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Dec 12, 2017

Investigators Probe Explosion In New York City Pedestrian Tunnel
Several people were injured when a man detonated what's being called a 'low-tech' explosive device. Police are calling it an attempted terror attack, and the alleged bomber is in custody.

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Dec 12, 2017

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Dies At Age 65
Mayor Ed Lee was not known to be ill; he died at a San Francisco hospital in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

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Dec 12, 2017

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee Dies At Age 65
Mayor Edwin Lee was not known to be ill; he reportedly died at a San Francisco hospital in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

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Dec 12, 2017

Service Dog Enjoys Broadway's 'Cats' A Little Too Much
A service dog and its owner were in the audience of a Broadway performance of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats. Chaos ensued. An usher returned the dog to its owner.

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Dec 12, 2017

A Newtown Family's Campaign To Change How We Think About Violence
Avielle Richman was six years old when she was killed in her first grade classroom. Her parents think a possible solution to gun violence is to treat it like a disease.

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Dec 12, 2017

DOT Suspends Proposed Rule That Would Force Airlines To Show Baggage Fee At Booking
Late last week the Department of Transportation announced it would withdraw proposed measures that would require airlines to show the full cost of booking, including baggage, at ticket purchase.

NPR U.S. News
Dec 12, 2017

Firefighters In California Take Advantage Of Milder Winds
After losing some ground to the massive Thomas Fire north of Los Angeles over the weekend, firefighters on Monday managed to bring it to 20 percent containment.

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Dec 12, 2017

What To Watch And What's At Stake In The Alabama Senate Race
No matter what happens in Alabama on Tuesday, it will have consequences that stretch from Birmingham to the Beltway.

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Dec 12, 2017

What To Watch For And What's At Stake In The Alabama Senate Race
No matter what happens in Alabama on Tuesday, it will have consequences that stretch from Birmingham to the Beltway.

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Dec 12, 2017

Thomas Fire Burns An Area Larger Than Metro New York City
Crews battling the massive wildfire in southern California are struggling to protect communities along the scenic coastline outside Santa Barbara. Authorities warn the Thomas fire continues to expand.

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Dec 12, 2017

Deadline Is Friday For Most ACA Insurance Sign-Ups, With Important Exceptions
Some people looking for 2018 insurance under the Affordable Care Act may have a little longer to sign up — for example, in states and U.S. territories hit by this year's hurricanes.

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Dec 12, 2017

A Timeline Of Plot Twists And Bombshells: How We Got To Election Day In Alabama
Yes, the race is between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones. But this contest touches on scandals involving sexual misconduct, President Trump's influence and Democratic hopes for 2018.

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Dec 12, 2017

Birmingham Barber's Thoughts On Alabama's Special Election
Rachel Martin, who's in Birmingham to cover Alabama's special election, talks to Eugene Jones, who has owned a barber shop for 45 years. Jones, a Democrat, says his party is missing an opportunity.

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Dec 12, 2017

Post Court Ruling, Military Will Accept Openly Transgender Recruits
For the first time, openly transgender people will be able to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1. The Trump administration opposes this, but a federal court ruled against the White House.

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Dec 12, 2017

Parents Worry Congress Won't Fund The Children's Health Insurance Program
The federal funding of the program lapsed in September. States have been burning through leftover funds, or borrowing from other accounts, as they wait for Congress to act before the end of January.

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Dec 12, 2017

Charles Jenkins, Cold War Defector To North Korea, Dies At 77
Stationed at the DMZ, the sergeant made a fateful decision in 1965 to cross over to North Korea. He spent the next four decades as a trophy of Pyongyang.

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Dec 11, 2017

After Court Ruling, Military Will Accept Openly Transgender Recruits As Of Jan. 1
A federal judge upheld a temporary injunction against President Trump's ban on new trans troops in the military. Now, the Pentagon faces a deadline to begin accepting these applicants in the new year.

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Dec 11, 2017

Before Voting Begins, A Look At Alabama's Special Senate Election
One of the most contested and high-profile special Senate elections of recent times is drawing to a close in Alabama. A day before voting begins, a look at where Republican Roy Moore stands against Democrat Doug Jones.

