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House Republicans passed a $1.4 trillion tax bill yesterday by a comfortable margin. If also passed by the Senate, this would be the most sweeping tax overhaul since Ronald Reagan was president.

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The late Raymond Chandler has a new story out. Chandler, who died in 1959, wrote detective fiction set in mid-20th century Los Angeles. Our colleague Steve Inskeep reports on a previously unpublished Chandler tale.

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Republicans are doing some celebrating this morning because, yesterday, the House passed a Republican bill to overhaul the U.S. tax code. This plan slashes the corporate tax rate, and it eliminates some popular deductions.

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Zimbabwe seems to be in the middle of a strange political transition. The country's military has seized power from longtime President Robert Mugabe. It looks in a lot of ways like a coup, but it has been pretty orderly.

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This week, another big name in tech was toppled by accusations of sexual harassment — venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson, an investor in Tesla and SpaceX who left his prominent Silicon Valley company.

The big-money world of Silicon Valley remains dominated by men and remains a hard place for women to speak out if they want to join the ranks of its richest. And some women think the best way to fight harassment is to tread carefully and get to the top.

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Now here's a story of saving lives. It was part of Tuesday's mass shooting in northern California. Teachers, a janitor and others at a school kept it from being worse. Here's NPR's Eric Westervelt.

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Introducing Ferry McFerryface

Nov 15, 2017

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When the British Science Ministry invited the public to help name a new research ship, Boaty McBoatface won an Internet poll.

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And that name inspired imitators around the world. Sweden now has Trainy McTrainface. Australia has Horsey McHorseface.

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Covering Russia could get tougher for foreign reporters there. Russia's lower house of parliament, the Duma, passed legislation today requiring international media to declare themselves as foreign agents. And as NPR's Lucian Kim reports, this is payback.

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. NBA star LeBron James was on the New York subway.

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LEBRON JAMES: On our way back from shootaround - decided to take a different transportation this time.

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Senate candidate Roy Moore is saying he doesn't even know his new accuser.

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Updated Saturday at 9:10 p.m. ET

One morning earlier this year, Northern Arapaho member Rose was sitting at the table with her 14-year-old daughter, Latoya.

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