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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

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

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

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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Dec 12, 2017

Amnesty International: Europe Complicit In Libyan Migrant Abuses
The rights group to stop illegal migration, EU governments work with Libyan authorities who they know hand over refugees to criminal gangs and militias.

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Dec 12, 2017

As A New Gandhi Takes Over, Can India's Opposition Find Its Footing Again?
Rahul Gandhi, the 47-year-old scion of the Nehru-Gandhi family, takes over the Congress party from his mother. Will the generational shift signal a change in fortune for the lackluster opposition?

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Dec 12, 2017

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

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Dec 12, 2017

Does Preschool Pay Off? Tulsa Says Yes
Tulsa, Okla., has been the focus of much debate over the long-term benefits of preschool. The most recent findings by Georgetown University researchers are another strong endorsement for early ed.

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Dec 11, 2017

Macron Awards U.S. Climate Scientists Grants To 'Make Our Planet Great Again'
A day before an international summit on the climate, the French president offers some researchers an opportunity to make France a 'second homeland.'

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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Dec 11, 2017

Civil Rights Reporters, Simeon Saunders Booker, Jr. And Roy Reed, Die At 99 And 87
Simeon Saunders Booker, Jr., risked his life to cover the civil rights movement in the 1950s and '60s for Jet and Ebony magazines. He was the first black reporter hired by The Washington Post. Roy Reed covered the movement for The New York Times and was tear-gassed covering the Bloody Sunday marchers. Booker, 99, and Reed, 87, died on Sunday.

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Dec 11, 2017

How Labels Can Affect People's Personalities And Potential
What is it that makes you...you? How much of a person's personality and potential are based on the expectations of others? NPR's Shankar Vedantam explores new research that suggests the labels we use to categorize people affect not just who they are now, but who they'll become in the future.

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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Dec 11, 2017

Pope Francis Suggests Translation Change To The Lord's Prayer
Last week, Pope Francis weighed in on how the line 'lead us not into temptation' in the Lord's Prayer might be improved. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Rev. James Martin, editor-at-large of American Magazine, about the translation changes Pope Francis has proposed.

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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Dec 11, 2017

The Challenges Of Regulating Autonomous Weapons
Autonomous weapons, capable of operating independent of human control, are being developed by several countries around the world. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Paul Scharre of the Center for a New American Security about this new military technology and the challenges of regulating it.

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Dec 11, 2017

Bitcoin, Unemployment, and Mythical Beasts
Our guest, Tyler Cowen, has smart insights into a ridiculously wide range of subjects. Our conversation is a lightning round that touches everything from the stock market to dystopian novels.

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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Dec 11, 2017

'Shape Of Water,' 'Big Little Lies' Snag Most Golden Globe Nominations
Guillermo del Toro's Cold War fantasy The Shape Of Water snagged the most motion picture nominations, followed by The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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Dec 11, 2017

Saudi Arabia Announces Opening Of Cinemas For First Time In 35 Years
The announcement is part of social and economic reforms undertaken by the kingdom's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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Dec 11, 2017

Venezuela's Ruling Socialists Sweep Mayoral Races Amid Opposition Boycott
President Nicolás Maduro said any party that did not participate in Sunday's vote will be barred from next year's presidential election.

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Dec 11, 2017

Top Stories: California Fires Spread; Stunning Alabama Senate Race Ending
Also: Vice President Pence won't meet Palestinian leader Abbas on an upcoming visit; Bitcoin futures trading surges; and President Trump's economic populism claims compared to the GOP tax plan.

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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Dec 11, 2017

Worries Grow In Hong Kong As China Pushes Its Official Version Of History In Schools
A new proposed curriculum for Hong Kong schools is missing key parts of modern Chinese history. The struggle over education is the latest battle with China over how the city is governed.

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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Dec 11, 2017

Poll: Discrimination Against Women Is Common Across Races, Ethnicities, Identities
New results from an NPR poll show sexism and discrimination against women is widespread and pervasive. Sexual harassment is just one of many challenges women experience in daily life.

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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Dec 10, 2017

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

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Dec 10, 2017

Rohingya Activist: 'Rohingya Are Not Safe Anywhere'
More than half of Myanmar's Rohingya have fled the country since 1978 because of periodic military crackdowns. Activist Adbul Rasheed is working for the safe repatriation of his people.

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Dec 10, 2017

'Fight For Rights Will Continue' In Zimbabwe, #ThisFlag Movement Pastor Vows
Robert Mugabe is gone as Zimbabwe's leader, but Evan Mawarire warns that abuses have yet to end. 'The citizens of our nation are not enemies to our government,' he says. 'They should be listened to.'

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Dec 10, 2017

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

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Dec 10, 2017

Stories Of Syria's Uprising, And Its Backyard Funerals, In 'Gardens Speak'
In Miami Beach, visitors were lying down in freshly-dug graves 10 at a time. It was part of Tania El Khoury's interactive artwork, which tells the tales of people killed in Syria's civil war.

