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#Ask Cokie: Government Shutdowns

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 5:06am

Steve Inskeep talks with commentator Cokie Roberts, who answers listener questions about the history of government shutdowns.

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Thousands Evacuate As Southern California Wildfire Spreads

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 5:06am

In Southern California, a fast-moving wildfire has tens of thousands of people evacuating from their homes. Hot, dry Santa Ana winds are fanning the flames.

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Russia To Respond To Olympics Ban

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 5:06am

The Russian government is expected to issue its response on Wednesday to the decision by the International Olympic Committee to ban Russia from the next winter games, in February 2018.

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The Number Of Homeless Veterans Rises

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 5:06am

HUD has released its latest homeless count and the number of homeless veterans is slightly up from last year. This is despite a years-long effort to bring that number to zero.

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Review: Season 2 Of Netflix's 'The Crown'

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 5:06am

Season two of Netflix's The Crown focuses on Queen Elizabeth II's reign from 1956 to 1963, where a modern British monarch deals with war and politics.

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The Fallout From Benching Eli Manning

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 5:06am

Mike Pesca opines on the benching of Eli Manning and the subsequent firing of Giants Coach Ben McAdoo.

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Evaluating Smoking Bans

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 5:06am

A new study indicates that smoking bans, which were designed to affect adults' behavior, in fact improve children's health.

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Israelis And Palestinians Respond To Trump's Jerusalem Recognition

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 5:06am

President Trump plans to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, overturning decades of U.S. foreign policy.

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Atlanta's Mayoral Race Too Close To Call

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 5:06am

One candidate declared victory in Atlanta's mayoral race early Wednesday, though her challenger said she would request a recount with only several hundred votes separating them.

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Rep. John Conyers: 'I Am Retiring Today'

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:08am

The Michigan Democrat, who has served in Congress for more than 50 years, is facing accusations of sexual harassment. He did not use the word "resigning," though he has been pressured to resign.

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Issues Remain On Tax Bill For Some House Republicans

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 7:02am

David Greene talks to Rep. Daniel Donovan, one of 13 Republicans who voted against the House version of the tax bill, about his concerns with the proposed legislation.

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Legislators Move To Take On Sexual Harassment In Their Own Halls

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 7:02am

Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Jackie Speier about legislation to strengthen training, compliance and transparency surrounding sexual harassment in Congress.

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Examining 'God's Plan' For Vice President Mike Pence

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 6:15am

Rachel Martin speaks with McKay Coppins, whose profile of Vice President Mike Pence for The Atlantic looks at the fine line Pence must walk between his beliefs and the president.

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Weighing Doubts About How Drug-Sniffing Dogs Are Used

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 5:17am

When a drug-sniffing dog alerts, it usually gives police the right to conduct a search. But how do you know a drug-sniffing dog actually detected the scent of something illegal?

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Yemeni Ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh Killed In Houthi Attack

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 5:17am

Yemen's former president was killed by Houthi rebels just days after switching allegiances from the Iran-aligned Houthis to a Saudi-led coalition, the latest development in a two-year-long civil war.

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Making Pizza In Space

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 5:17am

Astronauts at the International Space Station sent down video of pizza night. Without gravity, they made pizza tossing look like a slow game of Frisbee.

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U.S., South Korea Begin Annual Show Of Force With Military Exercises

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 5:17am

Large-scale joint air force drills between the United States and South Korea are underway on the Korean peninsula. South Korea's Defense Ministry says these drills were long planned. But given North Korea's recent test of its most powerful missile yet, the war games come at an especially tense time.

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How The GOP Tax Bill Benefits Big Businesses

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 5:17am

The Republican tax plan that passed the Senate over the weekend has a lot of benefits for businesses. But some businesses will benefit more than others thanks to wrangling by Senators.

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Trump Travel Ban to Take Effect After Supreme Court Ruling

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 5:17am

The U.S. Supreme Court has granted a Trump administration request to allow its revised travel ban to be fully enforced while legal challenges against it continue in lower courts.

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The 2017 NPR Book Concierge: Get Your Read On

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 5:17am

NPR launches its 2017 Book Concierge on Tuesday, pulling together a year's worth of favorite reads from staff and critics. NPR Books editor Petra Mayer talks about some of this year's selections.

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