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It Must Be Christmastime. David Sedaris Reads 'Santaland Diaries'

In Santaland Diaries, humorist David Sedaris describes his time working as a department store elf named Crumpet. Here, Sedaris again reads as Crumpet — an NPR holiday tradition.

Street Dreams LAKEY INSPIRED
Blue Boi LAKEY INSPIRED

Michael and Lorraine Rogge sit outside their recreational vehicle in El Cajon, Calif. The latter received a bill for more than $12,000 for a bundled lab test from Carlsbad Medical Center; her share was over $3,000. Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Retiree Living The RV Dream, Fights A Nightmare $12,387 Lab Fee

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Synthesis The Album Leaf
Parameters The Album Leaf
Forest2 Soda Island and Avionics

A sample ballot is shown via the Dominion Voting Systems that Georgians use to vote. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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The Toll Of Conspiracy Theories: A Voting Security Expert Lives In Hiding

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Into Sparks Mammal Hands
Spiral Stair Mammal Hands

In Bucksport, Maine, the smokestack of a closed mill can be seen in this waterfront view along the Penobscot River. Molly Haley/The Hechinger Report hide caption

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In Rural America, Fears About The Future Abound As Fewer Students Go To College

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Nine Billion Names... [To A. Clarke] Mooncake
Turquoise Mooncake
O Tannenbaum Vince Guaraldi, Colin Bailey et. al.
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Skating Vince Guaraldi Trio

On a corrective podcast, Michael Barbaro — host of the New York Times podcast The Daily — did not disclose several key facts about his own connection to those who created the discredited Caliphate series. Evan Agostini/Associated Press hide caption

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Host of 'The Daily' Clouds 'N.Y. Times' Effort To Restore Trust After 'Caliphate'

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A Strole Through Saigon Sinitus Tempo
Light Days Sinitus Tempo

A long investigation by Ken Dornstein, a documentary filmmaker whose brother died in the attack, identified Libyan Abu Agela Mas'ud Kheir Al-Marimi as the possible maker of the bomb that shattered the New York-bound Boeing 747 as it flew over Lockerbie, Scotland, on Dec. 21, 1988. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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Filmmaker Details Investigation That Identified Alleged Pan Am Flight 103 Bomb-Maker

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Death Is a Door That Opens Joy Wants Eternity
Uriel Joy Wants Eternity
True North You. May. Die. In. The. Desert

A protester holds up an eviction-related sign in Washington, D.C. The coronavirus rescue package just passed in Congress sets aside $25 billion for rental assistance and extends a CDC order aimed at preventing evictions. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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COVID-19 Relief Bill Could Stave Off Historic Wave Of Evictions

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Lunamoth Pensees
Karine Pensees
1984 Hans Zimmer
Open Road Hans Zimmer
Anomaly: Mvt. VI Glenn Kotche, Kronos Quartet

U.S. Army soldiers return from deployment to Afghanistan earlier this month at Fort Drum, N.Y. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Vetoes Defense Bill, Setting Up Congressional Vote To Potentially Override Him

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