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Fatal Disease Outbreak Among Miners Spurs House Hearings On Coal Mine Dust

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 9:01pm

The review comes in response to an NPR and Frontline investigation that revealed the failure of government regulators to identify and prevent dangerous conditions.

Bipartisan Criminal Justice Bill Closer To Becoming Law After Senate Approval

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 8:00pm

The Senate voted in favor of legislation that would reduce sentences for some drug crimes and offer training programs for prisoners.

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Hispanic Caucus Calls For Investigation Into Migrant Child's Death

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 7:55pm

After touring the two border facilities where Jakelin Caal was detained before she died, the congressional delegation called for better medical facilities and trained personnel at ports of entry.

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Federal Panel Of Judges Dismisses All 83 Ethics Complaints Against Brett Kavanaugh

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 5:28pm

The judges acknowledged that the complaints are "serious" but noted there is no existing authority for lower court judges to hold Supreme Court justices accountable.

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As Parkland Cases Begin, Duty Of School And Deputy Come Under Scrutiny

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 4:13pm

The criminal and civil cases related to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are just beginning — and they raise a number of thorny questions about who is responsible for a tragedy.

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Episode #1901

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 3:51pm

Latino USA's traditional episode for the new year is a remix of our favorite music pieces of 2018.

U.S. Deports Dozens More Cambodian Immigrants, Some For Decades-Old Crimes

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 3:46pm

Many were granted refugee status after fleeing U.S. bombing during the Vietnam War and the massacres of the Khmer Rouge, and know little about the country where they're being forced to return.

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The Crypto Crash

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 3:24pm

Cryptocurrency had a rough 2018. The big cryptos lost about 80% of their value. So what happened? Is crypto poised for a comeback or are we talking tulips?

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New Spending Proposal Suggests Compromise May Be Reached, Government Shutdown Avoided

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 3:22pm

New talks on Capitol Hill about a government spending proposal signal the White House is backing down from its demand for $5 billion for a border wall as they try to fashion a deal before Friday's deadline

How And Why Toto's 1983 Hit 'Africa' Got New Life In 2018

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 3:22pm

The 1983 hit Africa by Toto got some serious new life in 2018. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Rob Harvilla, a music reviewer for The Ringer, about how this happened and why.

Trump Foundation Will Close As Investigation Into Their Activities Continues

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 3:22pm

New York's attorney general announced that the Trump Foundation, founded by President Trump before he ran for office, will close as an investigation into the foundation's activities continues.

ICE Detained The Wrong Peter Brown

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 3:22pm

In the Florida Keys, a US citizen is suing the Sheriff's office for detaining him on behalf of federal immigration authorities, who mistakenly identified him as a criminal alien.

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Penny Marshall, Director And 'Laverne & Shirley' Star, Dies At 75

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 3:22pm

Actress and director Penny Marshall, who became a household name as Laverne in the TV sitcom Laverne & Shirley, died Monday night at 75.

Brookings Institution Senior Fellow On Michael Flynn's Contacts With Turkey

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 3:22pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Ömer Taspinar of the Brookings Institution about former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Turkey and attempts to extradite Turkish cleric Fethullah Gülen.

Minorities In Chinese Internment Camps Forced To Sew Clothes for U.S. Brand

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 3:22pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with the AP's Dake Kang about his reporting that minorities in Chinese internment camps are being forced to perform menial labor, including sewing clothes for a U.S. sports brand.

For 'First Holiday Since,' Mom Shares What Life Has Been Like Since Giving Birth To Triplets

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 3:22pm

For our series "First Holiday Since," Audrey Degraaf shares what this holiday season has been like as a mom to infant triplets and an older toddler, compared to last year when she was still pregnant.

Trump Administration To Ban Bump Stocks, Similar Devices That Mimic Machine Guns

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 3:22pm

The Trump administration has concluded that bump stock devices, and those that are similar, mimic "machine guns" and are therefore illegal. The rule takes effect in 90 days, barring legal action.

Several Thousand Migrant Children In U.S. Custody Could Be Released Before Christmas

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 3:22pm

The Department of Health and Human Services plans to speed the release of several thousand migrant children from federally contracted shelters before Christmas, to relatives already living in the U.S.

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How Jennifer Lopez Fought For Her 'Second Act'

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 3:22pm

Lopez talks with NPR's Sam Sanders about her decades of superstardom, her work imitating her life, and about being a boundary-breaking Latina woman in the entertainment industry.

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Happy Birthday, Tax Cuts!

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 1:36pm

Is Trump's tax cut helping working people?

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