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Legal Landscape Shifts As More Sexual Harassment Allegations Surface Online

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 2:19pm

There has been a fundamental shift in the landscape of sexual harassment allegations and the way they are handled. Most of these accusations started on social media before they became headlines.

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First Trials Begin For Those Charged Over Inauguration Day Rioting

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 2:11pm

The Justice Department is prosecuting nearly 200 cases of felony rioting, and the defendants could face decades of jail time if convicted. Jury selection for six defendants started today.

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Episode 805: War And Peace And Cows

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 2:02pm

In South Sudan, there is a kind of money that works even through bank failures and unstable governments. But when war struck, it upended a whole economy: the economy of cows.

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Dallas County Prosecutor Unloads On Uber Driver, Loses Job

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 1:29pm

"My career is done," a tearful Jody Warner said after audio emerged in which she is heard hurling insults and curse words at the driver.

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Shaken By Trump, Senators Ask: What Stops Him From Launching Nukes?

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 1:20pm

For the first time in decades, Congress reexamines a president's unilateral authority to launch a nuclear attack — but the Pentagon says no changes are needed.

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Tips For Your Turkey, Stuffing And Sides: Taking It Back To Thanksgiving Basics

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:52pm

With Thanksgiving nearly a week away, resident chef Kathy Gunst goes over some basic menu questions with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson and Robin Young.

A Baby Exposed To Zika Virus Is Doing Well, One Year Later

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:51pm

Yaritza Martinez was infected with the Zika virus when she was 12 weeks pregnant. Doctors in Washington, D.C., are studying her son and other children to see if the virus has affected their health.

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Another Fraternity Pledge Death — The Fourth This Year

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:45pm

Texas State University officials are suspending all fraternities and sororities on campus following the death of a student hours after he attended a pledge event.

The Thistle & Shamrock: Chansons

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:42pm

From the sea shanties of Brittany to the songs of the voyageurs of the Canadian fur trade, enjoy French songs that extend branches of the Celtic music tree from the old world to the new.

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Jurors Still Deliberating In New Jersey Senator's Corruption Trial

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:40pm

Here & Now's Robin Young gets the latest on that case from WHYY's Joe Hernandez.

A Fight To Dominate The Mobile Payments Industry

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:33pm

While PayPal still leads the way in the mobile payment industry, tech giants like Apple and Amazon are trying to get a bigger share of the pie.

Songs We Love: Yung Lean, 'Agony'

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:31pm

A track from the rapper's latest album drags like slowly dripping syrup, as he introduces the listeners to nightmare apparitions only he can see.

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Farmers Turn To Organics In An Effort To Overcome Low Prices For Conventional Crops

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:12pm

Organic food is a $40 billion industry and growing. That has the attention of some farmers discouraged by years of low prices for their conventional crops.

'You're On Your Own': Servicewomen Describe Impact Of Military's Abortion Policy

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:12pm

Women in the military generally can't get abortions at military facilities or using military health insurance. Researchers interviewed 21 servicewomen who volunteered to talk about their experiences.

'In Harm's Way,' School Staff Saved Students During Tehama County Shooting

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:56am

Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said Kevin Janson Neal, 43, had assembled two semiautomatic rifles he used in the rampage himself, and that they were "obtained in an illegal manner."

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Lost Bayou Ramblers On World Cafe

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:50am

Torchbearers of Cajun and Creole music, the Southern Louisiana band brings the sounds of crickets and frogs and the first-ever triangle solo to the show.

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Song Premiere: The Oh Hellos, 'Torches'

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:43am

Tyler and Maggie Heath face down a storm of "violent nationalism and tribalism" on their new single.

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Richard Cordray Stepping Down As Head Of U.S. Consumer Protection Agency

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:35am

The embattled director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says he will resign by the end of November. Cordray was a frequent target of Republican lawmakers for his tough stance on banks

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Senate Plan Now Makes Individual Tax Cuts Temporary, Keeps Corporate Cuts Permanent

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:35am

Amendments proposed overnight by Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch would effectively eliminate the Obamacare individual mandate.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe Out Of Power For First Time Since 1980s As Military Takes Control

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:21am

The dramatic shift comes a week after President Robert Mugabe fired his longtime vice president (and military veteran) Emmerson Mnangagwa — who is now the interim president.

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