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Dec 17, 2017

Airport Power Outage In Atlanta Leaves Thousands Stranded
People traveling through the world's busiest airport struggled to get home after a power outage there forced hundreds of flight cancellations. Many travelers were stuck in grounded planes for hours.

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Dec 17, 2017

Airport Power Restored In Atlanta But Thousands Are Stranded
People traveling through the world's busiest airport struggled to get home after a power outage there forced hundreds of flight cancellations. Many travelers were stuck in grounded planes for hours.

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Dec 17, 2017

'We Feel Like Home': Displaced Puerto Ricans Celebrate Traditional Christmas Parranda
Thousands of Puerto Ricans have moved to the U.S. mainland after Hurricane Maria. On Saturday, Hartford, Conn., welcomed some of its newcomers with a Puerto Rican Christmas tradition: a parranda.

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Dec 17, 2017

Two Weeks In, Firefighters Battle To Save Homes From Southern California Wildfires
The Thomas Fire in Southern California is on it's way to being the largest in the state's history. Fourteen days in, the flames continue to burn in bone dry, windy conditions. It's burning above the wealthy areas of Santa Barbara County, it's only 40 percent contained and will likely burn for days to come.

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Dec 17, 2017

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Rockets To Year's Top Domestic Opening, Disney Says
The latest film in the space odyssey juggernaut brought in $450 million globally in its debut weekend, and that's not counting China.

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Dec 17, 2017

Trump Allies Allege Mueller Obtained Trump Transition Emails Unlawfully
The emails were stored with the General Services Administration. Trump lawyers say the emails were 'privileged materials,' not government property.

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Dec 17, 2017

Trump Allies Allege Mueller's Obtaining Trump Transition Emails Was 'Unlawful'
The emails were stored with General Services Administration, an agency that hosted the Trump Transition email system. Trump lawyers say the emails were 'privileged materials' not government property.

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Dec 17, 2017

British Embassy Worker Found Dead Near Beirut
Rebecca Dykes was reportedly found on a roadside the same day she was due to fly home to the U.K.

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Dec 17, 2017

Virginia Woman Mauled To Death By Her Own Dogs During Walk In Woods, Sheriff Says
'In my 40 years of law enforcement I've never seen anything quite like it,' said the Goochland County Sheriff. 'I hope I never see anything like it again.'

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Dec 17, 2017

Virginia Woman Mauled To Death By Her Pit Bulls During Walk In Woods, Says Sheriff
'In my 40 years of law enforcement I've never seen anything quite like it,' said the Goochland County Sheriff. 'I hope I never see anything like it again.'

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Dec 17, 2017

Virginia Woman Mauled To Death By Her Pit Bulls During Walk In Woods, Sheriff Says
'In my 40 years of law enforcement I've never seen anything quite like it,' said the Goochland County Sheriff. 'I hope I never see anything like it again.'

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Dec 17, 2017

Astronaut Trio Heads For Space Station To Continue Scientific Research
The astronauts from the U.S., Russia and Japan blasted off early Sunday and are scheduled to arrive on Tuesday.

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Dec 17, 2017

Teachers Around The Country React To Investigation Into Ballou High School
We've heard from teachers nationwide about our investigation into Ballou High School. They say they see the same where they are: chronic absenteeism and pressure on teachers to pass students.

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Dec 17, 2017

Secret Pentagon Program Spent Millions To Research UFOs
A Pentagon program spent $22 million researching 'unidentified aerial phenomena,' according to multiple reports. It was backed by former Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada.

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Dec 17, 2017

Post-María, A Key Ecosystem In Puerto Rico Faces Slow Recovery
El Yunque National Forest is a world-renowned research site and one of the U.S. territory's top tourist attractions. The hurricane hit the rainforest hard, and it remains closed until further notice.

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Dec 17, 2017

3 Ways Trump Or His Allies Might Try To Disrupt The Mueller Russia Probe
Republican allies of the White House are setting the stage to disrupt the investigation of Russia special counsel Robert Mueller. Here are some ways they might try — and why it will be difficult.

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Dec 17, 2017

Holiday Parties Gone Wrong: Careful Where You Hang The Mistletoe
This year some employers are more nervous than usual about making sure holiday parties are free of any sexual harassment. Employment attorneys are advising clients on how to avoid problems.

