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Female Congressional Candidate Ends Run After She Is Accused Of Sexual Harassment

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:31:00 -0500

Retired business executive Andrea Ramsey had hoped to oust an incumbent Republican congressman in a Kansas district targeted by the Democrats.

CHART: How The New Version Of The Republican Tax Bill Would Affect You

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:12:42 -0500

The bill would lower the rate for top earners and also let graduate students keep their tuition waivers.

Final Version Of GOP Tax Bill Cuts Corporate Tax Rate To 21 Percent

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:16:00 -0500

Republican lawmakers have released the final version of their tax bill that cuts the corporate tax rate to 21 percent and reduces tax rates for individuals for eight years.

Chief Justice Roberts Sends Kozinski Inquiry To Another Judicial Council

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:53:00 -0500

The 2nd Circuit will take over the inquiry of 9th Circuit Appeals Court Judge Alex Kozinski. Multiple former clerks and externs have accused Kozinski of sexual harassment.

Haitians Are Turning Plastic Waste Into Valuable Fabric

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:52:00 -0500

Environmentalists haul illegal fishing nets in the ocean, while poor Haitians collect discarded plastic bottles of the streets of their country. All the waste is then turned into fabric and later into high end shoes and backpacks — a new trend in recycling.

Scientists Say Japanese Monkeys Are Having 'Sexual Interactions' With Deer

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:22:25 -0500

Researchers witnessed adolescent female Japanese macaques mounting sika deer in ways that were "sexual in nature." They have several theories for why but say more research is necessary.

Trump Administration Moves To Kill Rules For Organic Eggs

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:20:00 -0500

It's the latest Obama-era agriculture regulation to go on the chopping block. This one governs the treatment of animals on organic farms. But most organic farmers actually support the rule.

Are These Condom Ads Too Sexy For TV?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:43:20 -0500

India's government has banned condom ads between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. to protect children from seeing them on TV. Some citizens are outraged by the censorship.

We LYLAS, But It's Time To Say TTFN As AOL Instant Messanger Signs Off For Good

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:23:00 -0500

AOL instant messenger signed off for the final time this morning — 20 years after changing online communication.

DHS Wants To Build A Computer System To Help Determine Who Gets To Visit The U.S.

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:23:00 -0500

Can a computer tell if you're going to be a productive member of society? Can it tell if you're a terrorist? The Department of Homeland Security is trying to answer these questions. The agency hopes to build a computer system to help determine who gets to visit or immigrate to the U.S., but that idea has some techies worried.

Nearly A Year In Office, Trump's Presidency Remains Defined By Russia

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:23:00 -0500

Almost a year in and Donald Trump's presidency is still — in large part — being defined by Russia. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks to The Washington Post's Greg Jaffe about his joint byline in Friday's paper for "Doubting the Intelligence, Trump purses Putin and leaves a Russian threat unchecked."

An Outsider's View Of How the U.S. Treats Its Most Vulnerable

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:23:00 -0500

Philip Alston is the United Nations' special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. He speaks with NPR's Kelly McEvers about a report he is compiling on how the United State's most vulnerable are treated by the government.

Pennsylvania Grand Jury Hopes Investigation Will Change Fraternity Culture Across The U.S.

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:23:00 -0500

A Pennsylvania grand jury has issued a scathing report about Pennsylvania State University's failed oversight of campus Greek organizations. The report follows the hazing death of a 19-year-old pledge in February.

Where Does The #MeToo Movement Go From Here?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:23:00 -0500

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with New York Magazine's Rebecca Traister and writer Ijeoma Oluo about the post-Weinstein era. The two women reflect on where this #MeToo movement goes from here, and the complexities surrounding how we should address the issue of sexual harassment in workplaces.

GOP Releases Final Version Of Tax Overhaul Bill

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:23:00 -0500

Republican lawmakers are releasing the final version of their legislation to overhaul the nation's tax code, with plans to pass it next week.