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Stories for December 25, 2012

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Computers May Someday Beat Chefs At Creating Flavors We Crave

Dec. 25, 2012
Joe Palca / NPR

Mario Batali, watch your back.

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Thousands of Kids, Toys, And Motorcycles In Tijuana

Dec. 25, 2012
Erin Siegal

'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.

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Cavalia Extends San Diego Run For The Holiday Season

Dec. 25, 2012
By Dwane Brown

Cavalia is a combination of performing arts, live music and dazzling horsemanship.

U.S. Military Builds Up Its Presence In Africa

Dec. 25, 2012
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.

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

Dec. 25, 2012
Mandalit del Barco / NPR

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, 2012
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.