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Nuns On The Ranch Give A Heavenly Twist To Beef

Dec. 22
Luke Runyon / NPR
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At a Colorado ranch run by Benedictine nuns, prayer and farming go hand in hand. "We have kind of a corner on the market" for grass-fed beef, says one sister. "People just kind of believe in it."

Heating New England Homes: The Good And Bad News

Dec. 22
Sam Evans-Brown / NPR
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Low heating oil prices mean New Englanders don't have to bundle up at home this year, but they will have to watch their rising electric bills.

A Family's Long Search For Fragile X Drug Finds Frustration, Hope

Dec. 22
Jon Hamilton / NPR
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There is no effective treatment for the rare genetic disorder Fragile X syndrome, so two parents created a foundation to fund research. But they found there's no easy road to a cure.

U.S. Women's Soccer Team Finishes Second In Brazilian Tournament

Dec. 21
Russell Lewis / NPR
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Brazil and the U.S. played to a 0-0 draw in the final of the International Tournament of Brasilia, giving Brazil the first-place finish overall. None of the games were televised in the U.S.

Man Who Killed Officers Told Passersby: 'Watch What I Am Going To Do'

Dec. 21
Scott Neuman / NPR

Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who ambushed two NYPD patrolmen, spoke to people on the street just before the shooting took place, according to a police official.

Celebrating Hanukkah In A Palestinian City

Dec. 21
Emily Harris / NPR
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American Jewish college student Amelia Wolf spent Hanukkah last year in Ramallah. As the holiday approached, she was lonely — until her Palestinian hosts got wind of how she was feeling.

The Whiteness Project: Facing Race In A Changing America

Dec. 21
Karen Grigsby Bates / NPR
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A filmmaker invited white residents of Buffalo, N.Y., to speak candidly about race. Karen Grigsby Bates finds the results are thought-provoking, often surprising and sometimes disturbing.

Kurdish Forces Push Offensive To Retake Sinjar From ISIS

Dec. 21
Scott Neuman / NPR
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Days after breaking the siege of Mount Sinjar and freeing trapped Yazidis there, peshmerga forces were pressing an offensive to retake the town itself from the Islamist militia.

GOP Sens. Rubio, Paul Square Off Over Cuba Policy Shift

Dec. 21
Scott Neuman / NPR
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Rubio, appearing on ABC's This Week, lashed out at Paul, who has expressed support for opening trade with the island nation after a decades-long embargo.

Tunisia, Cradle Of 'Arab Spring,' In Historic Presidential Vote

Dec. 21
Scott Neuman / NPR
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The election pits interim President Moncef Marzouki against challenger Beji Caid Essebsi, who held a post in the ousted regime of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

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