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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke To Step Down

President Trump has tweeted that the interior secretary is stepping down at the end of the year. NPR's Scott Simon and Tamara Keith discuss the issue.

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2018 Is Now The Wettest Year On Record For Washington And Other Cities

So far this year, 61.34 inches of rain have fallen in Washington, breaking a 129-year-old record.

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'Nowhere To Go But Up ' — A Small Town Confronts Its Addiction Crisis

Two years after East Liverpool, Ohio, gained notoriety from a viral photo of an overdosed couple, the community is coming to terms with its addiction problem — and taking tentative steps forward.

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As Judge Rules Obamacare Unconstitutional, Democrats Seethe, Republicans Stay Mum

The decision came on the eve of the final day of open enrollment for 2019 healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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Space Photos of the Week: It’s Love vs. Hate in Star vs. Star

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Binary stars have a sort of relationship, but not one you’d want to be in.
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Ryan Zinke Is Leaving The Interior Department, Trump Tweets

The interior secretary is stepping down after a tumultuous two years, marked by mounting allegations of misconduct in office.

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‘The Endless’ Is a Masterful Low-Budget Sci-Fi Movie

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The latest from Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead is everything studio movies are not.
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Taylor Swift's Facial Recognition, the Year's Worst Passwords, and More Security News This Week

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Chinese hackers targeting the Navy, charity scammers, and more security news this week.
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Wolves Are Back In Germany, But Not Always Welcome

Germany is seeing the return of wolf packs, and with them growing political tension over whether the animals pose too much of a threat.

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Why NRA Infiltrator Maria Butina Decided To Help Government Investigations

This week Butina admitted she wasn't just a student and Russian gun rights activist, pleading guilty to a count of conspiring to act as a foreign agent. NPR's Scott Simon talks with her lawyer.

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A Head-Spinning Week In The Mueller Probe Produces A Sentence And A Plea

President Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, got three years in prison, and the publisher of the National Enquirer agreed to cooperate with prosecutors.

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Amazon Echo Review: Which Echo or Alexa Speaker is Best?

Wired Top Stories - 9 hours 34 min ago
Should you get the Echo Dot, or the Echo Plus? And what's up with that Echo Show? Here's what to consider.
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The Russia Investigations: An Unfinished Case Looks Weaker Than Ever

This week in the Russia investigations: Headlines and courtroom action are coming thick and fast in the final weeks of the year, but a core "collusion" case also looks weaker than it ever has.

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The Russia Investigations: A Case Still Unproven

This week in the Russia investigations: Headlines and courtroom action are coming thick and fast in the final weeks of the year, but a core "collusion" case also looks weaker than it ever has.

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The Best Sales on Xbox, PS4, and Switch for Christmas 2018

Wired Top Stories - 10 hours 34 min ago
Game consoles, controllers, and critically acclaimed games like ‘God of War’ are on sale at multiple retailers for Christmas.
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Barry Jenkins' New Movie and the Future of Black Filmmaking

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With his new feature, 'If Beale Street Could Talk,' already prompting award predictions, the writer-director discusses his approach and what comes next.
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Education Department Remedies Troubled Grant Program; Defrauded Students To Receive Loan Forgiveness

Also this week, the Kentucky Supreme Court struck down a bill that prompted thousands of teachers to protest this spring.

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Zoox's Maddening Struggle to Make Robo-Cars Safe—and Prove It

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The startup is just one of many self-driving developers looking for the best way to approach the tricky question of safety.
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After The Thousand Oaks' Shooting, A Community-Wide Effort To Memorialize And Heal

Since the mass shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif., last month, there's been more than 70 events - memorials, vigils and fundraisers — for the families of the victims.

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PG&E Falsified Gas Pipeline Safety Records, Regulators Say

The utility has been under fire for its role in the massive gas pipeline explosion in 2010 in San Bruno, Calif.

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