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Andy Savage, defense attorney for former North Charleston, S.C., police Officer Michael Slager, awaits a verdict from the jury on Friday. Grace Beahm/Post and Courier via Pool hide caption

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Jury In S.C. Police Shooting Trial Says It Is Struggling To Reach Verdict

Michael Slager is accused of murder for killing unarmed motorist Walter Scott in 2015. On Friday, jurors initially said they were hopelessly deadlocked, but then asked to keep deliberating.

Non-GMO labels, like this one at Whole Foods, may strengthen consumer perceptions that genetically modified foods may carry risks to health. ordon Chibroski/Portland Press Herald/Getty Images hide caption

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The Salt

Americans Don't Trust Scientists' Take On Food Issues

A new survey finds strong public support for organic food, and suspicion of GMOs — regardless of whether people vote Republican or Democratic. Also, people don't trust scientists much at all.

Data collected between Nov. 17-28 by NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft Antarctica covered in glowing electric blue due to the start of noctilucent, or night-shining, cloud season. NASA/HU/VT/CU-LASP/AIM/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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The Electric Blue Polar Cloud Season Came Early This Year

Noctilucent clouds, high-altitude clouds that appear to glow in the sky at night, usually show up in the Southern Hemisphere summer. Satellite images showed them covering Antarctica in early November.

Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway sits with Robby Mook, Clinton's campaign manager, before a forum at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Election Forum Devolves Into Shouting Match Between Trump, Clinton Staffers

A quadrennial postelection Harvard tradition brings together senior campaign staffers from both sides to discuss the election. This year's forum was at times consumed by raw feelings.

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Raising A Child With Dyslexia: 3 Strategies For Parents

Dyslexia is a reading problem, but its influence can be felt far beyond the classroom. It often disrupts home life, making dinnertime and bedtime a struggle.

Raising A Child With Dyslexia: 3 Things Parents Can Do

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Drugstore shelves carry medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration as well as unregulated supplements and homeopathic remedies. Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Time For Homeopathic Remedies To Prove That They Work?

The Federal Trade Commission told purveyors of homeopathic remedies that they have to say there's no scientific evidence that these nostrums actually work. The question is, will fans care?

President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence talk with factory workers during a visit to the Carrier factory in Indianapolis on Thursday. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Politics

Is Trump's Deal With Carrier A Form Of Crony Capitalism?

Former Commerce Secretary Donald Evans and libertarian economist Tyler Cowen talk about the problems that arise when a president pressures individual companies to do his bidding.

Is Trump's Deal With Carrier A Form Of Crony Capitalism?

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San Bernardino Shooting's Signs Have Faded, But Memories Remain Piercing

One year ago, a terrorist attack at a county office party in San Bernardino left 14 people dead and 22 injured. Survivors of the attack and members of the community say the attack still haunts them.

San Bernardino Shooting's Signs Have Faded, But Memories Remain Piercing

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Gambians celebrate the victory of opposition coalition candidate Adama Barrow against longtime President Yahya Jammeh on Friday in the streets of Serrekunda, Gambia. Jerome Delay/AP hide caption

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Will Gambia See Its First-Ever Peaceful Transfer Of Power?

Election officials say an opposition candidate has defeated Gambia's longtime leader in the country's presidential vote. It remains to be seen how the current president will react to the news.

Massumeh Farhad points to one of the Qurans in the exhibition. As curator, she flipped through all of the books on display. "Every page is absolutely breathtaking," she says. Raquel Zaldivar/NPR hide caption

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Fine Art

Quran Exhibition Shines A Light On The Holy Books' Dedicated Artists

The Smithsonian show isn't about the words of the Quran so much as the people who laboriously copied it, letter by letter. When they made a mistake, they fixed it with flourish — and sometimes gold.

Quran Exhibition Shines A Light On The Holy Books' Dedicated Artists

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In Prison And Outside, He Found His 'Iota Of Light': A Mentor Named Fred

"What is life without hope? Even an iota of light can go a long way," says Robert Sanchez, a social worker who served 15 years in prison. He found that guiding light when he met minister Fred Davie.

In Prison And Outside, He Found His 'Iota Of Light': A Mentor Named Fred

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