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December 10, 2016
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Trump's Labor Dept and immigrant workers; Dutch anti-immigration politician convicted; and Russia slammed for doping its athletes Today we talk about how Donald Trump's pick for labor secretary might handle undocumented workers. Also, a new report says more than 1,000 Russian athletes were caught doping. Plus, we'll hear about a Latina rocker with Arab roots who loves to turn the amps up to 11.
Donald Trump's latest cabinet picks; and, Rajiv Surendra's 'Life of Pi' quest Today we take stock of Donald Trump's latest cabinet picks. The president-elect plans to nominate a climate-change denier to head the EPA, and his choice to head Homeland Security holds controversial views on everything from the Guantanamo prison to women in the military. We also hear the story of Rajiv Surendra, whose quest to land the title role in the movie "Life of Pi" fell short.
Civilians caught in Aleppo's nightmare; Trump's tweet to Taiwan; and, the plight of Myanmar's Rohingya What Beijing thinks of US President-elect Donald Trump's outreach to Taiwan. Also, is the siege in Aleppo a real-life example of how wars end? Plus, some giant pandas in China are homesick for America.
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Russia 'intervened to promote Trump' - US intelligence US intelligence reportedly believes Russia acted covertly to boost Donald Trump in the election race.
Gambia leader Yahya Jammeh rejects election result Gambia's leader rejects his defeat in last week's election, drawing strong international criticism.
Bulgarian freight train derails and explodes, killing four A freight train derails and explodes in a north-east Bulgarian village, killing four people.
Trump Transition Asks Energy Dept. Which Employees Work On Climate Change The president-elect's team has sent 74 questions to the federal agency, including many about climate-change-focused personnel and programs. The department's lawyers are examining the request.
This Week In Race: Racism, Racism And, To Salve Your Soul, John Legend Everywhere we looked in the news this week ? in prisons, politics, online ? we found strains of racism. It even shows up from beyond the grave.
No Government Shutdown: Senate Passes Funding Bill After Democrats Back Down The bill, passed less than an hour before the deadline, will keep the federal government running until late April. Coal-state Democrats had been protesting provisions that affected miners.
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