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Want A Great View? Head To The National Harbor's Capital Ferris Wheel

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It's a heck of a view from 175 feet up. And starting today, this view can be all yours.

The Capital Wheel opens today at the National Harbor, offering riders on 42 gondolas sweeping views of the region from the National Harbor in Prince George's County.

The wheel will open year-round — the gondolas are climate-controlled, after all — from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and each ride will cost $15.


No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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World Leaders Meet For The UN Climate Change Summit In Paris

World leaders meet for the UN climate change summit in Paris to discuss plans for reducing carbon emissions. What's at stake for the talks, and prospects for a major agreement.


Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

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