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December 22, 2014 | NPR · The holidays are a time for giving — and for scams that prey on altruism, particularly among older adults. But several products on the market are designed to help fight fraud that targets seniors.
 

December 22, 2014 | NPR · It comes days after President Obama pledged a “proportional response” to the Communist country’s alleged hacking of Sony Pictures. It’s unclear what caused the outage.
 

December 22, 2014 | NPR · It’s that time around Christmas, when all we can see are a handful of stories on our TV screens. Frosty, and Charlie, and Ralphie, and Kevin, but there’s not too much brown in this mostly white canon.
 

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December 22, 2014 | NPR · In Paris, holiday buche de Noel cakes verge on art. Cookbook author Dorie Greenspan has created her own Franco-American version that’s fun to make and “just as good as birthday cake,” she says.
 

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December 22, 2014 | NPR · Robert Alter, a leading secular scholar of Scripture, says the film was fun to watch, but “it’s not exactly Exodus; it’s panorama and pageantry, which is what film does.” And, he adds, why not?
 

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December 22, 2014 | NPR · Christmas carp is a holiday mainstay in many central European nations. Traditionally, it swims in the family tub for a day or two, sometimes becoming a sort of pet before it ends up on the plate.
 

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December 22, 2014 | NPR · An AP report accuses USAID of infliltrating Cuba’s nascent Hip Hop scene several years ago. Now that Cuba-US relations have officially begun to thaw, what is the future of programs like these?
 

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December 22, 2014 | NPR · The British singer, who won American hearts for his performance at Woodstock, died of lung cancer.
 

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December 22, 2014 | WXPN · Fueled by Naseem Khuri’s songwriting, the folk-rock band is releasing an EP for each season in 2015.
 

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