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Houston Astros Win World Series

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:04am

The Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers to capture their first World Series title in the franchise's 56-year history.

Top NPR Executive Resigns After Sexual Harassment Allegations

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:04am

We have the latest developments on the resignation of NPR's senior vice president following sexual harassment allegations.

5 Argentinians Among Those Killed In New York City Attack

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:04am

The truck attack in New York City killed eight people — five of them were high school buddies from Argentina celebrating the 30th anniversary of their graduation.

Trump To Announce Pick To Lead Federal Reserve

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:04am

President Trump is expected to announce his pick to lead the Federal Reserve Thursday. Advisers have been hinting it will be Jerome Powell, who is currently a member of the Fed's Board of Governors.

Trump Calls For Immigration Changes After Attack

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:04am

In contrast to the attack in Las Vegas, President Trump has not wasted any time in advocating policy changes in the wake of the New York attack.

A Bird, A Beak And A 3-D Printer

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:04am

A bird at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., had a beak that was so worn down that he could not catch bugs to eat. The skeleton of an ancestor and a 3-D printer came to the rescue.

China's Tycoons Fall From Grace

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:04am

In a bid to move money offshore, China's tycoons have been buying up foreign assets. But Beijing is now clipping their wings, both to reduce economic risk, and to cull tycoons loyal to rival politicians.

Sen. Kamala Harris On Social Media And Russian Propaganda

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:04am

California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about how social media companies have responded to questions about Russian propaganda on their platforms.

A World Series Ring And An Engagement Ring In One Night

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:04am

Carlos Correa is a shortstop for the Houston Astros. He was on the team that won the World Series. During a postgame interview he turned to his girlfriend and proposed on air. She said yes.

Why Brazil's Violence Keeps Getting Worse

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:04am

Brazil is more violent now than at any time in its history. So says a new report, which says an average of seven people die there every hour. Researchers looked at why the problem continues to worsen.

Cokie Roberts On The History Of America's 2-Party System

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:04am

David Greene talks with commentator Cokie Roberts, who answers listener questions about why the U.S. has only two major parties.

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