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The British author of best-selling detective stories has died at age 94. "In a sense, the detective story is a small celebration of reason and order in our very disorderly world," she told NPR.Read More

A farmer in Rudham, England, has $65,000 to put toward a new doorstop because his current one was bought by a museum. It turns out the metal object he found was a 3,500-year-old dagger.Read More

Amateur video captured the passengers giving it their all in arctic Russia this week. Though a tractor-trailer is also visible — likely doing the real work.Read More

The Pentagon wants women in combat roles by 2016. But before that goes forward, female soldiers have to prove their worth in training. Renee Montagne talks to Marine Sergeant Kelly Brown.Read More

Two NASA astronauts are aboard the International Space Station. Turkey is on the menu but not pumpkin pie. NASA can't make pumpkin pie in space because the crust doesn't come out right.Read More

Copies of Shakespeare's first folio are some of the rarest books in the world — only about 230 copies survive. Surprisingly, another copy has been rediscovered in a public library in northern France.Read More

It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without football. The Chicago Bears face the Detroit Lions, the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Dallas Cowboys, and the Seattle Seahawks play the San Francisco 49ers.Read More

The Environmental Protect Agency has drafted regulations on Ozone pollution. The latest move exposes divisions between the Obama administration and leading Republican lawmakers over the environment.Read More

One of the most closely watched OPEC meeting in years takes place in Vienna on Thursday. Oil prices are at a four-year low and a push for a production cut is being stymied by Saudi intransigence.Read More

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Renee Montagne talks to music commentator Miles Hoffman about musical "thank yous." Hoffman is the violist of the American Camber Players.Read More


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