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Does Preschool Pay Off? Tulsa Says Yes

December 11, 2017 - 9:00pm

Tulsa, Okla., has been the focus of much debate over the long-term benefits of preschool. The most recent findings by Georgetown University researchers are another strong endorsement for early ed.

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Macron Awards U.S. Climate Scientists Grants To 'Make Our Planet Great Again'

December 11, 2017 - 5:57pm

A day before an international summit on the climate, the French president offers some researchers an opportunity to make France a "second homeland."

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After Court Ruling, Military Will Accept Openly Transgender Recruits As Of Jan. 1

December 11, 2017 - 2:49pm

A federal judge upheld a temporary injunction against President Trump's ban on new trans troops in the military. Now, the Pentagon faces a deadline to begin accepting these applicants in the new year.

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How Labels Can Affect People's Personalities And Potential

December 11, 2017 - 1:38pm

What is it that makes you...you? How much of a person's personality and potential are based on the expectations of others? NPR's Shankar Vedantam explores new research that suggests the labels we use to categorize people affect not just who they are now, but who they'll become in the future.

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Christopher Plummer Nominated For Golden Globe After Replacing Kevin Spacey

December 11, 2017 - 1:38pm

The 75th Golden Globe nominations were announced on Monday. Among the nominees is actor Christopher Plummer, for his role replacing Kevin Spacey in All the Money in the World, after Spacey faced allegations of sexual misconduct.

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Civil Rights Reporters, Simeon Saunders Booker, Jr. And Roy Reed, Die At 99 And 87

December 11, 2017 - 1:38pm

Simeon Saunders Booker, Jr., risked his life to cover the civil rights movement in the 1950s and '60s for Jet and Ebony magazines. He was the first black reporter hired by The Washington Post. Roy Reed covered the movement for The New York Times and was tear-gassed covering the Bloody Sunday marchers. Booker, 99, and Reed, 87, died on Sunday.

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Pentagon Officials Say Transgender People Can Enlist In Military Next Year

December 11, 2017 - 1:38pm

Pentagon officials say starting on Jan. 1, 2018, transgender people can enlist in the U.S. military. President Trump has opposed allowing transgender people to serve, but the Pentagon decision comes as courts are ruling against efforts to bar transgender enlistment.

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Congressional Republicans Hope To Pass Tax Overhaul Bill By Dec. 25

December 11, 2017 - 1:38pm

Congressional Republicans are working to merge House and Senate versions of a GOP tax bill. They're hoping to reach their first major legislative milestone by Christmas.

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The Challenges Of Regulating Autonomous Weapons

December 11, 2017 - 1:38pm

Autonomous weapons, capable of operating independent of human control, are being developed by several countries around the world. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Paul Scharre of the Center for a New American Security about this new military technology and the challenges of regulating it.

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FCC Says It Will Vote On Net Neutrality Despite Millions Of Fake Public Comments

December 11, 2017 - 1:38pm

Millions of public comments in advance of the FCC's vote on net neutrality turn out to have been faked. Some used phony names, others came from Russian email addresses. The FCC says it will go ahead with its vote this week nonetheless.

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Celebrity Chef Mario Batali Steps Aside After Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct

December 11, 2017 - 1:38pm

Celebrity chef Mario Batali has stepped down from daily operations at his restaurant company after allegations of sexual misconduct. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Amanda Kludt, Editor-in-Chief of the online publication Eater, which broke the story.

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Suspect In New York Subway Blast Had 'Low-Tech' Device

December 11, 2017 - 1:38pm

Police are calling an explosion in a crowded corridor between two New York City subway stations Monday morning an attempted terror attack. Officials say suspect Akayed Ullah detonated an improvised pipe bomb that was strapped to his body.

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Before Voting Begins, A Look At Alabama's Special Senate Election

December 11, 2017 - 1:38pm

One of the most contested and high-profile special Senate elections of recent times is drawing to a close in Alabama. A day before voting begins, a look at where Republican Roy Moore stands against Democrat Doug Jones.

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Wisconsin Voters Aren't Enthusiastic About Republican Tax Bill

December 11, 2017 - 1:38pm

What do voters think of the tax bills currently under debate in Congress? In the swing state of Wisconsin, many voters don't know much about the legislation — but don't like what they see so far.

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Pope Francis Suggests Translation Change To The Lord's Prayer

December 11, 2017 - 1:38pm

Last week, he weighed in on how the line "lead us not into temptation" might be improved. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Rev. James Martin, editor-at-large of America Magazine, about it.

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Women Who Accused President Trump Of Sexual Misconduct Want Congress To Investigate

December 11, 2017 - 1:38pm

With allegations of sexual harassment and assault in the forefront of politics, women who have accused President Trump of misconduct are renewing calls for him to be held accountable.

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DOJ Stepping Up Prosecutions Of Medical Providers Who Abuse Prescribing Authority

December 11, 2017 - 1:38pm

It's believed that 80 percent of people addicted to heroin today started with prescription painkillers. The over-prescription of opioids in the U.S. has been well documented. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about how the Department of Justice is ramping up prosecutions of medical providers who abuse their prescribing authority when it comes to opioids.

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'Shape Of Water,' 'Big Little Lies' Snag Most Golden Globe Nominations

December 11, 2017 - 8:26am

Guillermo del Toro's Cold War fantasy The Shape Of Water snagged the most motion picture nominations, followed by The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

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Suspect In NYC Blast Was Wearing 'Low-Tech' Device

December 11, 2017 - 8:12am

New York City was rocked Monday by an explosion in the subway beneath the Port Authority. Authorities report a single suspect in custody, and no life-threatening injuries.

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Why A Pill That's 4 Cents In Tanzania Costs Up To $400 In The U.S.

December 11, 2017 - 8:06am

The medication fights hookworm. And it's one of several drugs for "neglected tropical diseases" that are priced differently in the United States than they are in the developing world.

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