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Your #NPRUglySweaters: The Joy Of Knitwear We Ought Not Wear

A bright, blinking, tinsel-covered, delightfully tacky peek inside of NPR listeners' closets — check out some of our favorite photos of your favorite Christmas attire.
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More Than Just Cute, Sea Otters Are Superheroes Of The Marsh

Sea otters are furry and photogenic, but those aren't the only reasons to save them from extinction. Turns out that just by eating, they can preserve their entire estuarine ecosystems.
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LA's Unclaimed Dead Receive Prayers, And A Final Resting Place

Every year since 1896, Los Angeles County has buried the cremated remains of people who die in the region, but whose bodies are never claimed. This year, the county buried the remains of 1,489 people.
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Two Years Later, Still Learning From Sandy Hook

A new report on the 2012 Newtown school shootings says that school administrators failed Adam Lanza despite their best efforts. The authors say the district had a lack of special education expertise.
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Taking On Racial Profiling With Data

A year ago, Phillip Atiba Goff, president of UCLA's Center for Policing Equity, started working with police departments to build a database on racial profiling. NPR's Arun Rath talks with him about its progress.
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At Dodgers Stadium, Marines Put Boots On The Ground

This week, the Marines are practicing urban combat training exercises in downtown Los Angeles. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Col. Vance Cryer of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit about what they're doing.
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Cheney On Harsh Interrogation: 'I'd Do It Again In A Minute'

The former vice president doubled down on his defense of the Bush administration's use of such techniques, calling the Senate's recent report "seriously flawed."
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A For-Profit College Tries The Charter School Market

ITT Technical Institute sought to open high schools around the country, but it's meeting resistance.
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Geminid Meteor Showers Light Up Both Hemispheres

Pieces of gravel and dust from a "rock comet" called 3200 Phaethon are still shooting across the sky, dazzling the Earthlings below.
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Prosecutor Releases More Documents Related To Ferguson Shooting

Among the 23 new documents released is an interview by police of Dorian Johnson, the young man who was with Michael Brown on the day he was killed by officer Darren Wilson.

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