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Dec 11, 2017

California Officials Say Thomas Fire Is The Fifth Largest In State History
California officials say the Thomas Fire advancing on Santa Barbara is now the fifth worst in state history. This announcement comes after firefighters lost ground in containing it over the weekend.

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Dec 11, 2017

Celebrity Chef Mario Batali Steps Aside After Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct
Celebrity chef Mario Batali has stepped down from daily operations at his restaurant company after allegations of sexual misconduct. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Amanda Kludt, Editor-in-Chief of the online publication Eater, which broke the story.

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Dec 11, 2017

Christopher Plummer Nominated For Golden Globe After Replacing Kevin Spacey
The 75th Golden Globe nominations were announced on Monday. Among the nominees is actor Christopher Plummer, for his role replacing Kevin Spacey in All the Money in the World, after Spacey faced allegations of sexual misconduct.

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Dec 11, 2017

Congressional Republicans Hope To Pass Tax Overhaul Bill By Dec. 25
Congressional Republicans are working to merge House and Senate versions of a GOP tax bill. They're hoping to reach their first major legislative milestone by Christmas.

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Dec 11, 2017

DOJ Stepping Up Prosecutions Of Medical Providers Who Abuse Prescribing Authority
It's believed that 80 percent of people addicted to heroin today started with prescription painkillers. The over-prescription of opioids in the U.S. has been well documented. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about how the Department of Justice is ramping up prosecutions of medical providers who abuse their prescribing authority when it comes to opioids.

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Dec 11, 2017

FCC Says It Will Vote On Net Neutrality Despite Millions Of Fake Public Comments
Millions of public comments in advance of the FCC's vote on net neutrality turn out to have been faked. Some used phony names, others came from Russian email addresses. The FCC says it will go ahead with its vote this week nonetheless.

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Dec 11, 2017

Paul Manafort, Rick Gates Back In Court For Bail Negotiations
Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and a former top aide Rick Gates were in court again on Monday to negotiate a bail agreement. The two have been confined to their homes since pleading not guilty to charges stemming from the Russia investigation.

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Dec 11, 2017

Pentagon Officials Say Transgender People Can Enlist In Military Next Year
Pentagon officials say starting on Jan. 1, 2018, transgender people can enlist in the U.S. military. President Trump has opposed allowing transgender people to serve, but the Pentagon decision comes as courts are ruling against efforts to bar transgender enlistment.

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Dec 11, 2017

Suspect In New York Subway Blast Had 'Low-Tech' Device
Police are calling an explosion in a crowded corridor between two New York City subway stations Monday morning an attempted terror attack. Officials say suspect Akayed Ullah detonated an improvised pipe bomb that was strapped to his body.

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Dec 11, 2017

Wisconsin Voters Aren't Enthusiastic About Republican Tax Bill
What do voters think of the tax bills currently under debate in Congress? In the swing state of Wisconsin, many voters don't know much about the legislation — but don't like what they see so far.

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Dec 11, 2017

Women Who Accused President Trump Of Sexual Misconduct Want Congress To Investigate
With allegations of sexual harassment and assault in the forefront of politics, women who have accused President Trump of misconduct are renewing calls for him to be held accountable.

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Dec 11, 2017

Middle School Student Keaton Jones Exposes Bullies, And Wins Fans For His Courage
Keaton Jones' story spread online and across the nation, with his sister, Lakyn Jones, acting as his representative and fielding thousands of offers of support.

NPR U.S. News
Dec 11, 2017

President Trump Is Sending NASA Back To The Moon
'Space Policy Directive 1,' which Trump signed Monday, sees Mars as the ultimate destination. But analysts wonder whether money will follow to support the plan.

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Dec 11, 2017

How The Food Industry Uses Cavitation, The Ocean's Most Powerful Punch
Cavitation produces a bubble that rapidly collapses and becomes hotter than the sun's surface. The mantis shrimp uses it, and now so do food and drink firms, to improve flavors — from yogurt to beer.

