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December 8, 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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Syria conflict: Army 'suspends Aleppo fighting' The Syrian army suspends fighting around eastern Aleppo to allow civilians to leave, Russia says.
Korean president Park Geun-hye faces impeachment vote South Korean lawmakers are due to vote on whether President Park Geun-hye should be impeached.
John Glenn, first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95 Former astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95.
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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