4:16 pm
Sun November 30, 2014

At 86, A 'Jazz Child' Looks Back On A Life Of Sunshine, Sorrow

Jazz vocalist Sheila Jordan doesn't mind that, despite her critical acclaim, she's not a household name. "The people that respect what I do and hire me, that's all I need, you know?" she says. "I just need to keep doing this music as long as I live. "
Richard Laird Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun November 30, 2014 4:43 pm

Many fans first encountered one of the great voices in jazz as a whisper: Sheila Jordan made a quiet but lasting impression as a guest singer on pianist George Russell's 1962 arrangement of "You Are My Sunshine."

Since then, Jordan's career has taken her all over the world, and in 2012, she received one of the highest honors in jazz: she became an National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master. Her music has soared, but her story starts with pain.

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Global Health
3:29 pm
Sun November 30, 2014

Campaign Rallies Resume In Liberia, Raising Uncertainty Over Ebola Risk

Supporters of the Congress for Democratic Change party take part in a meeting in Monorovia on Nov. 20 for the opening of political campaign activities for senatorial elections. Elections are due to take place on Dec. 16, after being suspended because of the Ebola epidemic.
Zoom Dosso AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon December 1, 2014 10:54 am

In Liberia, the number of new cases of Ebola is going down, but the risk has not been eliminated. To help contain the disease, schools are set to be closed until March.

But a national Senate election, which was postponed once, is now set for mid-December. That means campaigning — which means crowds.

Back in August and September, when a hundred people were getting Ebola a day, Monrovia was a ghost town. Ebola treatment units were full and regular hospitals were closed. Some people died in the streets. A lot of people stayed home.

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Environment
3:08 pm
Sun November 30, 2014

Taking Stock Of America's Toxic Sites And The Millions Living Near Them

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 9:12 am

An article in the December issue of National Geographic looks at toxic waste sites in the U.S. and the more than 49 million Americans who live near them. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with writer Paul Voosen about his piece.

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Music News
3:08 pm
Sun November 30, 2014

Billboard Music Chart Marks First Major Change In 20 Years

Originally published on Sun November 30, 2014 4:43 pm

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Business
3:49 pm
Sat November 29, 2014

Vinyl, Once Thought Dead, Makes A Comeback In The Digital Age

An employee demonstrates how a mother is checked for sound quality before it is duplicated during production at the Rainbo Records factory in Canoga Park, Calif. The vinyl record industry has seen an uptick in sales in recent years, keeping manufacturers like Rainbo busy.
Patrick T. Fallon Bloomberg via Getty Images

Originally published on Sun November 30, 2014 12:27 am

In the '90s, Rainbo Records owner Steve Sheldon wanted to keep his vinyl presses going.

Everyone thought he was crazy; they told him it was a dead format. But Sheldon was adamant.

"I actually said, many times, 'I think it will be around longer than CDs,' " Sheldon says.

Today, his Canoga Park, Calif., operation is massive. There are sound testing rooms, large printers for making labels and rows of workers stuffing sleeves. And then there are the actual presses themselves — 14 of them — giving off smoke and smelling of burnt rubber.

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Around the Nation
2:57 pm
Sat November 29, 2014

Some Colleges Revisiting Admission Policies For Transgender Students

Originally published on Sat November 29, 2014 4:29 pm

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Remembrances
2:57 pm
Sat November 29, 2014

Mexican TV Icon Roberto Gómez Bolaños Dies At 85

Originally published on Sat November 29, 2014 4:29 pm

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Middle East
2:57 pm
Sat November 29, 2014

ISIS And The Corporatization Of Terrorism

Originally published on Sat November 29, 2014 4:29 pm

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World
4:22 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

Black Friday Crosses The Pond

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The Salt
4:05 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

From Humble Salt To Fancy Freezing: How To Up Your Cocktail Game

Smoke and mirrors: Dave Arnold plays around with liquid nitrogen in a cocktail glass during his interview with NPR's Ari Shapiro.
Claire Eggers NPR

Originally published on Mon December 1, 2014 12:36 pm

Dave Arnold can work some serious magic with a cocktail shaker. But he's no alchemist — Arnold, who runs the Manhattan bar Booker and Dax, takes a very scientific approach to his craft.

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