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Fine Brine From Appalachia: The Fancy Mountain Salt That Chefs Prize

An artisanal salt producer is processing brine from ancient ocean deposits below West Virgina's mountains. The company, J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works, ships to top chefs who value the salt's minerality.

Deaths Persist In Youth And Student Football Despite Safety Efforts

At least 19 young football players have died so far in 2015. Pediatricians are calling for changes in the way the game is played, including a move to non-tackle games.

A Look Behind The Proposed Merger Of Two Seattle Public Radio Stations

When KUOW announced that it would purchase KPLU, it was met with shock and anger by members of the KPLU advisory board.

The Lunar Effect: Fact Or Fiction?

Tonight is a full moon, and it just might make you crazy. At least that’s what people have believed for millennia.

'Spymasters' Documentary Goes Into The Minds Of CIA Leaders

A new Showtime film interviews all 12 living CIA directors about the decisions they've had to make and the ethics of CIA tactics.

Stores In Some Malls Pressured To Open On Thanksgiving

It all depends on whether the big department stores in those malls plan to open. J.C. Penney says it will open most of its stores at 3 p.m.

Turkey, Russia Promise Not To Go To War Over Downing Of Russian Fighter Jet

Tensions are still running high and questions remain about what the fallout might look like, after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet.

The Man Behind The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

John Piper explains how a team of designers, painters, sculptors and more, work all year to get the parade off the ground.

Rapper Le1f Finds Struggle And Moral Diversity In American Music

We've been asking musicians what they think of when they think "American music." Today we hear from Khalif Diouf, aka Le1f.

Golden State Warriors Make History With 16-0 Record

The team continued its dominance of the NBA last night with its 16th straight win – the best start in the history of the league.