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Can A Computer Catch A Spy?





Thirty years ago, a team of investigators set out to find one of the most damaging spies in U.S. history. It took three years. Could today's computer algorithms uncover insider threats any faster?

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Candy Canals: Architects Craft Gingerbread Replica Of Venice





A competition brought hundreds of architects, designers and engineers together to build a mini version of the Italian city out of Snickers, Mars bars, Jellybeans, cereal, gummy bears and more.

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In Alaska's Wilderness, A New Vision Of Higher Learning





The Arete Project in Southeast Alaska brings very different students from around the world together to learn from nature and each other, and earn college credit along the way.

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Rapper Juice WRLD Has Died At Age 21





The fast-rising rapper collapsed at Chicago's Midway Airport in the early hours of Sunday. The Cook County medical examiner confirmed his death to NPR.

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Caroll Spinney, Who Played Big Bird And Oscar On 'Sesame Street,' Dies At 85





The actor and puppeteer performed on the popular TV show from its very first episode in 1969 until his retirement last year.

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FBI Is Investigating Pensacola Shooting As Terrorism





The shooter was an officer in Saudi Air Force who was a student at the Naval Air Station Pensacola. The FBI said the Saudi government has pledged its cooperation.

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43 Dead In 'Extremely Horrific' Fire At New Delhi Factory





Many of the victims were asleep in beds in the factory when the fire began. Streets in the area were so crowded that firetrucks couldn't reach the site, and had to shoot water from 100 yards away.

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Colombia's Former Prison Island Gorgona Is Open For Tourists — And Snakes





Nature has taken over this onetime penal colony turned national park, surrounded by waters popular with divers for their sharks, rays and whales. A resort manager calls it a "mini-Galápagos."

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Eat For 10 Hours. Fast For 14. This Daily Habit Prompts Weight Loss, Study Finds





A new study finds time-restricted eating helped overweight people who were at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes to lose about 3% of their body weight, reduce belly fat and feel more energetic.

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Soupy Study: Minestrone Could Be A Secret Weapon Against Malaria





It all started when a London primary school asked children to bring in a plastic tube containing approximately one tablespoon of homemade soup.

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Alaska Cod Fishery Closes And Industry Braces For Ripple Effect





Gulf of Alaska cod have been in steep decline due to rising ocean temperatures. Now, for the first time ever, federal fisheries managers are shutting down the lucrative fishery because of low stock.

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Big Money Is Building A New Kind Of National Park In The Great Plains





In Montana, a former Silicon Valley entrepreneur wants to create a massive, privately funded public park. Some ranchers oppose the American Prairie Reserve and say they can better conserve the land.

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Family Of Pensacola Navy Base Shooting Says Victim 'Saved Countless Lives'





The victim's brother said in a Facebook post that his sibling was shot multiple times. "He died a hero and we are beyond proud but there is a whole in our hearts that can never be filled."

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Biden Doubles Down On Heated Town Hall Where He Called Voter A 'Damn Liar'





"The fact of the matter is, this guy stood up and he was, in fact, lying," Biden said in an interview Friday evening with NPR Morning Edition host Rachel Martin.

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In A Warming Greenland, A Farming Family Adapts To Drought — And New Opportunities





Kanuk Nielsen and his brother Pilu grew up on a sheep farm in southern Greenland. Kanuk has decided to remain on the farm. Pilu gives helicopter tours to visitors, who are arriving in greater numbers.

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As Impeachment Inquiry Moves Forward, Questions Around Pompeo Continue To Swirl





The questions surrounding what Secretary of State Mike Pompeo knew about the Ukraine affair reflect the outsized role he has assumed as one of the president's most influential advisers.

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Meet The Womanikin, The Breasted Vest Working To Close The CPR Gender Gap





Studies show women are less likely to receive CPR in public than men. A manikin sleeve with silicone breasts might be part of the solution.

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American Held In Iran Released In Prisoner Exchange





Princeton graduate student Xiyue Wang, held by Iran for three years, was released Saturday in exchange for Iranian scientist Massoud Soleimani, who had been held in the U.S.

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Democrats Are Going To Impeach Trump — Here's How They Might Do It





Democrats are going forward with impeachment against President Trump. During a hearing this week, they tipped their hand about the three articles they might bring forward.

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This Is What It's Like To Be An Ebola Doctor Under Fire In Congo





Dr. Marie-Roseline Bélizaire says the United Nations is failing to keep its medical workers safe.

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A Day For Shipbuilders: Caroline Kennedy Christens The USS John F. Kennedy





The ship's high-profile christening marks a day of recognition for the thousands of workers that have participated in the project over more than five years.

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PG&E Announces $13.5 Billion Settlement Of Claims Linked To California Wildfires





The utility hopes the settlement will help it emerge from bankruptcy proceedings by the end of the year. When it declared bankruptcy in January, the company faced potential liabilities of $30 billion.

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Tony And Emmy Award Winning Actor Ron Liebman Dies At 82





Liebman, who played a wide range of roles in films, the stage and television, is perhaps most popularly known for his role as the father of Jennifer Anniston's Rachel Green on "Friends."

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Why The Trump Decision To Delay Aid To Ukraine Is Under Scrutiny





There are lots of reasons U.S. foreign aid can be held up or frozen. There's even a law that governs the issue. But many experts say what happened over the summer with Ukraine is highly irregular.

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Los Angeles Jury Finds No Defamation In Elon Musk's 'Pedo Guy' Tweet





The Tesla CEO was embroiled in a Twitter spat with one of the rescuers of 12 boys and their soccer coach in Thailand last year.

