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NPR's Scott Simon remembers historian and travel writer Jan Morris, who died Friday at age 94.

The intellectual heart of China's Muslim community is under threat as scholars, writers, religious leaders and their families are under constant state surveillance.

As families across the U.S. scale back on how they traditionally celebrate the holiday, it's been a challenge for turkey producers as they figure out how to adapt to the changing market.

Michael Pack is nearing the close of his turbulent tenure as CEO of the parent agency to the Voice of America. After firings and claims of bias, staffers say they fear more damage on his way out.

The little spotted kiwi soared in the rankings before election organizers discovered 1,500 fraudulent votes placed for the flightless bird.

NPR's Scott Simon notes that as coronavirus cases in the U.S. rise rapidly, it can be hard to hear that we don't know when this will all be over.

For StoryCorps, Army Maj. Ivan Arreguin remembers being deployed to New York City at a heart-wrenching moment of the coronavirus crisis this past April.

As Jim Carrey works on his best Joe Biden for <em>Saturday Night Live, </em>we ask other impressionists how they've done it. Darrell Hammond says he wishes people understood how tough impressions really are.

Douglas Stuart's debut novel follows a queer Scottish boy growing up in Thatcher-era Glasgow, with his alcoholic mother and taxi-driver father. It's an unvarnished tale of love, loss and survival.

In the four suburban counties that ring Philadelphia, Joe Biden topped President Trump by more than 280,000 votes.

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the record amount of money spent this campaign season, a goodly amount spent by candidates who did not win.

Bridges was the little girl depicted in that famous Norman Rockwell painting — the first Black student at her New Orleans elementary school. Now, she's written a book to tell kids her story.

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Throughout the pandemic, movie studios have struggled to decide whether to move big films to streaming services or risk putting them in theaters.

from Hollywood Breakdown

Keli Goff, Tim Carney and Christine Emba talk about the fact that almost three weeks after the election, President Trump continues to subvert his clear loss and its effect on our…

from Left, Right & Center

Governor Gavin Newsom just announced a mandatory stay-at-home order for most of the state from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. This begins Saturday and will last for one month.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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President-elect Joe Biden spoke on Thursday about President Trump’s ongoing campaign to overturn the election: “I think they’re witnessing incredible irresponsibility.

Trump is still fighting an election he lost. What it means for US democracy

President-elect Joe Biden spoke on Thursday about President Trump’s ongoing campaign to overturn the election: “I think they’re witnessing incredible irresponsibility.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Governor Gavin Newsom just announced a mandatory stay-at-home order for most of the state from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. This begins Saturday and will last for one month.

Another Safer at Home order coming to LA? COVID cases are skyrocketing

Governor Gavin Newsom just announced a mandatory stay-at-home order for most of the state from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. This begins Saturday and will last for one month.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Gov. Gavin Newsom said, effect Saturday, most people in most counties should be off the streets between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

California announces curfew to curb coronavirus spread

Gov. Gavin Newsom said, effect Saturday, most people in most counties should be off the streets between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

from NPR

Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs lost his reelection bid this month. He formally conceded to his Republican challenger, Kevin Lincoln, on Tuesday. The race wasn’t even close.

Michael Tubbs, endorsed by Barack Obama, is ousted after just one term as Stockton mayor

Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs lost his reelection bid this month. He formally conceded to his Republican challenger, Kevin Lincoln, on Tuesday. The race wasn’t even close.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

COVID-19 has killed more than 250,000 Americans so far.

Cancelled Thanksgiving travel plans, not seeing loved ones? How to cope with COVID during the holidays

COVID-19 has killed more than 250,000 Americans so far.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA County reported more than 5,000 new cases on Thursday. That’s the highest single-day number so far in this pandemic.

CDC says to cancel Thanksgiving travel plans as hospitals reach capacity nationwide. LA isn’t far behind

LA County reported more than 5,000 new cases on Thursday. That’s the highest single-day number so far in this pandemic.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Foreign leaders worldwide are expecting a return to a more stable, less personality-driven American foreign policy. But that’s in two months.

Joe Biden's foreign policy record, and why he may be more popular abroad than in US

Foreign leaders worldwide are expecting a return to a more stable, less personality-driven American foreign policy. But that’s in two months.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Trouble’s been brewing at the LAPD ever since the protests over the summer, when officers were accused of using excessive force against peaceful protesters.

Discontent brews among rank-and-file officers as LAPD rejects meeting with City Hall over budget

Trouble’s been brewing at the LAPD ever since the protests over the summer, when officers were accused of using excessive force against peaceful protesters.

from Greater LA