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Dec 16, 2017

Southern California Fire Forces New Evacuations, Threatens Coastal Communities
The Thomas Fire has raged for nearly two weeks and on Saturday, new evacuation orders were issued in Santa Barbara County. A local zoo was preparing to move some of its animals out of the danger zone.

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Dec 16, 2017

Democrat Ruben Kihuen Won't Seek Re-Election Following Sexual Harassment Allegations
Kihuen's announcement comes a day after the House Ethics Committee said it opened a probe looking into the harassment allegations leveled at the 37-year-old freshman congressman from Nevada.

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Dec 16, 2017

Brexit Is One Step Closer As EU Agrees To Talk About U.K. Trade
European Union leaders have agreed to discuss the process by which the U.K. will leave the EU. The talks focus on the trade relationship Britain will have with the EU in the future. Guest host Ray Suarez speaks with NPR's Frank Langfitt about whether Brexit has entered a point of no return.

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Dec 16, 2017

Weighing The Impact Of Repealing The Health Insurance Mandate
The tax bill being considered by Congress includes a repeal of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate. Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News talks to guest host Ray Suarez about how that could affect the health insurance market.

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Dec 16, 2017

What It Took To Convince Final Holdouts To Support The GOP Tax Bill
Republicans seem to have secured enough votes to pass their tax bill next week. It marks the most sweeping tax overhaul in decades. Guest host Ray Suarez speaks with NPR's Kelsey Snell about the bill.

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Dec 16, 2017

Pope Begs Journalists To Avoid 'Sins Of Communication'
He will also dedicate his annual communication message next year to the topic of 'fake news.'

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Dec 16, 2017

Trump Administration Reportedly Instructs CDC On Its Own Version Of 7 Dirty Words
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analysts have been told to omit words such as 'vulnerable,' 'transgender' and 'evidence-based' from an upcoming budget. Critics say it amounts to censorship.

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Dec 16, 2017

New Austrian Government Will Have A Far-Right Tilt
The country's chancellor finalized a deal Friday to form a governing coalition with a party that has Nazi roots.

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Dec 16, 2017

Saudi Banks And Businesses Feel Effects Of High-Profile Detentions
Saudi banks and businesses are feeling the effects of the government's detention of some of its wealthiest citizens. But the government stands to gain billions if detainees opt to buy their freedom.

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Dec 16, 2017

Cabela's Sale Sends Ripples of Anxiety Through Rural Nebraska Town
The sale of the outdoor retail giant to rival Bass Pro Shops has folks in Sidney, Neb., wrestling with the notion of becoming just another struggling rural American town.

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Dec 16, 2017

Black Farmers Are Sowing The Seeds Of Health And Empowerment
More than nine of 10 farm owners in the U.S. are white. A movement to change that is selling farming to people of color as a healthy lifestyle — and a way to fight discrimination.

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Dec 16, 2017

She Escaped The Shooter's Bullets In Las Vegas, But Her Mental Scars Remain
Melissa Barham went to the Jason Aldean concert with her family. They all escaped without physical injury, but Barham is wrestling with the emotional aftereffects, especially during the holidays.

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Dec 16, 2017

PHOTOS: Animals That Could Disappear Because Of Us
And the well-being of humans could suffer if the species go extinct. The images are from a new book, 'Endangered,' by Tim Flach.

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Dec 16, 2017

In Interviews With 122 Rapists, Student Pursues Not-So-Simple Question: Why?
Shattered by the rape and subsequent death of a student in Delhi in 2012, a graduate student in psychology wanted to know why they did it — and if they felt remorse.

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Dec 16, 2017

VIDEO: For LSD, What A Long Strange Trip It's Been
It's been reviled and revered, criminalized and exploited by the CIA. And now and other psychedelic drugs are being tested as legitimate medical treatments. NPR's original animation tells the tale.

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Dec 16, 2017

Washington Did A Lot This Week And America's Schools Will Feel It
Changes to net neutrality and more on what the tax bill means for education, parents and students.

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Dec 15, 2017

Female Congressional Candidate Ends Run After She Is Accused Of Sexual Harassment
Retired business executive Andrea Ramsey had hoped to oust an incumbent Republican congressman in a Kansas district targeted by the Democrats.

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Dec 15, 2017

CHART: How The New Version Of The Republican Tax Bill Would Affect You
The bill would lower the rate for top earners and also let graduate students keep their tuition waivers.

