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Carl Luepker, his son Liam, 12, and daughter Lucia, 11, light the menorah during Hanukkah in their home in Minneapolis, Minn. Carl and Liam both have a degenerative nerve disorder called dystonia. Jenn Ackerman for NPR hide caption

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Could Brain Surgery Save A Father And Son?

Bit by bit, dystonia was stealing Carl Luepker's ability to use his hands and talk. But his biggest fear was that his children would inherit the disorder. Then he saw his son Liam's foot twitch.

Roger the Dodger Julian Lage

Sprinkle Pop's Unicorn Mix includes a variety of sprinkle textures and flavors. It's one of the company's most popular mixes. Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption

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Gourmet Sprinkles Make Sweets And Other Treats Sparkle

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Sleet and Snow My First Tooth
Holly and the Ivy David Osborne

Carl Luepker, his son Liam, 12, and daughter Lucia, 11, light the menorah during Hanukkah in their home in Minneapolis, Minn. Carl and Liam both have a degenerative nerve disorder called dystonia. Jenn Ackerman for NPR hide caption

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Could Brain Surgery Save A Father And Son?

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Hannah Fry and Thomas Oléron Evans are the co-authors of Indisputable Existence Of Santa Claus. Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR hide caption

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She's Done The Sums On Santa, And The Math Checks Out

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Edward Meets the World: Eitquette Lesson
Overture [Instrumental] Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

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