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Judge Marilyn Moores presides over the Indianapolis juvenile court. She tells NPR's Scott Simon that the influx of children into the foster care system because of the opioid crisis is overwhelming.

A new cookbook aims to capture the blended cuisine of second-generation Indian-Americans. It pairs recipes with Bollywood movies, for an added taste of home.

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with David Brooks of the New York Times, and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution about the tax bill that President Trump signed. They also discuss the implications of Indiana Sen. Mark Warner's stern warning against any interference with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling.

The famed conductor Charles Dutoit has been accused of sexual misconduct by four women including opera star Sylvia McNair. Six major orchestras have distanced themselves from him.

Businessman and philanthropist Mark Ein announced that he's buying Washington City Paper — allowing the local news source to continue. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with managing editor Caroline Jones about what the change means for the paper's future.

Now that Republicans have passed a massive tax bill, they are hoping to tackle entitlement spending in 2018. But they will have to deal with one fewer seat in the Senate and elections in November.

Denmark's seeing a controversy over how to handle Christmas in public schools. The country is largely secular but takes children on church field trips for the holiday.

Myanmar has banned Yanghee Lee, a United Nations official assigned to investigate human rights abuses in the country. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Lee about her findings on Myanmar's treatment of it's Rohingya minority.

The United Nations slapped a fresh round of sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs. The resolution was adopted unanimously by all members of the security council.

Historically when the economy is in good shape so are the president's poll numbers. But there seems to be a disconnect between the current economy and President Trump's approval ratings.




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