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Dec 15, 2017

Final Version Of GOP Tax Bill Cuts Corporate Tax Rate To 21 Percent
Republican lawmakers have released the final version of their tax bill that cuts the corporate tax rate to 21 percent and reduces tax rates for individuals for eight years.

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Dec 15, 2017

Chief Justice Roberts Sends Kozinski Inquiry To Another Judicial Council
The 2nd Circuit will take over the inquiry of 9th Circuit Appeals Court Judge Alex Kozinski. Multiple former clerks and externs have accused Kozinski of sexual harassment.

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Dec 15, 2017

Haitians Are Turning Plastic Waste Into Valuable Fabric
Environmentalists haul illegal fishing nets in the ocean, while poor Haitians collect discarded plastic bottles of the streets of their country. All the waste is then turned into fabric and later into high end shoes and backpacks — a new trend in recycling.

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Dec 15, 2017

Scientists Say Japanese Monkeys Are Having 'Sexual Interactions' With Deer
Researchers witnessed adolescent female Japanese macaques mounting sika deer in ways that were 'sexual in nature.' They have several theories for why but say more research is necessary.

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Dec 15, 2017

Trump Administration Moves To Kill Rules For Organic Eggs
It's the latest Obama-era agriculture regulation to go on the chopping block. This one governs the treatment of animals on organic farms. But most organic farmers actually support the rule.

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Dec 15, 2017

Are These Condom Ads Too Sexy For TV?
India's government has banned condom ads between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. to protect children from seeing them on TV. Some citizens are outraged by the censorship.

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Dec 15, 2017

An Outsider's View Of How the U.S. Treats Its Most Vulnerable
Philip Alston is the United Nations' special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. He speaks with NPR's Kelly McEvers about a report he is compiling on how the United State's most vulnerable are treated by the government.

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Dec 15, 2017

Britain Gets OK To Start Negotiating Exit With European Union
The European Union has decided to let Britain start negotiating its future relationship with the giant trading block. This comes as there is now an agreement with the United Kingdom on how it will end its membership of the EU, but the tough part still lies ahead.

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Dec 15, 2017

Alabama Democrats Describe Doug Jones' Win As 'Euphoria'
It's been a big week for the Democratic Party — but it's been an even bigger week for lifelong Alabama Democrats. NPR talked to a handful of them to ask the significance of Doug Jones winning a U.S. Senate seat — the first Democrat to do so in Alabama in more than two decades.

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Dec 15, 2017

China's Import Policies Are Affecting U.S. Recycling Companies
China is the biggest importer of U.S. recyclables. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Brent Bell, vice president of recycling operations for Waste Management, about how changes China has made to what recyclables it will import is impacting the company.

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Dec 15, 2017

DHS Wants To Build A Computer System To Help Determine Who Gets To Visit The U.S.
Can a computer tell if you're going to be a productive member of society? Can it tell if you're a terrorist? The Department of Homeland Security is trying to answer these questions. The agency hopes to build a computer system to help determine who gets to visit or immigrate to the U.S., but that idea has some techies worried.

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Dec 15, 2017

GOP Releases Final Version Of Tax Overhaul Bill
Republican lawmakers are releasing the final version of their legislation to overhaul the nation's tax code, with plans to pass it next week.

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Dec 15, 2017

Pennsylvania Grand Jury Hopes Investigation Will Change Fraternity Culture Across The U.S.
A Pennsylvania grand jury has issued a scathing report about Pennsylvania State University's failed oversight of campus Greek organizations. The report follows the hazing death of a 19-year-old pledge in February.

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Dec 15, 2017

Republicans Are Hoping To Pass Tax Bill By Christmas
NPR's Kelly McEvers is joined by David Brooks of The New York Times, and Ana Kasparian, of The Young Turks Network, to discuss the political news of the week.

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Dec 15, 2017

How TV Foreshadowed The #MeToo Movement
In All Things Considered's final installment of 'Highly Specific Superlatives,' NPR's TV critic Eric Deggans talks about the scene in a TV show that best foreshadowed the #MeToo movement.

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Dec 15, 2017

Nearly A Year In Office, Trump's Presidency Remains Defined By Russia
Almost a year in and Donald Trump's presidency is still — in large part — being defined by Russia. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks to The Washington Post's Greg Jaffe about his joint byline in Friday's paper for 'Doubting the Intelligence, Trump purses Putin and leaves a Russian threat unchecked.'

