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Today โ€” December 14th 2019NPR News

California Rejects State's Largest Utility's Bankruptcy Pan

By Brakkton Booker
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday rejected a restructuring plan from the state

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to expedite the beleaguered PG&E bankruptcy case in time for next year's wildfire season. But Newsom said the utility's plan "falls woefully short" of what is needed.

(Image credit: Christian Monterrosa/AP)

  • December 14th 2019 at 19:49

Divers Search Contaminated Water For Body Of New Zealand Volcano Victim

By Merrit Kennedy
Divers near White Island search for a body in the water on Saturday after the volcanic eruption earlier this week.

Monday's devastating eruption killed at least 15 people, many of them tourists visiting White Island. Authorities are trying to recover bodies, even under the threat of another eruption.

(Image credit: New Zealand Police )

  • December 14th 2019 at 19:25

Life Along Pakistan's Mountain Highway Where China Is Investing Billions Of Dollars

By Diaa Hadid
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The Karakoram Highway revamp is a key part of China's trade and infrastructure initiative in the region, and local communities' expectations are high.

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  • December 14th 2019 at 15:00

Opinion: Should It Be Illegal To Sleep Outside?

By Scott Simon
A person sleeps on a sidewalk near New York

Laws that ban sleeping outside favor relocation over resolving the problems that force people onto the streets.

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  • December 14th 2019 at 14:04

They're The Bravest, Humblest Civil Servants In Pakistan

By Tooba Masood-Khan
Pakistan

The global program Integrity Icon aims to "name and fame" instead of "name and shame." This week, Pakistan honored government employees who did everything from track down killers to evict squatters.

(Image credit: Accountability Lab)

  • December 14th 2019 at 13:00

Holiday Parties Make You Squirm? Here's How To Conquer Social Anxiety

By Juli Fraga
The holiday party season can be a particularly stressful time for people with social anxiety. But healthy ways to cope abound.

People with social anxiety disorder fear their "fatal flaws" will be exposed by a wayward comment or other social misstep. If holiday parties send you spiraling, try these tips.

(Image credit: Tracy Lee for NPR)

  • December 14th 2019 at 13:00

American Samoans' Citizenship Status Still In Limbo After Judge Issues Stay

By Vanessa Romo
John Fitisemanu, an American Samoan, filed the lawsuit against the U.S. government after he was denied the opportunity to apply for federal government jobs listing citizenship as a requirement.

After ruling on Thursday that anyone born in American Samoa should be recognized as a U.S. citizen, the same judge on Friday decided to put the order on hold until the issue is resolved on appeal.

(Image credit: Katrina Keil Youd/AP)

  • December 14th 2019 at 00:14

This Grieving Family Wants The U.S. To Designate Mexican Cartels As Terrorists

By Joel Rose
Adriana Jones, a member of the LeBaron family, holds images of relatives who were killed in November. Jones and other family members were participating in a Dec. 1 protest in Mexico City against Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to express anger and frustration over increasingly appalling incidents of violence.

Relatives of nine American women and children who were brutally killed in Mexico last month were in Washington this week to tell their story. They want the U.S. to go after drug cartels.

(Image credit: Ginnette Riquelme/AP)

  • December 13th 2019 at 23:48

How Boise's Fight Over Homelessness Is Rippling Along The West Coast

By Leila Fadel
Tents housing homeless line a street near the LAPD Central Community Police Station in downtown Los Angeles.

Cities in the West that are dealing with an explosion of homelessness are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that limits bans on camping in public parks and rights of way.

(Image credit: Richard Vogel/AP)

  • December 13th 2019 at 23:00
Yesterday โ€” December 13th 2019NPR News

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Trump Subpoena Cases

By Nina Totenberg
President Trump speaks during a meeting at the White House Friday.

The decision sets the stage for a battle over whether a president can defy congressional and grand jury subpoena power.

