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  • Power Struggle Fuels Violence In South Sudan
    The United States is trying to broker a political solution between the combatants in South Sudan where violence threatens to explode into civil war. The fighting is between forces loyal to President Salva Kir and those who follow Kir's former deputy, Riak Machar.
  • Tired Of Doom And Gloom? Here's The Best Good News Of 2013
    It's easy to get discouraged by a constant stream of bad news about unemployment, crime, war and political dysfunction. You might think we humans can't do anything right. But good news: We can. Here are a few areas of real progress in the U.S. and around the world.
  • On Anniversary Of Apollo 8, How The 'Earthrise' Photo Was Made
    The iconic photo taken on Christmas Eve 1968 "came about by accident," says space writer and historian Andrew Chaikin. A new NASA animation shows just how close the astronauts came to missing the shot.
  • NPR Listeners Got Talent: A 'Morning Edition' Singalong
    Last week, we asked Morning Edition listeners to send us their renditions of "Deck the Halls." We received hundreds of recordings — as both audio and video — from all over the world, and we created one glorious carol.
  • Want A New Twist On A Traditional Holiday Dish?
    Russian artist Viktor Ivanov has created a teddy bear out of chicken meat, covered in chicken skin, with olives for eyes. British chef Simon Hulstone uploaded a photo of the meaty teddy and tweeted that he intends to serve it to his kids for Christmas dinner.
  • Berlin Cheers On Former East German Soccer Team
    FC Union has faced decades of tough times during political and economic upheaval. In the late 1960s when it was an East German team, it developed a bitter rivalry with Stasi-sponsored Dynamo Berlin. Even after reunification, the team faced financial ruin repeatedly, but its fans refuse to give up.
  • Japan Revisits Its Official Pacifist Policy
    Japan's constitution has banned a military force since the end of World War Two, but Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently proposed a tough new national security strategy. David Greene talks to Tamzin Booth, Tokyo bureau chief for The Economist, about Japan's defense initiative.
  • Check Out These Gorgeous, Futuristic Tech Company Headquarters
    Historically, companies often viewed buildings as simply a cost, one architect consultant says. Now they're beginning to think about them as an asset — something that can be used to drive creativity and performance and attract and retain talent.
  • Target's Troubles Mount After Payment Data Breach
    Target is having a rocky holiday season. The retailer faces consumer lawsuits and probes by state prosecutors following the theft of 40 million credit and debit card accounts from customers who shopped at Target in recent weeks.
  • How Paternity Leave For New Dads Benefits Women
    David Greene talks to Liza Mundy about her article "The Daddy Track." In The Atlantic magazine, she writes about how women benefit when men take paternity leave.

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