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December 14, 2014 | NPR · Every answer is the name of a Fortune 200 company —that is, one of the top 200 corporations, according to the 2014 list in Fortune magazine.
 

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December 14, 2014 | NPR · Bedraggled Ganta sprawls over red-dirt hills. Buildings destroyed in the civil war have not been rebuilt. And now the border town is suffering again in the battle against Ebola.
 

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December 14, 2014 | NPR · As the investigation into the presumed murder of 43 students in Mexico continues, one student who says he escaped the attacks describes how police surrounded the students’ buses and began to fire.
 

December 14, 2014 | WNYC · Disputes between tenants and landlords often end up in the courts. And in New York City, win or lose, tenants may end up with a bad rap that can make it hard to rent again.
 

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December 14, 2014 | NPR · In our Weekend Reads series, NPR’s Rachel Martin talks to Meg Medina about Isabel Quintero’s novel, Gabi, a Girl in Pieces. It’s the story of a Mexican-American teenager struggling with her identity.
 

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December 14, 2014 | NPR · Between the vocal hook in Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” and The Fault In Our Stars‘ soundtrack single, it’s been Charli XCX’s year. But it took some screams to create her sophomore album.
 

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December 7, 2014 | NPR · Kale and Aubry Walch plan to open the country’s first vegan butcher shop. Their goal: to free vegans from enduring yet another tofurkey holiday.
 

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December 7, 2014 | NPR · Kiyan Williams tells Darnell Moore about growing up in Newark as a kid who liked lipstick and eyeliner. There was a lot of judgment — but surprising moments of bonding, too.
 

December 7, 2014 | NPR · Every answer today is a familiar two-word phrase or name with the initial letters N and O.
 

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December 7, 2014 | NPR · Many Iranians were upbeat when Hassan Rouhani was elected last year. But much of that optimism has faded due to the nuclear talks that are dragging and a bleak economic outlook.
 

 

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December 20, 2014 | NPR · Inspired by the snails’ spiky shells and acid-loving nature, researchers named the new species Alviconcha strummeri, after Clash frontman Joe Strummer.
 

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December 20, 2014 | NPR · Michel Martin has spent much of the last few months on the road, and she has been moved by the people she’s met and the stories they’ve shared with her. She remembers her ‘Top 5′ moments of 2014.
 

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December 20, 2014 | NPR · The secretive regime denies any involvement with the Sony Pictures hack and says the U.S. must allow it to help find the real culprit. Or else.
 

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December 20, 2014 | NPR · Michel Martin has spent much of the last few months on the road, and she has been moved by the people she’s met and the stories they’ve shared with her. She remembers her ‘Top 5′ moments of 2014.
 

December 20, 2014 | NPR · A new Christmas music collection resurrects Irish carols from the 17th century. NPR’s Scott Simon talks to singer Caitriona O’Leary and producer Joe Henry about songs both sacred and political.
 

December 20, 2014 | NPR · One of Britain’s best-loved artists, J.M.W. Turner, has been brought to life on the big screen. A new film paints him as an occasionally boorish man who turns out incandescent work.
 

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December 20, 2014 | NPR · Michel Martin has spent much of the last few months on the road, and she has been moved by the people she’s met and the stories they’ve shared with her. She remembers her ‘Top 5′ moments of 2014.
 

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December 20, 2014 | NPR · She came to the desk a little unsure, and left singing “West Memphis” with intensity and passion. Williams has a voice like no other, and it shines in these intimate moments.
 

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December 20, 2014 | NPR · From Aphex Twin’s unmistakable return to Leon Vynehall’s emotional faculty with samples, distinctive voices dominate the list of electronic albums that made an impression this year.
 

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