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Beer Prices Could Double Because Of Climate Change, Study Says

The price of a six-pack in the U.S. could rise by $1 to $8 because of drought and heat. As one of the researchers says, it's "another way climate change will suck."

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Veteran Newspaper Editor Nancy Barnes Named NPR's Top News Executive

Barnes, executive editor at the Houston Chronicle, was named as NPR's chief news executive. She fills a vacancy triggered by sexual harassment allegations against former NPR news head Michael Oreskes.

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Federal Deficit Jumps 17 Percent As Tax Cuts Eat Into Government Revenue

The federal deficit ballooned to $779 billion in the fiscal year just ended — a remarkable tide of red ink for a country not mired in recession or war.

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Have You Made Or Tasted Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish? Tell Us About It

NPR's annual Thanksgiving recitation of the recipe for Mama Stamberg's cranberry relish is coming up, and we need your help.

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Cherokee Official Says Trump-Warren DNA Debate Not Helping Tribe

As the president and Elizabeth Warren trade jabs over her Native American roots, the Cherokee Nation secretary of state tells NPR they should instead be looking into the needs of Indian country.

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'Brief Answers To The Big Questions' Is Stephen Hawking's Parting Gift To Humanity

The physicist's posthumous book highlights his belief in the rationality of nature and on our ability to uncover its secrets — and a faith in science's ability to solve humanity's biggest problems.

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Audi Brings Drift-Happy Driving to Its Electric E-tron SUV

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 09:00
The German automaker takes advantage of its all-electric powertrain to make the E-tron a delightfully drifty luxury SUV.
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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2018): Specs, Price, Release Date

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 09:00
Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite e-reader gets an update. You get more storage, better lighting, and still no Alexa.
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Coffee Rust Threatens Latin American Crop; 150 Years Ago, It Wiped Out An Empire

The fungus, which has no cure, is destroying harvests in Latin America. In the 1800s, it devastated Sri Lanka's powerhouse coffee industry. And scientists say it's only a question of time.

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Which Microsoft Surface Should I Buy? (2018)

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 08:00
We rounded up your options to help you decide which Microsoft PC suits your needs.
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What To Know About Affirmative Action As The Harvard Trial Begins

The trial in Boston will dissect a contentious political issue in higher education: affirmative action.

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Pompeo Arrives In Saudi Arabia To Discuss Khashoggi Disappearance

President Trump dispatched Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to the kingdom amid international tension over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Netflix May Not Win a Best Picture Oscar, but We’ll Win Better Movies

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 07:00
After pushes into sci-fi and rom-coms, the streaming titan is throwing its considerable weight behind a spate of auteur-driven dramas.
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Oops — Ignore That Email Invitation To A Cookie Monster Cat Party, U.S. Embassy Says

The U.S. embassy in Australia says that someone testing a newsletter platform accidentally sent out the invitation to a 'cat pajama-jam party.'

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Washington Catholic Archdiocese Names 31 Priests 'Credibly Accused' Of Sexual Abuse

The list, which includes allegations dating back as far as 1948 and as recently as 1996, was released days after Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Archbishop Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

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NPR Poll: Rural Americans Are Worried About Addiction And Jobs, But Remain Optimistic

What's on people's minds in rural America? A new poll shows that the addiction crisis and economic issues have people worried. But many retain an upbeat outlook about the future of their communities.

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Battle For The Senate: 10 Races That Will Determine Control

Republicans' chances to hold the Senate appear to have gone up in the wake of the confirmation hearings for Justice Brett Kavanaugh. See which states to watch closely over the next three weeks.

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Florence + The Machine: Tiny Desk Concert

"I'm sorry I'm shy," Florence Welch told the crowd of NPR family and friends gathered for her Tiny Desk performance. "If this was a big gig, I'd probably be climbing all over here and running around."

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Getting Back What You Lost — Rebuilding In A Wildfire Zone

In northern California, homes are being rebuilt in the same area that burned to the ground in last year's Tubbs Fire. Despite the risk, a severe housing shortage in the area is forcing tough choices.

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Novelist Esi Edugyan On Black Genius And What Comes After Slavery

The author of Man Booker Prize finalist Washington Black began her new book on a plantation in 1830s Barbados. "I really have no idea where my story is going at the outset of it," she says.

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