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This young adult novel imagines a world where people get swept up in dangerous, all-encompassing dreams — and only a boy with severe memory loss and his friends have the power to fight them.

A banana taped to a wall was sold for $120,000 as a piece of art. In this week's essay, @nprscottsimon  wonders how it makes people think about the passage of time.

Geoff Babb found that most wheelchairs couldn't take him where he wanted to go. So he invented a new all-terrain wheelchair. Now he's pitching the AdvenChair to tourism companies that lead adventure trips for people with disabilities.

The wealth of the top 1% of Americans has grown dramatically in the past four decades. In Europe and Asia, the wealth of the 1% has grown at a more constrained pace. This suggests that policy choices can help to limit inequality — or make it worse.

It's the holiday gift for when you can't think of what else to give — socks! And now they're having their moment in the fashion world, according to the dean at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

🎁 How are those holiday gift lists going? NPR's #BookConcierge  is here to help guide you to the perfect book! Browse recommended cookbooks, kids' books, biographies and much more:

How unequal is wealth distribution in the U.S.? In short: very. Federal Reserve data show the top 1% now owns nearly a third of all household wealth in the U.S. — while the bottom 50% of people own 1.9%.

Researchers have found that women who used permanent hair dye or chemical straighteners were at higher risk of developing breast cancer. "The association was notably higher among black women," said one epidemiologist.

Comic and actor Ali Wong has written a new memoir called "Dear Girls," so @waitwait  invited her to answer three questions about deer girls — as in female deer.

"It turns out the Morales regime, which seemed like a rock-solid castle, was actually a house of cards," says Bolivian journalist Raúl Peñaranda. "Already one of the region's longest-serving leaders, Morales kept on reaching for more."

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Colleen Kraft, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, visited a Texan shelter for migrant children and saw a young girl crying. Staff told her that federal regulations prevented them from touching or holding the child to soothe her.

Christine Blasey Ford is still being harassed, her lawyers say. She's reportedly had to move four times. She's had to pay for a private security detail. And she hasn't been able to return to her job at Palo Alto University.

The NRA acted as a "foreign asset" for Russia in the period leading up to the 2016 election — providing more political access than previously known, a new Senate report finds.

@lizzo  tiny desk. that's it, that's the tweet.

A new report found that school districts that are predominantly white receive $23 billion more than districts that serve mostly students of color.

JUST IN: The Trump administration is canceling English classes, recreational activities, including soccer, and legal aid for unaccompanied migrant children who are staying in federally-contracted migrant shelters.

The Supreme Court has ruled that immigrants, even those with permanent legal status and asylees, do not have the right to bond hearings — effectively meaning they can be held indefinitely.

The small city of Sandusky, Ohio, has declared Election Day a paid holiday — by swapping it out with Columbus Day.

Economists say Bernie Sanders' and Elizabeth Warren's proposals to free millions of Americans from the burden of student debt could boost the economy in significant ways — and help combat income inequality.

Three Indiana judges have been suspended for "behaving in an injudicious manner" after a failed attempt to visit a strip club led to a drunken brawl outside an Indianapolis White Castle that ended with two of the judges being shot.

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