The Bureau of Land Management is reassessing how the agency manages wild horses and burros…and, the four Senate candidates from the two major parties spoke on health care at a trade group meeting.

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December 18, 2014 | NPR · In a year-end news conference, the Russian President said the worst-case scenario for his country’s economy would involve two more years of unease.
 

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December 18, 2014 | NPR · A previously unknown form of botulinum toxin was thought to be resistant to standard treatment raised public health concerns. Subsequent research has allayed those fears.
 

December 18, 2014 | NPR · Just getting a measles vaccine to a child in Pakistan was once an impossible dream. Despite many obstacles, health workers have made great progress in stopping infectious diseases.
 

Arts & Life

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December 18, 2014 | NPR · This playlist includes some blockbuster TED talks that have already inspired millions.
 

December 18, 2014 | NPR · In this final round, every correct answer will start with a jolly “Ho!” sound. Which goalkeeper has won two Olympic medals with the U.S. women’s soccer team? That would be Ho Ho Hope Solo!
 

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December 18, 2014 | NPR · Ah, the comfort of cliché gifts and holiday expectations well met. Frozen songwriters Bobby and Kristen Lopez sing about not-so-original gifts to the tune of Mariah Carey’s classic holiday earworm.
 

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December 18, 2014 | NPR · Just a guess — you’re not done shopping yet, are you? Allow us to ease your load a bit with some thoughtful ideas for the hip-hop head on your list.
 

December 18, 2014 | NPR · Renee Montagne talks with Miles Hoffman about the history of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite. Hoffman is the violist of the American Chamber Players, and authored The NPR Classical Music Companion.
 

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December 18, 2014 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · As New York prepares for its January music marathon, watch performances from last year, including Gretchen Parlato, Donald Harrison, Rudy Royston, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.
 

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