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Morning News Brief

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:08am

Rep. John Conyers stepped down from his ranking membership on the House Judiciary Committee after sexual misconduct allegations. And, who's in charge of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?

In Hong Kong, Booing China's National Anthem Is About To Get More Risky

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:04am

In Hong Kong, it's practically a national sport to boo China's national anthem at soccer matches. But Beijing has made it illegal to disrespect the anthem, punishable by up to three years in prison.

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Celebrating 100 Years Of Bernstein With Gianandrea Noseda

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:03am

Nina Totenberg speaks with the new musical director of The National Symphony Orchestra, as the ensemble gears up to mark the centennial of Leonard Bernstein.

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Apps Can Cut Blue Light From Devices, But Do They Help You Sleep?

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:02am

Lots of phone and tablet apps promise to improve sleep by filtering out the blue light from device screens. But that won't help if the reason you're not getting enough shuteye is caffeine or stress.

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Light Therapy Might Help People With Bipolar Depression

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:02am

Light therapy can help treat depression that's part of seasonal affective disorder, but it hasn't worked so well for treating bipolar disorder. It may come down to when people are exposed to light.

(Image credit: Katherine Streeter for NPR)




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