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News

December 4, 2016 | NPR · A fire at a warehouse in Oakland, California — the scene of a large party Friday night — has killed at least nine people.
 

December 4, 2016 | NPR · Nestles announces a scientific breakthrough that will allow it to greatly cut the amount of sugar in its chocolate without affecting the taste.
 

December 4, 2016 | NPR · Talking about money with family can be tricky. Michelle Singletary, personal finance columnist for the Washington Post, shares tips with NPR’s Ailsa Chang and answers listener questions.
 

Arts & Life

December 4, 2016 | NPR · Lauren Graham is the fast-talking Lorelei Gilmore, on Gilmore Girls, a role she recently reprised on Netflix. She tells NPR’s Ailsa Chang about her memoir, Talking As Fast As I Can.
 

December 4, 2016 | NPR · The Red Car, the latest novel by Marcy Dermansky, features a protagonist who’s haunted by a former boss. NPR’s Ailsa Chang speaks with Dermansky about the fantastical and dark novel.
 

December 4, 2016 | NPR · Dava Sobel’s new book is a history of the unheralded women — called computers, rather than astronomers — who worked at the Harvard College Observatory, studying, cataloging and classifying stars.
 

Music

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December 4, 2016 | NPR · The Minneapolis singer and rapper spent her early life deep in the Pentecostal church — and shut away from secular music. When she moved to Houston, Texas, everything changed.
 

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December 4, 2016 | NPR · A panel of public-radio DJs recommends music for the end of your 2016 — including songs from Third Root, Regina Spektor and Sylvan Esso.
 

December 3, 2016 | NPR · Various music styles, from singer-songwriters to dance music to hip-hop, emerged over the many years of Fidel Castro’s rule in Cuba.
 

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