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Florida Officials Recounting More Than 8 Million Ballots To Settle Close Races

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 4:42pm

Florida counties have until Thursday to recount votes in three statewide races. Election administration in Broward and Palm Beach counties is under scrutiny, and both may miss the deadline.

U.K. And EU Negotiators Reach Draft Brexit Agreement

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 4:28pm

Negotiators for the U.K. and the European Union have a draft agreement laying out how the U.K. will leave the E.U. next March, but the agreement still needs to be ratified by both parties.

Watch The Leonid Meteor Shower This Weekend

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 4:27pm

Hopefully you don't have anything planned between midnight Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday because with a clear calendar and clear skies you should be able to catch a glimpse of a few meteors.

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The Problem With The Pink Tax

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 4:16pm

Women pay more than men for many consumer products. Today on the show: Why some economists still think that's a good thing.

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In 'Solo,' Chef Anita Lo Celebrates The Art Of Cooking For One

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 4:01pm

Meals for one should not be a sad or boring affair, says Michelin-starred chef Anita Lo. In her new cookbook, Lo goes beyond bitter greens, blue cheese and monkfish to serve up fun meals for one.

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Kenya Implements Traffic Safety Regulations 15 Years After They Were Passed

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 3:34pm

Kenya's urban landscape became less colorful as authorities implemented the regulations. In response, fleet owners pulled their vehicles off the streets, stranding thousands of commuters.

Evidence Is Growing That The Saudi Crown Prince Was Involved In Killing Of Journalist

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 3:34pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with New York Times reporter David Kirkpatrick about the growing evidence that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved with the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Addressing Veteran Suicides In Song And Prose

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 3:25pm

Dan Johnson is a Texas singer and songwriter who's launched a non-profit called Operation Hemingway to educate the public, and especially veterans, about the warning signs of suicide.

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Trump Targets French President Macron In A Series Of Angry Tweets

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 3:25pm

President Trump continued criticism of French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday, misrepresenting what Macron said about creating a European army so the continent can defend itself without involving the U.S.

Why The California Wildfires Are So Hard To Contain

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 3:25pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Brian Rice, president of California Professional Firefighters, about the struggle to contain the deadly Camp Fire in Butte County, Calif.

Mayor Of Paradise, Calif., Says Her Town Is Determined To Rebuild After Wildfire

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 3:25pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Jody Jones, mayor of Paradise, Calif., about the damage wildfires have had to her town, and about the people who are still missing.

'Sex, Lies And Stardom': Exploitation In Howard Hughes' Hollywood

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 3:08pm

Karina Longworth's new book Seduction tells the story of 10 women who had sexual relationships with Hughes. "These things have always happened and they were never talked about publicly," she says.

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'Fresh Air' Remembers Marvel Comics Writer And Editor Stan Lee

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 3:02pm

The Spider-Man and Hulk creator spoke to Fresh Air in 1991 about coming up with Spider-Man, inventing new sound effects for his comics and why superheroes have colorful costumes.

CNN Sues Trump Administration To Restore Jim Acosta's Press Credentials

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 2:58pm

The White House suspended the reporter's credentials following a contentious news conference last week during which President Trump called him a "rude, terrible person."

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How Stan Lee Helped This Blerd Find His Superhero

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 2:29pm

For one black nerd growing up in Indiana, Stan Lee's world was an amazing step forward.

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U.K. Reaches Draft Brexit Deal With EU — But It May Be A Tough Sell

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 1:58pm

The British prime minister's office confirmed the deal Tuesday without offering details. But that did not silence Theresa May's critics at home, many of whom have already expressed opposition.

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'You Can Be Your Best Friend': Hear Robyn On World Cafe

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 1:39pm

The Swedish pop star reflects on becoming friends with her body, using dance to wade through sadness and Honey, her first solo album in eight years.

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Cases Of Mysterious Paralyzing Condition Continue To Increase, CDC Says

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 1:18pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating 252 cases of acute flaccid myelitis and has confirmed 90 cases. One or more viruses is suspected, but CDC says the cause is unknown.

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There's No Copyrighting Taste, Rules EU Court In Dutch Cheese Case

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 1:16pm

Unlike literary or musical works, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled, the taste of a food depends on who's tasting it.

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New Efforts Seek Safer Beauty Products For Black Women

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:52pm

Many beauty products, especially those marketed to African-American women, contain potentially toxic ingredients.

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