(Image credit: Evan Vucci/AP)

  • December 13th 2019 at 22:51

Algeria Elects A New President In Controversial Election

By Merrit Kennedy
Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who has been elected president of Algeria, cast his ballot outside at a polling station in Algiers on Thursday.

Amid huge protests and a boycott, five candidates with links to the Bouteflika regime squared off and former Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune came out ahead.

(Image credit: Fateh Guidoum/AP)

  • December 13th 2019 at 22:45

7 Democrats Qualify For December Primary Debate

By Jessica Taylor
Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders participate in the November Democratic presidential primary debate.

Democrats had one of the most diverse fields of candidates ever to run for president, but that won't be fully represented onstage this month.

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  • December 13th 2019 at 21:19

All 7 Democratic Candidates Scheduled To Debate Threaten To Skip Over Labor Dispute

By Juana Summers
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren speaks during last month

Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and others say they won't attend next week's debate at Loyola Marymount University unless a subcontractor negotiates with striking culinary workers.

(Image credit: John Bazemore/AP)

  • December 13th 2019 at 20:28

FCC Approves Plan For 3-Digit Suicide Prevention Number Similar To 911

By Colin Dwyer
The Federal Communications Commission announced Thursday that it was putting forward a proposal to designate 988 as a "suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline."

The Federal Communications Commission unanimously OK'd the proposal, which would allow callers in crisis to reach a national mental health support network simply by dialing 988.

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  • December 13th 2019 at 19:22

On His Way Out, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin Pardons Murderers, Rapists, Hundreds More

By Brakkton Booker
Outgoing Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin pardoned or commuted the sentences of more than 400 people in his final days in office.

In one case that has drawn particular attention, he pardoned a murderer whose family raised big money to pay off Bevin's campaign debt.

(Image credit: Timothy D. Easley/AP)

  • December 13th 2019 at 18:52

The U.S. Concealed Carry Association Woos NRA Members With A Focus On Family

By Corrinne Hess
The United States Concealed Carry Association is based in Wisconsin. The organization was created 17 years ago and has more than 300,000 members.

The U.S. Concealed Carry Association is trying to reach 1 million members by using a different message from that of the NRA. Instead of "from my cold, dead hands," USCCA uses "protect the family."

(Image credit: Corrinne Hess/Wisconsin Public Radio)

  • December 13th 2019 at 18:00

U.S.-China Trade Deal Phase 1 Is Here; December Tariffs Are Scrapped

By Jim Zarroli

China says the deal would cover intellectual property protections and currency manipulation, but no details have been released.

  • December 13th 2019 at 16:42

In Sri Lanka, China's Building Spree Is Raising Questions About Sovereignty

By Lauren Frayer
China has built a massive international shipping port a few miles from the old fishing port of Hambantota, Sri Lanka.

A Chinese state-owned operator took control of a port on a 99-year lease after Sri Lanka defaulted on its loans. An adviser to Sri Lanka's president said the government wants China to "give it back."

(Image credit: Lauren Frayer/NPR)

  • December 13th 2019 at 16:02

House Judiciary Committee Approves 2 Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump

By Amita Kelly
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler had adjourned Thursday without a vote on the articles of impeachment. Ranking member Doug Collins (in background) likened the move to a "kangaroo court."

After an abrupt end to a contentious day of debate, the panel reconvened Friday morning to pass the articles on party-line votes. The full House of Representatives is expected to vote next week.

(Image credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

  • December 13th 2019 at 15:30

A Father's Advice: The Choice To Start A Family Is 'An Act Of Hope'

By Camila Kerwin
Edward Kibblewhite and his daughter, Jessica, at StoryCorps in Chicago in October 2018. Jessica says that the StoryCorps conversation played a big role in her decision to try to start a family.

Jessica Kibblewhite wonders whether it makes sense to bring a child into a world that seems broken and scary. At StoryCorps, her dad helps her find clarity with advice about humanity.

(Image credit: Rocio Santos /StoryCorps)

  • December 13th 2019 at 11:08
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