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Dozens of prisoners remain at large after a New Year's Day riot at a jail in central Brazil. Nine prisoners were killed. The violence erupted when rival gangs at the prison clashed.

This week newsroom employees at the Los Angeles Times will vote on joining a union. The paper has not fared well since it was first sold to the Tribune company in 2000, with rounds of layoffs and buyouts that continued under new ownership called Tronc. Now, fresh concerns are surfacing over the paper's new editor-in-chief, Lewis D'vorkin.

President Trump has tweeted his support for protesters in Iran. But what could the U.S. realistically do to help? NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Gary Sick of Columbia University about U.S. policy options on Iran.

A new initiative to combat sexual harassment was launched on New Year's Day. It's called Time's Up, and has the force of 300 prominent women from the entertainment industry behind it. Time's Up aims to give women support across all industries, not just Hollywood. It also includes a legal defense fund, spearheaded by lawyer Tina Tchen, former chief of staff to first lady Michelle Obama.

"Just the last few years alone have seen some serious breakthroughs in Alzheimer's research," Joseph Jebelli says. His new book is The Pursuit of Memory.

The president is back in Washington, D.C., after spending the holidays in Palm Beach. What are the top items on his agenda for the new year? NPR's political editor has ideas on what to watch.

More than 200,000 Americans live with early-onset Alzheimer's, with dementia-like symptoms developing in their 40s and 50s. The disease can put an unexpected strain on relationships and finances.

As Americans try new ways to connect, the norms of dating are evolving. So how has online dating changed the connections we make?

Venison, a luxury meat sold in high-end stores also shows up on the winter menus of expensive restaurants. But venison from deer killed by hunters can't be sold, so much of it is given away for free.

Washington, D.C., is experimenting with providing home visits and telemedicine to people on Medicaid, with the goal of making it less likely they'll end up in the emergency room.

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