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Dec 11, 2017

Mario Batali Steps Aside From His Restaurants Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Four women described how Batali touched them inappropriately, and others said they witnessed bullying and lewd comments. Batali doesn't deny the allegations, saying they 'match up' with past behavior.

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Dec 11, 2017

If A School Becomes A Shelter In Puerto Rico, Where Do Students Learn?
A group of middle schoolers are returning to class for the first time since Hurricane Maria hit the island in September. They're sharing a school with high schoolers, and that worries some parents.

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Dec 11, 2017

What We Know So Far In NYC Subway Blast
Authorities are investigating what led a suspect to take an explosive device into an underground passageway Monday. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Kate Hinds, a reporter with member station WNYC.

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Dec 11, 2017

Suspect In NYC Blast Was Wearing 'Low-Tech' Device
New York City was rocked Monday by an explosion in the subway beneath the Port Authority. Authorities report a single suspect in custody, and no life-threatening injuries.

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Dec 11, 2017

Why A Pill That's 4 Cents In Tanzania Costs Up To $400 In The U.S.
The medication fights hookworm. And it's one of several drugs for 'neglected tropical diseases' that are priced differently in the United States than they are in the developing world.

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Dec 11, 2017

Police: 1 Suspect In Custody In N.Y.
An explosion in the subway beneath the New York Port Authority bus terminal shook Midtown Manhattan on Monday morning. The NYPD reports one suspect in custody.

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Dec 11, 2017

Police: 1 Suspect In Custody In N.Y. Subway Blast
An explosion in the subway beneath the New York Port Authority bus terminal shook Midtown Manhattan on Monday morning. The NYPD reports one suspect in custody.

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Dec 11, 2017

In Effort To Court Drivers, Lyft Offering Education Discounts
Lyft is offering education benefits, a move aimed at recruiting and retaining drivers in its competition with Uber. But it raises a question about what these companies owe their workforces.

NPR U.S. News
Dec 11, 2017

Update From New York City
Now, we're giving you an update on the story of an explosion in midtown Manhattan. Reports shortly before 8 this morning came about an explosion close to the New York Port Authority.

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Dec 11, 2017

Reports Of Explosion In New York City
We're investigating reports of an explosion near New York City's Port Authority. We're in the very early moments of this story.

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Dec 11, 2017

Explosion Reported In New York City, Triggering Evacuations In Subway
New York police are responding to 'reports of an explosion of unknown origin' in midtown Manhattan, at a location one block west of Times Square.

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Dec 11, 2017

1 Suspect In Custody After Explosion At Subway Station In Midtown Manhattan
The Fire Department of New York confirmed one nonlife-threatening injury at the scene of the explosion. The injured person is the suspect, police say.

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Dec 11, 2017

1 Suspect In Custody, 4 Injured After 'Low-Tech' Explosion At Manhattan Subway Stop
'It was an effectively low-tech device,' New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during a news conference near the site of the blast. The male suspect was among those injured, police say.

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Dec 11, 2017

Suspect In Manhattan Subway Blast Was Wearing 'Low-Tech' Device
'This was an attempted terrorist attack,' New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said during a news conference near the site of the blast. The male suspect was among four people who were injured.

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Dec 11, 2017

As Wildfires Approach, 'Everyone's Just Trying To Get Out Of Here'
A student in Southern California talks about the spreading wildfires.

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Dec 11, 2017

Could Probiotics Protect Kids From A Downside Of Antibiotics?
Many marketing claims about the potential benefits of probiotics have raced ahead of the science, say researchers who are now trying to catch up. One NIH study is investigating kids' gut microbes.

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Dec 11, 2017

Pushing For Protections For Hotel Employees
NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Miami Beach City Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez, who is proposing a bill to protect hotel employees from sexual harassment.

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Dec 11, 2017

Scientists Work To Stop Violence After Losing Their Child In Newtown
After losing their child in the Newtown shooting five years ago, two scientists are working to identify the neurological roots of violence and antisocial behavior.

