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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

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

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

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

In Viral Video Harvard Says Yes To 16-Year-Old Applicant And Classmates Go Wild
'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

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

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

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

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. The family's 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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Dec 14, 2017

Teens: Pretty Sober, Except For Marijuana And Vaping
A national survey finds teen substance abuse at the lowest levels since the early 1990s. But marijuana use hasn't declined, and the number of teenagers who are vaping is rising quickly.

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Dec 14, 2017

Teens: Pretty Sober, Except For The Marijuana And Vaping
A national survey finds teen substance abuse at the lowest levels since the early 1990s. But marijuana use hasn't declined, and the number of teenagers who are vaping is rising quickly.

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Dec 14, 2017

Heading North: American Doctors Report Back From Canada
Advocates for single-payer health care in the U.S. often look to Canada as a model. But some American doctors practicing there wonder whether the U.S. is ready to call health care a right.

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Dec 14, 2017

'Why Do You Have This Spy Hysteria?' Putin Asks At Annual News Conference
'They undermine their own nation,' Russian President Vladimir Putin said of President Trump's American critics. The news conference went on for nearly four hours.

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Dec 14, 2017

Top Stories: Disney Buys Much Of Fox; The FCC's Net Neutrality Vote
Also: An aid group says thousands of Myanmar Rohingya Muslims were murdered in a month; Roy Moore won't concede the Alabama senate election he lost; and awards for the funniest wildlife photos return.

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Dec 14, 2017

Here Come The Penitent Penguins: The Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards Are Back
Penitent penguins. A seal aghast. A turbocharged wigeon, a vain gnu and a kickboxing kangaroo. We have the photos.

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Dec 14, 2017

This Mouse Swallows Part Of A Fox: Disney Buys Most Of Murdoch Empire
Rupert Murdoch keeps Fox News and Fox TV but sells off other entertainment assets in the face of digital competitors and dynastic tensions.

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Dec 14, 2017

Unhappy 10th Anniversary, Great Recession. You Still Hurt Us
The Great Recession began exactly one decade ago this month. Although the economy has been growing steadily for years, the downturn's impact is still deeply felt by millions who lost homes and jobs.

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Dec 14, 2017

At Least 6,700 Myanmar Rohingya Killed In Single Month, Aid Group Says
Doctors Without Borders conducted field studies in neighboring Bangladesh, where Rohingya Muslims have fled since the beginning of what the U.N. describes as 'ethnic cleansing.'

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Dec 14, 2017

FCC Repeals 'Net Neutrality' Rules For Internet Providers
After a brief security evacuation, the agency voted to undo Obama-era regulations that prohibit cable and telecom companies from blocking access to websites and apps or influencing how fast they load.

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Dec 14, 2017

FCC Set To Repeal 'Net Neutrality' Rules For Internet Providers
Thursday's vote at the agency is expected to undo Obama-era regulations that prohibit cable and telecom companies from blocking access to websites and apps, or influencing how fast they load.

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Dec 14, 2017

Concern Grows In Pakistan Over Cases Of Disappearance
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan counted more than 700 alleged disappearances last year. Since 2001, the group estimates that as many as 10,000 people have gone missing.

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Dec 14, 2017

Consumers Hunting For Health Insurance Find High Prices — And Some Great Deals
Shop around. That's the advice of health insurance navigators for people seeking health policies on the Affordable Care Act's state and federal exchanges. Premiums have climbed but so have subsidies.

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Dec 14, 2017

New Year To Bring New Test For Trump Administration On Key Russia Sanctions
On the fifth anniversary of an important Russian sanctions law, Bill Browder, who pushed for the law, says the Trump administration faces an opportunity to show strength — or leniency — to Putin.

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Dec 14, 2017

Health Care Costs Push A Staggering Number Of People Into Extreme Poverty
And half the world's population doesn't even have access to essential health services, according to a report from the World Bank and the World Health Organization.

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Dec 14, 2017

As FCC Prepares Net-Neutrality Vote, Study Finds Millions of Fake Comments
The federal agency is about to decide if all Internet traffic should be treated equally. And yet among 22 million comments the FCC received, many were fake. Some are calling for a delay on the vote.

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Dec 14, 2017

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock Posts Online Confessional Of Sexual Misconduct
Spurlock, who made the 2004 Oscar-nominated Super Size Me, detailed an encounter in college that the woman viewed as rape and a sexual harassment settlement he concluded with a former employee.

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Dec 14, 2017

Kentucky Lawmaker Dies In Apparent Suicide Amid Accusations Of Sexual Assault
Rep. Dan Johnson was found dead in his car of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound days after an investigative report raised past accusations of sexual assault of a 17-year-old girl.

