What The Heck Is Natural Wine? Here's A Taste

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Natural wines can be off-putting at first: perhaps darker than usual, a little fizzy or cloudy. Some find them charming, others unsophisticated. Here's a guide to this trending, quirky style of wine.

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Chelsea Wolfe: Tiny Desk Concert

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Last year's Abyss saw Chelsea Wolfe make her metallic tendencies explicit. At the Tiny Desk with just an electric guitar, she takes three songs back to their primal form.

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Major Powers Call For 'Cessation Of Hostilities' In Syria — But It's Complicated

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Big questions remain about what this will actually mean on the ground in a country torn apart by five years of war.

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U.N. Says 300,000 People In Key Syrian City Are At Risk Of Siege

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The push by Syrian government forces and their allies in the northern city of Aleppo has also displaced some 51,000 civilians since the beginning of last week, according to the U.N.

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History-Making Philae Lander Faces 'Eternal Hibernation' On Comet

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A tweet issued by the European Space Agency includes a cartoon showing the Rosetta orbiter thinking about its little lander taking a nap on the comet's cold surface.

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First Listen: BJ The Chicago Kid, 'In My Mind'

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The Windy City soul man has established himself as a supreme collaborator; his Motown debut features guest spots from Kendrick Lamar and Chance The Rapper.

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The Precarious Existence Of Iran's Sunni Muslims

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Shiite-majority Iran is home to millions of Sunnis, including the Sunni imam who opened his door to NPR's Steve Inskeep in Tehran. "We live together nicely," he insists. But he must speak with care.

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'Strategic Patience' Pays Off For FBI During Wildlife Refuge Occupation

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Court documents and an NPR interview with one of the arrested occupiers tell a story of federal agents biding their time, collecting evidence against the group occupying the refuge in Oregon.

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Don't Be A Stupid Cupid! Hear How Not To Buy A Selfish Valentine's Day Gift

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Social scientists have been studying Valentine's Day gifts, and research shows: The more you love someone, the more likely you might be to give selfish gifts.

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After Nearly 4 Months, Porter Ranch Gas Leak Is Temporarily Plugged

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The leak was first reported in October; since then, more than 6,000 residents were forced to evacuate the area northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

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The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

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Airs Sunday, February 14th beginning at Noon on WVIA-TV

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At Many Workplaces, Training For A New Threat: Active Shooters

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More companies are offering employees training to deal with shooting threats at work. But it presents a dilemma: "How do you create awareness, without creating paranoia?" one expert says.

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Need A Little Valentine's Day Perspective? These 3 Romances Will Do The Trick

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Reviewer Ericka Brooks loves romance novels, but she felt like there was something missing in her collection. So she went looking for books with characters from all different backgrounds.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Bassem Youssef; 'Homegrown Terrorists'; Baby's First Food

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Youssef, the "Egyptian Jon Stewart," brings his act to America. Peter Bergen discusses Americans who are drawn to jihad. Bee Wilson examines how early feeding patterns influence the a child's palate.

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Progress In Munich Talks: What That Means For Syrian Peace Process

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Crucial international talks are underway in an effort to rev up the stalled Syrian peace negotiations. Here's what you need to know.

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Major Powers Call For 'Cessation Of Hostilities' In Syria — But It's Complicated

Big questions remain about what this will actually mean on the ground in a country torn apart by five years of war.

History-Making Philae Lander Faces 'Eternal Hibernation' On Comet

A tweet issued by the European Space Agency includes a cartoon showing the Rosetta orbiter thinking about its little lander taking a nap on the comet's cold surface.

After Nearly 4 Months, Porter Ranch Gas Leak Is Temporarily Plugged

The leak was first reported in October; since then, more than 6,000 residents were forced to evacuate the area northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

NYC Police Officer Found Guilty Of Manslaughter In Shooting Of Unarmed Man

In 2014, a rookie police officer fired his gun in a stairwell. His bullet ricocheted off a wall and hit Akai Gurley, 28, on a lower floor.

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