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Dec 15, 2017

Trump Could Have Tax Bill On His Desk Before Holiday Break
At the moment, it appears that President Trump will get his Christmas wish: To have tax overhaul legislation on his desk, ready for his signature, before the holiday break. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to economist and Harvard professor Gregory Mankiw about the GOP Tax Plan.

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Dec 15, 2017

Why One Rock Band Is Trying To Teach Students Financial Literacy
The band Gooding travels to schools teaching young people how to manage their finances. The band members are trying to prepare the students for a future where cash is much less common.

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Dec 15, 2017

We LYLAS, But It's Time To Say TTFN As AOL Instant Messanger Signs Off For Good
AOL instant messenger signed off for the final time this morning — 20 years after changing online communication.

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Dec 15, 2017

Where Does The #MeToo Movement Go From Here?
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with New York Magazine's Rebecca Traister and writer Ijeoma Oluo about the post-Weinstein era. The two women reflect on where this #MeToo movement goes from here, and the complexities surrounding how we should address the issue of sexual harassment in workplaces.

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Dec 15, 2017

Rubio, Corker Give Thumbs Up To Tax Bill, Clearing Roadblock To Passage By Christmas
The two Republican senators had been holdouts but now the bill appears on track for passage next week.

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Dec 15, 2017

Stop Hating On Ed Sheeran's Fundraising Ad, Say Critics
A Comic Relief spot starring the pop singer, raising funds for children in Liberia, was voted the worst charity ad of 2017. Some are saying the criticisms aren't warranted.

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Dec 15, 2017

Wife Of Kentucky Lawmaker Who Killed Himself Plans To Run For His Seat
State Rep. Dan Johnson's death came days after a news outlet published allegations he sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl. His widow decried 'high-tech lynchings based on lies and half-truths.'

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Dec 15, 2017

How Katharine Graham Defied A Federal Judge To Publish The Pentagon Papers
Graham, who died in 2001, held the title of publisher at The Washington Post from 1969 until 1979. She spoke to Fresh Air in 1997 about her 1971 decision to publish the top-secret documents.

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Dec 15, 2017

Former 'Post' Executive Editor Ben Bradlee On Publishing The Pentagon Papers
Bradlee served as executive editor of The Washington Post from 1968 to 1991. In 1995, he told Fresh Air about his decision to publish the top secret documents related to U.S. policy making in Vietnam.

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Dec 15, 2017

Grand Jury Report On Penn State Hazing Finds 'Indignities And Depravities'
The report was triggered by one deadly incident, but members of the grand jury said they felt obligated to report the broader issues they uncovered — including rampant, dangerous misconduct.

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Dec 15, 2017

Long Island Woman Charged With Using Bitcoin To Launder Money To Support ISIS
Zoobia Shahnaz, 27, allegedly used credit cards to buy more than $60,000 in cryptocurrency that she later transferred abroad. The Justice Department says she intended to join ISIS in Syria.

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Dec 15, 2017

Reinventing The Cheese Wheel: From Farmhouse To Factory And Back Again
A new book traces the transatlantic cheese wars that led to the rise of factory cheeses and loss of traditional varietals, and looks at the farmhouse cheesemakers working to restore that lost legacy.

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Dec 15, 2017

Video Shows Trump Judicial Nominee Unable To Answer Basic Questions Of Law
Federal court nominee Matthew Petersen was stumped on basic legal questions during confirmation hearing.

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Dec 15, 2017

Want Help Explaining A Medical Procedure? Ask A 9-Year-Old
Much of the information doctors hand patients before surgery is too complex and hard to understand. So British researchers asked 9-year-olds to rewrite a brochure about a hip replacement.

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Dec 15, 2017

Avocado Hand Injuries Are Real. Is A Seedless Fruit The Answer?
Apparently people are showing up in the ER with nerve injuries from improperly cutting the pit out of an avocado. So now there's a cute new seedless variety.

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Dec 15, 2017

Retailers Hope For Strong Holiday Season As November Sales Beat Expectations
Retail and food sales were up 5.8 percent in November over the same time last year, the Commerce Department said. Retailers are hoping for their best year since before the economic recession.

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Dec 15, 2017

Guantanamo Court Lacks Jurisdiction To Try 9/11 Defendants, Says Defense Attorney
The attorney for one of the 9/11 defendants argues the Guantanamo military commission can't try his client, because the U.S. wasn't at war with al-Qaida at the time of the attacks.

