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Germany Takes Steps To Guard Women Against Sexual Assault As They Ring In New Year

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 4:53pm

In Berlin, authorities are taking extra security measures ahead of New Year's celebrations. "Safety zones" are being set up for female party-goers, but some people are critical of this move.

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Words You Heard In 2017

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 4:51pm

This year has been jam-packed with news from politics to culture to technology. Guest host Ray Suarez speaks with linguist Ben Zimmer about this year's frontrunners for the American Dialect Society's Word of the Year.

New Laws In 2018: Marijuana, Pets Of Divorce And More

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 4:51pm

Along with champagne and confetti, the new year also brings a slew of new laws around the country.

After Bears Ears National Monument Shrinkage, The Fight For Redesignation Is Still On

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 4:51pm

For Native American tribes with ties to the Bears Ears National Monument, 2017 was a year of whiplash. Guest host Ray Suarez speaks with Shaun Chapoose, a tribal commissioner for the monument, about what's changed.

Charlottesville Violence Drives Denver Church To Hold Tough Conversations On Race

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 4:51pm

One of the oldest African-American churches in Denver has invited church members and community members to participate in conversations about race.

Asylum-Seekers Locked In Limbo At Backed-Up U.S.-Mexico Border

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 4:51pm

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has reached capacity at ports of entry in San Diego, Calif. Some asylum-seekers have been temporarily turned away due to the back-up.

Under The Trump Administration, A Rocky Year Of Transition For The State Department

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 4:51pm

One of the agencies that went through dramatic changes in 2017 was the State Department. Guest host Ray Suarez speaks with career diplomat and former Ambassador to Liberia Linda Thomas-Greenfield.

Anti-Government Protests In Iran: Rouhani Calls For Peace, Lashes Out At Trump

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 4:51pm

Demonstrations in Iran continued for a third day on Sunday. Crowds protested declining economic conditions and corruption. President Hassan Rouhani responded to the demonstrations in a speech that aired Sunday night.

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