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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.

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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.

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After Florida Ballot Measure Banning Greyhound Racing, What Happens To The Dogs?

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:40pm

Florida voters on Election Day approved a ballot measure banning dog racing in the state, which is home to 11 of the country's 17 remaining dog tracks.

Stolen Stories: A Literary Con Man Climbs To Success In 'Ladder To The Sky'

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:27pm

A charismatic young writer poaches plot points from the lives of established authors in John Boyne's new novel. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls A Ladder to the Sky "erudite and ingeniously constructed."

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Canada Has Heard Recordings Of Khashoggi's Death, Trudeau Confirms

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 10:55am

"Canada has been fully briefed up on what Turkey had to share," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in Paris, becoming the first Western leader to acknowledge the audio recordings.

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Sourdough Hands: How Bakers And Bread Are A Microbial Match

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 10:37am

In Robert Dunn's new book, Never Home Alone, he explores our symbiotic relationship with food: Not only do we impact the bacteria in our food, but the microbes in our food imprint our bodies.

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Farm Supervisor Faces Charges Over Australia's Needles-In-Strawberries Scare

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 9:32am

Earlier this fall, needles were repeatedly found inside strawberries sold at grocery stores. Now a 50-year-old Berry Licious employee is being prosecuted and could face 10 years in jail if convicted.

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Week Ahead: California Wildfires, Election Recounts, Trump And The Attorney General

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 9:00am

A big week ahead in the news. Top reporters open their notebooks and share what they’re watching for in the week ahead.

As Only She Can, Sade's 'The Big Unknown' Bottles A Resolute Sadness

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 8:51am

We are all Viola Davis, staring out of a window, crying and listening to Sade.

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Faces Of NPR: Adelina Lancianese

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 8:11am

An inside look into Story Lab's Production Assistant, Adelina Lancianese.

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In France, Trump And Others Commemorate The End Of World War I

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 7:07am

President Trump joined French President Macron and 71 other world leaders to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. Trump appeared out of step with the ceremony's multilateral tone.

State Attorneys General Want Whitaker To Recuse Himself From Mueller Probe

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 7:06am

Rachel Martin talks to Maura Healey of Massachusetts, who is one of 18 attorney generals, calling on acting-U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to recuse himself from overseeing the Russia probe.

Florida Recounts Votes In Races For U.S. Senate And Governor

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 7:05am

In the Senate race, GOP Gov. Rick Scott holds on to a lead of fewer than 13,000 votes over Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson. Scott is suing two counties and Nelson has responded with his own suits.

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