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Chicago Police Release Video Of Officer Shooting Teen

Chicago police released dash-cam video of a white officer fatally shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. The officer has been charged with first degree murder.

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

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.

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California Farmer Works To Restore Groundwater By Purposely Flooding Crops

California farmers are pumping groundwater faster than it can be replenished. One farmer is spending millions of dollars trying to restore it by deliberately flooding his crops when there is water to spare. It's caught the attention of other farmers, especially since new state laws could soon restrict groundwater use.

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Mormon Woman Grapples With New Church Guidelines On Same-Sex Relationships

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently issued a handbook that outlines a strict policy toward Mormons in same-sex relationships. Children of parents in same-sex relationships can no longer be baptized at age 8, and Mormons in same-sex relationships face discipline from the church. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Berta Marquez, an LGBT activist and active Mormon, about the new guidelines.

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Blue Origin Announces Successful Launch, Landing Of Rocket

Commercial space startup Blue Origin announced Tuesday the successful launch and landing of one of its rockets. NPR explores what the success means for space travel.

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Former Rep. Lee Hamilton Urges Importance Of Engagement In ISIS Fight

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Lee Hamilton, the former congressman from Indiana, who has won the Presidential Medal Of Freedom. He says diplomacy should come before force in the fight against ISIS.

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5 People Shot At Black Lives Matter Protest In Minneapolis

Five people suffered non-life-threatening injuries when gunmen opened fire near the site of a Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis Monday night. Two suspects have been arrested. The protestors are upset over last week's fatal police shooting of Jamar Clark — amid rumors that he was handcuffed at the time, an assertion that the police union denies.

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Local Charities Capitalize On Holiday Rush With Day Of Giving

There's Black Friday and Cyber Monday and, in some places, a single day dedicated to getting people to give to local nonprofits. In Lancaster County, Penn., they call it the Extraordinary Give — 24 hours of events designed to entice donations to arts groups, charities and other nonprofits.

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Chicago Police Officer Charged With First Degree Murder In Death Of Black Teen

A white Chicago police officer was charged in the shooting death of 17-year old Laquan McDonald. A judge ordered that dash-cam video of the shooting be released by Wednesday.

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

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.

Big Potential For Tiny Houses

November 26, 2015
This photo taken July 31, 2012 shows a "tiny" house April Anson built in Portland, Ore. For the past couple of months, 33-year-old Anson and her friends have been planning, measuring, sawing and hammering their way toward completion of what might look like a child’s playhouse. (AP)

Tiny houses, micro-apartments. They’re hot. Americans are downsizing.

Fresh Ideas For Your Thanksgiving Feast

November 25, 2015
A BBQ pork shoulder special with sweet potato hash and over easy eggs at Foster's Market in Durham, N.C. (Courtesy Foster's Market)

Bring your appetite! We’re gathering around the radio table with three chefs and new Thanksgiving recipes.

Marilynne Robinson On Hope In A Time Of Fear

November 25, 2015
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Pulitzer Prize winning Iowa writer Marilynne Robinson, arrives to the State Library of Iowa in the Ola Babcock Miller Building, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, in Des Moines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

On the day before Thanksgiving, we talk with Marilynne Robinson – one of America’s greatest authors, thinkers, moralists — about fear and hope in a hard, frightening time.

Karl Rove Still Won’t Get Involved In The 2016 G.O.P. Primary

November 24, 2015
In this March 2, 2013 file photo. Republican strategist Karl Rove speaks at the California Republican Party convention in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Karl Rove may say he’s not endorsing or getting involved in the 2016 G.O.P. presidential primary, but that won’t stop from offering advice on how to beat Republican front runner Donald Trump.

Water Park Owner Chains Himself To Slide To Protest Auction

November 24, 2015
Two slides, one red, one green, coil downward from a 30 foot tall tower at Liquid Plant Water Park. (Sean Hurley/NHPR)

“If this doesn’t work and it goes to auction and I lose everything, I’ll still be able to spend the rest of my days saying I tried my best.”

Ferguson: One Year Later

November 24, 2015
In this April 23, 2015 file photo, Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, wears a sweatshirt remembering her son during a news conference in Clayton, Mo. (Jeff Roberson/AP Photo)

City council member Wesley Bell looks back on the past year since protests and violence swept the Missouri city.

Airport, Train Station Security Tightened Amid Travel Rush

November 24, 2015
Travelers arrive at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport November 26, 2014, the day before Thanksgiving, outside Washington, D.C., in Arlington, Virginia.The day before the Thanksgiving holiday is one of the busiest travel days of the year in the U.S. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Bart Jansen of USA Today explains how security is being beefed up and what effect that could have on holiday travel.

French President Hollande Meets With Obama

November 24, 2015
President Barack Obama meets with President Francois Hollande of France in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. Hollande's visit to Washington is part of a diplomatic offensive to get the international community to bolster the campaign against the Islamic State militants. (Andrew Harnik/AP Photo)

The two leaders held a joint press conference, just over a week after a series of terrorist attacks in Paris left 130 people dead.

Chicago Braces For Black Lives Matter Protests

November 24, 2015
Chicago police (Isadora Ruyter-Harcourt/Flickr)

City officials plan to release video of the police shooting last year of African-American 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

Watch: President Obama Holds A Press Conference With French President Hollande

November 24, 2015

President Obama and President Hollande are expected to speak at 11:30 a.m.

Karl Rove On The Campaigns of 1896 And 2016

November 24, 2015
An archival image of a McKinley - Hobart Presidential Campaign Poster from 1896. (Public Domain / WikiCommons)

Republican political strategist Karl Rove is thinking about the McKinley 1896 campaign and the GOP field right now. Karl Rove is with us.

U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton To Meet With Syrian Refugees, Law Enforcement Officials

November 24, 2015

The meeting comes amid a charged political debate on the resettlement of Syrian refugees following the attacks in Paris.

Aetna CEO Explains Higher Premiums And Why He’s Into Yoga

November 23, 2015
Aetna chairman and CEO Mark Bertolini speaks during the Fortune Global Forum on November 3, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mark Bertolini says a near-fatal skiing accident caused him to view healthcare and his own work culture differently.

Pfizer And Allergan To Merge, Creating World’s Largest Drug Company

November 23, 2015
People walk past Pfizer's world headquarters, Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 in New York. Pfizer and Allergan will join in a $160 billion deal to create the world's largest drugmaker. (Mark Lennihan/AP)

The nearly $160 billion deal would create the world’s biggest drug maker and bring Botox and Viagra under one roof.

French President To Visit White House

November 23, 2015
French President Francois Hollande (L) welcomes US Secretary of State John Kerry prior to a meeting at the Élysée Presidential Palace on November 17, 2015 in Paris, France. John Kerry arrives in Paris to pay tribute to victims of last week's terrorist attacks. (Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)

President Obama will welcome French President François Hollande to the White House tomorrow in the aftermath of the Paris attacks.

Zuckerberg To Take 2 Months Parental Leave, Mayer To Take 2 Weeks

November 23, 2015
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, left, plans to take two months of paternity leave; Yahoo president and CEO Marissa Mayer plans to take two weeks of maternity leave. (Josh Edelson and Kimberly White/Getty Images for Fortune)

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has said she’ll take two weeks of leave, while Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to take two months.

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