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NPR's Elise Hu speaks with Anumita Roychowdhury, executive director at the Center for Science and Environment in New Delhi. She talks about how the air pollution is so bad, United Airlines had to cancel flights over the weekend, factories had to be shut down and schools had to close at one point.
James Linton tricked many high-profile people into having conversations with him over email by using other people's identities. NPR's Elise Hu speaks with Linton about how relatively easy it was and why he has decided to retire.
Most of the island of Puerto Rico is still in the dark since hurricane Maria struck the island in September. Beyond the physical damage and the slow recovery, Puerto Ricans are accessing the psychological toll from a devastating storm.
Sean Hannity is getting increasingly lonely in his defense of Roy Moore after accusations that the Senate candidate initiated sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl in 1979. Critics are calling for a boycott of Hannity — with some success.
Data released by the FBI on hate crimes in the U.S. shows that 58 percent of the hate crime incidents last year were motivated by a victim's race. FBI data is based on voluntary reporting from more than 15,000 local law enforcement agencies, but civil rights groups argue the study is flawed because it undercounts the number of hate crimes.
The Trump administration has begun to roll back Obama-era changes in how doctors are paid. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with New York Times health care reporter Abby Goodnough about physician payment models.
Rescue workers in Iran are trying to dig out survivors from the rubble after a major earthquake struck along its border with Iraq yesterday. Hundreds are dead, and thousands are injured and in need of shelter.
Statues symbolizing the World War II sex slaves abused by Japanese soldiers have appeared this year on Korean city buses — including on a bus line whose doors open right in front of Japan's embassy.
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The Japanese beef is considered a luxury, with plenty of fat and its super-soft texture. New evidence could explain what's behind its sweet smell.
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The Trump administration's engagement with Asia has matched the Obama administration's. What's changed are the priorities: elevating commercial issues to equal or higher priority than security issues.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he believed the allegations against the GOP Senate candidate, which Moore denies. McConnell previously said he should withdraw "if" the claims were true.
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FBI statistics released Monday show that the number of hate crimes reported last year rose by nearly 5 percent compared to the previous year.
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Does a California law violate the Constitution by requiring anti-abortion pregnancy centers to inform clients about free or low-cost abortion and contraception services?
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If the former drug company executive is confirmed by the Senate, he would replace Dr. Tom Price, who resigned in September after a scandal involving government travel on private aircraft.
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Goodwin thanked those who supported his family during his wife's pregnancy, adding, "Unfortunately we lost our baby boy due to some complications, and had to prematurely deliver him."
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In a photo op with leaders of Asia in the Philippines, Trump stumbles to do the regional grouping's trademark unity handshake.
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The Arizona senator, who has become increasingly critical of the president in recent weeks, said there's nothing 'America First' about "taking the word of a KGB colonel."
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Also: A Saudi coalition will ease a blockade on Yemen; U.S. Democrats attend the climate summit in Germany; and a federal jury resumes work in the conspiracy trial of Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ).
The investigation into Russian election interference encircles the White House with interviews of staff close to the president. And the GOP is struggling to make the numbers work for their tax bill.
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Hundreds of American World War II veterans are dying each day. Isabell and Preble Staver, a couple married for 71 years, died on the same day last month.
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