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Dec 11, 2017

Loving And Hating Dollar General In Rural America
Dollar General stores thrive in low-income rural towns, and the deep-discount chain has opened hundreds of new shops in the past year.

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Dec 11, 2017

New Evacuations As California Fires Continue
California fires are spreading to the coast, threatening the suburbs of Santa Barbara. We have the latest on the high-speed winds that are fanning the flames.

NPR U.S. News
Dec 11, 2017

News Brief: Outlook For Alabama, California Fires, Honduras Election
As voters in Alabama prepare to elect a new senator, we look at the potential consequences. Also, an update on fires in California and the contested election in Honduras.

NPR U.S. News
Dec 11, 2017

The Tax Bill And The Military
President Trump has promised to increase military spending. Rachel Martin talks to retired Army Col. Peter Mansoor about whether that spending is possible under the Republican tax plan.

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Dec 11, 2017

The View From Birmingham
Voters in Alabama go to the polls Tuesday to elect a new senator. Kyle Whitmire, political columnist for AL.com, talks with Rachel Martin about what's at stake.

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Dec 11, 2017

The Myth Of Trump's Economic Populism, As Proven By The Tax Bill
The tax bill provided an opportunity for President Trump to show his priorities. But so much of it is traditionally Republican and doesn't offer the kind of help for the working class he promised.

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Dec 11, 2017

The Crazy, Unbelievable Alabama Senate Race Careens To An End
Roy Moore was already a controversial nominee. Then sexual assault allegations roiled the Alabama special election and created a tight contest with Democrat Doug Jones for a critical Senate seat.

NPR U.S. News
Dec 11, 2017

Bitcoin Futures Surge In First Day Of Trading
January contracts for the skyrocketing digital currency opened at just under $15,500 on Sunday and had spiked to more than $18,000 hours later.

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Dec 11, 2017

Firefighters Lose Ground On Largest Of California Fires
Over the weekend, the Thomas Fire had been declared 15 percent contained, but on Sunday, officials downgraded that to just 10 percent as the fire spread north, encompassing 230,000 acres.

NPR U.S. News
Dec 11, 2017

Simeon Booker, Dean Of Washington's Black Press Corps, Dies At 99
Booker chronicled the civil rights movement, and is credited with helping to deliver the 1955 story of Emmitt Till's murder to a national audience.

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Dec 11, 2017

Window Blind Cords Still Pose A Deadly Risk To Children
Nearly one child a month dies after being entangled in window blind cords, despite years of effort to reduce the toll. A new industry standard to remove most corded blinds from the market may help.

NPR U.S. News
Dec 10, 2017

Terry Crews On His Sexual Assault Lawsuit: This Is About Accountability
NPR's Michel Martin spoke with actor Terry Crews about sexual assault, how he joined the #MeToo movement and why he is fighting to hold people in Hollywood accountable.

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Dec 10, 2017

What Does The Jerusalem Decision Mean For U.S. Jews?
NPR's Michel Martin talks with Yehuda Kurtzer, president of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, and Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, about the U.S. declaration.

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Dec 10, 2017

Polls In Alabama Indicate Tuesday's Special Election Is Unusually Close
NPR's Michel Martin talks with Ben Domenech, co-founder of The Federalist, about the GOP strategy behind supporting candidate Roy Moore in his race for a U.S. Senate seat against Democrat Doug Jones.

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Dec 10, 2017

This Year's Christmas Tree Shortage Has Roots In The Recession
This season, a tightened tree supply dates back eight to 10 years ago, when fewer trees were planted. Due also in part to an exodus of tree farmers in the industry, prices have more than doubled.

NPR U.S. News
Dec 10, 2017

The Internet Celebrates The First Snow Of The Season
The Northest, Southeast, and mid-Atlantic were blanketed in the season's first snowfall this weekend, prompting some panic, and lots of Instagrammed awe.

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Dec 10, 2017

On The Hunt For The 'Love' In Granola: A Story About Loving Yourself
The FDA infamously sanctioned a bakery for listing 'love' as an ingredient, but our writer wanted that recipe. She found a treasure of another sort, one of value for those with eating disorders.

