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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HealthCare.gov Enrollment Ends Friday. Sign-ups Likely to Trail Last Year's
A shorter enrollment period and big cuts in the federal budget for outreach are taking a toll, say those helping with health insurance sign-ups. Deadlines for most state exchanges are a little later.

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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

White House Aide Omarosa Manigault Resigning
The former Apprentice contestant is stepping down effective January 20, 2018, the White House said.

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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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Dec 13, 2017

Our Top Global Stories Of 2017: From Selfies To Breast-Feeding Secrets
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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Dec 13, 2017

Top Stories: Deputy A.G. To Visit Congress; Progress On Calif. Fires
Also: A U.S. Marine helicopter in Japan loses its windshield over a school, injuring a boy; the lead singer of the Smithereens dies; and odd headlines from 2017 include 'covfefe'.

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Dec 13, 2017

Smithereens Lead Singer Pat DiNizio Dies At Age 62
Pat DiNizio, a singer and songwriter who made popular rock songs as the leader of The Smithereens, died on Tuesday, his fellow band members say.

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Dec 13, 2017

U.S. Marine Helicopter In Okinawa Loses Windshield Over School
A 10-year-old boy was slightly injured when the object landed. It is the latest incident in the Japanese prefecture that have emboldened calls from locals to close down U.S. military bases there.

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Dec 13, 2017

More College Presidents Join The Millionaires' Club
Sixty-six university presidents took home more than $1 million in 2015, according to a new analysis by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Dec 13, 2017

Tillerson Makes A N. Korea Overture, But It Highlights His Credibility Problem
The secretary of state says the U.S. would be willing to engage North Korea 'without preconditions.' But he's signaled support for talks before, only to be publicly rebuked by the president.

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Dec 13, 2017

Tillerson's North Korean Overture Highlights His Credibility Problem
The secretary of state says the U.S. would be willing to engage North Korea 'without preconditions.' But he has signaled support for talks before, only to be publicly rebuked by the president.

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Dec 13, 2017

California's Thomas Fire 25 Percent Contained
The wildfire has burned through 236,000 acres and destroyed more than 700 homes.

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Dec 13, 2017

Down Syndrome Families Divided Over Abortion Ban
An Ohio bill would ban abortions after a Down syndrome diagnosis. It's become a divisive issue in the community, much like it is everywhere else.

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Dec 13, 2017

Showstopping Holiday Desserts For Home Cooks Of All Skill Levels
Want to take your homemade treats to the next level? We've got three recipes to put warmth, color and a little wow on your holiday table from chef Yotam Ottolenghi.

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Dec 13, 2017

In Reaction To Trump, Democratic Candidates Surge In Deep-Red Texas
For the first time in 25 years, Democrats are running in all of Texas' 36 congressional districts. But that doesn't mean they can win in the Republican state.

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Dec 13, 2017

In India, 6 People Get Death Penalty For 'Untouchable' Attack
A young couple was attacked by a gang of knife-wielding men in 2016. The woman's family orchestrated the 'honor killing' because she had married below her caste.

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Dec 13, 2017

In India, Six People Get Death Penalty For 'Untouchable' Attack
A young couple was attacked by a gang of knife-wielding men in 2016. The woman's family orchestrated the 'honor killing' because she had married below her caste.

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Dec 13, 2017

Deputy AG To Answer Allegations Of Bias On Special Counsel's Team
Rod Rosenstein is set to appear before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to discuss special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russia's election interference.

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Dec 12, 2017

Democrat Doug Jones Defeats Republican Roy Moore In Alabama Senate Race
The special election was upended last month as multiple women came forward to say Roy Moore had pursued them romantically or assaulted them as teenagers, when he was in his 30s.

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Dec 12, 2017

An Upset In Trump Country: Democrat Doug Jones Bests Roy Moore In Alabama
Republican Senate majority shrinks to one seat after race tainted by sexual assault allegations. President Trump, who backed Moore, congratulated Jones, as the GOP Senate candidate refused to concede.

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Dec 12, 2017

Will It Be Moore Or Jones? Polls Are Closed In Divisive Alabama Senate Election
The special election was upended last month as multiple women came forward to claim Roy Moore had pursued them romantically or assaulted them as teenagers, when he was in his thirties.

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Dec 12, 2017

Tillerson Says He Would Meet With North Koreans, Even Without Denuclearization Talks
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. would negotiate with North Korea without demanding that the country first agree to nuclear disarmament.

