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Heating Up: an NPR News Special on the Climate Summit in Paris
NPR's Ari Shapiro hosts a one-hour special examining the current science of climate change, how much time scientists say there is to address it, the political and economic challenges nations will face during the meeting in Paris, and what solutions might come from the United Nations summit on climat ...
After Paris, Obama administration changes visa waiver program
Holes in the visa program that allow easy entry into the U.S. are being re-examined. President Obama is taking steps to tighten the program, while Congress works on a fix. ...
Should protesters continue to meet outside the 4th precinct?
It's been about two weeks since protesters have appeared outside the 4th Minneapolis police precinct. After being called a public safety hazard by Mayor Betsy Hodges, should protesters continue to meet there? ...
A Hy Berman story slam
We throw 'giant' around too much, but Minnesota really did lose a giant today when it was announced that Hy Berman has died at age 90. ...
Did 'hateful rhetoric' cause shooting? Hear Planned Parenthood's careful response
In an interview on Morning Edition, Cecile Richards spoke about Friday's attack at a facility in Colorado Springs and about an "incredible escalation of harassment and intimidation" at clinics. ...
'A Charlie Brown Christmas' at 50
The Christmas special celebrates 50 years with a retrospective on ABC, and it seems more than ever like something we wouldn't get today. ...
First officer implicated in Freddie Gray's death goes on trial in Baltimore
In the city, many residents want accountability from this trial. They're eager for convictions and some fear more unrest if that doesn't happen. ...
Target website up and down on Cyber Monday due to heavy traffic
In what Target has called its "Biggest, Boldest Plans" for Cyber Monday, the retailer is offering 15 percent discounts on almost all items on Target.com. ...
Best books to give (and get): Children's and middle grades
From the real story behind Winnie-the-Pooh to a wild world where crayons can talk, this year's books for young readers mix imagination and history. ...
The officers in the Jamar Clark shooting: What we know
Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigators have interviewed two Minneapolis police officers about their roles in the shooting death of 24-year-old Jamar Clark. ...
When getting shot isn’t ‘great bodily harm’ in Minnesota
The Minnesota Court of Appeals today agreed with a man who shot his ex-girlfriend that he can't be convicted of first-degree assault in the state because the bullet he fired into her back didn't hit any vital organs. ...
Happy holidays ad: Man fakes death to get his kids to visit
It's not even December yet and we have a clubhouse leader in the 'Tear my guts out, why doncha?' competition for 2015. ...
On patrol with the drought police
Burbank is using new technology and recycling to cut water use. ...
10 things to know about the U.N. climate talks in Paris
An essential introduction to the 2015 U.N. Climate Change Conference beginning Nov. 30. ...
The story of Vulcan, the planet that never was
For decades, astronomers believed there was another planet in our solar system, tucked just out of sight. Then Albert Einstein figured out it wasn't there. Author Thomas Levenson explains. ...
Unrelated lawsuit names officer involved in man's death
One of the Minneapolis police officers involved in a black man's fatal shooting is accused in a lawsuit of using excessive force during an arrest four years ago. ...
Swimmer nearing end of 6-month tribute to Gold Star families
It seemed like only yesterday that Navy vet Chris Ring jumped into the little creek known as the Mississippi River in Itasca and headed south. ...
Supremes song 'I Hear a Symphony' took new approach to hit-making
The single that the group released just prior, "Nothing But Heartaches," failed to crack the top 10, breaking a streak of five straight singles that made it to No. 1. ...
Should the U.S. join a binding international agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions?
American negotiators are buoyed by broad public support for stronger international and domestic actions that address climate change as they head into the United Nations climate change conference in Paris on Monday. ...
Winter storm arrives: Travel impacts through tomorrow
It's Monday, and our well advertised winter storm has arrived. The lead wave of mixed precip and snow rolled in this morning, and the heaviest bands of snow are still expected to arrive this afternoon through tonight as forecast. ...
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