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Dec 13, 2017

PBS Host Tavis Smiley Suspended After Sexual Misconduct Investigation
Variety reports Smiley had sexual relationships with subordinates who were afraid their jobs were on the line. Smiley is the second PBS talk show host suspended in the wake of misconduct allegations.

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Dec 13, 2017

We Regret To Inform You That A British Surgeon Was Branding His Initials On Livers
Simon Bramhall has pleaded guilty to assault in a case that a prosecutor called 'without legal precedent.' He was burning his initials into human livers during transplant operations.

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Dec 13, 2017

'Black Votes Matter': African-Americans Propel Jones To Alabama Win
More than 90 percent of African-Americans voted for Doug Jones in Alabama's special Senate election Tuesday and Jones had the support of 98 percent of black women, according to exit polling.

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Dec 13, 2017

After Outcry, Crowdfunding Site Patreon Backs Off Plan To Raise Fees
The site — popular with independent musicians, writers and artists — allows fans to make small, repeated payments to creators. A change in the pay structure sent shockwaves through the Internet.

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Dec 13, 2017

Rikers Settles Class Action Solitary Confinement Case
More than 450 plaintiffs are approved to receive compensation for time they spent in solitary confinement at Rikers Island under the 'old time' policy.

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Dec 13, 2017

3 Reasons Why California's Fire Risk Won't Dampen Anytime Soon
The Thomas Fire, the fifth largest wildfire in California history, is a harbinger of things to come in the West.

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Dec 13, 2017

African-American Voters Turned Out In Alabama's U.S. Senate Election
African-American voters turned out in big numbers to help propel Democrat Doug Jones' upset victory in the Alabama U.S. Senate race. It was a surprising show of political muscle by a community that's been locked out of power in a Republican-dominated state.

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Dec 13, 2017

After Special Election, Alabama Will Send Democrat To Senate For First Time In 25 Years
Doug Jones is the first Democrat to win a Senate election in Alabama in a quarter century. Although he wasn't a household name in the state before the campaign began, Jones has a long history in state politics.

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Dec 13, 2017

Deputy AG Rosenstein Defends Special Counsel Investigation Before Congress
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testified before Congress on Wednesday. Rosenstein defended the special counsel in the face of Republicans' allegations of anti-Trump political bias among the investigators.

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Dec 13, 2017

Chicago Neighborhoods Are Trying To Adapt The 'Village Movement' Structure
In its 17 years, the 'village movement' — that aims to let the elderly age in their homes — has taken root mostly in well-off, white communities. Activists are now trying to adapt it to poorer, minority communities, such as the Englewood neighborhood in south Chicago.

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Dec 13, 2017

President Of Alabama NAACP On Democrat Doug Jones' Win
In Alabama's special U.S. Senate election, African-Americans made up as much as 30 percent of the electorate — with 96 percent of them voting for Democrat Doug Jones. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Benard Simelton, President of the Alabama State Conference of the NAACP, about the NAACP's get-out-the-vote campaign in the race.

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Dec 13, 2017

Palestinians Face Pressure To Assimilate In Jerusalem
President Trump may have handed Israel a symbolic victory with his recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, but every day in East Jerusalem, Palestinians face pressures to assimilate. With hope for a two-state solution dwindling, more families are applying for Israeli passports, and more Palestinian children are attending schools that teach the official Israeli curriculum.

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Dec 13, 2017

Nancy French On Implications Of Alabama Election For Christian Conservatives
Nancy French is a Southern, conservative Christian writer who has written about her experience as the victim of childhood sexual abuse, her break with the Republican Party over Donald Trump's presidential candidacy and about empathizing with Roy Moore's Moore's accusers. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with French about Alabama's special election and its implications for Christian conservatives.

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Dec 13, 2017

Many South Africans Are Disenchanted With Governing Of African National Congress
South African President Jacob Zuma is plagued by allegations of corruption, which have tainted the image of his governing of the African National Congress. The party is deeply split ahead of its leadership conference this weekend, where a new leader will be chosen.

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Dec 13, 2017

How A Trial In A Federal Courthouse In Manhattan Is Riveting The Turkish Government
NPR'S Robert Siegel speaks with New York Times reporter Ben Weiser about testimony by a Turkish-Iranian gold trader charged with conspiring to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran. Star witnesses have testified that the scheme was broader, and possibly involved the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan himself.

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Dec 13, 2017

What Trump's Most Retweeted Tweet In 2017 Says About The Past Year
All Things Considered is continuing to look at the past year in a series called 'Highly Specific Superlatives.' On Wednesday, we look at the most retweeted Trump tweet and what this single missive says about the 2017.