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Dec 12, 2017

Are $40 Toll Roads The Future?
In Virginia, officials hope a shift to toll pricing based on demand and traffic flow will change commuter behavior and reduce congestion on Interstate 66. Critics say the cost is too high.

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Dec 12, 2017

Tillerson Wants To Start Talks With North Korea With No Conditions
The secretary of state said Tuesday the U.S. would be willing to open negotiations without requiring North Korea to agree beforehand to give up its nuclear weapons program.

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Dec 12, 2017

U.S. Secretary Of State Wants To Start Talks With North Korea With No Conditions
Rex Tillerson said Tuesday the U.S. would be willing to open negotiations without requiring North Korea to agree beforehand to give up its nuclear weapons program.

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Dec 12, 2017

Giant Prehistoric Penguins Once Swam Off The Coast Of New Zealand
Scientists have uncovered the fossil of an ancestral penguin off the east coast of New Zealand. It was one of the earliest known species of penguin and also one of the largest.

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Dec 12, 2017

Astronomers Want To Know: Does This Interstellar Visitor Have A Message For Us?
'Oumuamua is the first of its kind: an object from outside our solar system, observed by astronomers. Now, a group of researchers is trying to find out if it is transmitting any signs of life.

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Dec 12, 2017

California Firefighter On Battling The Thomas Wildfire
The Thomas Fire is now the fifth-largest fire in modern California history. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with battalion chief Fred Burris about what battling this wildfire is like.

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Dec 12, 2017

'Village Movement' Allows Elderly To Age In Their Homes
The so-called 'village movement' coordinates crucial services for the elderly, allowing many to age in their homes. It's now expanded to 200 spots around the U.S., as advocates adapt the model to different communities.

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Dec 12, 2017

All Eyes Are On Alabama's Special U.S. Senate Election
In Alabama, the U.S. Senate special election has been a contentious race between Democrat Doug Jones and Republican Roy Moore. A look back at what both candidates' visions are and what the race has been about.

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Dec 12, 2017

Federal Terrorism Charges Filed Against Manhattan Subway Bombing Suspect
The U.S. Attorney's Office in New York has filed federal and local terrorism charges against Akayed Ullah. He was arrested on Monday for detonating a homemade bomb in a busy pedestrian tunnel in New York City as part of an attempted suicide bombing.

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Dec 12, 2017

How Repealing Net Neutrality Could Affect Schools' Internet Access
If the Federal Communications Commission chooses to repeal net neutrality regulations, it could affect access to the Internet for schools across the country. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Richard Culatta, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education, about the potential impact on classrooms if net neutrality is repealed.

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Dec 12, 2017

How Scientists Are Growing Mini Brains In Petri Dishes For Experiments
All week, All Things Considered is offering Highly Specific Superlatives in honor of the year that was. On Tuesday, we look at the weirdest leap forward in brain science. Researchers can now grow mini brains in a petri dish and then experiment on them.

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Dec 12, 2017

Iraqi Prime Minister Celebrates Defeat Of ISIS, But Still Faces Pressure
Iraq is celebrating the defeat of ISIS as Prime Minister Haider al Abadi declared Dec. 10 the country's newest national holiday. The prime minister has also won a face-off with Kurds, but still faces pressures from inside and outside his country.

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Dec 12, 2017

Survey Shows Americans Expressing Greater Concern About Government Corruption
Almost one year after President Trump took office, international watchdog Transparency International has found that Americans are much more cynical about corruption in the White House and government. The research shows similar negative attitudes toward Congress.

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Dec 12, 2017

Secretary Of State Tillerson Holds Town Hall At State Department
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has been trying to push back against reports that he's gutting the State Department, addressed his employees in a rare town hall on Tuesday. Tillerson spoke about foreign policy changes and department reform plans, including a promise to streamline security clearances.

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Dec 12, 2017

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Dies At 65
NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with retired Judge Lillian Sing about the life of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who died on Tuesday. Sing knew him as an activist since he graduated from law school.

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Dec 12, 2017

What's At Stake With Alabama's Special Election?
The closely watched U.S. Senate race in Alabama could have national implications for both the Republican and Democratic parties in Washington. Republican Roy Moore, the former chief justice of the state supreme court, is vying for Attorney General Jeff Sessions' old Senate seat against Democrat and former prosecutor Doug Jones.