NPR U.S. News
Dec 10, 2017

Labor Abuses After Harvey
The rains after Hurricane Harvey flooded more than 100,000 homes in the Houston area. Now, thousands of day laborers are working nonstop and are also worried about getting paid.

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Dec 10, 2017

In Post-Harvey Houston, Immigrants Struggle As The City Grapples With How To Help
An immigrant family from the Democratic Republic of the Congo lost everything in Hurricane Harvey. They hope to move back to their house in time for Christmas.

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Dec 10, 2017

Immigrants In Post-Harvey Houston
When disaster strikes it is often those on the lower end of the economic ladder, like immigrants, who suffer the most.

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Dec 10, 2017

Houston's Recovery
Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Marvin Odum, Houston's chief recovery officer, about the city's need for more federal aid since the region was hit by Hurricane Harvey.

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Dec 10, 2017

How 311 Helped Understand Air Pollution After Harvey
NPR has obtained recordings of calls made by Houston residents fearful about putrid odors in the hours and days after Hurricane Harvey started flooding the city's petrochemical infrastructure.

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Dec 10, 2017

A Visit To Houston's Himalaya: Pakistani And Indian Food With Deep Texas Roots
Chef Kaiser Lashkari's Pakistani restaurant has become a Houston institution. It's also emblematic of the multi-ethnic city itself, with flavors that borrow happily from other culinary traditions.

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Dec 10, 2017

The Growing Latino Population In Texas
Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Mimi Swartz of Texas Monthly and Jeronimo Cortina of the University of Houston about how the state's booming Latino population has affected its political landscape.

NPR U.S. News
Dec 10, 2017

Houston Ship Channel And Galveston Bay Digging Out After Harvey
The sediment and muddy freshwater that spilled into these Texas bodies of water are causing problems for the shipping and oyster industries.

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Dec 10, 2017

Biologists With Drones And Peanut Butter Pellets Are On A Mission To Help Ferrets
To increase populations of the endangered black-footed ferret, scientists aim to save prairie dogs, a main food source. The biologists use drones and medicated peanut butter-flavored pellets to do it.

NPR U.S. News
Dec 09, 2017

'Desert Bus': Even In Virtual Reality, It's Still 'Boring'
Desert Bus may be the world's most boring video game. Players drive a bus from Arizona to Nevada in real time, an eight-hour trip. Now the game has a sequel - just as boring, but in virtual reality.

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Dec 09, 2017

Reaction To Trump's Appearance At Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
President Trump appears at the grand opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum even as the NAACP and civil rights activists say his presence is an insult.

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Dec 09, 2017

SoCal Wildfire Victim Tells Her Story
The ongoing SoCal wildfires have burned more than 100,000 acres, forced thousands of people to evacuate, and destroyed hundreds of structures. Cal Fire says there is no end in sight.

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Dec 09, 2017

Trump Attends Opening Of Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Despite Controversy
Two black Democratic lawmakers who decided not to attend said Trump's presence at the opening was 'an insult.' But the state's GOP governor said residents should be proud Trump would be there.

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Dec 09, 2017

Firefighters Gain Ground On SoCal Wildfires Even As Winds Continue To Vex
The Santa Ana winds gave firefighters a small reprieve, but were expected to pick up once again. Air quality was at hazardous levels in some areas.

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Dec 09, 2017

'Uncomfortable' Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Aims To Face Past, Move Forward
Organizers hope to stay focused on the museum's message for its opening, despite African-American congressmen's objection to President Trump's presence.

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Dec 09, 2017

Recycling Chaos In U.S. As China Bans 'Foreign Waste'
The U.S. ships a big chunk of its recycled goods to China. But China doesn't want them anymore, and that's leaving the recycling industry in turmoil.

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Dec 09, 2017

To Some Zionist Christians And Jews, The Bible Says Jerusalem Is Israel's Capital
According to some pro-Israeli Christians and Jews, God wants Jerusalem to be the capital of a Jewish state. That argument, however, is not universally accepted among those faith groups.

