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Female Congressional Candidate Ends Run After She Is Accused Of Sexual Harassment

December 15, 2017 - 5:31pm

Retired business executive Andrea Ramsey had hoped to oust an incumbent Republican congressman in a Kansas district targeted by the Democrats.

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CHART: How The New Version Of The Republican Tax Bill Would Affect You

December 15, 2017 - 5:12pm

The bill would lower the rate for top earners and also let graduate students keep their tuition waivers.

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Final Version Of GOP Tax Bill Cuts Corporate Tax Rate To 21 Percent

December 15, 2017 - 4:16pm

Republican lawmakers have released the final version of their tax bill that cuts the corporate tax rate to 21 percent and reduces tax rates for individuals for eight years.

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Chief Justice Roberts Sends Kozinski Inquiry To Another Judicial Council

December 15, 2017 - 3:53pm

The 2nd Circuit will take over the inquiry of 9th Circuit Appeals Court Judge Alex Kozinski. Multiple former clerks and externs have accused Kozinski of sexual harassment.

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Haitians Are Turning Plastic Waste Into Valuable Fabric

December 15, 2017 - 2:52pm

Environmentalists haul illegal fishing nets in the ocean, while poor Haitians collect discarded plastic bottles of the streets of their country. All the waste is then turned into fabric and later into high end shoes and backpacks — a new trend in recycling.

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Scientists Say Japanese Monkeys Are Having 'Sexual Interactions' With Deer

December 15, 2017 - 2:22pm

Researchers witnessed adolescent female Japanese macaques mounting sika deer in ways that were "sexual in nature." They have several theories for why but say more research is necessary.

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Trump Administration Moves To Kill Rules For Organic Eggs

December 15, 2017 - 2:20pm

It's the latest Obama-era agriculture regulation to go on the chopping block. This one governs the treatment of animals on organic farms. But most organic farmers actually support the rule.

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Are These Condom Ads Too Sexy For TV?

December 15, 2017 - 1:43pm

India's government has banned condom ads between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. to protect children from seeing them on TV. Some citizens are outraged by the censorship.

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We LYLAS, But It's Time To Say TTFN As AOL Instant Messanger Signs Off For Good

December 15, 2017 - 1:23pm

AOL instant messenger signed off for the final time this morning — 20 years after changing online communication.

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DHS Wants To Build A Computer System To Help Determine Who Gets To Visit The U.S.

December 15, 2017 - 1:23pm

Can a computer tell if you're going to be a productive member of society? Can it tell if you're a terrorist? The Department of Homeland Security is trying to answer these questions. The agency hopes to build a computer system to help determine who gets to visit or immigrate to the U.S., but that idea has some techies worried.

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Nearly A Year In Office, Trump's Presidency Remains Defined By Russia

December 15, 2017 - 1:23pm

Almost a year in and Donald Trump's presidency is still — in large part — being defined by Russia. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks to The Washington Post's Greg Jaffe about his joint byline in Friday's paper for "Doubting the Intelligence, Trump purses Putin and leaves a Russian threat unchecked."

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An Outsider's View Of How the U.S. Treats Its Most Vulnerable

December 15, 2017 - 1:23pm

Philip Alston is the United Nations' special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. He speaks with NPR's Kelly McEvers about a report he is compiling on how the United State's most vulnerable are treated by the government.

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Pennsylvania Grand Jury Hopes Investigation Will Change Fraternity Culture Across The U.S.

December 15, 2017 - 1:23pm

A Pennsylvania grand jury has issued a scathing report about Pennsylvania State University's failed oversight of campus Greek organizations. The report follows the hazing death of a 19-year-old pledge in February.

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Where Does The #MeToo Movement Go From Here?

December 15, 2017 - 1:23pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with New York Magazine's Rebecca Traister and writer Ijeoma Oluo about the post-Weinstein era. The two women reflect on where this #MeToo movement goes from here, and the complexities surrounding how we should address the issue of sexual harassment in workplaces.

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GOP Releases Final Version Of Tax Overhaul Bill

December 15, 2017 - 1:23pm

Republican lawmakers are releasing the final version of their legislation to overhaul the nation's tax code, with plans to pass it next week.

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Rock Hall To Induct Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits And Moody Blues

December 13, 2017 - 6:36am

From a field of 19 strong contenders, the Cleveland-based institution has named its newest entrants.

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

December 13, 2017 - 6:35am

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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Top Stories: Deputy A.G. To Visit Congress; Progress On Calif. Fires

December 13, 2017 - 5:44am

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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Smithereens Lead Singer Pat DiNizio Dies At Age 62

December 13, 2017 - 5:00am

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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U.S. Marine Helicopter In Okinawa Loses Windshield Over School

December 13, 2017 - 3:42am

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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