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Dec 15, 2017

Natural Disasters And The Implications Of Missing So Much School
Wildfires, hurricanes, flooding — this fall has brought a wave of natural disasters to the U.S. With that comes many days where schools are closed — and those absences add up.

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Dec 15, 2017

Top Stories: Trump To Visit FBI; Staggering Global Health Care Costs
Also: Australia criticizes the Catholic Church in a sex abuse report; the GOP tax bill could hurt affordable housing; and scientists think they know why a skydiver was able to break the sound barrier.

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Dec 15, 2017

Top British Officer: Russia May Be Able To Cut Undersea Cables
British Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach says the Kremlin's improved naval capabilities pose a risk to communications and Internet cables that would be an economic catastrophe if severed.

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Dec 15, 2017

U.S. Army Green Berets Accused From Within Of Lowering Standards
The Green Berets community is in a bitter internal debate over whether standards have been lowered for the U.S. Army elite force.

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Dec 15, 2017

On His Way to Speak At FBI, Trump Slams The Bureau And Opens Door To Pardoning Flynn
Before speaking at the FBI National Academy on Friday, Trump said it's 'a shame what's happened' at the agency. He also called the Russia probe a 'Democrat hoax' and claimed there was 'no collusion.'

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Dec 15, 2017

Before Talking At FBI, Trump Slams The Agency, Opens Door To Pardoning Flynn
The president is preparing to attend a ceremony for graduates at the FBI National Academy on Friday. The visit will be complicated, given months of blistering criticism of the agency on Twitter.

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Dec 15, 2017

After Months Of Withering Criticism, Trump Prepares To Visit FBI
President Trump is preparing to appear at a graduation ceremony for a new class of FBI employees Friday. The visit will be complicated, given months of blistering criticism of the agency on Twitter.

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Dec 15, 2017

'Necesitamos La Música': Puerto Ricans Recovering From Maria Embrace The Arts
Many Puerto Ricans are still without electricity and basic services three months after Hurricane Maria. Some are prioritizing song, dance and celebration to feel more at home again.

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Dec 15, 2017

How The House Tax Overhaul Bill Could Hurt Affordable Housing
Builders of affordable housing say the House Republican tax plan has a poison pill inside it that removes a tax incentive crucial for about half of the affordable housing units that get built.

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Dec 15, 2017

Catholic Church Singled Out In Australian Sex Abuse Report
A royal commission recommends that the Australian Catholic Church ask the Vatican to lift its celibacy requirement for clergy and require that evidence of abuse revealed in confession be reported.

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Dec 14, 2017

Federal Investigation Finds 'Significant Issues' At Immigrant Detention Centers
An inspector general's report says immigrant detainees' rights, health and safety are compromised in four facilities. In response, ICE agrees to strengthen oversight and improve conditions.

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Dec 14, 2017

Teen's Dramatic Video, Revealing His Acceptance By Harvard, Charms Internet
'All the hard work was worth it,' Ayrton Little said. The video has been viewed more than 6 million times.

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Dec 14, 2017

Nephews Of Venezuelan First Lady Sentenced In U.S. Drug Smuggling Case
Efrain Antonio Campo Flores and his cousin Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas received 18 years in prison.

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Dec 14, 2017

After Maria, Puerto Rico Struggles Under The Weight Of Its Own Garbage
Even before Maria hit, most of the island's landfills were filled beyond capacity and nearly half had EPA closure orders. The storm generated millions of cubic yards of waste and debris.

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Dec 14, 2017

Firefighter Dies in California Wildfire, Now The 4th Largest In The State's History
The Thomas fire has claimed more than 242,000 acres and over 700 homes. Officials say it won't be contained until January.

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Dec 14, 2017

Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support 'Zero Tolerance' On Sexual Harassment
Republicans, independents and Democrats alike agree that 'a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment is essential to bringing about change in our society,' according to a new NPR/Ipsos poll.

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Dec 14, 2017

Putin Says He Hopes For Better U.S.-Russia Relations
Russian President Vladimir Putin talked of his hopes for better relations with the U.S. during his annual press conference in Moscow on Thursday - but the nearly four hour marathon was dominated by domestic issues, ahead of next year's Presidential election.

