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In A Crisis Of Sexual Harassment, Whither The Office Romance?

NPR All Things Considered - Fri, 2017-12-15 16:23

Efforts to eliminate harassment in the workplace target a site where couples tend to meet and fall in love — but also a place where power can be abused.

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Republicans Are Hoping To Pass Tax Bill By Christmas

NPR All Things Considered - Fri, 2017-12-15 16:23

NPR's Kelly McEvers is joined by David Brooks of The New York Times, and Ana Kasparian, of The Young Turks Network, to discuss the political news of the week.

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

NPR All Things Considered - Fri, 2017-12-15 16:23

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.

NPR All Things Considered - Fri, 2017-12-15 16:23

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

NPR All Things Considered - Fri, 2017-12-15 16:23

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

NPR All Things Considered - Fri, 2017-12-15 16:23

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.

NPR All Things Considered - Fri, 2017-12-15 16:23

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?

NPR All Things Considered - Fri, 2017-12-15 16:23

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

NPR All Things Considered - Fri, 2017-12-15 16:23

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

How TV Foreshadowed The #MeToo Movement

NPR All Things Considered - Fri, 2017-12-15 16:23

In All Things Considered's final installment of "Highly Specific Superlatives," NPR's TV critic Eric Deggans talks about the scene in a TV show that best foreshadowed the #MeToo movement.

China's Import Policies Are Affecting U.S. Recycling Companies

NPR All Things Considered - Fri, 2017-12-15 16:23

China is the biggest importer of U.S. recyclables, but recent policy changes by the country mean it may not be much longer.

Why One Rock Band Is Trying To Teach Students Financial Literacy

NPR All Things Considered - Fri, 2017-12-15 16:23

The band Gooding travels to schools teaching young people how to manage their finances. The band members are trying to prepare the students for a future where cash is much less common.

Alabama Democrats Describe Doug Jones' Win As 'Euphoria'

NPR All Things Considered - Fri, 2017-12-15 16:23

It's been a big week for the Democratic Party — but it's been an even bigger week for lifelong Alabama Democrats. NPR talked to a handful of them to ask the significance of Doug Jones winning a U.S. Senate seat — the first Democrat to do so in Alabama in more than two decades.

Trump Could Have Tax Bill On His Desk Before Holiday Break

NPR All Things Considered - Fri, 2017-12-15 16:23

At the moment, it appears that President Trump will get his Christmas wish: To have tax overhaul legislation on his desk, ready for his signature, before the holiday break. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to economist and Harvard professor Gregory Mankiw about the GOP Tax Plan.

How The TV And Movies Are Using Gen X Nostalgia

NPR All Things Considered - Fri, 2017-12-15 16:23

NPR's Kelly McEvers and Pop Culture Happy Hour's Linda Holmes and Glen Weldon sit down to talk about this era of TV and movies, many of which are catering to Gen X nostalgia — from Stranger Things to the latest Star Wars film.

Britain Gets OK To Start Negotiating Exit With European Union

NPR All Things Considered - Fri, 2017-12-15 16:23

The European Union has decided to let Britain start negotiating its future relationship with the giant trading block. This comes as there is now an agreement with the United Kingdom on how it will end its membership of the EU, but the tough part still lies ahead.

Can the tax bill pass if McCain and Cochran are absent?

CNN - Fri, 2017-12-15 16:21
Senate Republicans are working to shore up enough votes within their caucus to pass tax reform next week, even in the unlikely but possible scenario that two Republican senators are absent for the big vote.

Analysis: This story on Trump's Russia paranoia is terrifying

CNN - Fri, 2017-12-15 16:20
The Washington Post published a breathtaking piece this week detailing the depth and breadth of President Donald Trump's blind spot on Russia. The story is, in a word, terrifying.
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