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December 9, 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
Gambia leader Yahya Jammeh rejects election result Gambia's leader rejects the result of the presidential election, a week after admitting defeat.
Obama orders review into 'Russian hacking' before US election President Barack Obama orders a review of cyber-attacks, blamed on Russia, that shook the US election.
Syria Aleppo: UN envoy urges political solution to war A UN envoy warns Syria's war is not confined to Aleppo and urges a political solution.
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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