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In The U.S., Flu Season Could Be Unusually Harsh This Year

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 3:32pm

Health officials fear the U.S. may have a nasty flu season because the main flu virus circulating this year tends to hit people hard and the flu vaccine may be weaker than normal.

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Hope Solo Announces She's Running For U.S. Soccer Presidency

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 3:18pm

One of the goalkeeper's aims is to change America's "pay to play" youth soccer system. She joins a crowded field of contenders for the top post after Sunil Gulati announced he wouldn't run again.

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Resignation Wave On Capitol Hill Might Not Be Over

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 3:03pm

Two additional congressmen are facing allegations of sexual harassment and calls to step down from the House of Representatives.

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Russia's Nuclear Industry Tries To Dispel Fears Over Mysterious Radioactive Cloud

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 3:00pm

More than two months after a mysterious radioactive cloud was detected over Europe, Russia's nuclear industry denied that a nuclear reprocessing plant was the source of the plume of ruthenium-106.

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Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell To Leave The White House

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 2:42pm

The White House announced that Powell, who has played a key role in Middle East policy, will be leaving the administration early next year.

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Will More Latinos Eventually Identify as White?

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 2:42pm

People of color will become a majority of the U.S. by 2055, according to Pew. But, in recent years, some people have been asking a provocative question: Could Latinos someday be considered white?

When a Latino Tries to Join the 'Alt-Right'

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 2:41pm

Juan Cadavid, aka Johnny Benitez, came to the U.S. with his parents when he was only two. As an adult, he has managed to make his way into "alt-right" circles, but with a few bumps along the road.

Rumble in the 9th Ward

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 2:39pm

In the 9th ward of Minneapolis, three progressive Democrats face off against each other for a seat on the city council, in a race where identity politics are front and center.

Diphtheria: What Exactly Is It ... And Why Is It Back?

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 2:33pm

It's thought of as a disease of the past. But now there are outbreaks in Yemen and Bangladesh.

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Palestinian President Says U.S. No Longer Qualified To Broker Peace Talks

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 2:19pm

President Mahmoud Abbas said Friday the U.S. is not qualified to sponsor the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians because of President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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FACT CHECK: President Trump's Record On Jobs And Stocks

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 1:54pm

President Trump bragged this week about job gains and a rising stock market. So what are the facts?

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Where's My Raise?

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 1:36pm

The unemployment rate is really low, but wages are barely rising. What's going on?

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Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, Migos And Hover Cars Converge In 'Motorsport' Video

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 1:12pm

The "MotorSport" video finds the Migos trio, Cardi B and Nicki Minaj in a far-away future filled with neon green energy drinks and some ridiculously long pink braids.

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Festivo Alt.Latino: Gaby Moreno In Concert

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 1:00pm

Her voice dripping with Southern R&B grit, Moreno and her band never lose sight of the emotion in the holiday classics they perform at KUT in Austin, Texas.

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School Investigation Teaches Lesson In Skepticism

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:55pm

What really happened in the investigation of D.C's Ballou High, where every student got into college.

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NPR TV Critic On This Year's Most Overlooked Shows

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:52pm

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans tells Here & Now's Robin Young there's a whole class of great shows that most of us are missing.

The History Of Saying 'I'm Sorry' In The U.S.

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:40pm

The public apology is not America's strong suit, according to historians Joanne Freeman and Brian Balogh.

Meek Mill's Legal Team, Denied At Every Turn, Presses Ahead

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:35pm

As the Philadelphia rapper remains behind bars, Meek Mill's legal team tells NPR they will continue to fight for his freedom, despite a growing list of rejections.

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U.S. Economy Adds 228,000 Jobs In November

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:33pm

For the 86th consecutive month, the U.S. economy has added jobs. The unemployment rate held steady at 4.1 percent.

To Sniff Out Invasive Species, Nature Preserve Turns To Conservation Dog

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:26pm

Mequon Nature Preserve decided to bring on the first on-staff conservation dog in Wisconsin.




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