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For Syrian Refugees In U.S., 'Chaos' And 'Confusion' Follow Paris Attacks

Following a wave of politicians calling for the U.S. to hit the "pause button" on accepting Syrian refugees, we check back with Corine Dehabey, the Syrian-American head of a refugee resettlement program in Toledo, Ohio, whom we spoke to in October.

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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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'Welcome To Where We From': Chicago Through The Eyes Of A Poet

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Chicago poet Nate Marshall, who reflects on this week in Chicago and read his poem "Out South."

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.

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.

After The Cranberries And Pie, Take Time To Talk About Death

Advance directives don't guarantee that a person's wishes for end-of-life care will always be honored. Some states let people use physician orders that override legal requirements to perform CPR.

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Robots Are Being Taught How To Say 'No'

Researchers at Tufts University's Human-Robot Interaction Lab are teaching robots a technique teenagers long ago mastered:How to say no to an order.

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.

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.

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.

3 Officers Injured, Shooter Contained In Colorado

November 27, 2015

Police are responding to a report of an active shooter near a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs.

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.

Chicago Man, 27, Charged In Fatal Shooting Of 9-Year-Old

November 27, 2015
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy (left) and Mayor Rahm Emanuel arrive for a press conference to address the arrest of Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke on November 24, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Van Dyke has been charged with first degree murder for shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times on October 20, 2014 after responding to a call of a knife wielding man who had threatened the complainant and was attempting to break into vehicles in a trucking yard. Emanuel and McCarthy announced they were releasing police video of the shooting during the press conference. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The police superintendent said the boy was killed as part of a dispute between warring gangs, and he pledged to obliterate the gangs.

Cruz Surges, Trump Stands Firm On ‘Cheering Muslims’ 9/11 Claim

November 27, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (left) and Ben Carson (center) look on as U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during the Republican Presidential Debate sponsored by Fox Business and the Wall Street Journal at the Milwaukee Theatre on November 10, 2015, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Margaret Talev of Bloomberg News and Jay Newton-Small of Time magazine join us for our weekly look at the race for 2016.

Justice Breyer: Supreme Court Must Look Beyond U.S. Borders

November 27, 2015
Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer testifies before a House Committee in March 2015. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

The court interprets the constitutionality of U.S. law, but 20 percent of the cases have an international component.

Terminally Ill Houston Teen Will Get Her Dying Wish

November 26, 2015
Qirat Chappra has spent most of her life in a Houston hospital and hasn't seen her parents in 13 years. (Screenshot from Facebook video)

Qirat Chappra has not seen her parents for years, but after a social media campaign, their travel visas have finally been approved.

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