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More Women Are Freezing Their Eggs, But Will They Ever Use Them?

NPR Top Stories - November 24, 2015 - 2:04am

The procedure is rapidly going mainstream, but it's so new that it's impossible to know if these women will exercise their option to have a child. Live birth rates from frozen eggs also remain low.

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California, An Environmental Leader, Eyes A Key Role In Climate Talks

NPR Top Stories - November 24, 2015 - 2:03am

World leaders are set to meet in Paris, trying to agree on how to combat climate change. Also attending will be California Gov. Jerry Brown, who is spearheading his own international climate movement.

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Turkey Confirms It Shot Down A Russian War Plane

NPR Top Stories - November 24, 2015 - 1:26am

Turkey claims the plane violated Turkish airspace and ignored repeated warnings. Russia denies that the plane crossed the Syrian border into Turkish skies.

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The Future Of Nanotechnology And Computers So Small You Can Swallow Them

NPR Top Stories - November 23, 2015 - 4:50pm

How tiny can a computer get and what can it do? Digital sensors are already traveling inside human bodies. Will shrinking sizes eventually do away with the bulky devices we use now?

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Dorothy Dress From 'The Wizard Of Oz' Sells For More Than $1.5M

NPR Top Stories - November 23, 2015 - 4:11pm

The price for the blue-and-white gingham pinafore that Judy Garland wore exceeded expectations at auction.

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Explosive Belt Found In Paris Contained The Same Materials Used In Deadly Attacks

NPR Top Stories - November 23, 2015 - 3:40pm

Analysts say the belt could belong to the eighth alleged attacker, Salah Abdeslam, whom police are trying to find.

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Here Are The 2015 Medal Of Freedom Winners, In Their Own Voices

NPR Top Stories - November 23, 2015 - 2:12pm

Athletes, artists and activists crowd the list of winners of the nation's highest civilian honor. Before they get their medals Tuesday, get to know them — in sight and sound.

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So Long, Turkey: 3 Ways To Spice Up Thanksgiving Without The Bird

NPR Top Stories - November 23, 2015 - 2:06pm

Not everyone delights in turkey as the centerpiece to Thanksgiving. We asked three chefs around the country for their suggestions of winning alternatives. They came up with venison, pork and biryani.

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Treating Prisoners With Hepatitis C May Be Worth The Hefty Price

NPR Top Stories - November 23, 2015 - 2:04pm

About 15 percent of people in prison are infected with hepatitis C. Screening and treating inmates would save $750 million over 30 years and prevent many new cases in the general public.

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Are Last-Minute Death Penalty Delays Cruel And Unusual Punishment?

NPR Top Stories - November 23, 2015 - 1:25pm

The death penalty in the U.S. is under scrutiny after a series of botched executions. Some death row lawyers and activists say the repeated delays are torture for prisoners like Richard Glossip.

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A Peek At Brain Connections May Reveal Attention Deficits

NPR Top Stories - November 23, 2015 - 1:22pm

By assessing the strength of certain connections in the brain with an MRI test, researchers were often able to tell whether children and adolescents had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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Cross-Cultural Menu Ideas For A Code Switch Thanksgiving

NPR Top Stories - November 23, 2015 - 1:16pm

You want to love Thanksgiving food so badly. Here are ways make it happen.

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After The Mizzou Protests, Students Ask Themselves: Now What?

NPR Top Stories - November 23, 2015 - 12:45pm

Much has happened on the campus of University of Missouri in the past few weeks. Now, the community is wondering: where do we go from here?

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Mendocino Coast Fights To Keep Its Lone Hospital Afloat

NPR Top Stories - November 23, 2015 - 12:30pm

Tourists love California's Mendocino coast for its redwoods, surf and charm. But the battle to keep the area's only hospital afloat is pitting hospital administrators and doctors against each other.

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One Of The World's Last Northern White Rhinos Has Died

NPR Top Stories - November 23, 2015 - 12:07pm

One of only four known northern white rhinoceroses was euthanized at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park on Sunday.

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At Least 16 People Injured In Shooting At New Orleans Park

NPR Top Stories - November 23, 2015 - 10:13am

Hundreds of people had gathered at Bunny Friend Playground for the filming of a music video, police say.

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U.S. Bioterrorism-Detection Program Is Unreliable, Report Finds

NPR Top Stories - November 23, 2015 - 9:42am

The Government Accountability Office says that Homeland Security's BioWatch system, deployed in 30 U.S. cities, has issued dozens of false alarms since its introduction in 2003.

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