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News Brief: Conyers Investigation, Uber Data Breach, Ratko Mladic

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 3:57am

The House Ethics Committee announced an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against Rep. John Conyers. Also, Uber has acknowledged a massive data breach.

Robert Mugabe Resigns As Zimbabwe's President

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:25am

The speaker of parliament read what he said was a letter from Mugabe, who's led Zimbabwe since its independence from Britain in 1980. Journalist Jeffrey Barbee in Harare talks to NPR's Steve Inskeep.

Americans Prefer A Politics-Free Discussion At Thanksgiving Dinner

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 6:41am

According to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, 58 percent of Americans celebrating the holiday dread having to talk politics around the dinner table this holiday, an uptick from one year ago.

Several Women Accuse TV Host Charlie Rose Of Sexual Harassment

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 6:40am

Rachel Martin talks to Irin Carmon, one of The Washington Post reporters who broke the story. CBS has suspended Rose from the CBS Morning News and PBS said it would halt distribution of his show.

Italian Hairstylist Gives Her Car A New Look

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 5:52am

Maria Lucia Mugno spent days covering her Fiat in human hair — 264 pounds of it. Mugno says she shampoos and brushes the hairy car to keep it looking beautiful.

Wild Turkeys Invade Rural California Neighborhoods

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 5:42am

The San Francisco Chronicle reports some areas embrace the turkeys. But the birds weigh 20 pounds. And they're tough: some damage cars while pecking at their own reflections.

News Brief: CBS's Rose Accused Of Harassment, AT&T's Merger In Question

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:06am

CBS suspended Charlie Rose after several women told The Washington Post of sexual harassment by the TV host. And, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit to block the merger of AT&T and Time Warner.

Wave Of Sexual Harassment Allegations Hit Capitol Hill

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:06am

Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken faces a second allegation that he groped a woman. And, Rep. Diana DeGette told of an experience where a former member of Congress tried to kiss her in an elevator.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe Likely To Face Impeachment Proceedings

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:06am

President Robert Mugabe has survived a military takeover and an ousting by his own party, but he still refuses to resign. On Tuesday, the party is expected to begin impeach proceedings in parliament.

Why Brazil's Freewheeling Image Doesn't Match Reality

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:06am

Brazil may be known for its beaches and bikinis but it is a conservative and religious country, and apparently getting more so. Artists who tackle issues of sex and gender say they face a backlash.

Second Women's Allegation Accuses Sen. Franken Of Groping

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:06am

Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken is facing a second allegation that he groped a woman without consent while her husband took a photo of her with the senator at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010.

Thanksgiving Holiday Travelers Likely To Face Travel Challenges

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:06am

A record number of Americans will be jamming airports, train stations and highways. Those hitting the road will find gas prices 40 cents a gallon higher on average than they were a year ago.

Restoring Power To Puerto Rico Remains A Herculean Task

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:06am

Efforts to restore the power grid have suffered setbacks in recent days. It's one reason more than 150,000 Puerto Ricans have left the island for Florida and other states since Hurricane Maria.

'Mad Men' Creator Defends Himself Against Sexual Harassment Allegations

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:06am

Allegations of sexual harassment interrupted Matthew Weiner's book tour to promote his debut novel, Heather: The Totality. A former writer on Mad Men accused him of a sexually inappropriate remark.

Rohingya Trapped In 'Dehumanizing' Conditions, Report Says

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:06am

A report details the state Muslim Rohingya, who are still in Myanmar, are forced to live in. Steve Inskeep talks to Laura Haigh, a Myanmar researcher with Amnesty International about the findings.

'Here It Goes': Coming Out To Your Doctor In Rural America

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:04am

For LGBTQ Americans in rural areas, finding a sympathetic physician can be difficult. And that challenge makes getting appropriate health care even harder.

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Your Thanksgiving Meal Prep Questions, Answered

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:03am

Bon Appétit magazine Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport answers your questions about Thanksgiving menu planning, including Tofurky-free dishes for vegetarians and "boozy" bird recipes.

(Image credit: Bobbi Lin/Bon Appétit)

Popular Surgery To Ease Chronic Shoulder Pain Called Into Question

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 6:44pm

U.K. scientists say arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs or bits of ragged tissue in sore shoulders offered no more pain relief than than sham surgery in their randomized test.

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Della Reese, 'Touched By An Angel' Star And Singer, Dies At 86

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 5:16pm

When she was cast as an angel boss on the long-running CBS spiritual drama, Reese had been famous for decades as a gospel-influenced R&B performer, TV guest star and talk show fixture.

(Image credit: Douglas C. Pizac/AP)

Justice Department Sues To Block AT&T's Merger With Time Warner

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 4:18pm

DOJ's case against the merger argues that the companies would control so much of both what people watch and how they watch it, that it could mean higher prices for both consumers and competitors.

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