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Why Chinese Who Live In The U.S. And Return To China Are Called Sea Turtles

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 4:04am

Hundreds of thousands of Chinese come to the U.S. to study and work. Those who return to China are nicknamed sea turtles. We hear from a returnee to China who's trying to adjust to life in Beijing.

Counselors Try To Help Sutherland Springs Cope With Church Tragedy

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 4:04am

Among the victims of Sunday's massacre at a Texas church was the Ward family. Mother Joann Ward died trying to protect her four children. Two of her daughters were also killed.

Joe Ide Uses His South Central L.A. Days To Form Protagonist 'I.Q.'

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 4:04am

The second book in Ide's detective series again centers on Isaiah Quintabe. I.Q. moves back and forth to Las Vegas, where he's trying to find some gambling-addicted homefolks before the mob does.

Vice President Pence Attends Vigil For Texas Church Shooting Victims

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 4:04am

People in Sutherland Springs gathered Wednesday not far from the church where a gunman shot and killed 26 people and injured 20 others. At the vigil, Vice President Pence offered his condolences.

News Brief: China Lavishes Trump With Red-Carpet Treatment

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 4:04am

President Trump and his Chinese counterpart held bilateral meetings in Beijing and then made a joint appearance before the press. And, how do ordinary Chinese view America and the president?

House GOP Tax Plan Is Little Help To High-Tax States Like New Jersey

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 4:04am

Being able to deduct local income and property taxes, evens things out — but the House Republican plan in the works eliminates most of those reductions, meaning no tax savings.

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Victims Of Sexual Harassment Speak Up, But Legal Fears Can Inhibit Them

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 4:04am

From Hollywood to the media world, more people have decided to publicly name their alleged perpetrators, effectively turning the tables for victims who say they endured shame in silence.

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A Year Later, The Shock Of Trump's Win Hasn't Totally Worn Off In Either Party

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 4:00am

Republicans are firmly behind the president in public, but privately worry that he could hurt the GOP's future. Democrats have been consumed by infighting for most of the year.

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Interviews At The Airport: Teachers From Puerto Rico Find New Schools In Orlando

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 4:03pm

Many Puerto Ricans who survived hurricane Maria have been working frantically to restore their lives in a new home. Many are teachers, and they've come to Orlando to find jobs. They may never go back.

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Investigating Pain Management In Sports

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 1:11pm

We want to hear from you. What do you want us to investigate about pain management in sports and opioid use? Tell us your questions.

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Democrats Get Their First Big Wins Since Trump's Era Began

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 6:42am

One year ago, Americans went to the polls and elected Donald Trump president. Where are we headed next? Tuesday's election results might give us some clues.

'You Can't Feel Safe Anywhere,' Sutherland Springs Resident Says

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 6:41am

As the investigation continues into Sunday's church shootings in Texas, the FBI is telling people they need a plan to prepare for an active shooter — no matter where they live.

Trump Lands In China, North Korea To Be A Main Discussion Topic

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 6:39am

President Trump is counting on China to help put the brakes on North Korea's nuclear program. And, he also hopes to negotiate more favorable trading terms.

Morrissey Cancels Outdoor Show Because It Was Too Cold

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 4:40am

An announcer told the audience at an outside theater in Paso Robles, Calif., that the Morrissey show was postponed because it was too cold and the stage heater was broken.

Stores: Stop Torturing Your Employees With Christmas Music

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 4:32am

Psychologist Linda Blair said workers are less productive when stores play Christmas music nonstop. "You're simply spending all your energy trying not to hear what you're hearing," she told Sky News.

News Brief: Democrats Win In Virginia And New Jersey, Examining The Texas Shooter's Past

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 4:03am

Democrats have won key races for governor in Virginia and New Jersey. Also, more details are emerging about the Texas shooter's past in the Air Force.

Pavlovian Conditioning And Marriage

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 4:03am

A new study finds that people who looked at positive images of things like puppies next to a pictures of their spouses went on to have more positive feelings toward their spouses.

Family Of American Imprisoned In Iran Pushes For Prisoner Swap

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 4:03am

Babak Namazi is making an appeal to the Trump administration to open a dialogue with Iran to help get his brother and father out of jail in the country.

What's Next For Democrats After State Victories

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 4:03am

Rep. Raul Grijalva, an Arizona Democrat, talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about what Tuesday's Democratic victories in Virginia and New Jersey mean for Democrats in Congress.

Potential Trump Adviser Suggests Climate Change Regulations Are Communist Conspiracy

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 4:03am

President Trump has tapped a former Texas regulator to be his senior adviser on environmental policy. Like a string of other controversial picks, she questions the science behind climate change.

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