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Report Says 1 In 3 U.N. Staffers Has Been Sexually Harassed

2 hours 54 min ago

The organization surveyed over 30,000 respondents. The findings reflect a disturbing trend of inappropriate behavior in the humanitarian world.

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Tokyo's Metro Is Betting Free Soba Noodles Can Help Ease Congestion

3 hours 16 min ago

Passengers who get on the train before the morning rush hour will also qualify for free tempura. The offer is an attempt to reduce overcrowding on the city's most jam-packed route.

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WhatsApp Tries To Curb Misinformation, And Annoying Aunts And Uncles

3 hours 21 min ago

WhatsApp has been accused of being used to spread rumors — with serious consequences. Now the ubiquitous messaging app is moving to limit how many people users can forward messages to.

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Joan Shelley On Mountain Stage

3 hours 52 min ago

In her third Mountain Stage appearance, the Kentucky singer-songwriter performs an atmospheric set of acoustics accompanied by Nathan Salsburg.

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Did You Watch One Of The Fyre Festival Docs? Share Your Reaction With Us

3 hours 59 min ago

Netflix and Hulu each released documentaries last week on how the 2017 Fyre Festival went so wrong. If you've watched either documentary, Morning Edition would like to hear from you.

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Soul2Soul Sisters Fight Racism In White Communities

4 hours 13 min ago

Two female reverends decided that they wanted to pursue social justice and black liberation based on their Christian roots.

'Roma' And 'The Favourite' Lead Oscar Contenders With 10 Nods Apiece

4 hours 25 min ago

Here & Now's Robin Young goes through the top Oscar nominees unveiled Tuesday with John Horn, host of KPCC's "The Frame."

Supreme Court Takes Up 1st Gun Rights Case In About A Decade

4 hours 32 min ago

Meanwhile, the court also took an action on the Trump administration's restrictions on transgender people serving in the military.

Harris Wofford, Former Senator, Civil-Rights Activist, Dies At 92

4 hours 32 min ago

In a long public career, Wofford played a key role in JFK's election, marched along side Rev. Martin Luther King, and led AmeriCorps.

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American Held In Russia Unwittingly Got Thumb Drive With State Secrets, Lawyer Says

4 hours 42 min ago

When a Russian citizen handed him a memory stick, Paul Whelan thought it contained travel snapshots, his lawyer told reporters. Whelan was denied bail at his first court appearance.

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Stephen Malkmus Announces Surprise Electronic Album; Shares "Viktor Borgia" Video

4 hours 44 min ago

In a departure from his legendary indie-rock roots, Stephen Malkmus has announced a new solo electronic project, Groove Denied.

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A Doom Jellyfish's Sting Can Bring On A Deadly Sense Of Dread

4 hours 45 min ago

A sting from the Irukandji jellyfish — also known as the doom jellyfish — can bring on a sense of impending doom, and cause the victim to want to die.

Senate Expected To Weigh Trump's Proposal To End Government Shutdown

4 hours 59 min ago

The proposal includes temporary protections for some undocumented immigrants in exchange for $5.7 billion to pay for a border wall and other border security measures.

A Tentative Deal In The LA Teachers Strike — Now, Union Members To Vote

5 hours 25 sec ago

Teachers remain on strike Tuesday, and the tentative deal won't become official until union members approve it.

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House Democrats' Focus On Abortion Could Stymie Work With Senate

5 hours 3 min ago

Members of the new Democratic majority in the House vow to reverse restrictions that Republicans have imposed on abortions. But the efforts could lead to titanic fights that imperil other legislation.

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Supreme Court Takes 1st Gun Case In Nearly A Decade, Possibly With Big Consequences

5 hours 24 min ago

Depending on how narrowly or broadly the court rules, it has a majority now to affect gun rights and restrictions in a dramatic way.

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David Crosby Keeps The Harmonies Coming

5 hours 29 min ago

Even in his 70s, Crosby's stretching sounds in ways that seem to surprise and delight even the musician himself.

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Chris Brown Arrested On Charges Of Rape In Paris

7 hours 37 min ago

The R&B artist, along with two unnamed men, has been arrested on charges of "aggravated rape" and multiple narcotics offenses.

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Supreme Court Revives Trump's Ban On Transgender Military Personnel, For Now

7 hours 51 min ago

The court's decision allows the Pentagon to bar transgender people from joining the military while two lower-court rulings that had blocked the policy are appealed.

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Wilbur Ross To Testify On Census Citizenship Question At House Oversight Hearing

8 hours 4 min ago

The commerce secretary has agreed to be questioned by lawmakers on March 14, after a federal judge ruled that his decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census was based on "sham" reasons.

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