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Chief Of Puerto Rico's Power Authority Resigns Under Fire

7 hours 42 min ago

A continuing controversy over a $300 million contract with a small Montana electrical firm to restore power in Puerto Rico was one of many "distractions," says the island's governor.

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Lost Kitchen Restaurant Made Chef's Small Hometown A Dining Destination

8 hours 41 min ago

One of the most coveted dinner experiences in America is a 40-seat restaurant in rural Maine where the chef prides herself in serving local food that diners recognize on the plate.

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Congress Is Continuing To Address Sexual Harassment Issues

8 hours 42 min ago

NPR's Elise Hu speaks with David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and co-author of One Nation After Trump about how allegations of sexual harassment are being handled in the political sphere and the tax overhaul efforts in Congress.

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Critics Say Tillerson Is Gutting The State Department In His Re-Design Efforts

8 hours 42 min ago

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is running into opposition in Congress as he tries to cut the budget and the staff at the State Department. Longtime Ambassadors are sounding the alarm too.

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A Re-Evaluation Of Bill Clinton's Behavior After The Harvey Weinstein Scandal

8 hours 42 min ago

In the post-Weinstein era, today's progressives and feminists are re-evaluating former President Bill Clinton's behavior and coming to different conclusions than their older counterparts did in the late 90s. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Ezra Klein, editor of Vox, about what's being said, and about his take on Clinton's past.

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Female Voters In Alabama Speak Out For And Against Roy Moore

8 hours 42 min ago

Alabama may be among the most Republican states in the nation, but will the allegations of sexual assault push some Republican women away from their party's U.S. Senate candidate, Roy Moore?

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

8 hours 42 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

8 hours 42 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

8 hours 42 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

8 hours 42 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

8 hours 42 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

8 hours 42 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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FAA Approves Drone As 'Cell Phone Tower In The Sky' For Puerto Rico

9 hours 25 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

10 hours 24 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.

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Remembering Syndicated Gossip Columnist Liz Smith

10 hours 28 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

10 hours 33 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.

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

11 hours 4 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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20 Injured As Massive Fire Tears Through Senior Living Center Near Philadelphia

12 hours 28 min ago

At least 132 people were evacuated from the facility as the blaze spread quickly to multiple buildings. The fire seems to have started in a unit for residents with memory problems.

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Jesse Jackson Says He Has Parkinson's Disease

12 hours 56 min ago

Jackson, 76, was diagnosed with the motor system disorder in 2015, according to the facility where he is undergoing treatment. "For me, a Parkinson's diagnosis is not a stop sign," he says.

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Young Men, Frequent Drivers Most Likely To Get Distracted While Driving

12 hours 57 min ago

Distracted driving is a growing problem, accounting for at least 12 percent of road crashes worldwide. Phones don't help. But personality and gender may play a role, too, researchers say.

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