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Dec 10, 2017

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

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Dec 10, 2017

Anti-Trump Protests Flare In Beirut Near The U.S. Embassy
The demonstrators are responding to President Trump's decision last week to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, reversing decades of American foreign policy.

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Dec 10, 2017

Anti-Trump Protests Flare In Beirut Near The US Embassy
The demonstrators are responding to President Trump's decision last week to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, reversing decades of American foreign policy.

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Dec 10, 2017

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

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Dec 10, 2017

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

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Dec 10, 2017

As Mueller's Russia Probe Forges Ahead, Potential Legal Endgames Begin to Take Shape
No one on the outside knows what cards Robert Mueller holds, but his actions offer some clues. Here's a look at some of the laws the special counsel might try to use in a potential prosecutions.

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Dec 10, 2017

Rows Of Hot Pink Paper, All Saying #MeToo
Mexican artist Monica Mayer brings her 'Clothesline Project' to the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.

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Dec 10, 2017

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

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Dec 10, 2017

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

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Dec 09, 2017

DNC Group Calls For Drastic Cut In 'Superdelegates' As Part Of Nomination Process
The DNC's Unity Reform Commission is calling for a 60 percent reduction in superdelegates and wants the party to offer same-day party affiliation switching. It calls its recommendations 'historic.'

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Dec 09, 2017

Despite Maduro's Unpopularity, Venezuela's Opposition Isn't A Shoo-In For Election
Venezuelans are suffering under increasing shortages of food, medicine, and other basics. But growing anger from this has not translated into greater success at the ballot box for the opposition.

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Dec 09, 2017

'Millennials': Be Careful How We Use This Label
The Wall Street Journal announced that it would consider how it uses the term 'millennial.' Linguist Ben Zimmer weighs in on whether this term has painted a whole generation with too broad a brush.

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Dec 09, 2017

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

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Dec 09, 2017

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

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Dec 09, 2017

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

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Dec 09, 2017

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

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Dec 09, 2017

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

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Dec 09, 2017

ISIS's Last Stand Falls In Iraq, Prime Minister Says
After a three-and-a-half year fight, Haider al-Abadi announced Saturday Iraqi forces had retaken the group's final stronghold along the Syrian border.

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Dec 09, 2017

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

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Dec 09, 2017

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

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Dec 09, 2017

In A New Novel, The 'Lost Prayers' Of A Gay Teen Bullied To Death
James Han Mattson's debut book, inspired by the real-life suicide of an outed young man, treats the Internet as both lifeline and paper trail of a tormented, small-town adolescence.

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Dec 09, 2017

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

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Dec 09, 2017

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

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Dec 09, 2017

Doubts Rise About Sen. Collins' Strategy To Shore Up Insurance Market
Even if the Republican from Maine can get her party to go along, her suggestions to bolster the individual insurance market may be too little, too late.

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Dec 09, 2017

The Russia Investigations: Knife Fights Over Feds, Trump Jr., Manafort And More
The imbroglio lurched out of cruise and into hedgerow country. Trump Jr. declined to answer, citing attorney-client privilege. Trump had brickbats for the FBI; Mueller had some jujitsu for Manafort.

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Dec 09, 2017

A New Way To Measure Schools; Russia Readers Best U.S.
What the tax plan means for students, the GAO weighs in on vouchers, and more in our weekly roundup.

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Dec 09, 2017

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

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Dec 08, 2017

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

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Dec 08, 2017

The 'Racial Cleansing' That Drove 1,100 Black Residents Out Of Forsyth County, Ga.
In 1912, white mobs set fire to black churches and black-owned businesses. Author Patrick Phillips revisits the incident in his book, Blood at the Root. Originally broadcast Sept. 15, 2016.

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Dec 08, 2017

Violence Erupts As Palestinians Protest Trump's Action On Jerusalem
Days after the president's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, protests spread throughout the Muslim world. Violent clashes erupted in the Palestinian territories.

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Dec 08, 2017

Dissident Who Was Snatched Back By Supporters In Ukraine Is Arrested Again
This time former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili wasn't rescued from a police van, as he was earlier this week. The stateless politician was taken to a police station.

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Dec 08, 2017

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

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Dec 08, 2017

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

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Dec 08, 2017

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

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Dec 08, 2017

U.N. Peacekeeping Force Suffers Deadly Attack In Eastern Congo
Insurgents attacked U.N. peacekeepers in eastern Congo, killing 14 and wounding scores more. It was the deadliest attack on U.N. peacekeepers in recent memory.

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Dec 08, 2017

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

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Dec 08, 2017

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

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Dec 08, 2017

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

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Dec 08, 2017

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

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Dec 08, 2017

GOP Congresswoman On Sexual Assault
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee about the issue of sexual harassment. She wants the names of members of Congress who has used hush funds to cover-up harassment allegations to be released.

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Dec 08, 2017

Homeless In Los Angeles: A Growing Problem
The number of homeless people in the U.S. has gone up for the first time since 2010. Joryelle Marage tells NPR's Kelly McEvers about her experience being without permanent housing.

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