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Russian Military Jet Crash Heightens Debate Over Syria No-Fly Zone

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015

Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio and others are supporting the idea of a no-fly zone over Syria to try to help civilians there. But skeptics say it no longer has any relevance to today's Syrian crisis.

Dorothy Dress From 'The Wizard Of Oz' Sells For More Than $1.5M

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015

The price for the well-known blue-and-white gingham pinafore exceeded expectations at auction.

It's Not Hosting SNL, But NBC Will Give 'Equal Time' To 4 GOP Candidates

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015

The candidates made requests for equal time after Donald Trump guest hosted Saturday Night Live earlier this month. NBC will let them broadcast campaign messages on affiliate stations this weekend.

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'Masking' Memories: Thanksgiving In Disguise

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 1:14 p.m.

In the early 20th century, Americans wore gaudy costumes and bizarre masks, and some roved the streets begging for candy and treats — at Thanksgiving time.

Science | Nation | Flora and Fauna | Environment | Food

As Beekeepers Lose More Hives, Time For New Rules On Pesticides?

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 1:07 p.m.

Beekeepers lost 42 percent of their hives last year. NPR and PBS NewsHour investigate what's behind the plight of the pollinators. Some scientists say pesticides called neonics are being overused.


First-Degree Murder Charge For Chicago Police Officer In Black Teen's Death

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 1:04 p.m.

Laquan McDonald was shot 16 times in October of 2014, after he refused to follow officers' instructions as he walked down a street with a knife.

Nation | Business | Food

Behind Your Holiday Sweet Potato Dish, Hard Work In The Fields

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 12:12 p.m.

More than half of America's sweet potatoes were lifted by hand from the soil of North Carolina. It's some of the most back-breaking farm work to be found, and migrant laborers do most of it.

Health | Nation

Worried About The Flu Shot? Let's Separate Fact From Fiction

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 12:08 p.m.

If you've ever wondered if the flu shot can give you the flu, you're not alone. We fact check the most common flu myths for you, and provide the lowdown on this year's vaccine.

Entertainment | Nation

WATCH: Teen Solves Rubik's Cube In Record Time; Fellow 'Speed Cubers' Go Wild

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 11:53 a.m.

Fourteen-year-old Lucas Etter unmixed a 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube in 4.904 seconds, setting a new world record and becoming the first person to break the 5-second mark for solving the puzzle.

Technology | Nation | Science

Used Rocket Is A New Breakthrough For Blue Origin's Space Plan

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 11:25 a.m.

Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, has sent a craft past the edge of space and then landed its rocket safely – and vertically — in Texas.

Health | Nation

Common ADHD Medications Do Indeed Disturb Children's Sleep

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 10:56 a.m.

There's been plenty of disagreement on whether stimulant drugs used to treat ADHD interfere with children's sleep. A review of studies finds the drugs make it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep.

Nation | Education

Goodbye, No Child Left Behind

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 10:32 a.m.

Congress appears ready to overhaul the nation's most important federal education law, No Child Left Behind. Civil rights groups though worry some changes will hurt poor and minority children.

Elections | Nation

Trump Reasserts Claim That 'Thousands' Of N.J. Muslims Cheered After Sept. 11

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 10:31 a.m.

Monday's rally in Ohio followed the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, and a string of controversial remarks that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump had made regarding Muslims in America.