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California's Thomas Fire 25 Percent Contained

14 hours 3 min ago

The wildfire has burned through 236,000 acres and destroyed more than 700 homes.

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Japan's Babe Ruth Is The Latest Japanese Player To Sign With MLB Team

14 hours 36 min ago

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Gemma Kaneko, a writer and editor with MLB.com's Cut Four, about the history of Japanese baseball players in Major League Baseball.

Talks With North Korea Could Begin Without Conditions, Tillerson Says

14 hours 36 min ago

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. is willing to enter negotiations with North Korea without pre-conditions, such as giving up its nuclear weapons. This is a departure from earlier policy.

Alabama Upset: Democrat Doug Jones Beats Roy Moore In Senate Race

14 hours 36 min ago

The Republican Senate majority shrinks to one seat after a race tainted by sexual assault allegations. President Trump, who backed Moore, congratulated Jones. Moore has not yet conceded the race.

Kansas' 2012 Tax Cut Experiment Could Serve As A Cautionary Tale

14 hours 36 min ago

People in Kansas are struggling to recover from the state's experiment with deep tax cuts. What happened in Kansas is similar in many ways to what Congress is attempting to do on a national level.

Remarkable Win Sends Democratic Candidate To U.S. Senate

14 hours 36 min ago

Democrat Doug Jones overcame tough odds to win the special election in the very red state of Alabama. He beat Republican Roy Moore to fill the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Firefighters Battle The 5th Largest Blaze In California's History

14 hours 36 min ago

Firefighters in California are making progress containing the enormous Thomas fire near Santa Barbara, but fear even one flying ember could send them back to where they were.

Alabama Sends The First Democrat To The U.S. Senate In 25 Years

14 hours 36 min ago

Rachel Martin talks to John Archibald, a columnist for the Alabama Media Group, about Doug Jones' win and a possible recount called for by Republican Roy Moore.

Europe Complicit In Libyan Migrant Abuses, Human Rights Group Says

14 hours 36 min ago

Amnesty International says European governments of being complicit in the abuse of tens of thousands of refugees and migrants it says are detained in bad conditions by Libya's immigration authorities.

Ask Cokie: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As Israel's Capital

14 hours 36 min ago

Commentator and columnist Cokie Roberts takes listener questions on the history of U.S. policy regarding the status of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

News Brief: Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama's Special Election

14 hours 36 min ago

Doug Jones beat Republican Roy Moore, who faced sexual misconduct allegations, to become the next U.S. senator from Alabama. Jones is the first Democrat elected to the Senate from Alabama since 1992.

Down Syndrome Families Divided Over Abortion Ban

14 hours 38 min ago

An Ohio bill would ban abortions after a Down syndrome diagnosis. It's become a divisive issue in the community, much like it is everywhere else.

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Showstopping Holiday Desserts For Home Cooks Of All Skill Levels

14 hours 39 min ago

Want to take your homemade treats to the next level? We've got three recipes to put warmth, color and a little wow on your holiday table from chef Yotam Ottolenghi.

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In Reaction To Trump, Democratic Candidates Surge In Deep-Red Texas

14 hours 41 min ago

For the first time in 25 years, Democrats are running in all of Texas' 36 congressional districts. But that doesn't mean they can win in the Republican state.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Love Floats In 'The Shape Of Water'

14 hours 41 min ago

Arts correspondent Neda Ulaby joins the panel to talk about the Guillermo del Toro film about a woman racing to save her not-quite-human true love from the bad guys.

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Cigarettes After Sex: Tiny Desk Concert

14 hours 41 min ago

This comes close to the quietest Tiny Desk Concert we've ever had. The music Cigarettes After Sex makes is incredibly hushed. It's a sound so minimal it barely exists.

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Deputy AG To Answer Allegations Of Bias On Special Counsel's Team

17 hours 21 min ago

Rod Rosenstein is set to appear before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to discuss special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russia's election interference.

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Will It Be Moore Or Jones? Polls Are Closed In Divisive Alabama Senate Election

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 7:00pm

The special election was upended last month as multiple women came forward to say Roy Moore had pursued them romantically or assaulted them as teenagers, when he was in his 30s.

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Tillerson Says He Would Meet With North Koreans, Even Without Denuclearization Talks

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 5:43pm

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. would negotiate with North Korea without demanding that the country first agree to nuclear disarmament.

Are $40 Toll Roads The Future?

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 5:25pm

In Virginia, officials hope a shift to toll pricing based on demand and traffic flow will change commuter behavior and reduce congestion on Interstate 66. Critics say the cost is too high.

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