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Taiwan's President: Phone Call With Trump 'Doesn't Mean A Policy Shift'

Dec. 6
William Dobson / NPR

In her first comments since her talk with Donald Trump, President Tsai Ing-wen says she does not foresee "major policy shifts." She spoke with Western journalists, including NPR's William Dobson.

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Real Parents, Real Talk About Kids And Screens

Dec. 6
Elissa Nadworny / NPR

How do you cope with parenting in the digital age? And how do you balance it all? How do you protect your kids, yet give them the freedom to create and explore?

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No, FDR Did Not Know The Japanese Were Going To Bomb Pearl Harbor

Dec. 6
NPR Staff / NPR

There's no evidence to support it, but the conspiracy theory that President Franklin Roosevelt knew beforehand about Pearl Harbor refuses to die, to the consternation of World War II historians.

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Drivers Beware: Crash Rate Spikes With Every Hour Of Lost Sleep

Dec. 5
Allison Aubrey / NPR

An analysis of car accidents found that drivers who slept only five or six hours in the previous 24 had nearly twice the accident rate of drivers who slept a full seven hours or more.

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A Stabbing, A Possible Ebola Outbreak, And A 'Time Bomb'

Dec. 5
Chris Benderev / NPR

In Liberia, a team of epidemiologists have to delay a criminal investigation, look the other way on illegal drug use and build trust to stop an outbreak of Ebola.

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Biden Hints He's Leaving The Door Open To A 2020 Run

Dec. 5
Brakkton Booker / NPR

Vice President Joe Biden turned 74 last month and would 78 after the 2020 election. Biden decided against a run this past cycle, after losing his son Beau to cancer in 2015.

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Sammy Lee Climbed Above Racism, Dove Into Olympic History

Dec. 5
Karen Grigsby Bates / NPR

Sammy Lee, a Korean War veteran and the first American platform diver to win gold in consecutive Olympics, dies of pneumonia at the age of 96.

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Researchers Confident Mysterious Pair Of Mummified Knees Belonged To Queen Nefertari

Dec. 5
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

Italian archaeologists found a pair of mummified knees in Nefertari's tomb in 1904. For the first time, tests indicate that the knees belonged to the great queen herself.

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Supreme Court Considers Race, Politics And Redistricting In 2 Cases

Dec. 5
Nina Totenberg / NPR

The high court heard arguments Monday in cases testing whether lawmakers in Virginia and North Carolina weighed race too heavily when redrawing state legislative districts.

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Standing Rock Leader Asks Those Who Are Not Sioux To Leave Pipeline Protest Area

Dec. 5
Rebecca Hersher / NPR

A day after the Army Corps of Engineers blocked the proposed route for the Dakota Access Pipeline, the tribal leader said "nothing will happen" until the Trump administration begins.