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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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Aleppo battle: UN says hundreds of men and boys 'missing' Hundreds of Aleppo men and boys are reported 'missing' after leaving rebel areas, the UN says.
McLaren report: More than 1000 Russian athletes implicated in state-sponsored doping More than 1000 Russian athletes benefited from a state-sponsored doping programme for four years from 2011, a new report claims.
Park Geun-hye: South Korea lawmakers vote to impeach leader South Korea's parliament impeaches President Park Geun-hye who steps down amid a corruption scandal.
Some Minnesota iron mine workers prepare for uncertain future
After being laid off for 18 months, some mine workers start training for other jobs.
Why Donald Trump is going after union leader Chuck Jones on Twitter
Jones has been a critic of Trump's deal to save jobs in Indianapolis.
New surgeon general report says vaping is a threat to kids
E-cigs are popular among high schoolers, but the government says the nicotine can hurt developing brains.
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