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At 93, Diana Kennedy Still Reigns As Mexico's Feistiest Food Expert

Dec. 8
Tove K. Danovich / NPR

The cookbook Nothing Fancy, first published in 1984, has just been re-released — and is the closest thing to a memoir that the formidable "Julia Child of Mexico" has ever written.

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As He Leaves The Senate, Harry Reid Says He's 'Hopeful' On Trump

Dec. 8
NPR Staff / NPR

Reid, the Nevada Democrat, is wrapping up a 30-year run in Congress. "I agree with the American people - I don't have a real high regard for Congress either, because we're not getting things done."

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Life Expectancy In U.S. Drops For First Time In Decades, Report Finds

Dec. 7
Rob Stein / NPR

Overall, U.S. life expectancy dipped in 2015 — the first drop since 1993. That's because the death rate went up between 2014 and 2015, driven by an increase in mortality among people younger than 65.

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Diver's Ambassador Life Showed Bigotry Is Never Far From The Surface

Dec. 7
Ellen Wu / NPR

Years after Pearl Harbor and decades before a proposed "Muslim registry," Sammy Lee tried to "prove that in America, I could do anything." America hasn't always been convinced.

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Deadly Fire In Oakland May Spark Crackdown On Off-The-Grid Artists' Spaces

Dec. 7
Sandhya Dirks / NPR

Rents in the Bay Area are among the highest in the country, pushing many artists into illegal work/live spaces like the Ghost Ship, where a fire left 36 dead. Now, officials vow to step up regulation.

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Behind Trump's Taiwan Phone Chat, A Veteran Washington Insider

Dec. 7
Peter Overby / NPR

Former GOP senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole helped Taiwan connect with the Trump transition team. Federal disclosure reports show Dole has lobbied for Taiwan for nearly two decades.

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Information Overload? Not Everybody Is Feeling It, Pew Study Says

Dec. 7
Laura Roman / NPR

A Pew Research Center study finds that people do not feel as overloaded by information as they did a decade ago. In fact, people with more access to information find it helps them simplify their life.

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Study: Child Laborers In Bangladesh Are Working 64 Hours A Week

Dec. 7
Jason Beaubien / NPR

A new report from the Overseas Development Institute finds that impoverished children are working long hours in violation of the country's labor laws.

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Mental Health Care Gets A Boost From 21st Century Cures Act

Dec. 7
Liz Szabo / NPR

Early intervention for treating psychosis and grants to train more psychologists and psychiatrists are just some of the ways the legislation would change mental health services.

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Pearl Harbor 75 Years Later: U.S. Recalls A Shocking Attack

Dec. 7
Bill Chappell / NPR

America remembers the fallen — and how the nation responded to what President Franklin Roosevelt called a "date which will live in infamy."

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