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President Trump announced Wednesday that the U.S. views Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a controversial move that complicates Middle East politics.
Sat, 12/09/2017 - 07:00

According to some pro-Israeli Christians and Jews, God wants Jerusalem to be the capital of a Jewish state. That argument, however, is not universally accepted among those faith groups.

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 06:02

Science says consciously spending time with our loved ones is more important to them than receiving expensive presents.

Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican from Maine, walks through the Capitol with colleagues in early December.
Sat, 12/09/2017 - 06:01

Even if the Republican from Maine can get her party to go along, her suggestions to bolster the individual insurance market may be too little, too late.

FBI Director Christopher Wray defended the FBI and the special counsel's office before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
Sat, 12/09/2017 - 06:00

The imbroglio lurched out of cruise and into hedgerow country. Trump Jr. declined to answer, citing attorney-client privilege. Trump had brickbats for the FBI. Mueller had some jujitsu for Manafort.

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 05:00

What the tax plan means for students, the GAO weighs in on vouchers, and more in our weekly roundup.

"Big Jim" Folsom during a campaign event in 1946. He also would bring a bucket and mop to campaign events, vowing to clean up state government. The bucket was used to collect campaign donations.
Sat, 12/09/2017 - 04:00

Alabama's political history is littered with episodes mixing sex and power in unseemly ways. A former governor, "Big Jim" Folsom, claimed he had kissed "50,000 of the sweetest mouths in Dixie."

Federal appeals judge Alex Kozinski, seen in 2014, has been accused of sexual harassment by six women who worked for him.
Fri, 12/08/2017 - 19:50

Six women have accused him, says The Washington Post. On her website, one details her horror and why she couldn't just leave her job with him. The judge tells the Post he's sorry they were offended.

Palestinians in the West Bank clash with Israeli troops during a protest against President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Fri, 12/08/2017 - 19:31

Days after the president's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, protests spread throughout the Muslim world. Violent clashes erupted in the Palestinian territories.

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 19:15

In 1912, white mobs set fire to black churches and black-owned businesses. Author Patrick Phillips revisits the incident in his book, Blood at the Root. Originally broadcast Sept. 15, 2016.

Ukrainian police block the road as supporters of former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili gather in Kiev outside the police station where he was taken after his arrest late Friday.
Fri, 12/08/2017 - 18:15

This time former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili wasn't rescued from a police van, as he was earlier this week. The stateless politician was taken to a police station.

Beverly Young Nelson (left), who has accused Alabama Republican Roy Moore of sexual misconduct, and her attorney Gloria Allred hold Nelson's high school yearbook that Nelson says was signed by Moore. Nelson now says she added notes to the inscription.
Fri, 12/08/2017 - 17:17

Beverly Young Nelson alleges Moore sexually assaulted her as a teen decades ago, a claim Moore has denied. Now Moore and his allies are raising new questions about Nelson's credibility.

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 16:28

The U.S. job market has bounced back from a hurricane related slowdown this fall. But with unemployment hovering near 4 percent, a worker shortage could damper future economic growth.

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 16:28

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee about the issue of sexual harassment. She wants the names of members of Congress who has used hush funds to cover-up harassment allegations to be released.

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 16:28

Demonstrations and clashes broke out around the West Bank and Gaza two days President Trump's announced Wednesday that the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 16:28

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Palestinian novelist Sayed Kashua. He remembers Jerusalem, and how the city has changed over the last few decades. The city is tense since U.S. recognized it as the capital of Israel.

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