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Pizza-Making Gains World Heritage Status

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 5:11am

On Wednesday Pizzaiuolo, the art of Neopolitan pizza-making, was added to UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

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Breakthrough In Brexit Talks

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 5:11am

The United Kingdom and the European Union have reached a breakthrough in the U.K.'s negotiations to leave the EU.

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Former South Carolina Officer Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 5:11am

A white former South Carolina police officer received a 20-year prison sentence for killing an unarmed black man. Michael Slager fired eight times as Walter Scott ran away following a traffic stop.

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Congress Passes Bill To Avoid Shutdown, For Now

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 5:11am

We have the latest on negotiations on congressional efforts to avoid another government shutdown as the tax overhaul bill works its way through reconciliation.

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Exploring Politics And Religion In 'Three Daughters Of Eve'

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 5:11am

Turkish writer Elif Shafak juggles politics, faith and feminism in her new novel set in Turkey and England. Steve Inskeep speaks with her about her book Three Daughters of Eve.

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How Reagan's Tax Cuts Fared

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 5:11am

For some perspective on the current tax bill speeding through Congress, NPR's Rachel Martin talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the last major tax cuts, in the 1980s.

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Winds Continue To Drive California Fires

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 5:11am

The wildfires in Southern California continue to grow, whipped by strong, hot Santa Ana winds.

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Montana Man Elected To Job He Didn't Run For

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 5:11am

Richard Klose of Laurel, Mont., got elected to city council, even though he didn't run for the job. He got three write-in votes out of 52 votes cast. He told the Billings Gazette he plans to take it.

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Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Tells A Difficult Story

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 5:11am

Mississippi, a battleground in the struggle for civil rights, has been slow to embrace its racist past. A new state-funded museum tells the story.

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News Brief: 3 Members Of Congress Out In One Week, California Fires, Jerusalem

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 5:11am

Republican Rep. Trent Franks is the third member of Congress to announce his resignation in a week. Also, we have the latest on fires in California and the situation in Jerusalem.

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25 Years Later, He Speaks To The Man Who Killed His Son

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 5:11am

Ahead of the 25th anniversary of a shooting incident at Simon's Rock college in Massachusetts, a father whose son was killed that day sits down with the man who pulled the trigger.

(Image credit: Courtesy of StoryCorps)

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Generation Z May Not Want To Own Cars. Can Automakers Woo Them In Other Ways?

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 5:11am

Selling cars to the group that follows the millennials won't be easy. Instead of just making cars, automakers are trying to make a move, whether it's car-sharing, ride-hailing or self-driving.

(Image credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

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When Immigration Detention Means Losing Your Kids

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 5:11am

After federal immigration agents sent Maria Luis back to Guatemala, her kids went into the Nebraska foster system. It took her five years to get them back.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Omar Riojas)

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Donna Brazile On The Democrats And Sexual Harassment

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 7:58am

Several Democratic senators have called for Al Franken to resign. Former Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile talks with Steve Inskeep about what Franken's decision means for the party.

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Palestinians Respond To Trump Declaration

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 7:21am

Steve Inskeep talks with Diana Buttu, a former legal adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, about how Palestinians are responding to President Trump's Jerusalem policy change.

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What The White House Wants In Tax Overhaul

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 7:15am

The White House is making a push for the Republican tax overhaul effort. Rachel Martin talks with Marc Short, White House director of legislative affairs and deputy assistant to the president.

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Hamas Calls For New Uprising

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 5:18am

Hamas is calling for a new uprising against Israel after the U.S. recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Former Clinton Administration Staffer On Franken

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 5:18am

Sen. Al Franken is expected to resign today after accusations of sexual misconduct. Former Clinton administration staffer Kirsten Powers tells Rachel Martin she welcomes his decision to step down.

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Plane Lands For Bathroom Break

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 5:18am

A flight from New York City to Seattle had to make a stop in Billings, Mont., after the bathrooms stopped working.

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Does Disaster Relief Favor Some States Over Others?

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 5:18am

California House members have sent a letter requesting $4.4 billion in federal wildfire relief. Steve Inskeep talks to Rep. Jeff Denham, one of the Republican lawmakers who signed the letter.

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