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What started as a fare-dodging protest by students turned violent in Santiago. The president declared a state of emergency and later suspended the subway fare increase. The military declared a curfew.
Oct. 19, 2019
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The Education Department is proposing that it collect more information on bullying and sexual assaults happening at schools, and provide less information on things like preschool suspension rates.
Oct. 19, 2019
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While many Catalans are outraged at the central government's crackdown on the independence movement, the huge demonstrations have obscured deep divisions in Catalan society.
Oct. 19, 2019
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The band couldn't afford instruments. So they made their own out of scavenged items, like kitchen pots and air-conditioner parts. On their U.S. tour, they stopped by NPR's Tiny Desk.
Oct. 19, 2019
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President Trump commissioned Rudy Giuliani as his top guy for Ukraine, and the White House also appointed "three amigos" to carry out its policy. The administration says nothing's wrong here.
Oct. 19, 2019
PG&E is under fire for its management of last week's planned power outages that left about 800,000 customers in the dark. CEO Bill Johnson admits the company was ill-prepared for the operation.
Oct. 18, 2019
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One pilot messaged that the problem was "egregious" and he had "basically lied to the regulators (unknowingly)" when he had told the FAA that the flight control system was safe.
Oct. 18, 2019
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Peter Navarro, a key architect of President Trump's trade policy, made up one of the people the adviser repeatedly quotes in his nonfiction books. Navarro's publisher is not amused.
Oct. 18, 2019
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More than 2,000 refugees have crossed into Iraq since Turkey began its assault on northeastern Syria last week. Aid groups are bracing for as many as 50,000 refugee arrivals.
Oct. 18, 2019
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A tropical storm will bring gusty winds to the area, threatening the stability of two towering cranes that remain unstable following last weekend's disaster.
Oct. 18, 2019
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There are a lot of unanswered questions, like whether Kurdish forces are actually withdrawing from the border. The Pentagon says U.S. ground forces won't be involved in enforcing a "safe zone."
Oct. 18, 2019
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It's the most serious militant attack against civilians in weeks. And it continues an alarming trend of rising casualties among the public in Afghanistan.
Oct. 18, 2019
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Black scientists more often seek grants for community health studies, but molecular-level research proposals win more funding. More diversity throughout the process could help close the gap, says NIH.
Oct. 18, 2019
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The Democratic Republic of Congo is the scene of the world's second deadliest Ebola outbreak. But in the city of Goma, some 250 miles from the hot zone, residents have other concerns.
Oct. 18, 2019
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The word "gung-ho" used to mean "industrial cooperative." So, how did it come to describe that overeager middle-schooler taking high school math? On today's edition of Word Watch, we explore.
Oct. 18, 2019

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