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On Black Friday, Walmart Workers In D.C. To Demand $15 Wage

Walmart workers in Washington and other cities will be spending Black Friday protesting for higher wages.

How To Talk To Kids About Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday with a complicated history. So some teachers have developed strategies to teach it to young students.

Virginia Lawmakers Target 'Predatory' Car-Title Lenders

There are several pieces of legislation in the works in Virginia that would target predatory tactics by the car-title industry in Fairfax County, which WAMU documented extensively earlier this fall.

A New Radio Station Gets Ready To Launch In Arlington

A new volunteer-run radio station is coming to Arlington, Virginia, and it’s expected to kick off on a folksy note....

D.C. Moving Forward On Plan To Close D.C. General Homeless Shelter

D.C. officials say they will soon announce the location of between six and eight shelters to replace the troubled homeless family shelter at D.C. General.

New Metro GM To Meet Riders In Public Forum — And Let Them Vent

Metro's incoming general manager Paul Wiedefeld hopes to strike a new tone with rider — agreeing to meet with the WMATA Riders Union and fielding their requests for his first days in office.

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Pope Francis is making his first-ever trip to Africa, where he is stopping in Kenya, then Uganda and the Central African Republic. All three nations are dealing with issues related to religious...
Julien Pearce, a survivor of the attacks at the Bataclan Concert Hall in Paris, tells the story of the shootings, how he survived and his struggle to put his life back together.
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Tim Eaton, project manager at Chatham House's Syria and its Neighbor Policy Initiative, about the shift in British attitudes toward military action in Syria. In 2013,...
Joel Touitou Laloux's Tunisian-born, Jewish father bought the Bataclan concert hall in Paris in 1976. Laloux managed the venue for decades until September, when it was sold.
Burned the turkey? You're in good company. Even accomplished chefs have suffered unsalvageable meal messes. Ruth Reichl, Jaques Pepin and Pati Jinich share their stories.
The surge of students protesting how colleges handle racial issues is making some incoming freshmen think more about race and safety on campus when choosing the university they want to attend.
A recently released video depicts the shooting of Laquan McDonald by a Chicago police officer last year. Reporter Linda Lutton of WBEZ in Chicago presents the thoughts of several students on the city...
Adrienne LaFrance, a staff writer at The Atlantic, examined decades of Thanksgiving meals at the White House, which reveal some surprising details about the evolution of the holiday spread....
We ask a number of people for Thanksgiving about the words of wisdom that have been passed down by their parents or other members of their family.
Diya Abdo, a professor at Guilford College, has launched Every Campus a Refuge, a project that aims to get every college and university campus to host one Syrian refugee family. As Guilford College...
French President Francois Hollande and Russian President Vladimir Putin met Thursday to coordinate their country's military strategies in Syria. NPR's Corey Flintoff recaps the talks.
It's a chain of musical gratitude, Part 2: NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with four artists about fellow musicians they're grateful for. Israel Nebeker of Blind Pilot picks Nashville singer Rayland Baxter...
On a day dedicated to massive meals, it's good to recall some kitchen disasters — the embarrassing stories in every cook's life. Mexican chef Pati Jinich recounts one such disaster and her recovery.
Ari Shapiro speaks with four artists — Oregon's Blind Pilot, Nashville's Rayland Baxter, Atlanta's Raury and Colombia's Kali Uchis — about a fellow musician they're grateful for.
NPR film critic Bob Mondello offers a selective preview of the likely blockbusters and Oscar contenders that Hollywood has in store for the end of the year.
UNICEF is warning that the number of underage girls marrying in Africa could increase 250 percent to 310 million over the next 35 years.
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