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With More Votes Counted, Democrats Extend Their Gains Substantially

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 5:10pm

Democrats have been declared the winners in several House races since Election Day, increasing the total number of GOP seats that flipped.

Close Elections: Fla. Judge Calls Out Fraud 'Rhetoric,' Ariz. Democrat Extends Lead

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 4:51pm

Recounts are underway in the close Florida races for governor and Senate. Georgia and Arizona are moving closer to final results in their respective races for governor and Senate.

(Image credit: Brynn Anderson/AP)

Stocks Start The Week With A Plunge, Dragged Down By Tech Shares

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 4:38pm

The Dow fell more than 600 points, or 2.3 percent, Monday. Investors are said to be worried about signs that the global economy may be slowing, even though the U.S. economy is faring well.

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Commercial Satellites Reveal North Korean Missile Base

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 4:23pm

The previously undisclosed base contains networks of tunnels used to hide and fuel mobile missiles. Intelligence agencies believe there are some 20 similar bases scattered throughout North Korea.

(Image credit: KCNA via Reuters)

A True Believer Remembers Stan Lee

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 4:08pm

Stan Lee — born Stanley Martin Lieber — co-created many beloved Marvel Comics characters, but he became the company's tireless, beloved figurehead. NPR's Glen Weldon offers a remembrance.

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Violence Flares After Israeli Operation In Gaza Turns Deadly

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 3:36pm

Sunday's operation in the Gaza Strip left one Israeli and seven Palestinians dead. A day later, Israel and militants in Gaza traded hundreds of rockets and mortar shells.

(Image credit: Tsafrir Abayov/AP)

Michelle Obama Speaks With Young Women From Her Chicago High School About 'Becoming'

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 3:24pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with former first lady Michelle Obama about her new book Becoming. Cornish and Obama are joined in the conversation by three young women from Obama's high school in Chicago.

What We've Learned — And What We Haven't — In The 100 Years Since WWI Ended

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 3:24pm

Over the weekend, world leaders gathered in Paris to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with historian Timothy Snyder about the lessons learned.

Actor Douglas Rain, Voice Of HAL In '2001: A Space Odyssey,' Dies At 90

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 3:24pm

Actor Douglas Rain died on Sunday from natural causes in Ontario. He was 90 and is best known for the voice of HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey, which came out 50 years ago this year.

Florida Counties Racing To Recount Votes Ahead Of Thursday Deadline

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 3:24pm

Recounts in three disputed Florida elections continue as lawyers for Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and Republican Gov. Rick Scott spar over disputed ballots in the Senate race.

California Wildfires Continue To Threaten Life And Property

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 3:24pm

Two massive wildfires continue to threaten California's Ventura and northwestern Los Angeles county. Driven by high winds and dry conditions, they've forced evacuation of 75,000 homes.

Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott Discusses Wildfires Ravaging California

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 3:24pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott about the raging wildfires in California.

Turkey Keeps Pressure On Trump To Respond To Killing Of Jamal Khashoggi

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 3:24pm

Turkey's president says he gave tapes of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to a number of western countries, including the U.S. The Trump Administration still faces pressure to respond.

California Business Owner Shares Why He Stayed Despite Risk From Wildfires

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 3:24pm

The Rock Store is a biker bar in Cornell, Calif., — north of Malibu and in the shadow of the deadly Woolsey Fire. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with the owner Rich Savko about the destruction he's seeing.

Michelle Obama Recounts Struggle To Find Her Place In The World In 'Becoming'

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 3:24pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with former first lady Michelle Obama about her new memoir Becoming.

Ballots Are Still Being Counted In Arizona Senate Race

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 3:24pm

Ballots are still being counted is the Arizona Senate race. Democrat Kyrsten Sinema now leads Republican Martha McSally and may be able to flip a Republican-held Senate seat.

Megafires More Frequent Because Of Climate Change And Forest Management

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 3:21pm

Dry weather and strong winds mean that what would have been small blazes in the past are now monster fires. And more people live in harm's way.

Bridging The Partisan Divide: Can Infrastructure Unite Democrats And Republicans?

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 3:04pm

The American Society of Civil Engineers gives the nation's infrastructure a D-plus grade and says it will take trillions to bring it up to par. But finding the funding is a bipartisan problem.

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Counting The Bugs And Bacteria, You're 'Never Home Alone' (And That's OK)

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 1:11pm

Ecologist Rob Dunn's new book describes the tiny life forms, helpful and risky, that live in different parts of the home, including on floors and in water faucets, basements and heating systems.

(Image credit: Basic Books )

Rohingya Repatriation Set To Begin, As Amnesty Revokes Award To Aung San Suu Kyi

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:52pm

A long-planned deportation of refugees from Bangladesh back to Myanmar is set to begin this week. Rohingya are reportedly fleeing refugee camps to avoid being sent back to the country they escaped.

(Image credit: Manish Swarup/AP)

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