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Update: The Latest On The Colorado Springs Shooting

At least four officers and an unknown number of civilians were injured in a shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, police say.

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How Long Can Florida's Citrus Industry Survive?

The USDA recently stunned growers when it projected the smallest orange harvest for Florida in more than 50 years. The culprit: A tiny insect that's killing off the state's trees — and industry.

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A 'March For Justice' On Chicago's Magnificent Mile

In Chicago today, protesters walked in a "march for justice," following the first-degree murder charges against police officer Jason Van Dyke in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Shari Runner, interim president and CEO of the Chicago Urban League.

Police Exchange Shots With Gunman Inside A Colorado Planned Parenthood

At least nine people have been injured, including at least four police officers, and officers reportedly are exchanging gunfire with a gunman inside the Planned Parenthood offices.

In Brazil, Deforestation Is Up, And So Is The Risk Of Tree Extinction

Brazil's Environment Ministry announced that deforestation in the country has increased by 16 percent. A separate study warned that more than half the Amazon's tree species may be threatened.

After The Paris Attacks, The French Flag Makes A Roaring Comeback

The flag flies on public buildings and is often waved at sporting events, but it has not been a symbol the French personally embrace. That has changed dramatically in the wake of the Nov. 13 attacks.

60 Years Later, What Can Activists Learn From The Montgomery Bus Boycott?

Decades after Rosa Parks changed history, a new generation faces the challenge of remaking the civil rights movement for the next century. What can they learn from the past to build for the future?

New Yorkers May Soon Be Able To Buy Kickbacks ... As Souvenirs

If a concerned citizen has his way, there will be a Museum of Political Corruption in Albany, N.Y. "I tell people, quite frankly, I want to institutionalize corruption," Bruce Roter says.

#NPRreads: Warren Buffet's Grandson And A New Mosque In Rural Wyoming

Also this week: the virtual reality stories of three displaced children.

Debris From U.S. Rocket Found Off English Coast

The piece of rocket, most likely from the unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 that blew up after takeoff in June, was covered in barnacles and originally mistaken for a dead whale.

Taking The Temperature Of The 2015 Holiday Shopping Season

November 30, 2015
Shoppers walks in front of a holiday display Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in San Francisco.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

From Black Friday to Cyber Monday and beyond, we’ll add up the dollars and trends and bargains of the 2015 holiday shopping season.

Diplomacy And Debate At COP 21 Paris Climate Talks

November 30, 2015
United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres, center left, Minister of the Environment of Peru and COP20 President Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, center right, and French Foreign Affairs Minister and COP 21 President Laurent Fabius, center, pose for photographers during a press visit to the COP21, Paris Climate Conference, site, in Le Bourget, north of Paris, France, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

World leaders converge in Paris for the big climate talks. We’ll look at what it will take to get a global climate agreement.

Taking Sportsmanship To The Next Level

November 28, 2015
Atlantic Union College athletics were known for a friendly and welcoming atmosphere to all competitors.

Traditionally, Atlantic Union College, a Seventh-day Adventist institution, wasn’t interested in sports. But in the ’90s, the school started looking at athletic competitions differently. Only A Game’s Bill Littlefield took in a post-game reception at the college in 1995 and came back with this report about the school’s unique sportsmanship.

Panthers Rookie Moves In With Veteran — And His Wife

November 28, 2015
Willie Mitchell (center) is a 37-year-old NHL veteran. He invited 19-year-old teammate Aaron Ekblad (right) to live with him and his wife, Megan, after the fellow defenseman made the roster. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

After Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad made the team as an 18 year old, veteran Willie Mitchell invited the rookie to live with him and his wife, Megan. Last spring, Katie Baker wrote about the trio for Grantland, and she joined Bill Littlefield to share what she learned.

Charlie Pierce: This Week In Sports

November 28, 2015
On Wednesday, the family of NFL Hall of Famer Frank Gifford announced he suffered from CTE--the disease connected to brain injury and trauma can only be diagnosed posthumously. (Brad Barket/Getty Images)

It’s Thanksgiving week, so Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce are talking football: NFL concussion policy, which NFL teams will play in London next season and an amazing performance by Calvin Johnson. Also, Charlie offers a tip of the cap to a 22-year-old Amish man who completed the Harrisburg marathon.

Meet The NCAA’s First Openly Transgender Swimmer

November 28, 2015
Jay Pulitano swam all four years at Sarah Lawrence. (Jim O'Connor/NJ Sport Pics)

An avid swimmer since childhood, Jay Pulitano was the first openly transgender swimmer in the NCAA. Pulitano talked with Only A Game’s Zoe Sobel about how he found a supportive home in collegiate swimming.

‘Little Victories’ And The (Many) Rules Of Touch Football

November 28, 2015
Touch football is no laughing matter--that's why Jason Gay has created rules to maintain the integrity of the game.

The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay has compiled a list of rules for Thanksgiving Day touch football, to help keep your family’s annual game from disintegrating into lawlessness. Gay joined Bill Littlefield to discuss the rules, which are included in his new book “Little Victories.”

The Pilgrims Would Not Have Liked Football…Especially On Thanksgiving

November 28, 2015
DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 27: A young fan with a turkey hat looks on during the Thanksgiving day game between the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears at Ford Field on November 27, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Home, Thanksgiving and Football. For many American families, those three things are being celebrated this week, in varying degrees. But it hasn’t always been that way. Only A Game’s Karen Given has the story.

The History — And Uncertain Future — Of The Jumbotron

November 28, 2015
The Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field didn't have a jumbotron until this year. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

There was a time before sports stadiums had Jumbotrons (and the obligatory “kiss cam” to go with them). Will there be a time after as well? SB Nation’s Mary Pilon joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the past, present and future of these giant video boards.

Tracking 127 Years Of Home-Field Advantage

November 28, 2015
A Columbia psychology professor has found that home-field advantage exists in sports -- but its significance has been declining. (Kevork Djansezian/AP)

After analyzing 127 years of English soccer matches, Columbia psychology professor James Curley has proven that home-field advantage exists. But Curley also found that the advantage has been declining over time, and he joins Bill Littlefield to explain why that might be.

Music From The Show

November 27, 2015

From Couch to Villa.

Protecting Kids From Marketing, Ads, And Commercialization

November 27, 2015
YouTube Kids is an app with children's programs and parental guides, but some say it's too commercial for children. (Petras Gagilas/Flickr)

Are kids at danger from the influence of corporate marketers when they watch TV or use apps?

Active Shooter Reported Near Planned Parenthood Clinic

November 27, 2015

Police say they are unsure about the location of a shooter in an attack in Colorado Springs that left three officers injured.

Quiet, Present, Consistent Care: Lessons On Medicine From Treating The Homeless

November 27, 2015
Jim O'Connell's book "Stories from the Shadows" focuses on the patients and health care providers who have made a difference in his life. (Courtesy Jeff Loughlin)

Jim O’Connell, co-founder and president of Boston Health Care for the Homeless, has written a book of essays about his experiences.

Week In Review: Syrian Refugees And Slighted By ‘Spotlight’

November 27, 2015
Governor Charlie Baker softened his position on refugees coming to Massachusetts on Sunday. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Our week in review panel, featuring John Carroll and Dante Ramos, goes beyond the headlines.

Documenting The History Of Connecticut River Log Drives

November 27, 2015
Log drives on the Connecticut River lasted into the 1940s, but the last major drive was in 1915. (Vermont Historical Society)

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, logs up to 30 feet long were floated downriver to sawmills in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

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