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Five Cyber Monday Stories From NPR's Archives

The term Cyber Monday didn't even exist before 2005, though online shopping was still popular. Early questions about how business models would have to change have given way to a world where online shopping is almost as ubiquitous as real-world shopping.
NPR Back On Track?

After accepting responsibility for the troubled rollout, President Obama pledged that the website would be fixed and ready to go by November 30th. Host Michel Martin speaks with Mary Agnes Cary of Kaiser Health News about where the site stands now.

Black Churches And HIV: 'Sex Is A Reality ... We Gotta Deal With It'

African-Americans are the racial group most affected by HIV in the U.S., and many black churches are stepping in to do something about it. Pastor Timothy Sloan of Texas talks with host Michel Martin about destigmatizing the disease from the pulpit.

Holiday Sales: Gloomy or Merry And Bright?

Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday, Black Friday... will all the steals and deals be enough to actually boost the nation's economy? To find out, host Michel Martin speaks with Sudeep Reddy of The Wall Street Journal.

Gay Marriages Take Place In Hawaii As New Law Takes Hold

Six same-sex couples got married in Hawaii shortly after midnight Monday morning, taking advantage of a new law in the first hours of its first day in effect. The state's Legislature approved the Hawaii Marriage Equality Act in a recent special session.

Getting To Know Black Innovators, One Tweet At A Time

NPR's Tell Me More launches its Twitter series with African-American entrepreneurs and tech innovators who will describe a typical day in their lives.

Uninsured Fret About Getting Health Coverage By New Year's Day

The technological trials for the online health insurance exchanges have turned an enrollment period that was supposed to be a leisurely three-month stroll into a last-minute sprint for millions of Americans. People who want coverage that starts at the beginning of 2014 need to sign up no later than Dec. 23.

Delivery By Drone? Amazon Says A New Era Looms

CEO Jeff Bezos told 60 Minutes that the giant online retailer is looking at reducing its delivery times to 30 minutes or less in a few years. But the drones would have to overcome safety concerns and public perception.

Investigators Examine Wreckage Of Deadly New York Train Crash

A passenger train crash in the Bronx early Sunday killed four people and injured at least 60 others. The train's black box recorder has been found. Investigators are looking at why the train seems to have failed to slow down enough to negotiate a curve.

Avoiding Another Government Shutdown Moves To Front Burner

On Capitol Hill, another red-letter budget deadline is fast approaching. The Senate and House budget chairs are working toward an agreement on spending levels that they are supposed to be announced by the end of next week.