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'It's Lovely Being Mean': Benedict Cumberbatch Gets Into Character As The Grinch

11/11/2018
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Cumberbatch voices the classic Christmas villain in a new movie, out this week. It's a new take on the Grinch, portraying him as an orphaned outcast, traumatized by overflowing holiday emotion.

Duration:00:05:55

Opinion: Facebook's Link To The Rohingya Muslims

11/10/2018
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In his essay this week, NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the role Facebook plays in the atrocities that have been used against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

Duration:00:03:13

Central American Migrants Traveling Toward The U.S. Say They Won't Give Up

11/9/2018
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More than 5,000 migrants have made it to Mexico City, where authorities are providing food, health care and tents. The migrants now must decide whether to press on or accept a deal and stay in Mexico.

Duration:00:04:37

North Koreans Don't Show Up For Scheduled Meeting With Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo

11/8/2018
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The talks with North Korean officials Thursday were for planning the next summit, but the meeting was postponed over scheduling conflicts. President Trump now says he's in no rush.

Duration:00:04:08

Mexico City's 9 Million Residents Still Without Running Water After A Week

11/7/2018
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It's been a week since repair crews cut the water to Mexico City and problems with the repair to the system that provides about 30 percent of the city's water supply isn't going as well as planned.

Duration:00:04:27

U.S. Sanctions On Iran Could Impact How Trump Responds To Killing Of Jamal Khashoggi

11/6/2018
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The sanctions could make it less likely the White House will punish Saudi Arabia for the killing, because Saudi oil will be needed to replace Iranian oil being taken off the market.

Duration:00:04:07

Long Sealed, Newly Released Watergate 'Road Map' Could Guide Russia Probe

11/4/2018
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The Justice Department determined it could not indict a sitting president. Instead it had to find a way to present its findings to Congress. The old document has taken on new relevance.

Duration:00:03:46

'Pockets Of Poison' Still Exist: Holocaust Survivors Reflect On Pittsburgh Shooting

11/3/2018
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Holocaust survivors Moshe Baran and Sam Gottesman live on the same floor of a Squirrel Hill apartment building just five blocks away from the Tree of Life synagogue.

Duration:00:03:51

Environmental Policies Of Brazil's New President Jair Bolsonaro Alarming Scientists

11/1/2018
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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with environmental educator and researcher Suzana Padua about how the election of Brazil's new president Jair Bolsonaro may threaten the country's conservation efforts.

Duration:00:04:24

What It's Like To Be On The Blacklist In China's New Social Credit System

10/31/2018
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China is piloting a new social credit system, calculated from financial transactions and daily behavior. NPR's The Indicator learns what it's like to be on the country's list of untrustworthy people.

Duration:00:05:00

Inside Gaza's Factory Making Prosthetic Legs For Palestinian Protest Amputees

10/31/2018
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As many as 75 Palestinians have needed a leg amputation after suffering Israeli gunshot wounds at Gaza border protests, according to the Artificial Limbs and Polio Center in Gaza City.

Duration:00:04:47

Why Are People So Angry At Ebola Responders In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo?

10/30/2018
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Health workers and other responders are threatened as often as three or four times a week in the country. And efforts to bring security are proving difficult.

Duration:00:04:17

Brazil Elects Far-Right Candidate Jair Bolsonaro As Next President

10/29/2018
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Brazilians have chosen a new president. He's a far-right former army captain who has espoused racist, misogynistic and homophobic views. His name: Jair Bolsonaro.

Duration:00:04:05

A New Law In Latvia Aims To Preserve National Language By Limiting Russian In Schools

10/28/2018
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Many Latvians believe they need to protect themselves against cultural and political assimilation by their giant neighbor. But the country's Russian speakers say the new law is discriminatory.

Duration:00:04:25

Blaming Victims For Mail Bombs Carries Echoes Of Civil Rights Bombings

10/27/2018
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The speculation surrounding a string of mail bombs harks back to another era in American history, when bombs were a tool of political intimidation and when bombings were blamed on the victims.

Duration:00:04:21

Brazil Set To Vote In Presidential Run-Off Election That Has Polarized The Nation

10/26/2018
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Brazilians vote Sunday in the second round of a presidential election that has riven the nation. The front runner is a far-right candidate who has used misogynistic, racist and homophobic language.

Duration:00:04:06

Activists Say Blame Over Migrant Caravan Distracts From Issues Of Violence, Poverty

10/25/2018
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President Trump says the caravan of migrants working its way north through Mexico is the work of the Democrats, while Honduras's president has accused Venezuela of funding the mass exodus.

Duration:00:03:03

In The Land Of Dracula, Witches Work As 'Life Coaches' Of The Supernatural

10/24/2018
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In the U.S., we tend to only hear about witches on Halloween, but in Romania, they have year-round work. Mihaela Minca, who has been practicing magic since age 7, is a third-generation witch.

Duration:00:04:09

Turkish President Says Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Was 'Brutally Murdered'

10/23/2018
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Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Saudi operatives killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a savage, premeditated action. This comes as Saudi Arabia opens an economic aimed at transforming the kingdom's economy.

Duration:00:06:48

Thousands Of Swedes Are Inserting Microchips Under Their Skin

10/22/2018
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Proponents of the chips say they're safe and largely protected from hacking, but one scientist is raising privacy concerns around the kind of personal health data that might be stored on the devices.

Duration:00:04:22