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The Crazy, Unbelievable Alabama Senate Race Careens To An End


Roy Moore was already a controversial nominee. Then sexual assault allegations roiled the Alabama special election and created a tight contest with Democrat Doug Jones for a critical Senate seat.

Firefighters Lose Ground On Largest Of California Fires


Over the weekend, the Thomas Fire had been declared 15 percent contained, but on Sunday, officials downgraded that to just 10 percent as the fire spread north, encompassing 230,000 acres.

Bitcoin Futures Surge In First Day Of Trading


January contracts for the skyrocketing digital currency opened at just under $15,500 on Sunday and had spiked to more than $18,000 hours later.

Simeon Booker, Dean Of Washington's Black Press Corps, Dies At 99


Booker chronicled the civil rights movement, and is credited with helping to deliver the 1955 story of Emmitt Till's murder to a national audience.

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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.


Rohingya Activist: 'Rohingya Are Not Safe Anywhere'


More than half of Myanmar's Rohingya have fled the country since 1978 because of periodic military crackdowns. Activist Adbul Rasheed is working for the safe repatriation of his people.

'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."

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.

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.


The Internet Celebrates The First Snow Of The Season


The Northeast, Southeast, and Mid-Atlantic were blanketed in the season's first snowfall this weekend — prompting some panic, and lots of Instagrammed awe.


Anti-Trump Protests Flare In Beirut Near The U.S. Embassy


The demonstrators are responding to President Trump's decision last week to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, reversing decades of American foreign policy.


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.

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.

Rows Of Hot Pink Paper, All Saying #MeToo


Mexican artist Monica Mayer brings her "Clothesline Project" to the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.

Saturday, Dec 9

Trump Attends Opening Of Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Despite Controversy


Two black Democratic lawmakers who decided not to attend said Trump's presence at the opening was "an insult." But the state's GOP governor said residents should be proud Trump would be there.

Firefighters Gain Ground On SoCal Wildfires Even As Winds Continue To Vex


The Santa Ana winds gave firefighters a small reprieve, but were expected to pick up once again. Air quality was at hazardous levels in some areas.

'Uncomfortable' Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Aims To Face Past, Move Forward


Organizers hope to stay focused on the museum's message for its opening, despite African-American congressmen's objections to President Trump's presence.

Trump Seizes On Roy Moore Accuser's Admission Of Adding To Yearbook Inscription


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.

Friday, Dec 8

Pope Francis Suggests Changing The Words To The 'Lord's Prayer'


The phrase "lead us not into temptation" isn't right, the pontiff says, because "a father does not do this." France's Catholic Church has changed the phrase in its version of the Lord's Prayer.

Largest Of Southern California Wildfires Erupts To 132,000 Acres


The Thomas Fire is only 10 percent contained as it spreads in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles. There are now six active wildfires, stretching south into San Diego and Riverside counties.

'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer Accused Of Sexual Assault


The director has been accused of forcing himself on a 17-year-old boy during a party aboard a yacht in Seattle in 2003.

African-American Congressmen Will Skip Mississippi Civil Rights Event To Avoid Trump


The congressmen say that given the president's record, he is ill-suited to attending the opening of a Mississippi museum dedicated to the history of civil rights.

Thursday, Dec 7

Sen. Al Franken Announces He Will Resign 'In The Coming Weeks'


The Minnesota Democrat said he would be stepping down amid allegations of sexual misconduct and calls for his resignation by his colleagues.

Southern California Fires Surpass 115,000 Acres As Santa Ana Winds Drive Flames


The Santa Ana winds that have fueled massive wildfires since Monday are expected to reach gusts of 80 mph.

China Says Indian Drone Crashed In Its Territory


The incident, which Beijing calls a violation of its territorial sovereignty, follows renewed border tensions between the two countries.

House Passes Bill To Allow 'Concealed Carry' Across State Lines


The National Rifle Association has long pushed for the measure, which allows gun owners to carry concealed firearms between states where the practice is legal.

Wednesday, Dec 6

'Beginning Of A New Approach': President Trump Declares Jerusalem Israel's Capital


The president has announced that the U.S. is officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, fulfilling a campaign promise while unsettling volatile politics in the region.

Democrat Pushes Vote On Trump Impeachment. It Didn't Succeed


Rep. Al Green forced a vote Wednesday on the controversial measure. It failed overwhelmingly and went against party leaders' wishes, as Democrats struggle to deal with an issue that animates its base.

Al Franken To Resign, Democratic Official Says


An official who has spoken to the Minnesota senator and key aides tells Minnesota Public Radio that Franken will step down on Thursday. Franken's office says "no final decision has been made."

How The World Is Reacting To Trump Recognizing Jerusalem As Israel's Capital


Although the move has been welcomed by Israel, many key players in the Middle East have cautioned that it is likely to spark violence and derail peace efforts.