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    • A former CIA chief calls Trump 'Moscow's fool;' what's real and what's not in news; and, connecting Patti Smith, Bob Dylan and Aleppo

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    A former CIA director gives his thoughts on the relationship between President-elect Trump and US intelligence agencies. Plus, how some Los Angeles lawmakers want to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation. And, why people in a northern English town are "sky high" with their meat pies.

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    • Electronics Ban or Muslim Laptop Ban? Death of Martin McGuinness, and the Model Minority Myth

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    The new travel restriction announced by the Trump administration limit the electronic devices you can carry on U.S.-bound flights from 10 airports in eight Muslim-majority countries. Also, Russians react to the FBI's investigation into allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. election. The Kremlin denies the allegations, saying U.S. officials are "confused" and "going around in circles." And, music from Old Providence, a small Caribbean island that is now part of Colombia but was once an English colony.

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    • Trump's tweets on intelligence, Islam and the environment, migrants stay in Mexico

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    A former CIA analyst on Trump's public disagreements with the intelligence community. Plus, the many meanings of the word "hack." And an expedition to "The Lost City of the Monkey God."

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    • Sponsors and Refugees in Canada, Teaching Kids About Cybersecurity in Israel, Peruvian Nuns Who Rock

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    Today we hear how some Canadians who've sponsored Syrian refugees over the past year are finding it hard to let go. Also, we meet Israel's first openly transgender military officer. And a Peruvian rock band with some amazing habits.

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    • Confronting Trump's White House, Ivanka Trump's Jewish Conversion, India's Spy Princess

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    Today, we talk Russia, terrorism and fake news with Trump advisor Sebastian Gorka. Also, the story of the American Cold War spy who befriended his Soviet counterpart. Plus, the father who built nuclear power facilities in Germany and the son who's tearing them down.

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    • Sanctuary Campuses, Trump Fails to Denounce Anti-Semitism, Kim Jong-Nam's Mysterious Murder

    • By: Marco Werman
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    Immigrants in some U.S. cities stayed home Thursday to show how critical they are for their industries and their communities. An Iraqi who runs a cafe in Washington, DC, supports the action, but says what's really needed is meaningful immigration reform. Also, President Donald Trump gets asked twice in two days what he's doing to stem a rising tide of anti-Semitic incidents. Plus, a retired professor in Cuba whose family lost land when Castro's revolution triumphed. Now she's doing well in the new Cuban economy.

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    • Trump's press conference, Russia's history of 'kompromat,' the future of nuclear power

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    President-elect Donald Trump calls the publishing of leaked allegations against him "a disgrace." Also, an American businessman on the dark side of Russia's Vladimir Putin. And Norway's long goodbye to FM radio.

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    • U.S. Weighs Syria Response, Reporters Under Threat in Mexico, Rough Romanian Soul Music

    • By: Marco Werman
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    The Trump administration is considering a response to the chemical weapons attack in Syria. Also, why some young South Koreans don't worry about North Korea. Plus, who killed Ötzi the Iceman?

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    • Russia Demands Fox News Apology; Fighting Climate Change With Smart Buildings; Romanians Protest Corruption

    • By: Marco Werman
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    The legal battles over Trump's travel ban continue. Plus, a former U.S. Ambassador to the UN doesn't think cutting the UN's funding is a smart idea. And the push to make buildings a whole lot smarter.

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    • The World's Best Infrastructure, US Troops in Syria, Chicano Batman

    • By: Marco Werman
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    Today we answer this question: If America gets a D+ for infrastructure, who gets an A? (Sweden.) Also, celebrations in South Korea after the president is ousted. And the addictive retro funk sounds of LA-based band Chicano Batman.

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    • Filing Taxes While Undocumented, Mexican Porpoises Under Threat, What Miles Told Zucchero

    • By: Marco Werman
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    Undocumented immigrants pay billions in taxes every year, now they face a dilemma under President Trump. Also, why are corporate taxes in the U.S. so much higher than in other countries? Plus wisdom from a woman 117 years young.

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    • U.S. Anti-Terrorism Policy in Yemen, the Dangers of Opposition in Russia, Sci-Fi Writers Tap Into Our Nuclear Fears

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    Today, how the U.S. anti-terrorism policy is seen in Yemen. Also, Britain wrestles with its relationship with Donald Trump. Also, how the threat of nuclear weapons has shaped science fiction through the years.

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    • Russia's Domestic Violence Problem, Cuba's Internet, the Unfinished Trump Hotel in Baku

    • By: Marco Werman
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    Today, we zero in on Russia's big domestic violence problem and hear about two women's individual experiences. Also, the story behind Donald Trump's unfinished hotel and tower in Baku, Azerbaijan. And music from a Women's Day playlist, courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways.

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    • A fake news attack, saving an Indonesian forest, Palestinian artists and Jesus

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    A Washington Post columnist tells us what it was like to be the subject of a fake news story. Plus, in Germany there are concerns that fake news and other cyber attacks could threaten the country's democracy. And we've got some end-of-year music picks for you: Afrobeat meets Haitian voodoo.

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    • Home Alone at the State Dept., Trump's Indonesian Business Partner, Visa Rules for Bands

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    Today, we ask: So what if many top posts at the State Department are still unfilled? Also, Canada's Aboriginal Peoples Television Network wants to expand into the U.S. And writer Deepak Singh recalls his early days in America.

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    • Attacks in London, Russia the Boogeyman, and Health Care Finland-Style

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    A deadly attack today in central London caused the Houses of Parliament to go into a security lockdown. Also, the increasingly dark view of Russia in Washington. And, Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef, in exile in the U.S., is trying to jump-start his career in a very different environment.

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    • Pence Warns North Korea, Turkish President Expands Powers, Nepal's Mountain Runner Mira Rai

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    Vice President Mike Pence warns North Korea not to test American resolve with new provocations. Also, an Iranian American military veteran who organized one of Trump's inaugural balls discusses mixed feelings. Plus, we profile a former child soldier from Nepal who's now a top long-distance mountain runner.

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    • Russia's Rumpled Ambassador, Vacancies at the State Department, Haiti's Original Boy Band

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    The Trump administration's Russia problem continues. Also, we'll find out why some Syrian Muslim refugees are converting to Christianity. Plus, Haiti's original boy band calls it quits.

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    • Trump's Tough Calls, Travel Bans in U.S. History, the Music Dogs Like.

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    Today, we examine what President Donald Trump calls a "dumb deal" with Australia. Also, we hear how Trump's travel ban compares to others in US history. And a Massachusetts sheriff's idea for building a border wall with Mexico.

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    • Obama's 'Science' article, World Cup expansion, lost Army musicals

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    Today, we look at how President Obama is making the case for strong climate change policies with an article in the journal Science. Meanwhile, Kenyans are saying farewell to "their" president. Plus, there's a black market for Krispy Kreme donuts in Juarez, Mexico.

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