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December 25, 2014 | NPR · Eight gunmen fired on the African Union’s main based in Somalia, killing three soldiers and a civilian contractor.
 

December 25, 2014 | NPR · Sony’s release of The Interview via streaming Internet services and in theaters at the same time is unprecedented for a major studio film and raises questions about the economics of future releases.
 

December 25, 2014 | NPR · An aspiring writer who has fled the civil war is now adjusting to life in Sweden. She longs for home, but for now receives the assistance she needs — housing, language courses, transportation.
 

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December 25, 2014 | NPR · For one family in Overland Park, Kan., it’s not Christmas without Mrs. Lawrence. The tea cake, rich with butter and spices, is named for the neighbor who would hand deliver it every holiday season.
 

December 25, 2014 | NPR · For centuries, British families have celebrated the Christmas season by attending “pantomimes,” silly musical comedies of stories such as Aladdin and Cinderella. The tradition is alive and well today.
 

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December 25, 2014 | WGBH · The details of wine and winemaking practices in biblical times are debated among experts. But we do know that vino in Christ’s day was very different from what we imbibe today.
 

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December 25, 2014 | NPR · David Greene talks to Barry Manilow about his favorite Christmas music. In 2012, he released a compilation of his 3 Christmas albums. (This piece initially aired on Dec. 17, 2012 on Morning Edition).
 

December 25, 2014 | NPR · David Greene talks to members of the a cappella group Committed about their new holiday album, Home For Christmas. Committed won season two of NBC’s a cappella competition series, The Sing-Off.
 

December 24, 2014 | NPR · John Carpenter, famous for his cult-classic films (Halloween), is also behind soundtracks. Robert Siegel talks to him about how to scare an audience. His solo horror album, Lost Themes, is out Feb. 3.
 

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