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FCC Rule Rollback Makes It Easier To Buy And Sell Media Outlets

NPR Headlines - 8 hours 41 min ago

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Lewis Friedland about the FCC's decision to roll back rules that aim to curb single media companies' control of local news.

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Economist Takes Deep Dive Into The Effects Of Slashing Corporate Taxes

NPR Headlines - 8 hours 41 min ago

NPR's Elise Hu talks with economist Kimberly Clausing about how both the Senate and House version of the tax overhaul would offer a very large, permanent tax cut for corporations.

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Senate Plan For Individual Tax Cuts Could Set Congress On A Collision Course

NPR Headlines - 8 hours 41 min ago

Senate Republicans would phase out tax cuts for individuals after several years. Critics say they are both setting up future political crises, and hiding the true cost of their tax plan.

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If You Give Sheep Cameras, They'll Help Create Street Maps

NPR Headlines - 8 hours 41 min ago

The Faroe Islands didn't have Google street view, but they wanted to. So they strapped 360-degree cameras on the backs of sheep to make their own.

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'New York Times' Reporter On The Investigation Into U.S. Airstrikes In Iraq

NPR Headlines - 8 hours 41 min ago

Civilians killed by coalition airstrikes in northern Iraq have been vastly underestimated by the U.S. military, according to an investigation by The New York Times Magazine. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to the report's co-author Azmat Khan about the project.

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Trump Addresses Some Sexual Harassment Issues, But Not All

NPR Headlines - 8 hours 41 min ago

President Trump slammed Democratic Sen. Al Franken for sexual misconduct, even as he sidestepped claims against GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore. Trump faced similar accusations during the campaign.

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Mexico: Cocaine found in apparent Social Security truck

Washington Post Headlines - 9 hours 14 min ago
Mexican authorities have seized more than 800 pounds (371 kilograms) of cocaine being transported toward the U.S. border inside a truck bearing markings of the country’s Social Security Institute.
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Mexico enacts law targeting disappearances

Washington Post Headlines - 9 hours 14 min ago
Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto has signed a new law aimed at addressing the country’s staggering number of unsolved disappearances.
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Acting PM of Belize plane crash caused by passing car

Washington Post Headlines - 9 hours 14 min ago
The government of the tiny Central American country of Belize said its acting prime minister is safe after the small prop plane he was riding in crashed into the sea after takeoff on Friday.
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NATO apologizes to Turkey over reports Erdogan shown as foe

Washington Post Headlines - 9 hours 14 min ago
NATO’s secretary-general apologized to Turkey on Friday over military exercises in Norway during which Turkey’s founding leader, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and the current president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, were reportedly depicted as “enemies.”
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After mistrial, Menendez speaks of ‘resurrection,’ but joy may be short-lived

Washington Post Headlines - 9 hours 14 min ago
The Justice Department will now weigh a retrial and the Senate majority leader has called for an ethics probe.
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Lebanese prime minister plans France trip after shock resignation in Saudi Arabia

Washington Post Headlines - 9 hours 14 min ago
The announcement for Saad Hariri to visit Paris comes amid claims he has been held hostage in Riyadh since his surprise decision to step down on Nov. 4.
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FAA Approves Drone As 'Cell Phone Tower In The Sky' For Puerto Rico

NPR Headlines - 9 hours 24 min ago

The aircraft is called the Flying COW, for Cell on Wings. Developed by AT&T, it can provide voice, data and Internet service for 40 square miles and up to 8,000 people at a time.

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Politician's Public Peeing Puts Spotlight On Need For Public Toilets

NPR Headlines - 10 hours 23 min ago

It's not exactly clear what prompted Ugandan MP Ibrahim Abriga to relieve himself on a city wall. But one thing is certain: Kampala is one of many places where public toilets can be hard to find.

(Image credit: PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)

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Remembering Syndicated Gossip Columnist Liz Smith

NPR Headlines - 10 hours 27 min ago

Smith, who died Sunday, started her daily column for The New York Daily News in 1976. In 2000, she told Fresh Air: "I always held back from writing things that were intentionally hurtful."

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New Numbers On Child Labor Are Not Encouraging

NPR Headlines - 10 hours 32 min ago

A report from the U.N.'s International Labour Organization looks at how many children work, what kind of jobs they perform — and how to stop it.

(Image credit: Mehedi Hasan/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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Federal Agency Drafts New Rules For Transparency In Political Social-Media Ads

NPR Headlines - 11 hours 3 min ago

The Federal Election Commission sets disclosure rules for ads that discuss candidates. Many of the ads in question dealt only with issues.

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Italy buries 26 Nigerian women — most without a name

Washington Post Headlines - 11 hours 43 min ago
More than two dozen young Nigerian women who drowned during a migrant crossing from Libya were honored Friday with an interfaith funeral, closing out a gruesome new chapter in the years-long tragedy of desperate migrants trying to reach Europe and dying along the way.
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Pope to feed hundreds of poor at special Sunday lunch, Mass

Washington Post Headlines - 11 hours 43 min ago
Pope Francis will be offering several hundred poor people — homeless, migrants, unemployed — a lunch of gnocchi, veal and tiramisu when he celebrates his first World Day of the Poor in the spirit of his namesake, St. Francis of Assisi.
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EU leaders warn broadening of Brexit talks could be in doubt

Washington Post Headlines - 11 hours 43 min ago
European Union leaders warned Britain on Friday that it must do much more to convince them that Brexit talks should be broadened to cover future relations and trade from next month onward.
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