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December 11, 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.
World Headlines
Istanbul Besiktas Turkey: Stadium blasts kill 38 people Twin blasts targeting police near a stadium in Istanbul kill 38 people and injure many.
Nigeria Uyo: Scores dead in church collapse A church roof collapses in Uyo, south-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 60 people, reports say.
Russian air strikes 'force IS out of Palmyra' Russian air strikes force IS fighters to withdraw from ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, activists say.
Federal funding bill sets the table for Trump
The incoming administration pushes for shorter-term funding.
Sugar plantation closure marks end of a way of life in Hawaii
At its peak in the 1930?s, sugar employed 50,000 people across the islands.
OPEC hopes to include Russia in its pact to cut oil production
Pledging to cut production hasn?t always led to actual cuts.
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