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A Blue Apron Thanksgiving: 3 Recipes To Try At Home

Whether you're the star chef of the family or you're assigned dish duty, the odds are pretty good you've got that all-important Thanksgiving dinner on your mind.<p>Along with the fun — and let's be honest, the occasional tension — that comes with getting together with friends and family, the cooking …


Despite Military Pressure, Zimbabwe's Mugabe Refuses To Step Down

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe was expected to resign after nearly 40 years in power, but he didn't. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with the <i>Washington Post</i>'s Kevin Sieff, about the next steps in the country.

Robert Mugabe

Post-Election Unrest In Kenya Also Stems From Tribe Tensions

Violence has been on the rise in Kenya on the eve of an important Supreme Court ruling about that country's presidential election.


D.C.'s School For Young Boys Of Color Tackles Mistrust Between Students And Police

Washington, D.C., has created a new, all-boys public school designed specifically for the district's young men of color: Ron Brown College Preparatory High School. For one year, reporters from NPR and <i>Education Week</i> partnered to document the birth of this new school.


Latoya Cantrell: New Orleans Elects First Female Mayor

Voters in New Orleans have elected 45-year-old Latoya Cantrell as the city's first female mayor in its nearly 300-year history.

New Orleans

Who is Emmerson Mnangagwa? Zimabawe Cautious Of Potential Next President

As Zimbabwe faces an uncertain future, one potential successor to President Robert Mugabe is the country's former vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa. NPR's Michel Martin talks to reporter Michelle Faul about Mnangagwa's reputation and ambitions.

Emmerson Mnangagwa

Talib Kweli Speaks Through 'Radio Silence'

Talib Kweli has, for more than two decades now, been considered a standard bearer for what's sometimes called "conscious rap." Both as a part of the hip-hop duo Black Star with Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) and as a solo act, his music provides social and political commentary layered over …

Nelson Mandela

Tracing The Path Of A Gun

For three months, a trio of reporters from the <i>Washington Post</i> followed the trajectory of one gun as it traded hands, crossed state lines and got in several shootings. Reporter Ann Marimow spoke with NPR's Michel Martin about how guns fall into the hands of those who aren't supposed to have them.


SNL Skewers Alum Al Franken, Trump Sons

The ongoing spate of sexual misconduct accusations leveled against powerful men the world-over, including at NPR, hit close to home for <i>Saturday Night Live</i> this past week, and the sketch comedy show did not shy away.<p>On Thursday a Los Angeles radio host accused U.S. Senator Al Franken of "forcibly" …


Deadly Violence Spirals In Nairobi Ahead Of Court Ruling On Presidential Win

Kenya's opposition leader is asking for "international intervention" as violence is escalating in the country's post-election crisis. Overnight into Sunday at least four people were killed in an "area that's opposition heavy," reports NPR's Eyder Peralta from Nairobi.<p>"The country's just really …

Raila Odinga

Special Report: A Cultural Turning Point On Sexual Harassment?

It has been a little more than a year since President Trump, then candidate-Trump, faced furious criticism over the now-infamous Access Hollywood video featuring his comments about groping women. He subsequently faced a barrage of sexual harassment claims. While the moment sparked a national …


Zimbabwe's Mugabe Ousted By Own Party

Zimbabwe's governing ZANU-PF party voted Sunday to remove President Robert Mugabe and appoint ousted Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa to replace him. The move marked a major turn in nearly four decades of the 93-year-old's sometimes brutal and tyrannical rule.<p>It was Mugabe's firing of Mnangagwa …


Oversight Groups Have Repeatedly Identified Flaws In Military Crime Reporting

In 2012, after Devin P. Kelley was convicted of domestic violence by a military court, Holloman Air Force Base failed to input that conviction into a federal database used for gun-purchase background checks.<p>The oversight enabled Kelley to buy multiple weapons from licensed gun dealers, which the …

Devin Kelley

School Trip To D.C. Canceled Over Fears Of Mass Shooting

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Superintendent Jim Powell of Ohio's North Ridgeville City Schools why he canceled the eight grade trip to Washington, D.C., over safety concerns.


Sunday Puzzle: Throw Your Hat In The Ring

<b>On-air challenge:</b> Today's theme is the World Boxing Association — the W.B.A. Every answer is a compound word or a familiar two words in which the first word starts with "W" and the second word starts "BA-."<p>Ex. Long ago —> WAY BACK<p>1. Small cart with handles that a gardener pushes<p>2. Top of a pair of …

Los Angeles Sparks

Living On $100,000 A Year: Student Debt

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro hears from more listeners responding to last week's Call-In about living on an annual salary of $100,000.

Scientific Research

Out Of Bounds: From A Coma To 'Dancing With The Stars'

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Victoria Arlen, who made it to the semifinals on <i>Dancing with the Stars</i> even though just two years ago she couldn't walk.


Examining Russian Disinformation

Thomas Rid of Johns Hopkins tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the history of Russian disinformation and how it's become more effective in the age of social media.


Police Clash With Protesters In Nairobi

Police opened fire on demonstrators welcoming home Kenya's longtime opposition leader, days before the Supreme Court rules on the legitimacy of last month's election.


The Importance Of Rosogolla

India is officially recognizing the dessert rosogolla as a dish from the Indian state of Bengal. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Madhumita Saha about the importance of the designation.


A Missed Connection Success Story

A young man shared a ride with someone with whom he felt a spark. But he didn't ask for a phone number, so he put up a flyer. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Steven Mion and Robert Dealy.


A House's Flood History Can Be Hard To Find

When you're buying a home, it could take some detective work to find out if it has ever been flooded. Laws in Texas and some other states don't require some sellers to share that information.

Real Estate

Week In Politics: Taxes And Sexual Harassment

Clare Malone, senior political writer for FiveThirtyEight, joins NPR's Lulu-Garcia Navarro for a roundup of the latest political news.


Alabama Republicans And Roy Moore

"People are fed up with the ruling class in Washington," says conservative commentator Ed Martin. He offers NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro his thoughts on the state of the GOP.


To Tax Or Not To Tax University Endowments

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Grinnell College President Raynard Kington about the proposed excise tax on endowment income. The small Iowa school has a very large endowment.

Higher Education

'With Ash On Their Faces': The Story And Struggle Of The Yazidi

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Cathy Otten about <i>With Ash on Their Faces: Yezidi Women and the Islamic State</i>, her book about the history and personal stories of the religious minority.

Islamic State (ISIS)

Clintons Return To Arkansas

Bill and Hillary Clinton are back in Arkansas this weekend reflecting on the 1992 presidential campaign, but their appearance comes at a time of controversy over inappropriate sexual conduct.

Hillary Clinton

Arms Merchants Go To The Pentagon

Former executives from some of the country's biggest military equipment companies are occupying top slots at the Pentagon, their biggest customer. But there's bipartisan pushback.


The Many Forms, Faces And Causes Of PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder is often associated with combat, but trauma comes in many forms.<p>About 7 or 8 percent of people experience PTSD at some point in their lives, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. The rate is higher for women than for men: about 10 percent compared with 4 …

Department of Veterans Affairs

Becoming Beyoncé On Stage Helped One Trans Woman Come Into Her Own

When your job is to impersonate Beyoncé, you'd better know what you're doing.<p>Maybe that means you spend 14 years perfecting your act — studying every detail, every mannerism, down to how Bey holds a microphone.<p>Maybe it requires you to perform 18 numbers every weekend — or to have three packed, …

Laverne Cox