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WH Opioid Commission Member Weighs In On Progress Made In Addressing Crisis

At the beginning of November, the six-member White House opioid commission delivered 56 recommendations to President Trump, for reigning in the nation's opioid crisis. On Thursday, the White House hosted a summit on opioids. Commission member Bertha Madras speaks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about the progress she sees happening, or not, toward those 56 recommendations.

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Is There Really A Difference Between Expensive Vodka And Cheap Vodka?

Walk in to just about any bar in America today and you'll see a row of fancy vodka bottles all lined up. Some people swear by one brand or another, but there is a federal law that requires all vodkas to be pretty much the same, so the Planet Money team decided to test them.

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How Kushner's Finances Could Be Potential Conflicts Of Interest

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with WNYC's Andrea Bernstein about Jared Kushner's financial vulnerabilities, and what they mean for potential conflicts of interest in his role as an adviser to President Trump.

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In His 9 Months On The Job, Special Counsel Robert Mueller Has Charged 19 People

Less than a year on the job investigating Russian election interference, special counsel Robert Mueller has secured criminal charges against 19 people including five guilty pleas.

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GOP Rep. Thomas Massie Reacts To Trump's Proposed Gun Control Measures

President Trump surprised lawmakers at the White House on Wednesday when he called for a strong package of gun control measures. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., and chair of the House Second Amendment Caucus, about his reaction to those comments.

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Forecast For National Weather Service Is Cloudy, With A Chance Of Budget Cuts

The Trump administration is looking to slash the National Weather Service's budget at a time when the service already has hundreds of unfilled positions — all while extreme weather is increasing. Now, meteorologists are speaking out, warning about being understaffed and the risks to keeping the public informed.

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Puerto Rican Government Considering Changes For Public Schools After Hurricane Maria

The Puerto Rican government wants to make big changes to the island's public school systems, including allowing charter schools. But critics say officials want to privatize the system, using the chaos after Hurricane Maria as an excuse.

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Airlines Aren't Monkeying Around With New Policies For Emotional Support Animals

United Airlines' new policy on emotional support animals goes into effect Thursday. Passengers with such animals will have to provide more documentation to the airlines before taking off.

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Carbon Fiber-Loaded GMC Sierra Denali One-Ups Ford's F-150

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 15:00
The latest version of the high-end pickup comes with a host of fancy features, including a bed made of carbon fiber.
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FACT CHECK: Trump's Meeting With Lawmakers About Gun Policy

The president hosted members of Congress from both parties to discuss legislation on school safety and guns on Wednesday. NPR journalists have annotated a transcript of their remarks.

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Researchers Used This Genealogy Site to Build a 13 Million-Person Family Tree

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 14:00
One of the members is Kevin Bacon.
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Trump's TV Policy Musings Create Chaos For Lawmakers

The White House meeting confused and frustrated many Republican lawmakers, who were seeking clear guidance from Trump on a gun bill he would sign that could attract GOP votes in Congress.

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Trump Says He Plans To Impose Tariffs On Steel, Aluminum Imports

The president promised steel and aluminum executives that he will level tariffs on imports of their products in coming weeks. The tariffs would be 25 percent for steel and 10 percent for aluminum.

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South Korea Shortens 'Inhumanely Long' Work Week

"It is impossible to lead a happy life when long hours and overexertion become routine," President Moon Jae-in said recently. The country has one of the world's lowest birth rates.

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White House Chief Of Staff Kelly: Didn't Want To Leave DHS But 'God Punished Me'

Ret. Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly said one of the great honors of his life was leading the Department of Homeland Security.

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White House To Give Status Update On Opioid Emergency

President Trump declared the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency in October. Now, the Trump administration is giving an update on what it has done to address it.

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Chrome's WebUSB Feature Leaves Some Yubikeys Vulnerable to Attack

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 11:54
While still the best protection against phishing attacks, some Yubikey models are vulnerable after a recent update to Google Chrome.
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A 1.3Tbs DDoS Hit GitHub, the Largest Yet Recorded

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 11:01
On Wednesday, a 1.3Tbps DDoS attack pummeled GitHub for 15-20 minutes. Here's how it stayed online.
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Behind the Scenes of Hollywood's Real and Imagined Worlds

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 11:00
Just in time for the Oscars, a new book explores the line between reality and fantasy in Hollywood.
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Death Toll In Papua New Guinea Quake Rises To 31

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck in the country's isolated interior on Monday, triggering landslides. Days later, rescuers are still working to reach some remote communities.

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