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Former Vice President and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks to voters at Johnsons Reception Hall in Elkader, Iowa. KC McGinnis for NPR hide caption

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Biden Doubles Down On Heated Town Hall Where He Called Voter A 'Damn Liar'

"The fact of the matter is, this guy stood up and he was, in fact, lying," Biden said in an interview Friday evening with NPR Morning Edition host Rachel Martin.

Mike Pompeo attends his confirmation hearing to become CIA director on Jan. 12, 2017. Since becoming secretary of state in 2018, he has emerged as one of President Trump's most influential advisers. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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As Impeachment Inquiry Moves Forward, Questions Around Pompeo Continue To Swirl

The questions surrounding what Secretary of State Mike Pompeo knew about the Ukraine affair reflect the outsized role he has assumed as one of the president's most influential advisers.

As Impeachment Inquiry Moves Forward, Questions Around Pompeo Continue To Swirl

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Students in Alice Henshaw's Wilderness Medical Associates CPR training course can practice on a Womanikin, designed to help trainees understand that compressions should be performed the same way on women's bodies as men's. Alice Henshaw hide caption

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Meet The Womanikin, The Breasted Vest Working To Close The CPR Gender Gap

Studies show women are less likely to receive CPR in public than men. A manikin sleeve with silicone breasts might be part of the solution.

The USS John F. Kennedy, CVN 79, is now 67% complete. After Christening, Dec. 7, employees of Newport News Shipbuilding will complete the project before it goes to a testing pier ahead of its 2022 commission with the US Navy. Rebecca Feldhaus Adams/WHRO hide caption

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A Day For Shipbuilders: Caroline Kennedy Christens The USS John F. Kennedy

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The ship's high-profile christening marks a day of recognition for the thousands of workers that have participated in the project over more than five years.

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Sock It To Me: In Praise Of An Evergreen Holiday Gift

It's the Christmas gift for when you can't think of what else to give — socks! And they're having their fashion-world moment, says Steven Frumkin, a dean at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Sock It To Me: In Praise Of An Evergreen Holiday Gift

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People view Maurizio Cattelan's "Comedian" on view at Art Basel Miami 2019 Friday. Two of the three editions of the piece, which feature a banana duct-taped to a wall, have reportedly sold for $120,000. Cindy Ord/Getty Images hide caption

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This Art Is Bananas

A banana taped to a wall was sold for $120,000 as a piece of art. NPR's Scott Simon wonders how it makes people think about the passage of time.

Opinion: This Art Is Bananas

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The Music And Morality Of Beethoven's Mighty Ninth

For nearly 200 years, Beethoven's epic Ninth Symphony, with its powerful "Ode to Joy," has inspired millions. Now conductor Marin Alsop takes it on a world tour.

The Music And Morality Of Beethoven's Mighty Ninth

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