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Dec 13, 2017

What Democrat Doug Jones' Win In Alabama Means For Congress
Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special U.S. Senate election. This means the state will send a Democrat to the Senate for the first time in two decades, shrinking the GOP majority and emboldening Democrats heading into the 2018 midterm elections.

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Dec 13, 2017

Trump Says Republicans Are Close To Passing Tax Bill
In a speech Wednesday, President Trump made the case for why the Republican tax measure would be good for Americans. The remarks come after a big political loss for the president in Alabama.

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Dec 13, 2017

Republicans Reconcile House And Senate Versions Of Tax Deal
House and Senate Republicans have agreed on a final tax deal. GOP leaders hope to pass the bill next week and achieve their first major legislative achievement this year.

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Dec 13, 2017

Martial Law Extended For Another Year In Southern Philippines
The move to keep martial law in the Muslim-dominated south was requested by President Rodrigo Duterte. The decree is worrisome to many Filipinos who remember a deadly era of martial law in the 1970s.

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Dec 13, 2017

Full Employment: Are We There Yet?
Why is it so hard to figure out when the economy is at full employment? And why does the Fed keep getting it wrong?

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Dec 13, 2017

How A Deregulated Internet Could Hurt America's Classrooms
Schools use the internet for a lot of learning: researching, virtual travel, watching videos. Educators say it opens their classrooms to the world. The removal of net neutrality could change all that.

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Dec 13, 2017

Remembering Bruce Brown, Whose Search For The Perfect Break Redefined Surfing
Brown, who died Sunday at the age of 80, revolutionized how the world viewed the sport with The Endless Summer. But first, he had to struggle to get his beloved movie seen.

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Dec 13, 2017

5 Takeaways From The Stunning Alabama Senate Election
A Democrat hasn't been elected to the Senate from Alabama in a quarter century. It happened Tuesday night. Here's what it all means.

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Dec 13, 2017

'Negro' Not Allowed On Federal Forms? White House To Decide
The Trump administration has delayed announcing its decision on an Obama-era proposal to stop allowing the term 'Negro' to appear on federal forms collecting information about race.

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Dec 13, 2017

Democrat Doug Jones Beat Roy Moore In Alabama. What Happens Next?
Democrat Doug Jones upset Republican Roy Moore in yesterday's special election in Alabama. NPR political editor Domenico Montanaro discusses what this means and what happens next.

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Dec 13, 2017

Fed Raises Interest Rates Again As Economy Rolls On
Policymakers increased a key rate for the third time this year. The quarter-point move indicates the Fed is confident in the economy as it continues to recover from the financial crisis.

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Dec 13, 2017

Winemakers Worry Wildfires Will Leave Whiff Of Ashtray In Their Wine
Grapes exposed to smoke from wildfires can absorb compounds that carry over into wine and ruin the flavor. The problem is only expected to grow as extreme weather events become more frequent.

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Dec 13, 2017

Trump Gives Final Tax Pitch As GOP Lawmakers Reach A Deal On A Bill
Senate Finance Committee chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, says House and Senate Republicans have agreed on a final tax bill. GOP leaders aim to pass it next week.

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Dec 13, 2017

GOP Lawmakers Agree On Final Tax Package, Hatch Says
Senate Finance Committee chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, says House and Senate Republicans have agreed on a final tax bill. GOP leaders aim to pass it next week.

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Dec 13, 2017

White House: Nomination of Alabama Lawyer Brett Talley 'Will Not Be Moving Forward'
Brett Talley had been rated 'unanimously unqualified' by the American Bar Association in part because he had not tried a case or argued a motion in federal court.

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Dec 13, 2017

White House Aide Omarosa Manigault Newman Resigning
The former Apprentice contestant is stepping down effective Jan. 20, according to the White House, where she was the highest-ranking African-American.

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Dec 13, 2017

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith Will Replace Al Franken In U.S. Senate
Smith's appointed term will run through January 2019. She will also be running in a special election next year to serve out the remainder of Franken's term, which ends in 2020.

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Dec 13, 2017

Abbas Says U.S. Shouldn't Lead Mideast Peace Process, Citing Jerusalem Policy
An emergency session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation was dominated by talk of the Trump administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Dec 13, 2017

Rock Hall To Induct Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits And Moody Blues
From a field of 19 strong contenders, the Cleveland-based institution has named its newest entrants.

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Dec 13, 2017

Our 10 Most Popular Global Health And Development Stories Of 2017
From the 455 global health and development stories we posted on our blog in 2017, here are the top 10, ranked by pageviews.

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