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People who live in the town of Utqiaġvik have seen dramatic effects of climate change during their lifetimes.

Utqiaġvik, formerly known as Barrow, sits right on the edge of the Arctic Ocean at the very top of Alaska. It's the northernmost town in the United States, and home to about 4,400. The coastline here used to be edged with sea ice for nearly the whole year. But that period is getting shorter and shorter, and as a result Utqiaġvik locals are dealing with coastal erosion and are changing how they hunt in the fall.

When 17-year-old Jaylen Brown found himself in need of extra cash last summer, he did what many of his classmates had begun doing years ago. He stuck a tree branch into a sponge and started to squeegee.

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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is leaving his post before the end of the year. President Trump hasn't yet named a replacement. As NPR's Tamara Keith reports, Kelly's departure is not a surprise.

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George Washington set the precedent for many presidential traditions, including funerals. He was buried in a modest, private ceremony at his Mt. Vernon estate in Virginia.

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This is Lulu's Log, stardate December 2, 2018, where we explore matters of space, the stars and the universe.

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'Greatest Showman' Re-Imagined

Nov 25, 2018

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"The Greatest Showman" is a visual feast.

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ENSEMBLE: (Singing) Whoa.

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Witchcraft is having a moment. We don't mean the pointy black hat, cauldron and broomstick kind of witchcraft. We're talking about curated sets of crystals, bespoke decks of tarot cards and TV reboots of "Charmed" and "Sabrina The Teenage Witch."

Book Review: 'Tales From The Inner City'

Nov 25, 2018

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On-air challenge: I'm going to give you two words. Change one letter in the first word to name a category of things. And change one letter in the second word to name something in that category.

Ex. PETAL COPIER --> METAL, COPPER
1. STAGE MAIZE
2. CORN QUARTET
3. DUMBER FORTE
4. RING CHARGES
12. RATIONALITY SWIMS

Thanksgiving is four days away, and with it comes a holiday season of friends, family, fun and of course, food. Now about that food part: If you're hosting on top of all the fun, you get a big helping of responsibility, last-minute preparation and the unexpected.

NPR is here for all you hosts with a new holiday advice series called, "Help, I'm Hosting!"

96-Year-Old Woman Reacts To D.C. Snow

Nov 18, 2018

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On the East Coast this past week, we had the first snow storm of the season. And while it did cause a lot of damage, it also gave a lot of joy, not only to kids but to one 96-year-old woman in Washington, D.C.

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