A memorial to Laquan McDonald, 17, is seen in April at the Sullivan House Alternative High School in Chicago. McDonald was shot 16 times by Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke in October 2014.
Laquan McDonald was shot 16 times after allegedly refusing to follow officers' instructions as he walked down a street with a knife in October 2014. The officer who shot him was charged Tuesday with murder.
A Russian warplane taxies at Hemeimeem airbase in Syria. Advocates say a no-fly zone would keep Syrian aircraft from attacking anti-government rebels and endangering civilians, which might allow Syrians to feel safe enough to stay put.
Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio and others are supporting the idea of a no-fly zone over Syria to try to help civilians there. But skeptics say it no longer has any relevance to today's Syrian crisis.
Though it's considered a classic Midwestern dish, Green Bean Casserole was actually born in a Campbell's test kitchen in New Jersey 60 years ago.
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Move over, turkey. Step aside, stuffing. Green Bean Casserole, an iconic Thanksgiving dish, turns 60 years old this year and it's as popular as ever.
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In 2008, President George W. Bush addressed his No Child Left Behind act. Congress now appears ready to overhaul the law, which is the nation's most important federal education act.
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Macklemore (left) is joined by soul singer Leon Bridges on the song, "Kevin."
President Obama and French Presidet Francois Hollande hold a joint press at the White House on Tuesday.
French President Francois Hollande was at the White House on Tuesday trying to broaden an international coalition to fight the terrorist group.
Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins delivers a press conference Tuesday about the Nov. 13 attacks that claimed 130 lives in the French capital.
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And in Belgium, police are searching for a new suspect. They say the man, who is "armed and dangerous," was seen with fugitive suspect Salah Abdeslam days before the Paris attacks.
Adele's new album, 25, is out now.
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The singer's career has been a story in numbers, and not just the ones in her album titles. She discusses motherhood, stage fright, the Spice Girls and more in an extended chat with Ari Shapiro.
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Volunteers learn how to handle balloons for the upcoming Thanksgiving Day parade in Detroit.
It takes skill, strength and teamwork to control those helium-filled bags of Thanksgiving-parade fun. That's exactly what balloon school is for.
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Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen has won this year's Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition for his song cycle let me tell you. It's his first vocal work.
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The Danish composer's evocative song cycle let me tell you features an ingenious mashup of all the words allotted to Ophelia in Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Beekeepers lost 42 percent of their hives last year. NPR and PBS NewsHour investigate what's behind the plight of the pollinators. Some scientists say pesticides called neonics are being overused.
Some health workers in Liberia had stopped using the protective gear that was part of the Ebola routine. The photo above is from 2014, when the epidemic was at its peak.
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Researchers need to figure out how Ebola can — and can't — be spread by survivors. And health workers need to don protective equipment once again.
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Thanksgiving maskers, circa 1910-1915.
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People all across America used to wear costumes on or near Thanksgiving, which effectively created a mash-up of Halloween and Turkey Day.
Four GOP candidates made "equal time" requests after Donald Trump guest-hosted Saturday Night Live this month.
The candidates made requests for equal time after Donald Trump guest-hosted Saturday Night Live earlier this month. NBC will let them broadcast campaign messages on affiliate stations this weekend.
In the early 20th century, Americans wore gaudy costumes and bizarre masks, and some roved the streets begging for candy and treats — at Thanksgiving time.
The New Shepard, seen here taking off with its capsule in place, returned to its launch site in a vertical landing after reaching an altitude of 100 kilometers.
Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, has sent a craft past the edge of space and then landed its rocket safely — and vertically — in Texas.
A new synagogue went up overnight as the older one was being taken down. They are only a block apart, but the new one is on land that is not under dispute.
In a case that lasted years, Israel's highest court ordered removal of a synagogue built on Palestinian land. But the case was complicated by the government's $1.3 million payout to Jewish settlers.
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Donald Trump held a rally Monday at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Ohio.
The GOP presidential candidate's remarks at a rally in Ohio on Monday come despite denials by police and other New Jersey public officials — and the absence of news reports detailing such events of that day.
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Jerry Martini and Cynthia Robinson from The Family Stone performing in 2011. Robinson died Monday at age 69.
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The woman who urged fans to "Dance to the Music" was a trailblazing trumpeter. She died Monday at age 69.
We asked NPR listeners what they'd like to know about women's health in midlife, and hundreds had questions, on topics ranging from hormones to chin hairs. Two doctors give us the answers.
Though he methodically turns in all his assignments, Jann PeÃ±a knows he could push himself harder academically.
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No school can succeed without the support of the families who send their children there.
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