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Top Stories: New Findings On Discrimination; Mueller On Money-Laundering

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 05:20:40 -0400

Also: President Trump will lunch with GOP senators; two men who supported rancher Cliven Bundy in a standoff with officers plead guilty; and an Iditarod musher is named in a dog-doping scandal.



Limited Outreach, Shorter Sign-Up Time May Cause Insurance Headaches In 2018

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 05:05:21 -0400

The silver (or gold) lining may be that changes in premium pricing may mean some people could sign up for a better health insurance plan that costs them less money.



What Is Money-Laundering? And Why Does It Matter To Robert Mueller?

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 05:00:51 -0400

Former Trump campaign head Paul Manafort's ties to overseas money have raised the eyebrows of many, including the man tasked by DOJ with investigating the campaign's connections to Russia.



Poll: Most Americans Think Their Own Group Faces Discrimination

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 04:45:00 -0400

NPR is launching a deep exploration of how Americans experience discrimination in daily life. One key result: The sense that their own group suffers discrimination crosses racial and identity lines.



Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Leaders Released On Bail

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 03:28:00 -0400

Joshua Wong and Nathan Law, who led the 2014 Occupy Central protests against Beijing's leadership of the territory, were freed by Hong Kong's highest court pending appeal.



Amid Rohingya Crisis, White House Mulls Sanctions On Myanmar's Military

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 02:14:00 -0400

The State Department says it is considering using the Global Magnitsky Act to freeze assets and deny visas for the country's top generals.



Iditarod Names Four-Time Champ Dallas Seavey In Dog Doping Scandal

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 01:11:00 -0400

Under pressure from competitors, the race committee said the 30-year-old musher is under suspicion of giving his dogs the drug tamadol in this year's race. Seavey has denied any wrongdoing.



Predictably Unpredictable: Why We Don't Act Like We Should

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 21:00:00 -0400

We don't always do what we're supposed to. We don't save enough for retirement. We order dessert when we're dieting. In other words we misbehave. Nobel Prize winning economist Richard Thaler asks why.



Fresh Headache For Murdochs: Bill O'Reilly Got Raise After Secret Payout

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:34:00 -0400

The Murdoch family decided to keep host Bill O'Reilly on the air even after pledging to clean house at Fox News over a larger sexual harassment scandal.



A Timeline — And Questions — About The Niger Firefight That Killed U.S. Troops

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:06:37 -0400

Amid growing political fallout, the Department of Defense has put forward a timeline for the deadly confrontation with militants in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers.



U.K. Offers Famed Arctic Shipwrecks As 'Exceptional Gift' To Canada

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:47:01 -0400

British explorer John Franklin died in Canada's northern reaches in the 1840s, along with all of his crew. Only recently were his ships finally found. Now, they are a gift from the U.K. to Canada.



How The Affordable Housing Crisis Is Playing Out In One Dallas Neighborhood

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:26:13 -0400

Only 25 percent of people who need government help to pay for housing get it. In collaboration with The FRONTLINE Dispatch, NPR looked at what can happen to the other 75 percent and how the affordable housing crisis is playing out in one Dallas neighborhood.



In Turkey, Teachers, Parents Concerned About Religious Nature Of New Curriculum

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:26:13 -0400

Schoolchildren are back in class in Turkey, but concern is growing about the latest changes to the curriculum that emphasize religion in what has long been a secular school system.



Secretary Of State Tillerson Says There Are Moderate Voices Among The Taliban

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:26:13 -0400

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson went to Kabul and Baghdad today as he tries to help wind down two ongoing conflicts. On his trip, he told reporters that the fight against the Taliban must continue, but that there is an opening for certain parts of the group.



Former Paratrooper On What It Was Like To Serve With Bergdahl

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:26:13 -0400

When Bowe Bergdahl walked off of his base in 2009, soldiers and resources across Afghanistan were rerouted to search for him. Jon Thurman was with Bergdahl's company, and was a part of the weeks-long search after he disappeared. He speaks with NPR about that time, and how he feels about Bergdahl's guilty plea.