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The Huntsville Master Chorale will perform its Musical Triptych twice this weekend, tonight (11/17) at 7 at Covenant Presbyterian Church and Sunday (11/19) at 3 at Monte Sano United Methodist. Singers Dennis Clements and Kay Campbell joined artistic director Patricia Hacker to talk about these three charming works. More information is at www.hsvmasterchorale.org.

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President Trump named Mick Mulvaney as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Friday, the same day outgoing director Richard Cordray named his own interim successor.

Released solely to Lego's "VIP" list, the Millennium Falcon sold out quickly after its September release. The company promises more models through December, but only for its most loyal customers.

At least 235 people were killed in Egypt today as the country experienced its deadliest terror attack ever. A Sufi mosque in the Sinai Peninsula was bombed during Friday prayers — and attackers sprayed worshippers with gunfire. NPR's Elise Hu speaks with AFP's Samer Al-Atrush about the aftermath.

NPR's Sonari Glinton has been out observing the state of retail sales in Los Angeles on Black Friday. He tells NPR's Elise Hu what he's discovered in the huge after Thanksgiving sales.

Pope Francis is wading into the controversial Rohingya crisis with his upcoming trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh. Among those he will visit is Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been heavily criticized for not denouncing Myanmar's military crackdown on the Muslim minority.

After filmmakers, actors, or musicians are accused of sexual assault or other misdeeds, how should we think about their work? NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with author Claire Dederer, who considers the question in an essay for The Paris Review: "What Do We Do with the Art of Monstrous Men?"

Many foreign ISIS families are in the process of being moved to Baghdad as Iraq works to persuade countries like Russia and Turkey, to take back foreign wives and children of ISIS fighters.

The German Foreign Ministry is trying to negotiate the return of German children who ended up with ISIS through no fault of their own. Some of the children were taken to Iraq and Syria by their German parents, while others were born there.

Star Wars Battlefront II has created a massive debate within the world of gaming about in-game purchases, and now officials in Belgium and a representative from Hawaii are likening its in-game economy to gambling. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to Allegra Frank of the video game news site Polygon about the game's controversial "loot-crate" system.

When Yuka Ogata went back to work after having a baby, she tried to bring him along. The response highlighted the difficulties working women face in rules-bound Japan.

The U.S. policy of supporting the Kurds in Syria has been a sticking point in U.S.-Turkey relations. The White House cited "pending adjustments" to military support provided to U.S. partners in Syria.

After 37 years of governance under President Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe has a new leader. Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in today amid celebration and hopes that he can repair the country's depressed economy.

Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose firing by now-ousted President Robert Mugabe prompted military intervention, promises to change the government's culture after years of corruption and economic trouble.

Over this Thanksgiving week, Americans will toss almost 200 million pounds of turkey alone. Massimo Bottura helps us fight food waste by showing us how to turn leftovers into a world-class new meal.

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