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Reinventing The Cheese Wheel: From Farmhouse To Factory And Back Again

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 35 min ago

A new book traces the transatlantic cheese wars that led to the rise of factory cheeses and loss of traditional varietals, and looks at the farmhouse cheesemakers working to restore that lost legacy.

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Reinventing The Cheese Wheel: From Farmhouse To Factory And Back Again

NPR Books - 1 hour 35 min ago

A new book traces the transatlantic cheese wars that led to the rise of factory cheeses and loss of traditional varietals, and looks at the farmhouse cheesemakers working to restore that lost legacy.

(Image credit: Bronwen Percival )

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Video Shows Trump Judicial Nominee Unable To Answer Basic Questions Of Law

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 42 min ago

Federal court nominee Matthew Petersen was stumped on basic legal questions during confirmation hearing.

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Want Help Explaining A Medical Procedure? Ask A 9-Year-Old

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 17 min ago

Much of the information doctors hand patients before surgery is too complex and hard to understand. So British researchers asked 9-year-olds to rewrite a brochure about a hip replacement.

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Avocado Hand Injuries Are Real. Is A Seedless Fruit The Answer?

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 35 min ago

Apparently people are showing up in the ER with nerve injuries from improperly cutting the pit out of an avocado. So now there's a cute new seedless variety.

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Retailers Hope For Strong Holiday Season As November Sales Beat Expectations

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 21 min ago

Retail and food sales were up 5.8 percent in November over the same time last year, the Commerce Department said. Retailers are hoping for their best year since before the economic recession.

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Guantanamo Court Lacks Jurisdiction To Try 9/11 Defendants, Says Defense Attorney

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 35 min ago

The attorney for one of the 9/11 defendants argues the Guantanamo military commission can't try his client, because the U.S. wasn't at war with al-Qaida at the time of the attacks.

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Natural Disasters And The Implications Of Missing So Much School

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 46 min ago

Wildfires, hurricanes, flooding — this fall has brought a wave of natural disasters to the U.S. With that comes many days where schools are closed — and those absences add up.

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Top Stories: Trump To Visit FBI; Staggering Global Health Care Costs

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 47 min ago

Also: Australia criticizes the Catholic Church in a sex abuse report; the GOP tax bill could hurt affordable housing; and scientists think they know why a skydiver was able to break the sound barrier.

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Top British Officer: Russia May Be Able To Cut Undersea Cables

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 7 min ago

British Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach says the Kremlin's improved naval capabilities pose a risk to communications and Internet cables that would be an economic catastrophe if severed.

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'Necesitamos La Música': Puerto Ricans Recovering From Maria Embrace The Arts

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 35 min ago

Many Puerto Ricans are still without electricity and basic services three months after Hurricane Maria. Some are prioritizing song, dance and celebration to feel more at home again.

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Before Talking At FBI, Trump Slams The Agency, Opens Door To Pardoning Flynn

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 35 min ago

The president attended a ceremony for graduates at the FBI National Academy on Friday. The visit will be complicated, given months of blistering criticism of the agency on Twitter.

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U.S. Army Green Berets Accused From Within Of Lowering Standards

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 35 min ago

The Green Beret community is in a bitter internal debate over whether standards have been lowered for the U.S. Army elite force.

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How The House Tax Overhaul Bill Could Hurt Affordable Housing

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 41 min ago

Builders of affordable housing say the House Republican tax plan has a poison pill inside it that removes a tax incentive crucial for about half of the affordable housing units that get built.

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Catholic Church Singled Out In Australian Sex Abuse Report

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 43 min ago

A royal commission recommends that the Australian Catholic Church ask the Vatican to lift its celibacy requirement for clergy and require that evidence of abuse revealed in confession be reported.

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Federal Investigation Finds 'Significant Issues' At Immigrant Detention Centers

NPR Top Stories - December 14, 2017 - 6:09pm

An inspector general's report says immigrant detainees' rights, health and safety are compromised in four facilities. In response, ICE agrees to strengthen oversight and improve conditions.

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A Look At The Man Who Started 21st Century Fox

NPR Books - December 14, 2017 - 1:45pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Vanda Krefft, author of The Man Who Made the Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William Fox about the origins of the studio, 21st Century Fox, that was sold today. Born in Hungary, Wilhelm Fuchs came to the U.S. where officials changed the family name to Fox. As a teenager, Fox was inspired to buy a peepshow theatre and got into the movie business.

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Poetry's Not Dead, And Here Are Books To Help Appreciate It

NPR Books - December 14, 2017 - 1:45pm

Our poetry reviewer, Tess Taylor, received a stack of books over the course of this year to help encourage reading poetry. She began reading skeptically, but grew to love two of them: Why Poetry by Matthew Zapruder and A Little Book on Form by Robert Hass.

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Teens: Pretty Sober, Except For The Marijuana And Vaping

NPR Top Stories - December 14, 2017 - 8:34am

A national survey finds teen substance abuse at the lowest levels since the early 1990s. But marijuana use hasn't declined, and the number of teenagers who are vaping is rising quickly.

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Heading North: American Doctors Report Back From Canada

NPR Top Stories - December 14, 2017 - 6:50am

Advocates for single-payer health care in the U.S. often look to Canada as a model. But some American doctors practicing there wonder whether the U.S. is ready to call health care a right.

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