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Code Switch's 2018 Book Guide

We checked in with authors, poets and great literary minds to see what books they think everyone should read this holiday season.

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'Going To Office Hours Is Terrifying' And Other Tales Of Rural Students In College

Some colleges are extending scholarships and other help to rural high school grads. They see benefits to diversity — and their own bottom lines — in having rural students on their campuses.

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VIDEO: Cosmonauts Slice Spacecraft For Clues To Cause Of Mysterious Hole

A small hole in spacecraft Soyuz MS-09 has sparked an investigation into its origin. Cosmonauts spent hours on a spacewalk to gather samples in hopes of determining its cause.

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Vitamin Treatment For Sepsis Is Put To The Test

Researchers have devised a large clinical study to quickly assess whether one doctor's apparently effective treatment for deadly sepsis is a fluke or worthy of widespread use.

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Former NFL Player Tim Green Has A New Opponent — ALS

Green, a well-known voice on NPR in the 1990s, is one of a growing number of former football players with the degenerative illness Lou Gehrig's disease. And he's not hiding it.

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Customs And Border Protection Paid A Firm $13.6 Million To Hire Recruits. It Hired 2

A report by the Office of the Inspector General revealed Accenture, contracted to help hire 7,500 new agents, is "nowhere near" completing its goals and "risks wasting millions of taxpayer dollars."

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Michael Flynn Asks For No Prison Time, Cites Help He Gave Special Counsel

Defense lawyers told the judge their client gave investigators extensive help and gave the country exemplary military service.

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Buffeted By Brexit Woes, Theresa May Embarks On Whirlwind European Tour

A day after the prime minister delayed a critical vote on her Brexit deal, May has hit the road in search of assurances from European leaders — while political turmoil churns back home.

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Rays Of Sun Or A Reminder Of Atrocities? After Protests, L.A. Mural Will Be Removed

The artist says he meant no harm, but some Korean neighbors see echoes of a flag flown by the imperial Japanese army during World War II.

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FACT CHECK: Trump Says 'A Lot Of Wall Has Been Built' As He Demands We Build More

President Trump is threatening a government shutdown if he doesn't get funding to build his border wall. In a meeting with Democratic leaders, he said, "tremendous amounts of wall have been built."

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Stormy Daniels Ordered To Pay Trump $293,000 In Fees In Defamation Lawsuit

Earlier this year, a federal judge dismissed the adult film star's suit over a tweet Trump sent in April suggesting Daniels was lying about being threatened in 2011.

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Amazon’s Holiday Toy Catalog Is Advertising Parents Actually Want

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 17:48
And some people are mad they didn't get one.
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Gunman Attacks French Christmas Market, Killing At Least 4 And Wounding Several

Initial reports indicate a suspect had been known to authorities as a security risk.

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Transcript: NPR's Full Interview With California Gov. Jerry Brown

California Gov. Jerry Brown reflects on his nearly 50-year political career in an interview with All Things Considered's Ari Shapiro.

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The Co-Opting of French Unrest to Spread Disinformation

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 16:41
In an echo of the US in 2016, accounts linked to Russia and right-wing conspiracy theorists are spreading misinformation on Twitter.
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Jerry Brown's Exit Interview: Don't Say He Didn't Warn You

The outgoing governor of California spoke about climate change, nuclear proliferation, capitalism and more in a wide-ranging interview with NPR.

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Mystery Blast Sank The USS San Diego in 1918. New Report Reveals What Happened

A team of researchers had been trying to determine whether the armored cruiser was lost to sabotage, an accident or an attack.

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Huawei Executive Granted Bail In Canada, Former Canadian Diplomat Is Detained In China

Michael Kovrig reportedly was taken into custody but China has not acknowledged it. Chinese tech executive Meng Wanzhou faces extradition from Canada to the U.S. to be tried on fraud charges.

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Congress Blew Its Hearing With Google CEO Sundar Pichai

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 16:29
The House Judiciary Committee spent more time on partisan squabbles than urgent questions around Google's data and privacy practices.
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OPINION: What My Dad And I Learned In Hunting Class

A father and son are part of the majority of Americans who don't hunt and didn't learn from their parents. So they take a class, and learn a little about hunting and a few things about themselves.

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