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Stories for December 25, 2012

Computers May Someday Beat Chefs At Creating Flavors We Crave

Dec. 25
Joe Palca / NPR
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Mario Batali, watch your back.

Thousands of Kids, Toys, And Motorcycles In Tijuana

Dec. 25
Erin Siegal
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'Tis the season for a boisterous event in Tijuana that combines thousands of toys, thousands of kids, and nearly 10,000 motorcycle enthusiasts from Mexico and the United States.

Cavalia Extends San Diego Run For The Holiday Season

Dec. 25
By Dwane Brown
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Cavalia is a combination of performing arts, live music and dazzling horsemanship.

U.S. Military Builds Up Its Presence In Africa

Dec. 25
Tom Bowman / NPR

An Army brigade from Fort Riley, Kan., some 4,000, soldiers, will begin helping to train African militaries. The idea is to help African troops beat back a growing terrorist threat posed by al-Qaida.

In Pursuit of Recognition: An Undocumented Immigrant's Resilient Fight

Dec. 25
Mandalit del Barco / NPR
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Unlike many undocumented immigrants, Sofia Campos is not afraid to give her real name.

Back To The Economy Of The '90s? Not So Fast

Dec. 25
Uri Berliner / NPR

Throughout the debate over taxes and the "fiscal cliff," there's been a lot of looking backward -- to the 1990s. The economic expansion of the 1990s was the longest in recorded American history.