NPR U.S. News
Dec 09, 2017

Trump Rallies For Roy Moore Ahead Of Tuesday's Election
John Archibald from The Birmingham News and al.com joins NPR's Scott Simon to preview Tuesday's special election in Alabama.

NPR U.S. News
Dec 09, 2017

How The Democrats And Republican Are Responding To Sexual Misconduct
NPR's Scott Simon talks with political analysts Karine Jean-Pierre and Mary Kate Cary about the political parties' reactions to the national conversation about sexual harassment.

NPR U.S. News
Dec 09, 2017

California Fires Update
Wildfires that are burning in across Southern California have killed at least one person.

NPR U.S. News
Dec 09, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Flooded Houston's Theater District, But It Won't Stop The Shows
Bayou water and sewage flooded the city's opera, ballet, and theater companies, ruining wigs, costumes and props. Losses and costs to rebuild may total more than $60 million.

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Dec 09, 2017

This Year, Consider Giving Presence Instead Of Presents
Science says consciously spending time with our loved ones is more important to them than receiving expensive presents.

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Dec 09, 2017

Thousands Of Puerto Ricans Have Left But This 90-Year-Old Is Staying Put
Alejandro La Luz Rivera misses his patio, his wife and his old life in Puerto Rico. He went to the mainland briefly, but says he won't leave his home.

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Dec 09, 2017

Before Roy Moore, Alabama Grappled With 'Kissing Jim'
Alabama's political history is littered with episodes mixing sex and power in unseemly ways. A former governor, 'Big Jim' Folsom, claimed he had kissed '50,000 of the sweetest mouths in Dixie.'

NPR U.S. News
Dec 08, 2017

Federal Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski Accused Of Sexual Harassment
Six women have accused him, says the Washington Post. On her website, one details her horror and why she couldn't just leave her job with him. The judge tells the Post he's sorry they were offended.

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Dec 08, 2017

Roy Moore Accuser Admits Adding Notation To Yearbook Inscription
Beverly Young Nelson alleges Moore sexually assaulted her as a teen decades ago, a claim Moore has denied. Now Moore is pointing to Nelson's admission about the yearbook to attack her credibility.

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Dec 08, 2017

Trump Seizes On Roy Moore Accuser's Admission Of Adding To Yearbook Inscription
Beverly Young Nelson alleges Moore sexually assaulted her as a teen decades ago, a claim Moore has denied. Now Moore and his allies are raising new questions about Nelson's credibility.

NPR U.S. News
Dec 08, 2017

Thoroughbred Horses Killed In California Wildfire
NPR'S Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Dan Dunham, trainer at the San Luis Rey Downs Training Center. Several thoroughbred horses were killed there, caught in a California wildfire.

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Dec 08, 2017

Transgender Woman Runs For Massachusetts Congressional Seat
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Alexandra Chandler. She's a transgender woman and a former intelligence analyst at the Pentagon. Now, she's running for Congress. She hopes to represent the 3rd district of Massachusetts in the House of Representatives.

NPR U.S. News
Dec 08, 2017

Worker Shortage Could Dampen Economy
The U.S. job market has bounced back from a hurricane related slowdown this fall. But with unemployment hovering near 4 percent, a worker shortage could damper future economic growth.

NPR U.S. News
Dec 08, 2017

Sexual Harassment Charges Put Politicians On Defensive
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and Guy Benson is the Political Editor of Townhall.com about the response of politicians as they deal with charges of sexual misbehavior.

NPR U.S. News
Dec 08, 2017

Hundreds Of Thousands Flee California Wildfires
The fires in Southern California have forced many residents to evacuate multiple times within just a few days. That's leading to confusion about where to head next.

NPR U.S. News
Dec 08, 2017

Not All Politicians Accused Of Sexual Misbehavior Forced From Office
Several members of Congress announced their resignations this week over allegations of sexual harassment. President Trump continues to back Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who faces accusations of inappropriate sexual conduct with teenagers.

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