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The vote to nudge benchmark interest rates higher was unanimous, the central bank says. The rate moves from the current 0.25-0.50 percent to a range of 0.50 and 0.75 percent.

Tuesday, there was word of a cease-fire brokered by Russia and Turkey. It appears to have fallen apart and plans to evacuate residents have stalled. People inside Aleppo describe the situation to NPR.

Donald Trump has summoned tech industry leaders to New York for a meeting Wednesday. The industry was largely in the Hillary Clinton camp during the election.

In 2008, NPR heard from voters in York, Pa., about race and politics during the election. This week, Morning Edition follows up with four of these voters about how their views have changed since then.

New research out today ranks state Head Start programs on measures like teacher pay and the percent of eligible children who are enrolled.

One year has passed since Flint's mayor declared a state of emergency over lead tainted water. And frustration abounds as even now the water isn't safe to drink without being additionally filtered.

Scientists meeting in San Francisco issue their 2016 report card. "The Arctic as a whole is warming at least twice as fast as the rest of the planet," one says, and it is getting progressively worse.

As the president-elect has named his Cabinet picks, in the realm of domestic policy, it's clear he's aiming for a dramatic shift from the Obama administration and tradition.

Donald Trump has made huge promises for creating coal jobs. Not many really think he can deliver. Instead, hopes are high for a new plant in Ohio that converts natural gas into plastic pellets.

Exxon Mobil's Rex Tillerson will likely have to divest from his vast holdings in the energy giant to become secretary of state. But even that may not address concerns about conflicts of interest.




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