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November 18 2017


11 Scenarios For How The Roy Moore Saga Could Play Out

Republican power brokers in D.C. are devising lots of schemes to try to edge out Roy Moore, the GOP Senate nominee in Alabama who has been accused of sexual misconduct and sexual assault.

The 'Missed Opportunity' Of Trump's Asia Trip

Asia experts say that while the president avoided major blunders on his five-nation visit, he missed more than one opportunity to offer his administration's strategic vision for the region.

After A Mass Shooting, Families Feel 'A Pain That Will Never Go Away'

After the vigils and the reporters move on to the next mass shooting, the families are left to deal with the grief. "I feel like it never ends," says Jane Dougherty, who lost her sister at Sandy Hook.

Kachka: The Word That Saved A Family During WWII And Inspired A Chef

It took until adulthood for Bonnie Morales, the daughter of immigrant Russian Jews, to appreciate the food of her childhood. Now she owns a popular Oregon restaurant and has released a new cookbook.

Roundup Of The Week: Taxes, Sexual Harassment And Russia In The Politics Podcast

As Republicans push through tax overhaul, Congress has been pulled into the wave of recent attention to sexual assault and harassment. Listen to analysis of the week on the NPR Politics Podcast.

Toilet Signs Are Mysterious And Mirth-Inducing

The signs offer important advice. But it seems they can't help but offer humor as well.

If Parents In Taiwan Are OK With Their Kids' Sex Ed Class, Why Are Others So Upset?

Despite being one of the first places in Asia to recognize same-sex unions and require schools to teach sex education, Taiwanese society is having a hard time catching up.

Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri Said To Leave Saudi Arabia

He has been at the center of concern that he was being detained. He announced from Riyadh on Nov. 4 that he was resigning, and tweeted about his flight to France early Saturday.

November 17 2017


Chief Of Puerto Rico's Power Authority Resigns Under Fire

A continuing controversy over a $300 million contract with a small Montana electrical firm to restore power in Puerto Rico was one of many "distractions,"says the island's governor.

Lost Kitchen Restaurant Made Chef's Small Hometown A Dining Destination

One of the most coveted dinner experiences in America is a 40-seat restaurant in rural Maine where the chef prides herself in serving local food that diners recognize on the plate.

Congress Is Continuing To Address Sexual Harassment Issues

NPR's Elise Hu speaks with David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and co-author of One Nation After Trump about how allegations of sexual harassment are being handled in the political sphere and the tax overhaul efforts in Congress.

If You Give Sheep Cameras, They'll Help Create Street Maps

The Faroe Islands didn't have Google street view, but they wanted to. So they strapped 360-degree cameras on the backs of sheep to make their own.

Senate Plan For Individual Tax Cuts Could Set Congress On A Collision Course

Senate Republicans would phase out tax cuts for individuals after several years. Critics say they are both setting up future political crises, and hiding the true cost of their tax plan.

Economist Takes Deep Dive Into The Effects Of Slashing Corporate Taxes

There are significant differences between the Senate and House versions of the tax overhaul. NPR's Elise Hu talks with economist Kimberly Clausing about how both plans would offer a very large tax cut for corporations and that cut would be permanent, and what that would mean.

FCC Rule Rollback Makes It Easier To Buy And Sell Media Outlets

On Thursday, The FCC rolled back rules meant to prevent single media companies from dominating the news in local markets. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Professor Lewis Friedland of the University of Wisconsin-Madison about what that could mean for cities and towns across the country.

Female Voters In Alabama Speak Out For And Against Roy Moore

Alabama may be among the most Republican states in the nation, but will the allegations of sexual assault push some Republican women away from their party's U.S. Senate candidate, Roy Moore?

A Re-Evaluation Of Bill Clinton's Behavior After The Harvey Weinstein Scandal

In the post-Weinstein era, today's progressives and feminists are re-evaluating former President Bill Clinton's behavior and coming to different conclusions than their older counterparts did in the late 90s. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Ezra Klein, editor of Vox, about what's being said, and about his take on Clinton's past.

Critics Say Tillerson Is Gutting The State Department In His Re-Design Efforts

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is running into opposition in Congress as he tries to cut the budget and the staff at the State Department. Longtime Ambassadors are sounding the alarm too.

Trump Addresses Some Sexual Harassment Issues, But Not All

President Trump slammed Democratic Sen. Al Franken for sexual misconduct, even as he sidestepped claims against GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore. Trump faced similar accusations during the campaign.

'New York Times' Reporter On The Investigation Into U.S. Airstrikes In Iraq

Civilians killed by coalition airstrikes in northern Iraq have been vastly underestimated by the U.S. military, according to an investigation by The New York Times Magazine. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to the report's co-author Azmat Khan about the project.
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