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December 9, 2016
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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.
PRI's The World: 12/06/2016 After a divisive election, hate crimes are on the rise in the US. Plus, members of the Sioux tribe are fighting to save the Lakota language. And we take a look back at Fidel Castro's tracksuits.
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McLaren report: More than 1,000 Russian athletes implicated in state-sponsored doping More than 1,000 Russian athletes were involved in a state-sponsored doping programme for four years from 2011, a new report claims.
Aleppo battle: UN says hundreds of men missing Hundreds of Aleppo men are reported missing after leaving rebel areas, the UN says.
Netherlands trial: Geert Wilders guilty of incitement Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders is convicted in hate speech trial but no penalty is imposed.
OPEC woos other nations into production-cutting plan
Italy looks to EU to help oldest bank
The bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena is in trouble. Who should come to its aid?
Some Minnesota iron mine workers prepare for uncertain future
After being laid off for 18 months, some mine workers start training for other jobs.
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