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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee about the issue of sexual harassment. She wants the names of members of Congress who has used hush funds to cover-up harassment allegations to be released.

The U.S. job market has bounced back from a hurricane related slowdown this fall. But with unemployment hovering near 4 percent, a worker shortage could damper future economic growth.

Black women are three times more likely to die from complications of childbirth than white women in the U.S. Racism, and the stress it causes, can play a leading role in that disparity.

FBI director Chris Wray is briefed Congress on Thursday. He faced questions about the Russia probe which has intensified in recent weeks.

After a series of allegations of sexual harassment, Democratic Sen. Al Franken announced he will leave the Senate. Minnesota voters offer thoughts about Franken's political career.

After years with no recognition, World War II veteran, Joseph George received the Bronze Star on Thursday. His ship was next to the USS Arizona during the Pearl Harbor attack. He saved many shipmates lives.

A white former South Carolina police officer received a 20-year prison sentence for the shooting death of an unarmed black man. Michael Slager shot Walter Scott from behind after he fled during a traffic stop.

After working under three presidents, Nick Rasmussen is stepping down as director of the National Counterterrorism Center. In an exit interview, he tells NPR's Mary Louise Kelly how terrorism threats have changed since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

"There is not going to be a neat ending," New Yorker writer Jeffrey Toobin says of the investigation into Russian meddling. A central issue is whether a sitting president can be criminally indicted.

As Republicans prepare to pass their massive tax overhaul, they are planning to lessen, or even eliminate, the estate tax. Critics say the tax plays an important role in making the economy fair.




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