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Bitcoin Futures Surge In First Day Of Trading

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 03:09:00 -0500

January contracts for the skyrocketing digital currency opened at just under $15,500 on Sunday and had spiked to more than $18,000 hours later.



Firefighters Lose Ground On Largest Of California Fires

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 01:20:00 -0500

Over the weekend, the Thomas Fire had been declared 15 percent contained, but on Sunday, officials downgraded that to just 10 percent as the fire spread north, encompassing 230,000 acres.



Simeon Booker, Dean Of Washington's Black Press Corps, Dies At 99

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:19:00 -0500

Booker chronicled the civil rights movement, and is credited with helping to deliver the 1955 story of Emmitt Till's murder to a national audience.



Poll: Discrimination Against Women Is Common Across Races, Ethnicities, Identities

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:03:00 -0500

New results from an NPR poll show sexism and discrimination against women is widespread and pervasive. Sexual harassment is just one of many challenges women experience in daily life.



Window Blind Cords Still Pose A Deadly Risk To Children

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:02:22 -0500

Nearly one child a month dies after being entangled in window blind cords, despite years of effort to reduce the toll. A new industry standard to remove most corded blinds from the market may help.



Terry Crews On His Sexual Assault Lawsuit: This Is About Accountability

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:43:00 -0500

NPR's Michel Martin spoke with actor Terry Crews about sexual assault, how he joined the #MeToo movement and why he is fighting to hold people in Hollywood accountable.



Rohingya Activist: 'Rohingya Are Not Safe Anywhere'

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:49:00 -0500

More than half of Myanmar's Rohingya have fled the country since 1978 because of periodic military crackdowns. Activist Adbul Rasheed is working for the safe repatriation of his people.



'Fight For Rights Will Continue' In Zimbabwe, #ThisFlag Movement Pastor Vows

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:41:00 -0500

Robert Mugabe is gone as Zimbabwe's leader, but Evan Mawarire warns that abuses have yet to end. "The citizens of our nation are not enemies to our government," he says. "They should be listened to."



Examining The Role Self Awareness Plays In Sexual Harassment

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:32:07 -0500

Many people accused of sexual harassment say they weren't aware that their behavior was inappropriate. NPR's Michel Martin talks with Tasha Eurich, author of the book Insight, about self-awareness.



Beirut Crowd Protests Trump Recognizing Jerusalem As Israel's Capital

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:32:07 -0500

Lebanese security forces used tear gas and water cannons against demonstrators outside the U.S. Embassy in Beirut. They were protesting against the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.



Polls In Alabama Indicate Tuesday's Special Election Is Unusually Close

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:32:00 -0500

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Ben Domenech, co-founder of The Federalist, about the GOP strategy behind supporting candidate Roy Moore in his race for a U.S. Senate seat against Democrat Doug Jones.



What Does The Jerusalem Decision Mean For U.S. Jews?

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:32:00 -0500

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Yehuda Kurtzer, president of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, and Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, about the U.S. declaration.



This Year's Christmas Tree Shortage Has Roots In The Recession

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:23:00 -0500

This season, a tightened tree supply dates back eight to 10 years ago, when fewer trees were planted. Due also in part to an exodus of tree farmers in the industry, prices have more than doubled.



Stories Of Syria's Uprising, And Its Backyard Funerals, In 'Gardens Speak'

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:18:00 -0500

In Miami Beach, visitors were lying down in freshly-dug graves 10 at a time. It was part of Tania El Khoury's interactive artwork, which tells the tales of people killed in Syria's civil war.



The Internet Celebrates The First Snow Of The Season

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 16:03:00 -0500

The Northeast, Southeast, and Mid-Atlantic were blanketed in the season's first snowfall this weekend — prompting some panic, and lots of Instagrammed awe.