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December 19, 2014 | NPR · We have the chemical menthol to thank for the wonderful mouth-feel of peppermint. Scientists now know that menthol fools the brain by activating receptors involved with sensing cold.
 

December 19, 2014 | NPR · In a statement, the FBI said it was “deeply concerned” about the “destructive nature of this attack on a private sector entity.”
 

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December 19, 2014 | NPR · Three groups from across ideological lines say a congressional investigation into ties between the EPA and the Natural Resources Defense Council seems intended to intimidate.
 

Arts & Life

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December 19, 2014 | NPR · On this week’s show: Chris Rock’s Top Five, mix tapes and loved music, and what’s making us happy this week.
 

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December 19, 2014 | NPR · The publisher makes peace with Amazon — and takes the opportunity to vent some frustration. Also: Paulo Coelho offers to buy The Interview off Sony.
 

Sony Pictures
December 19, 2014 | NPR · The new adaptation of Annie, starring Quvenzhane Wallis and Jamie Foxx, isn’t the same Annie some of us knew in childhood. But on her own terms, she’s still a charmer.
 

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December 19, 2014 | NPR · In a 2001 session, Shearing and host Marian McPartland reminisce about seasons gone by and play holiday songs, including “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and “Away In A Manger.”
 

December 19, 2014 | NPR · A dancer’s desperate and purposeful choreography was shot in locations all over London using one-point perspective, a powerful accompaniment to this poetic post-hardcore track.
 

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December 19, 2014 | NPR · Could anyone have predicted the first and second place finishers in this year’s NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll? The poll master certainly didn’t — and he voted for both of them.
 

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