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As the massive Thomas Fire burs in California, the Santa Barbara Zoo's elaborate evacuation plan involves 150 species, tranquilizers and maybe even throwing a towel over an alligator's head.

The longtime host of All Things Considered will retire in January. NPR had only been on the air for five years when Siegel started in 1976. "So we really could make it up as we went along," he says.

The government's case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy accuses him of leading an armed standoff over control of U.S. public lands in 2014.

The agency faces a new challenge with fewer employees and possibly more budget cuts. The lack of personnel may be most apparent with the IRS help line, which confused taxpayers turn to for guidance.

Sexual harassment training videos were once blunt and direct, almost laughably so. After studying 74 of them, a researcher says all the nuance in the newer videos might be why they aren't effective.

Passage of the tax overhaul means a lot more work for the IRS, which after years of budget and staff cuts, along with creaky computer systems has had issues just keeping up with the current work load.

One curious character in the Russia investigation is a mysterious London-based professor, who is said to have told a Trump campaign advisor that Russians had thousands of Hillary Clinton's emails.

Twelve journalists have been murdered in Mexico this year, the latest Tuesday while at his 6-year-old son's school Christmas pageant. We explore why Mexico is such a dangerous place for journalists.

Small breweries and distilleries will receive a big tax break under the new tax plan. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Lynne Weaver of Three Weavers Brewing Company.

The corporate tax rate will fall for all businesses, but some provisions in the bill will especially benefit certain industries — manufacturers, real estate companies, Wall Street and multinationals.




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