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The Senate is poised to pass the trillion-dollar spending bill that narrowly cleared the House this week. But anger about the measure from both parties has delayed the Senate.
Bloomberg View columnist Stephen Carter tells NPR's Scott Simon that, whether or not the CIA's interrogation techniques produced viable intelligence, they were still morally wrong.
The electric eel creates its own electricity, sure. But Vanderbilt University professor Ken Catania tells NPR's Scott Simon that what's shocking is how the eel uses it to remotely control prey.
NPR's Scott Simon talks with Mandy Aftel, author of the book, Fragrant, about peppermint, evergreen, latkes on the griddle — the signature smells of Christmas, and why they're so powerful.
So bad it's ... good? Consumer appetite for ugly Christmas sweaters — the ...
The themed party trend is on us again, and holiday garb bedecked with bells, lights and way too much tinsel is selling fast. Show us your best holiday monstrosity — use the hashtag #NPRuglysweaters.
One of the many policy riders tucked inside the trillion-dollar spending bill reverses a rule that long-haul truckers take two nights off for every 70 hours they drive. Safety groups are angry.