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President Trump points out a supporter of Roy Moore, the embattled Alabama Republican Senate candidate, as he speaks at a campaign-style rally in Pensacola, Fla., Friday. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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The Myth Of Trump's Economic Populism, As Proven By The Tax Bill

The tax bill provided an opportunity for President Trump to show his priorities. But so much of it is traditionally Republican and doesn't offer the kind of help for the working class he promised.

Michele Comisky of Vienna, Va., enrolled her 8-year-old son Jackson in a study to test the value of probiotics in preventing the gut distress often experienced when taking antibiotics. Rob Stein/NPR hide caption

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Could Probiotics Protect Kids From A Downside Of Antibiotics?

Many marketing claims about the potential benefits of probiotics have raced ahead of the science, say researchers who are now trying to catch up. One NIH study is investigating kids' gut microbes.

Could Probiotics Protect Kids From A Downside Of Antibiotics?

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Children stand at attention on the first day of school in Hong Kong in 2015. Education is increasingly becoming a political battleground. Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Worries Grow In Hong Kong As China Pushes Its Official Version Of History In Schools

A new proposed curriculum for Hong Kong schools is missing key parts of modern Chinese history. The struggle over education is the latest battle with China over how the city is governed.

Worries Grow In Hong Kong As China Pushes Its Official Version Of History In Schools

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Actor Terry Crews was recognized last week as part of "The Silence Breakers," the group of men and women collectively named Time magazine's Person of the Year. Crews says he was sexually assaulted in 2016 by a Hollywood talent agent. Jordan Strauss/AP hide caption

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Terry Crews On His Sexual Assault Lawsuit: This Is About Accountability

NPR's Michel Martin spoke with actor Terry Crews about sexual assault, how he joined the #MeToo movement and why he is fighting to hold people in Hollywood accountable.

Terry Crews On His Sexual Assault Lawsuit: This Is About Accountability

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About one child a month dies from being entangled in cords from blinds and shades, a study finds. Efforts are underway to get corded blinds off the market, but many will remain in homes. Joanne Dugan/Getty Images hide caption

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Window Blind Cords Still Pose A Deadly Risk To Children

Nearly one child a month dies after being entangled in window blind cords, despite years of effort to reduce the toll. A new industry standard to remove most corded blinds from the market may help.

Shoppers walk through a forest of Christmas trees on the Snicker's Gap Christmas Tree Farm in Bluemont, Va., in 2004. This season, a tightened tree supply dates back a decade ago, when fewer trees were planted during the recession. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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This Year's Christmas Tree Shortage Has Roots In The Recession

This season, a tightened tree supply dates back eight to 10 years ago, when fewer trees were planted. Due also in part to an exodus of tree farmers in the industry, prices have more than doubled.

This Year's Christmas Tree Shortage Has Roots In The Recession

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Tosha Atibu and her husband Atibu Ty Ty stand their Houston home, which was flooded during Hurricane Harvey. They are racing to get it shape in time for the family to move back in for Christmas. Peter Breslow/NPR hide caption

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In Post-Harvey Houston, Immigrants Struggle As The City Grapples With How To Help

An immigrant family from the Democratic Republic of the Congo lost everything in Hurricane Harvey. They hope to move back to their house in time for Christmas.

In Post-Harvey Houston, Immigrants Struggle As The City Grapples With How To Help

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Zimbabwean Pastor Evan Mawarire, acquitted recently of trying to subvert the government, has deftly used social media in a quest for justice and rights. "It's important that we let the administration that is coming in right now know that if they do to us what Robert Mugabe's government did to us, we will do the same thing to them that we've done to Robert Mugabe," he recently told journalists. Mujahid Safodien/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Fight For Rights Will Continue' In Zimbabwe, #ThisFlag Movement Pastor Vows

Robert Mugabe is gone as Zimbabwe's leader, but Evan Mawarire warns that abuses have yet to end. "The citizens of our nation are not enemies to our government," he says. "They should be listened to."

'Fight For Rights Will Continue' In Zimbabwe, #ThisFlag Movement Pastor Vows

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In "Gardens Speak," visitors lie in graves 10 at a time, listening to recorded stories of those killed in the Syrian uprising. Tania El Khoury/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Stories Of Syria's Uprising, And Its Backyard Funerals, In 'Gardens Speak'

In Miami Beach, visitors were lying down in freshly-dug graves 10 at a time. It was part of Tania El Khoury's interactive artwork, which tells the tales of people killed in Syria's civil war.

Stories Of Syria's Uprising, And Its Backyard Funerals, In 'Gardens Speak'

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China's ban means recycling is piling up at Rogue Waste System in southern Oregon. Employees Scott Fowler, Laura Leebrick and Garry Penning say their only option for now is to send it to a landfill. Jes Burns/OPB/EarthFix hide caption

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Recycling Chaos In U.S. As China Bans 'Foreign Waste'

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The U.S. ships a big chunk of its recycled goods to China. But China doesn't want them anymore, and that's leaving the recycling industry in turmoil.

A Father's Cruel Mission To Create 'The Only Girl In The World'

Maude Julien's new memoir chronicles her extraordinary — and awful — childhood with fanatical parents determined to turn her into the ultimate survivor through deprivation, violence and endless tests.

A Father's Cruel Mission To Create 'The Only Girl In The World'

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Protesters outside the federal courthouse where Michael Flynn pleaded guilty early this month speculate what is coming next in the special counsel probe. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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As Mueller's Russia Probe Forges Ahead, Potential Legal Endgames Begin to Take Shape

No one on the outside knows what cards Robert Mueller holds, but his actions offer some clues. Here's a look at some of the laws the special counsel might try to use in a potential prosecutions.

According to a new note on the Wall Street Journal's style book, much of its coverage painted millennials with a broad and sometimes insulting brush. Optician Training/Flickr hide caption

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'Millennials': Be Careful How We Use This Label

The Wall Street Journal announced that it would consider how it uses the term "millennial." Linguist Ben Zimmer weighs in on whether this term has painted a whole generation with too broad a brush.

'Millennials': Be Careful How We Use This Label

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"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. Courtesy of the Alabama Department of Archives and History hide caption

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Before Roy Moore, Alabama Grappled With 'Kissing Jim'

Troy Public Radio

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."

President Trump announced Wednesday that the U.S. views Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a controversial move that complicates Middle East politics. Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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To Some Zionist Christians And Jews, The Bible Says Jerusalem Is Israel's Capital

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.

Genesis Blu calls herself a "raptivist" — a mix of rapper and activist. Tim Clyne/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Conversation With Houston's 'Raptivist' Genesis Blu

Genesis Blu is both a psychotherapist who works with teenagers and a rapper. "I love them equally," she says.

A Conversation With Houston's 'Raptivist' Genesis Blu

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Black-footed ferrets are the most endangered mammal in North America. Scientists in Montana are trying to save the ferrets by saving their main food source, prairie dogs. Kathryn Scott Osler/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Biologists With Drones And Peanut Butter Pellets Are On A Mission To Help Ferrets

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To increase populations of the endangered black-footed ferret, scientists aim to save prairie dogs, a main food source. The biologists use drones and medicated peanut butter-flavored pellets to do it.

Biologists With Drones And Peanut Butter Pellets Are On A Mission To Help Ferrets

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