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5 min

Rebuilding After A Wildfire? Most States Don't Require Fire-Resistant Materials

Homeowners are rebuilding after wildfires, but many won't be required by governments to use fire-resistant materials. Without such improvements, communities face harm again with the next fire.
6 min

Why Transition Delays Won't Be A Problem For Biden's National Security Team

NPR's David Greene talks to Dennis Blair, retired Navy Admiral who served as President Obama's first director of National Intelligence, about national security implications of the Biden transition.

Something Straight Out Of A Sci-Fi Movie Discovered In Rural Utah

Officials in Red Rock Country were counting when they saw a metal monolith. A shiny slab, about 12 feet tall rising up from the ground. It looked like a structure in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Female Artists Have Historic Showing In Grammy Categories

The categories of Best Rock Performance and Best Country Album, traditionally are dominated by men. But this year, for the first time, the nominees in those categories are entirely women.
3 min

NCAA College Basketball Begins New Season Amid Pandemic Concerns

The season begins eight months after it abruptly shut down because of the coronavirus. The premiere event — March Madness — was canceled, and it's hoped that won't be repeated for a second year.
2 min

Historic Milestone: Dow Surges Past 30,000 Points For 1st Time

The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 hit new highs Tuesday. But millions of Americans are out of work and COVID-19 cases are soaring, with no relief in sight. Why are investors optimistic?
5 min

Can Biden's Appreciation Of NATO Turn Back The Clock To Pre-Trump Era?

After four years of constant criticism from President Trump, European Union and NATO leaders are expecting more support from President-elect Joe Biden.
3 min

Families May Celebrate This Thanksgiving With Smaller Turkeys, Fewer Sides

Food is central to bringing people together for Thanksgiving. Some people are finding creative ways to share the flavors and dishes of the holiday, even when they're celebrating far apart this year.