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Concerns Grow That Infections From 'Zombie Deer' Meat Can Jump To Humans

January 17, 2018 - 10:25am

Chronic Wasting Disease, a deadly neurological disorder similar to Mad Cow, has been detected in 24 states. So far it has posed no risk to people, but a new Canadian study has prompted more testing.

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Are Photos Of 'Beautiful' Africa The Best Response To Trump's Vulgar Slur?

January 17, 2018 - 9:27am

The online backlash to the president's alleged insult was a wave of photos highlighting the positive side of places he mentioned. Now there's a backlash to the backlash.

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Are You Participating In This Year's Women's March?

January 17, 2018 - 9:25am

NPR's Leila Fadel wants to hear from you about the anniversary of the Women's March. She's curious to learn what you think has changed over the past year and what you're marching for this year.

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North Korea's Olympic Hopefuls Include A Pair Of Figure Skaters

January 17, 2018 - 8:58am

Pair skaters Ryom Tae Ok, 18, and Kim Ju Sik, 25, qualified last year for the Winter Games. They'll learn this weekend if they'll compete in Pyeongchang. Their short program is set to a Beatles' song.

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U.S. Freezes More Than Half Of Aid To U.N. Agency For Palestinian Refugees

January 17, 2018 - 7:29am

The funding freeze comes weeks after the U.S. was soundly rejected in its attempts to block a resolution in the U.N. that called for countries not to move their embassies to Jerusalem.

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Top Stories: Government Shutdown Looms; Ex-CIA Officer Arrested

January 17, 2018 - 5:14am

Also: Most of the National Park Service Board quits, angry over government indifference; wintry weather crashes into the East; and a suspected meteor causes quite the sonic boom in Eastern Michigan.

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North Korean Athletes Will March With South Koreans At Pyeongchang Olympics

January 17, 2018 - 4:46am

The two countries will also form a unified women's hockey team to compete in the Winter Olympics in February. The North will send a cheering squad to support its delegation.

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Do You Have The Right To Plead Not Guilty When Your Lawyer Disagrees?

January 17, 2018 - 4:24am

The Supreme Court hears arguments in a case in which the defendant's lawyer told the jury he was guilty over the defendant's explicit objection.

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Bright Light, Sonic Boom As Meteor Streaks Across Southern Michigan

January 17, 2018 - 4:23am

The space rock punched through the clouds near Detroit just after 8 p.m. with a boom that shook houses and registered magnitude 2.0 on U.S. Geological Survey instruments.

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'Racial Impostor Syndrome': Here Are Your Stories

January 17, 2018 - 3:18am

We got more than 100 letters from our listeners about how y'all feel like fakes. Here are some of our favorites.

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Protesting Is Uncomfortable. Should It Be Easier?

January 17, 2018 - 3:00am

This week on Ask Code Switch, a question from a Florida high school student who wants to know how to fight against injustice without antagonizing his teachers.

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Majority Of National Park Service Board Resigns, Citing Administration Indifference

January 17, 2018 - 2:42am

The chairman of the board, former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles, said in a letter that the Department of the Interior showed no interest in engaging with its members.

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Ex-CIA Officer Arrested On Suspicion Of Exposing U.S. Spy Network In China

January 16, 2018 - 11:25pm

Jerry Chung Shing Lee, 53, was arrested at New York's JFK Airport on Monday, capping a six-year investigation that began when the FBI searched his hotel room in 2012, uncovering classified notes.

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What Stories Do You Want From Code Switch In 2018?

January 16, 2018 - 9:18pm

New year, new stories. Let us know which topics, stories and notable people you want us to cover in the coming year.

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Naval Commanders In 2 Deadly Ship Collisions To Be Charged With Negligent Homicide

January 16, 2018 - 5:02pm

A total of 17 crew members were killed. The two incidents called into question the Navy's training procedures and preparation.

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Ronny Jackson: The White House Doctor Who Gave Trump A Clean Bill Of Health

January 16, 2018 - 4:16pm

The Navy rear admiral found himself in the spotlight Tuesday as he offered a folksy and authoritative update on the president's physical exam.

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Man Ruptures His Throat By Stifling A Big Sneeze, Prompting Doctors' Warning

January 16, 2018 - 2:57pm

Not long after he suppressed a powerful sneeze, the patient's neck began swelling, crackling and popping. It was a rare case — and he recovered — but doctors say there's a moral here: Just let it rip.

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Turning Soybeans Into Diesel Fuel Is Costing Us Billions

January 16, 2018 - 2:43pm

The law that requires America to turn some of its soybeans into diesel fuel for trucks has created a new industry. But it's costing American consumers about $5 billion each year.

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Veteran Sues After Scalpel Found Inside His Body 4 Years After Surgery

January 16, 2018 - 2:38pm

"It's a level of incompetence that's almost incomprehensible," the plaintiff's lawyer tells NPR. The surgical instrument had been causing him abdominal pain for four years before it was discovered.

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DOJ Plans To Ask The Supreme Court To Intervene On DACA

January 16, 2018 - 2:29pm

Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants the high court to reverse a decision out of California forcing the government to resume accepting DACA applications. He said the ruling defies common sense.

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