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Dec 12, 2017

Voters In Alabama Split As They Go To Polls To Decide State's Next U.S. Senator
Voters in the Alabama are split between Republican candidate Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones in the state's special U.S. Senate election. During this election cycle, Moore has been accused of sexual assault against teenage girls years ago, while Jones is up against a historically red state.

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Dec 12, 2017

Writer Will Leitch Defends His Position That The NFL Is Ending
NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with writer Will Leitch about his piece in New York Magazine: 'Is this the End of the NFL?' In his piece, Leitch notes that football used to bring people together across political lines, but that's not the case anymore.

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Dec 12, 2017

An Asteroid Gets Its Close-Up As Gemenids Light Up The Sky
The Earth's encounter with asteroid 3200 Phaethon on Saturday will be its closest since 1974 — and the closest it will be until 2093. The flyby means good gazing for amateur astronomers.

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Dec 12, 2017

White House Insists Trump Tweet Wasn't Sexist. Female Senators Disagree
In a statement on Twitter, Trump said Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand 'would do anything' for campaign contributions. This was apparently a response to Gillibrand's call for Trump to resign.

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Dec 12, 2017

The U.N. Looks At Extreme Poverty In The U.S., From Alabama To California
One sign of the poverty they're investigating — the recent (and surprising) reemergence of hookworm in Lowndes County, Ala.

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Dec 12, 2017

NTSB Releases Findings On What Sank The Doomed Ship El Faro
In draft findings that are expected to be adopted Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board found a range of problems with the freighter that sank in a 2015 hurricane, killing its whole crew.

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Dec 12, 2017

Waste Not, Want Not: Drink Beer To Feed Fish And Help Save The Planet
Industry trailblazers are trying to lessen the energy and resource costs of aquaculture. Possible solutions include using brewery waste, algae, insects or even carbon dioxide to feed the fish we eat.

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Dec 12, 2017

France Moves To Ban Students From Using Cellphones In Schools
The country's education minister says the strict rules are a matter of public health. But some teachers and parents call it a losing battle.

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Dec 12, 2017

Deadly Blast At An Austrian Gas Hub Prompts A State Of Emergency In Italy
At least one person was killed and many others injured when an explosion ripped through the hub. Fears of supply disruptions quickly caused energy prices to leap across Europe, especially in Italy.

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Dec 12, 2017

Federal Terrorism Charges Filed Against NYC Subway Bombing Suspect Akayed Ullah
Prosecutors say Akayed Ullah posted an update to his Facebook account on Monday that stated, 'Trump you failed to protect your nation.'

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Dec 12, 2017

Why It's Now A Crime To Let Cattle Graze Freely In 2 Nigerian States
Herders have let their livestock roam freely. Farmers are furious over damage to their crops. Tensions have led to thousands of deaths. Will a government ban on grazing end the violence?

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Dec 12, 2017

Forum: Examining Discrimination Against Native Americans
How do Native Americans experience discrimination in daily life? Experts in Native American issues discuss the results of an NPR poll showing widespread discrimination across the nation.

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Dec 12, 2017

Arctic's Temperature Continues To Run Hot, Latest 'Report Card' Shows
The extreme warming trend continues, and scientists fear that floating sea ice will be gone by mid-century. That will have extraordinary effects closer to home.

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Dec 12, 2017

Amber-Trapped Tick Suggests Ancient Bloodsuckers Feasted On Feathered Dinosaurs
The tick was with a feather from a dinosaur that lived in the Cretaceous Period. Modern ticks love to bite mammals, and scientists have long wondered what the tiny vampires ate millions of years ago.

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Dec 12, 2017

Russian Olympic Head Says 200 Of Russia's Athletes Might Compete Under Neutral Flag
The decision comes one week after the International Olympic Committee suspended Russia's national team over a system of doping.

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Dec 12, 2017

Lack Of Genetic Diversity May Have Doomed Tasmanian Tiger, Scientists Say
Although humans are blamed for the extinction of the dog-like Australian marsupial some 80 years ago, researchers say its problems may have started more than 70,000 years ago.

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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

DOT Suspends Proposed Rule Requiring 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.

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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.

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Dec 12, 2017

Top Stories: Alabama Senate Election; Native Americans' Views On Health Care
Also: The latest on southern California wildfires; France hosts a world climate summit and President Trump isn't invited; and 'The Endless Summer' surf film director, Bruce Brown, dies at 80.

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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

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

Native Americans Feel Invisible In U.S. Health Care System
About a quarter of Native Americans report experiencing discrimination in health care, according to a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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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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