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Fire Erupts At Building In Downtown Dubai

A hotel near the site of Dubai's planned New Year's Eve fireworks display broke out in flames Thursday. News reports said at least 20 stories were on fire. Dubai's media office reports 16 injuries.

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The 30 Most Popular Stories On NPR's Website In 2015

The topics range from knowing our bodies — exploring the mysteries of "lost posture" and audio quality — to stories of our times, such as gay marriage and political paranoia.

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Ringing In 2016 Around The World

A few cities, including Paris and Brussels, have canceled fireworks over fears of terrorist attacks. But in most of the world's major cities, celebrations are going forward as planned.

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LISTEN: Jeb Bush Says Trump Is 'A Creature Of Barack Obama'

The former Florida governor offered up a theory on Donald Trump, which has provoked a lively debate on social media, in a year-ending interview with NPR News.

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Seinfeld And Obama, Driving A Stingray And Getting Coffee

President Obama appears on Jerry Seinfeld's online show Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. Sample question: "How many world leaders do you think are just completely out of their mind?"

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Police In Belgium Arrest 6 Over New Year's Eve Terrorist Plot

Despite a string of arrests, the city has canceled plans for its annual fireworks show. Police raids in the Brussels area also put a man suspected of having links to ISIS behind bars.

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Puerto Rico Says It Will Miss $37 Million In Bond Payments This Week

The island's government warns that time is running out for Congress to address its fiscal problems. Puerto Rico has been reeling from the effects of declining population and a long recession.

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Former Neighbor Of San Bernardino Gunman Indicted On Terrorism Charge

The grand jury indictment accuses Enrique Marquez of conspiring to support a terrorist attack, as well as making false statements to federal authorities.

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ESPN Invites FIFA Presidential Candidates To Debate On Live TV

Will they accept? The five candidates are vying to replace Sepp Blatter, who presided over soccer's world governing body until his suspension in October.

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Chicago Mayor Announces More Tasers, Training For Police

Rahm Emanuel outlined the changes as activists continue to call for the mayor's resignation after yet another fatal shooting involving police over the weekend.

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'Affluenza Teen' Will Be Staying In Mexico A While Longer

The 18-year-old and his mother were apprehended in Mexico on Monday, and had been due to arrive in the U.S. on Wednesday. But Ethan Couch has been granted a temporary stay against his extradition.

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VIDEO: Meet The Bots That Beat The Obstacles

A robot unveiled by Disney researchers can drive up vertical surfaces. Other machines pushing boundaries: a bot that can jump on water without sinking and a bot that flies like a bird.

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'Dangerous' Missouri Flooding Expected To Worsen

Mississippi River Valley flooding has already caused the deaths of at least 18 people in Missouri and Illinois. The water is expected to rise to an all-time high, according to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.

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High-Flying 'Emerging Markets' Had Their Wings Clipped In 2015

A weakening commodities market, hindered largely by the slowdown in China, has hurt economies in Latin America, Africa and elsewhere.

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WATCH: The Stuff We've Left In Space

Scientists keep track of nearly 20,000 pieces of space debris, from the size of an apple to that of a school bus. A visualization from the Royal Institution lets you watch the orbiting trash pile up.

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Bill Cosby Is Charged With Felony Sex Crime Over 2004 Case

Pennsylvania has a 12-year statute of limitations on felony sex crimes, meaning prosecutors had until January to bring charges against the comedian.

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Catholic Priest Apologizes For Riding 'Hoverboard' During Church Service

Father Albert San Jose became something of a viral hit after a video was posted online of him riding a self-balancing scooter through the aisles, singing "May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You."

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ISIS New Year's Eve Bombing Plot Foiled in Turkey, Officials Say

The attackers were targeting Ankara, according to the chief prosecutor's office, two months after a pair of suicide blasts killed more than 100 people at a peace rally.

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Small Group Of Activists Protest At Mayor Rahm Emanuel's House

About two dozen people protesting the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old and his neighbor by Chicago police came to the mayor's front yard Tuesday night to call for his resignation.

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Thieves Return Stolen Police Supplies, But Not Luxury Goods

Packages containing police armbands were left outside the police station with a note: "An unexpected windfall, luxury clothing targeted without weapons or violence. Happy holidays to all."

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