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John Doar, a former top Justice Department attorney who fought to desegregate the South during the Civil Rights movement, died on Tuesday. He was 92.
They've been fighting to maintain government spending for social services during a tough economy. In January, they'll face an all-Republican Congress, and the likelihood of steeper cuts has increased.
Steve Inskeep talks to ESPN sportswriter Pablo Torre about how Major League Baseball and the New York Yankees might respond to new reports of steroid use by star player Alex Rodriguez.
President Obama and China's Xi Jinping have concluded their summit in Beijing. Their joint announcement on climate is designed to set an example for other countries in combating climate change.
Former President George W. Bush discusses with NPR's David Greene how both he and his father, former President George H.W. Bush, waged war against Saddam Hussein, and the state of Iraq today.
On the to-do list is a spending bill to continue government funding past Dec. 11, and a tax bill to preserve some long-standing breaks. First up, are leadership elections.