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Sarah Gerhardt is the first woman to ever surf Mavericks, the famously dangerous big-wave spot in northern California. Soon she will be part of the first women's heat in a surfing contest there.

The rise in hate crimes and in the prominence of white nationalist groups since Donald Trump's election highlight the need for concerned people to stand up and fight, says Deborah Lauter of the ADL.

Utica, N.Y., reshaped its culture and economy by opening the door to refugee immigrants. People in Utica are asking what happens to their experiment after President-elect Donald Trump takes office.

There are still 2 million ballots left to count in California. Most of those votes will likely go to Hillary Clinton, further running up her lead in the popular vote.

Venezuelans are going to Colombia to buy essentials unavailable at home like bread, sugar and medicines. But life on the border is going through its own economic downturn.

U.S.-Philippine relations have been rocky. The new trade envoy tasked with improving them is a Philippine real estate magnate who's already working with Donald Trump on a major building project.

Rudy Giuliani is a leading contender for secretary of state in a Trump administration, but as mayor of New York he waded into conflicts with Yasser Arafat and parking scofflaws at the United Nations.

The prevalence of Alzheimer's and other dementias declined by almost 3 percent from 2000 to 2012, a study finds. That could be due to people getting more education, and better health overall.

President-elect Trump has said a top priority is to freeze hiring for the federal government. But even those who support reducing the federal workforce say that a freeze can have unintended effects.

"They'll continue to be wildly successful in the business world," Trump's former campaign manager told NPR's Audie Cornish, saying concerns about conflicts of interest are unfounded.




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