Brothers On C-SPAN Divided By Politics, United In Mortification By Mom's Call

Brad Woodhouse is a Democrat. His brother, Dallas Woodhouse, is Republican. They were arguing on C-Span when their mother called in. Watch their exchange.

NORAD's Santa Tracker Began With A Typo And A Good Sport

NPR |Dec. 20, 2014 6:45 p.m.

It all started in 1955 with a misprint in a Colorado newspaper and a call to Col. Harry Shoup's secret military hotline. Shoup played along with the tiny voice who called, and a tradition was born.

2 Police Officers Killed In Ambush In New York

NPR |Dec. 20, 2014 5:55 p.m.

The two officers were shot inside of their patrol car in Brooklyn. The suspected gunman has died of a self-inflicted gunshot, the Associated Press reports.

North Korea Has An Interesting Offer. And Another Threat

NPR |Dec. 20, 2014 1:34 p.m.

The secretive regime denies any involvement with the Sony Pictures hack and says the U.S. must allow it to help find the real culprit. Or else.

Many States Now Have $2 Gasoline, Analyst Says

NPR |Dec. 20, 2014 1:21 p.m.

An analyst from GasBuddy.com says 24 states have at least one station with the price per gallon at $1.99 or less.

Decorated Tuskegee Airman Lowell Steward Dies At 95

NPR |Dec. 20, 2014 12:45 p.m.

He flew nearly 150 missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, but after the war Steward returned home where he was denied a mortgage because of his skin color.

Russia Says It Won't 'Cave In' To New Western Sanctions

NPR |Dec. 20, 2014 12:30 p.m.

The reaction comes after President Obama signed an executive order on Friday slapping economic sanctions on Crimea, a day after the EU approved similar measures.

4 Gitmo Prisoners Released For Return To Afghanistan

NPR |Dec. 20, 2014 11:02 a.m.

The inmates were sent home on a request from the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani. It is the latest in a series of moves to draw down the prison population by sending prisoners abroad.

Hollywood Pros Fear A Chilling Effect After Sony Bows To Hackers

NPR |Dec. 20, 2014 9:05 a.m.

Some in the entertainment industry are wondering if they'll have to be careful now about the stories they tell or the jokes they make in the wake of Sony's withdrawal of The Interview.

A Snail So Hardcore It's Named After A Punk Rocker

NPR |Dec. 20, 2014 8:39 a.m.

Inspired by the snails' spiky shells and acid-loving nature, researchers named the new species Alviconcha strummeri, after Clash frontman Joe Strummer.

At One Retirement Home, Residents Run A TV Channel

NPR |Dec. 20, 2014 8:39 a.m.

The show must go on, as they say in the business. That's especially true at one Los Angeles retirement community, where old industry pros keep busy by producing TV shows for their contemporaries.

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