New state laws take effect tomorrow. They include tax breaks for farmers, more protections for tow truck drivers, and a repeal of a software tax…Senators in Washington are remaining on Capitol Hill for 11th hour negotiations to deal with the federal deficit.

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November 27, 2015 | NPR · The piece of rocket, most likely from the unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 that blew up after takeoff in June, was covered in barnacles and originally mistaken for a dead whale.

November 27, 2015 | NPR · The names of each of the 130 victims killed on Nov. 13 were read aloud. President Francois Hollande said France would continue to defend the values for which they died.

November 27, 2015 | NPR · Advance directives don’t guarantee that a person’s wishes for end-of-life care will always be honored. Some states let people use physician orders that override legal requirements to perform CPR.

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November 27, 2015 | NPR · Our panel is on vacation, but that doesn’t mean there’s no show: in October, our host chatted with The Daily Show‘s new host about comedy, diversity, decor, visiting South Africa, and lots more.

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November 27, 2015 | AZPM · On the day after Thanksgiving, 1985, a man and a woman walked into the University of Arizona art museum and walked out with Willem de Kooning’s Woman — Ochre. An empty frame still hangs in its place.

November 26, 2015 | NPR · Burned the turkey? You’re in good company. Even accomplished chefs have suffered unsalvageable meal messes. Ruth Reichl, Jaques Pepin and Pati Jinich share their stories.


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November 27, 2015 | NPR · Hear the Scottish queer punk band perform a moving DIY ballad about loving someone who is in love with someone else.

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November 27, 2015 | WXPN · The author’s new novel looks at the history of music through the life of fictional guitarist Frankie Presto.

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November 27, 2015 | WXPN · Conor O’Brien discusses how getting comfortable in his own skin has affected his music.

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