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We Regret To Inform You That A British Surgeon Was Branding His Initials On Livers

3 hours 32 min ago

Simon Bramhall has pleaded guilty to assault in a case that a prosecutor called "without legal precedent." He was burning his initials into human livers during transplant operations.

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'Black Votes Matter': African-Americans Propel Jones To Alabama Win

4 hours 4 min ago

More than 90 percent of African-Americans voted for Doug Jones in Alabama's special Senate election Tuesday and Jones had the support of 98 percent of black women, according to exit polling.

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After Outcry, Crowdfunding Site Patreon Backs Off Plan To Raise Fees

4 hours 12 min ago

The site — popular with independent musicians, writers and artists — allows fans to make small, repeated payments to creators. A change in the pay structure sent shock waves through the Internet.

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Rikers Settles Class Action Solitary Confinement Case

4 hours 52 min ago

More than 450 plaintiffs are approved to receive compensation for time they spent in solitary confinement at Rikers Island under the "old time" policy.

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3 Reasons Why California's Fire Risk Won't Dampen Anytime Soon

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The Thomas Fire, the fifth largest wildfire in California history, is a harbinger of things to come in the West.

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How A Trial In A Federal Courthouse In Manhattan Is Riveting The Turkish Government

5 hours 15 min ago

NPR'S Robert Siegel speaks with New York Times reporter Ben Weiser about testimony by a Turkish-Iranian gold trader charged with conspiring to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran. Star witnesses have testified that the scheme was broader, and possibly involved the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan himself.

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Palestinians Face Pressure To Assimilate In Jerusalem

5 hours 15 min ago

President Trump may have handed Israel a symbolic victory with his recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, but every day in East Jerusalem, Palestinians face pressures to assimilate. With hope for a two-state solution dwindling, more families are applying for Israeli passports, and more Palestinian children are attending schools that teach the official Israeli curriculum.

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Nancy French On Implications Of Alabama Election For Christian Conservatives

5 hours 15 min ago

Nancy French is a Southern, conservative Christian writer who has written about her experience as the victim of childhood sexual abuse, her break with the Republican Party over Donald Trump's presidential candidacy and about empathizing with Roy Moore's Moore's accusers. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with French about Alabama's special election and its implications for Christian conservatives.

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Chicago Neighborhoods Are Trying To Adapt The 'Village Movement' Structure

5 hours 15 min ago

In its 17 years, the "village movement" — that aims to let the elderly age in their homes — has taken root mostly in well-off, white communities. Activists are now trying to adapt it to poorer, minority communities, such as the Englewood neighborhood in south Chicago.

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Deputy AG Rosenstein Defends Special Counsel Investigation Before Congress

5 hours 15 min ago

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testified before Congress on Wednesday. Rosenstein defended the special counsel in the face of Republicans' allegations of anti-Trump political bias among the investigators.

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African-American Voters Turned Out In Alabama's U.S. Senate Election

5 hours 15 min ago

African-American voters turned out in big numbers to help propel Democrat Doug Jones' upset victory in the Alabama U.S. Senate race. It was a surprising show of political muscle by a community that's been locked out of power in a Republican-dominated state.

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Trump Says Republicans Are Close To Passing Tax Bill

5 hours 15 min ago

In a speech Wednesday, President Trump made the case for why the Republican tax measure would be good for Americans. The remarks come after a big political loss for the president in Alabama.

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Republicans Reconcile House And Senate Versions Of Tax Deal

5 hours 15 min ago

House and Senate Republicans have agreed on a final tax deal. GOP leaders hope to pass the bill next week and achieve their first major legislative achievement this year.

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Many South Africans Are Disenchanted With Governing Of African National Congress

5 hours 15 min ago

South African President Jacob Zuma is plagued by allegations of corruption, which have tainted the image of his governing of the African National Congress. The party is deeply split ahead of its leadership conference this weekend, where a new leader will be chosen.

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President Of Alabama NAACP On Democrat Doug Jones' Win

5 hours 15 min ago

In Alabama's special U.S. Senate election, African-Americans made up as much as 30 percent of the electorate — with 96 percent of them voting for Democrat Doug Jones. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Benard Simelton, President of the Alabama State Conference of the NAACP, about the NAACP's get-out-the-vote campaign in the race.

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HealthCare.gov Enrollment Ends Friday. Sign-ups Likely to Trail Last Year's

5 hours 38 min ago

A shorter enrollment period and big cuts in the federal budget for outreach are taking a toll, say those helping with health insurance sign-ups. Deadlines for most state exchanges are a little later.

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Martial Law Extended For Another Year In Southern Philippines

5 hours 46 min ago

The move to keep martial law in the Muslim-dominated south was requested by President Rodrigo Duterte. The decree is worrisome to many Filipinos who remember a deadly era of martial law in the 1970s.

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Full Employment: Are We There Yet?

5 hours 47 min ago

Why is it so hard to figure out when the economy is at full employment? And why does the Fed keep getting it wrong?

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How A Deregulated Internet Could Hurt America's Classrooms

5 hours 58 min ago

Schools use the internet for a lot of learning: researching, virtual travel, watching videos. Educators say it opens their classrooms to the world. The removal of net neutrality could change all that.

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Remembering Bruce Brown, Whose Search For The Perfect Break Redefined Surfing

6 hours 7 min ago

Brown, who died Sunday at the age of 80, revolutionized how the world viewed the sport with The Endless Summer. But first, he had to struggle to get his beloved movie seen.

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