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Terry Crews On His Sexual Assault Lawsuit: This Is About Accountability

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 16:43

NPR's Michel Martin spoke with actor Terry Crews about sexual assault, how he joined the #MeToo movement and why he is fighting to hold people in Hollywood accountable.

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Rohingya Activist: 'Rohingya Are Not Safe Anywhere'

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 15:49

More than half of Myanmar's Rohingya have fled the country since 1978 because of periodic military crackdowns. Activist Adbul Rasheed is working for the safe repatriation of his people.

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'Fight For Rights Will Continue' In Zimbabwe, #ThisFlag Movement Pastor Vows

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 15:41

Robert Mugabe is gone as Zimbabwe's leader, but Evan Mawarire warns that abuses have yet to end. "The citizens of our nation are not enemies to our government," he says. "They should be listened to."

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This Year's Christmas Tree Shortage Has Roots In The Recession

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 15:23

This season, a tightened tree supply dates back eight to 10 years ago, when fewer trees were planted. Due also in part to an exodus of tree farmers in the industry, prices have more than doubled.

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Stories Of Syria's Uprising, And Its Backyard Funerals, In 'Gardens Speak'

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 15:18

In Miami Beach, visitors were lying down in freshly-dug graves 10 at a time. It was part of Tania El Khoury's interactive artwork, which tells the tales of people killed in Syria's civil war.

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The Internet Celebrates The First Snow Of The Season

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 14:03

The Northeast, Southeast, and Mid-Atlantic were blanketed in the season's first snowfall this weekend — prompting some panic, and lots of Instagrammed awe.

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Anti-Trump Protests Flare In Beirut Near The U.S. Embassy

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 08:15

The demonstrators are responding to President Trump's decision last week to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, reversing decades of American foreign policy.

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On The Hunt For The 'Love' In Granola: A Story About Loving Yourself

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 06:00

The FDA infamously sanctioned a bakery for listing "love" as an ingredient, but our writer wanted that recipe. She found a treasure of another sort, one of value for those with eating disorders.

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A Visit To Houston's Himalaya: Pakistani And Indian Food With Deep Texas Roots

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 05:46

Chef Kaiser Lashkari's Pakistani restaurant has become a Houston institution. It's also emblematic of the multi-ethnic city itself, with flavors that borrow happily from other culinary traditions.

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As Mueller's Russia Probe Forges Ahead, Potential Legal Endgames Begin to Take Shape

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 05:00

No one on the outside knows what cards Robert Mueller holds, but his actions offer some clues. Here's a look at some of the laws the special counsel might try to use in a potential prosecutions.

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Rows Of Hot Pink Paper, All Saying #MeToo

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 05:00

Mexican artist Monica Mayer brings her "Clothesline Project" to the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.

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Houston Ship Channel And Galveston Bay Digging Out After Harvey

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 04:36

The sediment and muddy freshwater that spilled into these Texas bodies of water are causing problems for the shipping and oyster industries.

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Biologists With Drones And Peanut Butter Pellets Are On A Mission To Help Ferrets

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 03:00

To increase populations of the endangered black-footed ferret, scientists aim to save prairie dogs, a main food source. The biologists use drones and medicated peanut butter-flavored pellets to do it.

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DNC Group Calls For Drastic Cut In 'Superdelegates' As Part Of Nomination Process

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 16:16

The Unity Reform Commission is calling for a 60 percent reduction in superdelegates and wants the party to offer same-day party affiliation switching. It calls its recommendations "historic."

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Despite Maduro's Unpopularity, Venezuela's Opposition Isn't A Shoo-In For Election

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 16:03

Venezuelans are suffering under increasing shortages of food, medicine, and other basics. But growing anger from this has not translated into greater success at the ballot box for the opposition.

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Reaction To Trump's Appearance At Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 16:03

President Trump appears at the grand opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum even as the NAACP and civil rights activists say his presence is an insult.

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SoCal Wildfire Victim Tells Her Story

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 16:03

The ongoing SoCal wildfires have burned more than 100,000 acres, forced thousands of people to evacuate, and destroyed hundreds of structures. Cal Fire says there is no end in sight.

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'Millennials': Be Careful How We Use This Label

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 16:03

The Wall Street Journal announced that it would consider how it uses the term "millennial." Linguist Ben Zimmer weighs in on whether this term has painted a whole generation with too broad a brush.

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Trump Attends Opening Of Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Despite Controversy

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 13:19

Two black Democratic lawmakers who decided not to attend said Trump's presence at the opening was "an insult." But the state's GOP governor said residents should be proud Trump would be there.

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Firefighters Gain Ground On SoCal Wildfires Even As Winds Continue To Vex

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 12:59

The Santa Ana winds gave firefighters a small reprieve but were expected to pick up once again. Air quality was at hazardous levels in some areas.

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