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Kurds' President Says They Were Betrayed As He Resigns After Independence Vote

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 4:50am

In Iraq, the president of the Kurdistan region has announced he is stepping down. His resignation follows the devastating fallout of a referendum on independence.

Harassment Scandals Shine Spotlight On Confidentiality Clauses

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 4:43am

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal, some states are considering barring nondisclosure agreements in the settlement of claims.

It's A Big Week For Trump's Tax Overhaul, But Russia Looms

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 4:39am

It could be a pivotal week in Washington, D.C., as Republicans unveil their bill to overhaul the tax system. Investigations into Russian involvement in the 2016 election will also be back in the news.

How Tariffs Could Help And Hurt The Solar Industry

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 4:00am

The U.S. solar industry is bracing for possible tariffs or quotas on imported solar panels. Such action could have very different consequences on different parts of the industry.

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4 Big Stories To Watch This Week, From Taxes To The Russia Investigations To Niger

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 4:00am

The GOP's tax overhaul effort faces a consequential week, more could be learned about Russia's role in trying to influence the election through social media and the ambush in Niger comes into focus.

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The Roots Feat. Bilal: Tiny Desk Concert

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 4:00am

Yes, it happened. Black Thought, Questlove and the entire crew packed in behind the Tiny Desk to perform a new song called "It Ain't Fair."

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Russians Targeted U.S. Racial Divisions Long Before 2016 And Black Lives Matter

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 4:00am

Facebook ads and other types of racial agitation are the latest examples in a long line of information operations aimed at amplifying tensions within the U.S. that dates back to the time of Dr. King.

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A Sergeant's Mission To Return Home To Puerto Rico

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 4:00am

Six days after the storm, Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Santini caught a Boeing C-17 headed for San Juan. Bringing food, water and information to desperate residents was "deeply personal" for him.

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Catalans Calling Themselves 'Silent Majority' Protest Independence Effort

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 3:51am

A rally for Spanish unity was held Sunday in Barcelona after Catalonia was stripped of its autonomy for declaring independence. Rachel Martin talks with journalist Lucia Benavides in Barcelona.

Cliven Bundy And Sons Face A Jury As Federal Trial Opens In Las Vegas

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 3:51am

The anti-government rancher Cliven Bundy and some of his followers go on trial in Las Vegas, three years after he led an armed standoff with federal agents over cattle grazing on public land. Jury selection starts Monday.

Facebook's Blind Spot: Connecting The World, For Better Or Worse

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 3:51am

Facebook measures how much you like, click, share. But the company has been slow to record the harm that occurs when people are connected, like through fake news and hate speech. Here's a closer look at Mark Zuckerberg's blind spot.

In Shelbyville, Tenn., 'Proud To Be White' And 'Hate Is Not The Solution'

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 3:51am

David Greene traveled to Shelbyville, Tenn., to see how the White Lives Matter rally was experienced by two very different people in the small town.

News Brief: Russia Investigations, Puerto Rico's Power, And Catalonia

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 3:51am

Indictments related to the Russia investigations could happen today. Most of Puerto Rico is still without power, amid controversy over the contract to restore it. And what's next in Catalonia?

In 'Long Way Down,' The Ghosts Of Gun Violence Chill A Plan For Revenge

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 3:51am

Jason Reynolds' new book follows a 15-year-old who must make a crucial decision after the murder of his brother, all in the time it takes for an elevator to travel 60 seconds to the ground floor.

(Image credit: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books)

Alexa, Are You Safe For My Kids?

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 3:51am

Talking to a device that talks back can be entertaining and educational for children. But psychologists say children can develop relationships with these devices that can be different than adults.

(Image credit: Michelle Kondrich for NPR)

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