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12:06 PM EST 4 Comments

Immigration Moves To Front Burner In D.C.

A bipartisan group of senators has reached a broad agreement to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws. It would first require strong steps to prevent future illegal immigration.

12:15 PM EST 47 Comments

Doctor: How A Preventable Medical Error Killed My Mother

Medical errors kill more Americans every year than AIDS, breast cancer and auto accidents combined. But this doctor never thought his mother would be one of those statistics.

12:35 PM EST 13 Comments

Tide Detergent Is Hot Commodity For Thieves

At first, it was thought to be urban myth, but last year for the first time, Tide made the National Retail Federation’s list of most targeted items for theft.

12:40 PM EST 12 Comments

Energy Drinks: How Much Caffeine Is Too Much?

ER visits tied to energy drinks have reportedly doubled since 2007. Now there are calls for the government to regulate those highly-caffeinated beverages in the same way as soft drinks.

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Debut Novel ‘Starboard Sea’ Is Making Waves

Amber Dermont’s first novel, “The Starboard Sea,” mines Dermont’s experiences attending and teaching at prep schools, as well as her love of sailing and the sea.

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Books To Give As Gifts This Year

If you're looking to give a book to a friend or family member this holiday, NPR Books editor Petra Mayer shares her picks.

November 26 8 Comments

Arlo Guthrie Celebrates 50 Years Of ‘Alice’s Restaurant’

Listening to the 18-minute musical monologue has been a Thanksgiving tradition among folk music fans for decades.

November 26 Comment

One Refugee’s Story Of Coming To America

Paul Okot vividly remembers landing at JFK airport in New York at 7 years old, after fleeing violence in southern Sudan.

November 25 3 Comments

Rapper Le1f Finds Struggle And Moral Diversity In American Music

We've been asking musicians what they think of when they think "American music." Today we hear from Khalif Diouf, aka Le1f.