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GOP Rep. Hunter Says He Will Resign 'After The Holidays,' Days After Guilty Plea





The California Republican congressman's resignation marks a dramatic change in fortunes for the son of a once-powerful member of the House Armed Services Committee.

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Trump Declines to Take Part in "Baseless" House Impeachment Inquiry





Democrats had offered to allow Trump to have attorneys representing him at future impeachment hearings in the House.

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Merkel Tours Auschwitz With 'Sense Of Shame' And Warns Of Resurgent Anti-Semitism





It was the German leader's first official trip to the Nazi concentration camp. "These crimes are and will remain part of German history," she said, "and this history must be told over and over again."

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Pearl Harbor Veteran Expected To Be Last USS Arizona Survivor Interred On Ship





Lauren Bruner died in September and on Saturday, his remains will return to the USS Arizona. He is expected to be the final USS Arizona survivor to be interred on the sunken warship.

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Virginia Governor Suspends Policy Allowing Strip Searches Of Children At Prisons





An 8-year-old girl was strip searched at Buckingham Correctional Center last month. A prison spokesperson says the prison staffer who approved the search didn't have the authority to do so.

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Will Glitches In Medicare's 'Plan Finder' Leave Some Seniors Stuck In The Wrong Plan?





With a deadline for Medicare enrollment looming, some lawmakers and advocates are concerned that Medicare hasn't done enough to reach out to consumers who might be affected by website problems.

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Amid McKinsey Contract Controversy, Buttigieg Asks Company To Release His Client List





The global consulting firm has become a talking point on the campaign trail lately. Pete Buttigieg, particularly, has been criticized for his time there.

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The Stakes For Ukraine Are High In Monday's Summit Between Putin And Zelenskiy





Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy will have his first meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Paris, in an effort to end a five-year conflict in eastern Ukraine that has cost 13,000 lives.

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4 Dead After Armed Robbers Hijack UPS Truck





Police officers in South Florida exchanged gunfire with two armed robbers Thursday. The resulting skirmish ended with both suspects dead, along with a hostage and a bystander.

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Why Virginity Tests Are Making News — In The U.S. And Afghanistan





When the rapper T.I. said he has his teenage daughter undergo an annual virginity test, protests arose in the U.S. In fact, the virginity test is a global issue.

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'We Took Terror Out Of Their Lives': Remembering Youth Advocate Mary Previte


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Previte, who died Nov. 16, spent 30 years working with at-risk youth and kids in detention in Camden, N.J. The center she ran became a national model. Originally broadcast in 1993.

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Samoa Arrests Anti-Vaccination Activist As Measles Death Toll Rises





Government officials say anti-vaccination advocates have complicated their efforts to turn the tide on an epidemic that has killed at least 63 people, most of them children.

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France Suffers Travel Woes As General Strike Enters Second Day





The strike took a quieter turn Friday, as protests ebbed but workers still stayed home in anger at a pension reform proposal. Stations and schools across the country remained shuttered.

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'A New Start' — In Recovery And Learning To Make Musical Instruments In Appalachia





In a region ravaged by job loss and addiction, a musical tradition provides a lifeline for people in recovery.

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Taiwan Gets Tough On Disinformation Suspected From China Ahead Of Elections





The government has fined people and media outlets for spreading false content, amid rising suspicion of mainland Chinese influence on the self-ruled island.

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Shooting Puts Pensacola Navy Base On Lockdown; Sheriff Says Shooter Is Dead


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Within an hour of the first public alert, the Escambia County Sheriff's Office said, "The shooter is confirmed dead."

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Job Market Surges As Employers Add 266,000 Jobs In November





U.S. employers added a better-than-expected number of jobs last month, boosted in part by the return of General Motors workers who had been on strike in October. The unemployment rate fell to 3.5%.

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India Police Kill 4 Rape Suspects Already In Custody





Police say the men attacked officers as they were investigating the crime scene and were shot dead in self-defense. Many are celebrating swift, sure justice; others call it an extrajudicial execution.

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President Clinton Was Impeached 21 Years Ago. Some Parallels Run Deep





From the politics to the presidents' counternarratives, there are a number of similarities between the events of December 1998 and the proceedings underway now against President Trump.

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Who Should Get Free College? Buttigieg Ad Inflames Key Divide Among Democrats





Buttigieg has criticized plans that make public college "free for even the kids of millionaires," opening up an argument over the role of government in the Democratic primary campaign.

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How Hard Are Tariffs Hitting The Economy? It Depends On Who You Ask





The U.S. economy is still growing, but trade tensions have taken a toll — especially on factories and farms. The trade war's impact on the overall economy is being debated.

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Nature's 'Brita Filter' Is Dying and Nobody Knows Why


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A mysterious die-off of freshwater mussels has scientists scrambling to find a cause. Freshwater mussels clean water and provide habitat to countless other species.

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Hiking Wheelchair Opens Up Outdoor Lifestyle To People With Serious Disabilities





Geoff Babb — a stroke survivor — found that most wheelchairs couldn't take him where he wanted to go. So, he invented a new way to hike with friends and family: an all-terrain wheelchair.

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R. Kelly Bribed Official To Marry 15-Year-Old Aaliyah, Government Alleges





Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn, N.Y., have added another charge against the R&B; singer: that in 1994, he paid an Illinois official to make a fake ID that claimed that Aaliyah was 18 years old.

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Offshore Wind May Help The Planet — But Will It Hurt Whales?





New York has awarded two contracts for large offshore wind farms, with more anticipated. Researchers are surveying whales in the area to craft strategies to mitigate dangers to them and their habitat.

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