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Dec 14, 2017

How The 'Village Movement' Is Being Adapted In Rural Areas
Americans are maintaining independence thanks to something called Villages — local membership organizations that provide access to services that help older adults stay in their homes as they age. But how is that model being adapted when it comes to mountain communities, like those of rural Plumas County in northern California?

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Dec 14, 2017

How Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's Views Have Changed Under Trump
As a Montana politician, Ryan Zinke, had a reputation as a conservationist conservative. That's changed since he became Secretary of the Interior. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Outside Magazine's Elliott Woods about his profile: 'Ryan Zinke Is Trump's Attack Dog on the Environment.'

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Dec 14, 2017

Five Years After Sandy Hook Tragedy, How Two Dads Turned Grief Into Action
On the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre, two dads speak about how they turned their grief into action. Mark Barden lost his 6-year-old son, Daniel, at Sandy Hook. Greg Gibson lost his son, Galen, precisely 20 years before Sandy Hook at a school shooting in western Massachusetts. When the two dads met, they discovered not only that their sons died on the same calendar day, in the same horrible way, but that their boys also shared the same birthday.

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Dec 14, 2017

European Union Leaders To Review Britain's Brexit Progress
European Union Leaders will meet in Brussels on Friday to decide if Britain has made sufficient progress in its attempts to leave the EU. If Britain has mad enough progress, the two sides can start talking about their future relationship.

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Dec 14, 2017

Tug Of War Over Tips Looms As Trump Administration Proposes Rule Change
The Labor Department has proposed a new rule that would give owners of restaurants and other service businesses more control over workers' tips. But critics warn owners would get too much leeway.

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Dec 14, 2017

Walt Disney Company To Buy Much Of 21st Century Fox
The Walt Disney Company has struck a $52 billion deal to buy much of 21st Century Fox, the entertainment giant controlled by the Murdoch family. The deal is sure to face scrutiny from federal regulators, but if approved, Disney would acquire Fox's movie and TV studios, local sports channels and global satellite TV companies — but not Fox News.

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Dec 14, 2017

The Most Important Economic Indicator That Everyone Ignored
This week on All Things Considered, we're sharing a series of 'Highly Specific Superlatives.' Cardiff Garcia from NPR's podcast The Indicator talks about the most important economic indicator in 2017 that everyone ignored: global trade.

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Dec 14, 2017

Trump Administration Proposes Rule That Could Change Distribution Of Tips
The Labor Department wants to change its Tip Credit Rule, to give employers more leeway to redistribute tips received by their employees. But the proposal has its critics.

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Dec 14, 2017

What Are The Two Health Bills Sen. Susan Collins Wants Congress To Act On?
Maine Sen. Susan Collins voted for the Senate GOP tax plan despite its repeal of the individual mandate because GOP leadership promised her a vote on her reinsurance bill, and a vote on legislation to restore some payments to insurers. But it's doubtful getting those provisions enacted would mitigate the damage to exchanges from the mandate repeal.

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Dec 14, 2017

The USDA Rolled Back Protections For Small Farmers. Now The Farmers Are Suing
At issue is the Trump administration's withdrawal of two Obama-era rules designed to protect small farmers, who say they are being exploited by the meatpacking companies they supply.

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Dec 14, 2017

The USDA Rolled Back Protections For Small Farmers. Now They're Suing
At issue is the Trump administration's withdrawal of two Obama-era rules designed to protect small farmers who say they are being exploited by the meatpacking companies they supply.

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Dec 14, 2017

Use Of The Death Penalty In U.S. Near A 25-Year Low, Report Finds
Executions of death row inmates occurred in only eight states in 2017 as public support for capital punishment wanes, according to an annual report by the Death Penalty Information Center.

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Dec 14, 2017

An $846,000 Inheritance Got Lost In Transit. That Was In February
The only money a Canadian family has recovered from a lost bank draft is the $32 it cost to ship the document. Their bank, TD Canada Trust, has delayed reissuing the larger sum.

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Dec 14, 2017

An $846,000 Inheritance Got Lost In Transit. That Was In February.
The only money a Canadian family has recovered from a lost bank draft is the $32 it cost to ship the document. Their bank, TD Canada Trust, has delayed issuing the money.

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Dec 14, 2017

After Wildfires Destroyed Their Homes, Students Find Healing Help At School
Experiencing a natural disaster can traumatize children. After a devastating wildfire in California, some educators are using an unusual assignment to help students find comfort.

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