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Legos have been reliably popular holiday gifts. But fans will have to wait for this 7,500-piece Millennium Falcon. It's sold out, and even when in stock, currently only available to VIP customers. Jim van Gulk/Lego hide caption

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What's $800 And Already Sold Out? This Lego Star Wars Ship

Released solely to Lego's "VIP" list, the Millennium Falcon sold out quickly after its September release. The company promises more models through December, but only for its most loyal customers.

Björk's latest album, Utopia, is available Nov. 24. Santiago Felipe/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Björk Invites You To Her 'Utopia'

In a conversation with Rachel Martin, Iceland's musical auteur unpacks a new release that couldn't be more different from 2015's stark breakup album, Vulnicura.

Björk Invites You To Her 'Utopia'

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The U.S. has been arming the Kurds through the umbrella group known as the Syrian Democratic Forces, but the aid has long been a thorn in U.S.-Turkey relations. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Turkey Says Trump Promises To Stop Arming Kurds In Syria

The U.S. policy of supporting the Kurds in Syria has been a sticking point in U.S.-Turkey relations. The White House cited "pending adjustments" to military support provided to U.S. partners in Syria.

Lawmakers in the Kumamoto Municipal Assembly talk with member Yuka Ogata, who brought her infant son to work. The Asahi Shimbun/The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Imag hide caption

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Japanese Lawmaker's Baby Gets Booted From The Floor

When Yuka Ogata went back to work after having a baby, she tried to bring him along. The response highlighted the difficulties working women face in rules-bound Japan.

Japanese Lawmaker's Baby Gets Booted From The Floor

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Worldwide there are more than 30 million people living with HIV/AIDs. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images hide caption

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How One Pop-Up Restaurant Is Fighting Stigma Against HIV/AIDS

A Toronto pop-up restaurant serves food prepared by chefs living with HIV/AIDS. NPR's Elise Hu talks to Joanne Simons, CEO of the Casey House hospital, about how the eatery breaks down stigma.

How One Pop-Up Restaurant Is Fighting Stigma Against HIV/AIDS

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30 Years Of Criminal Justice Reporting From Robert Siegel

The All Things Considered host is retiring in January. He recalls memorable stories on parole boards in Alabama, policing in Baltimore, and the exoneration of a man convicted for murder in New Jersey.

30 Years Of Criminal Justice Reporting From Robert Siegel

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Democrat Ralph Northam celebrates his election as governor of Virginia on Nov. 7. Members of both parties are wondering what that race and other recent success for Democrats will mean for the 2018 midterms. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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Is A Big, Blue Wave Forming Off The Political Coast?

After Democrats pulled off wins in 2017 that were bigger than expected, Republicans are starting to brace themselves for a battle in the 2018 midterms.

Is A Big, Blue Wave Forming Off The Political Coast?

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Chef Massimo Bottura creates a meal from Thanksgiving leftovers in NPR's kitchen. "The leftover is a big problem if you don't have a vision, if you don't have the knowledge of what you can do," he says. Above, he checks the breadcrumbs to make sure they're dry and fine enough to turn into a pasta called passatelli. Beck Harlan/NPR hide caption

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Less Waste, More Taste: A Master Chef Reimagines Thanksgiving Leftovers

Over this Thanksgiving week, Americans will toss almost 200 million pounds of turkey alone. Massimo Bottura helps us fight food waste by showing us how to turn leftovers into a world-class new meal.

The character Miguel and his canine pal Dante on the Marigold Bridge from the film Coco. Pixar/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Alt.Latino's Deeper Dive Into New Pixar Film, 'Coco'

This week we talk about the new film Coco with an NPR entertainment reporter and some of the principals of the film.

Alt.Latino's Deeper Dive Into New Pixar Film, 'Coco'

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Zimbabwe's new interim President Emmerson Mnangagwa gives an address after his swearing-in ceremony in Harare on Friday, marking the final chapter of a political drama that toppled his predecessor Robert Mugabe after a military takeover. Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Zimbabwe Swears In A New President, In The First Transfer Of Power Since Independence

Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose firing by now-ousted President Robert Mugabe prompted military intervention, promises to change the government's culture after years of corruption and economic trouble.

Dishwashers have come a long way since this 1921 model, which was designed mainly to help minimize the drudgery of housework. But today's sleek models are also designed with water conservation in mind. Bettmann/Bettmann Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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To Save Water, Should You Wash Your Hands Of Hand Washing Dishes?

The sustainable choice between the dishwasher and a manual scrub-down may just boil down to your washing style — but it's hard to beat today's efficient machines.

David Wynn, 62, and Carolyn Lyon, 74, in Santa Ana, Calif., volunteer at a hospital where they accompany patients who are near death and don't have loved ones to be with them in their final hours. StoryCorps hide caption

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They Comfort Strangers, So No One Dies Alone

When someone is dying, and they don't have loved ones to be with them, David Wynn and Carolyn Lyon rush to the hospital to be by their sides. The work is emotionally draining, but has its rewards.

They Comfort Strangers, So No One Dies Alone

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NASA Taps Young People To Help Develop Virtual Reality Technology

Scientists at NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center are hoping to use virtual reality technology to study Earth and space — without leaving their offices. Talented high school students are helping.

NASA Taps Young People To Help Develop Virtual Reality Technology

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When Making Books Was As Much Of An Art As Writing Them

The Larkspur Press in Kentucky is two years behind schedule, with no plans to catch up. Printer Gray Zeitz sets each letter of the book by hand, and then prints on a press from the early 1900s.

When Making Books Was As Much Of An Art As Writing Them

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Trump brand wine is seen inside the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas on February 23, 2016. Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Wine: Local Promotion Or Presidential Product Placement?

Ninety miles west of the White House, the National Park Service was selling Trump Wine at Shenandoah National Park — raising questions about Park Service rules and presidential influence.

Trump Wine: Local Promotion Or Presidential Product Placement?

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In an image provided by the U.S. Navy, a C-2A Greyhound assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) on Nov. 17. Three sailors are missing after the same type of plane crashed Wednesday in the Philippine Sea. Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eduardo Otero/U.S. Navy/AP hide caption

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Navy Ends Search For 3 Missing Sailors In Philippine Sea

"Our thoughts and prayers are with our lost shipmates and their families," said Rear Adm. Marc Dalton of the sailors who disappeared after the crash of a transport plane Wednesday.

Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, says the transcript of a recorded phone call is evidence of a crime against him. In the call, The Washington Post says he threatened to report the woman he was involved with to the Capitol Police if lewd materials he sent her became public. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Joe Barton Apologizes After Lewd Photo Becomes Public

The Texas Republican said that he sent the photo to a woman he was in a consensual relationship with while separated from his second wife, and regrets not using "better judgment."

A chimpanzee skull, at left, and a human skull. Scientists are probing why our brains evolved so differently despite many similarities. D. Roberts/Getty Images/Science Photo Libra hide caption

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Human Brains Have Evolved Unique 'Feel-Good' Circuits

A comparison of brain tissue from monkeys, chimps and humans suggests that our brains produce the chemical messenger dopamine, which plays a major role in pleasure and rewards, far differently.

White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway (3rd L) speaks as (L-R) U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin listen during a news conference on tax reform November 7, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Poll: Economists Unanimous That Debt Would Balloon Under GOP Tax Plan

A poll found that 38 economists agree the GOP tax plan will not pay for itself through growth. In fact, they're doubtful that growth will happen anyway.