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12:06 PM EST Comment

Hagel On The Hot Seat

Former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel is being grilled by the Senate Armed Services Committee, as it considers his nomination to be secretary of defense.

12:15 PM EST 13 Comments

Tiny Spaces For The Big Apple

Faced with a shortage of studio and one-bedroom apartments, New York has become the latest city to experiment with cleverly-designed “micro-apartments.”

12:15 PM EST 22 Comments

What Can Obama Actually Do About Climate Change?

President Obama has been talking the talk recently when it comes to climate change. But with a stagnant economy and a divided Congress, what – if anything – can he do about it?

12:40 PM EST Comment

In Russia, Ballet Dancers Questioned About Acid Attack

Detectives have been questioning members of the Bolshoi Ballet about the acid attack that nearly blinded the director of the company two weeks ago.

12:50 PM EST 6 Comments

Remembering Country-Rock Pioneer Gram Parsons

Gram Parsons is often called the father of country rock. He released his first solo record “GP” 40 years ago this month, but later that same year he died of a drug overdose.

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November 27 Comment

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 9 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.