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Thousands Evacuate As Southern California Wildfire Spreads

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:06am

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.

How The Arab World Is Responding To Trump's Jerusalem Move

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:06am

Palestinian journalist Daoud Kuttab joins NPR's Steve Inskeep to talk about the Trump administration's plan to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

A Dog Saves 2 Cats Because Dogs Are Clearly Superior Animals

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:06am

A Canadian police dog was on a walk with an officer and followed his nose to discover two half-frozen kittens. Both of whom were then rescued by the Mounties.

Russia To Respond To Olympics Ban

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:06am

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.

What The RNC's Support For Roy Moore Means For 2018

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:06am

David Greene talks with Republican consultant and former Bush administration official Scott Jennings about the RNC's renewed support for Roy Moore and Republicans' strategy for 2018 elections.

The Fallout From Benching Eli Manning

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:06am

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

Evaluating Smoking Bans

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:06am

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

Bannon Campaigns For Roy Moore

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:06am

Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore is still campaigning after allegations of sexual assault from decades ago. Former White House strategist Steve Bannon joined Moore on Tuesday.

Jim Beam Presents The Smart Decanter

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:06am

Jim Beam is selling a talking whiskey decanter that will pour you a shot on command. It's voiced by a master distiller in Kentucky. But it deactivates after six months, and becomes a regular decanter.

Atlanta's Mayoral Race Too Close To Call

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:06am

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.

News Brief: Trump To Call Jerusalem Israel's Capital, Endorses Roy Moore

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:06am

President Trump is planning to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, which has big repercussions in the Middle East. Also, Trump endorsed Roy Moore, who faces sexual assault allegations.

Ending Temporary Protection For Foreign Workers Could Hurt U.S. Rebuilding Efforts

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:06am

If the U.S. ends Temporary Protected Status for 300,000 Caribbean and Central American workers, there are fears it will have ripple effects — especially on post-hurricane construction.

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Israelis And Palestinians Respond To Trump's Jerusalem Recognition

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:06am

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

#Ask Cokie: Government Shutdowns

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:06am

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

The Number Of Homeless Veterans Rises

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:06am

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.

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

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:06am

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.

Rep. John Conyers: 'I Am Retiring Today'

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 10:08am

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.

Issues Remain On Tax Bill For Some House Republicans

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 6:02am

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.

Legislators Move To Take On Sexual Harassment In Their Own Halls

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 6:02am

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

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

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 5:15am

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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