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Breaking News: Suspect In Manhattan Subway Blast Was Wearing ‘Low-Tech’ Device (Posted 12/11/17 at 10:02 a.m.)

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If A School Becomes A Shelter In Puerto Rico, Where Do Students Learn?

If A School Becomes A Shelter In Puerto Rico, Where Do Students Learn?

Dec. 11
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

A group of middle schoolers are returning to class for the first time since Hurricane Maria hit the island in September. They're sharing a school with high schoolers, and that worries some parents.

'Shape Of Water,' 'Big Little Lies' Snag Most Golden Globe Nominations

'Shape Of Water,' 'Big Little Lies' Snag Most Golden Globe Nominations

Dec. 11
Laurel Wamsley / NPR

Guillermo del Toro's Cold War fantasy The Shape Of Water snagged the most motion picture nominations, followed by The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Why A Pill That's 4 Cents In Tanzania Costs Up To $400 In The U.S.

Why A Pill That's 4 Cents In Tanzania Costs Up To $400 In The U.S.

Dec. 11
Nadia Whitehead / NPR

The medication fights hookworm. And it's one of several drugs for "neglected tropical diseases" that are priced differently in the United States than they are in the developing world.

 Methane Found At Multimillion-Dollar Escaya Housing Project In Ota...

Methane Found At Multimillion-Dollar Escaya Housing Project In Otay Ranch

Dec. 11
By Brad Racino / inewsource

Methane and volatile chemicals such as benzene have been discovered underground at a yet-to-be completed Otay Ranch project that is marketed as one of the largest planned housing developments in the U.S.

Pipe Bomb Strapped To Man Explodes In NYC Subway, Injuring 4

Pipe Bomb Strapped To Man Explodes In NYC Subway, Injuring 4

Dec. 11
By Associated Press

A man with a pipe bomb strapped to him set off the crude device in the subway near Times Square on Monday, injuring the suspect and three other people at the height of the morning rush hour, law enforcement officials said.

Firefighters Protect Seaside California Towns As Blaze Rages

Firefighters Protect Seaside California Towns As Blaze Rages

Dec. 11
By City News Service

Thousands remained under evacuation orders Monday as the fire churned west through seaside Santa Barbara County towns northwest of Los Angeles.

All Evacuation Orders For Lilac Fire Lifted

All Evacuation Orders For Lilac Fire Lifted

Dec. 11
By City News Service

All evacuation orders for the Lilac Fire were lifted Monday after crews managed to etch fire lines around 80 percent of the blaze.

In Effort To Court Drivers, Lyft Offering Education Discounts

In Effort To Court Drivers, Lyft Offering Education Discounts

Dec. 11
Aarti Shahani / NPR

Lyft is offering education benefits, a move aimed at recruiting and retaining drivers in its competition with Uber. But it raises a question about what these companies owe their workforces.

Father Seeking Asylum In U.S. Struggles To Reunite With 1-Year-Old ...

Father Seeking Asylum In U.S. Struggles To Reunite With 1-Year-Old Taken By Immigration Officials

Dec. 11
By Jean Guerrero

Jose Demar Fuentes said he fled El Salvador with his 1-year-old son, to seek asylum in the U.S. Immigration officials placed Fuentes in detention and sent his son 1,500 miles away.

Suspect In Manhattan Subway Blast Was Wearing 'Low-Tech' Device

Suspect In Manhattan Subway Blast Was Wearing 'Low-Tech' Device

Dec. 11
Bill Chappell / NPR

"This was an attempted terrorist attack," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said during a news conference near the site of the blast. The male suspect was among four people who were injured.

Saudi Arabia Announces Opening Of Cinemas For First Time In 35 Years

Saudi Arabia Announces Opening Of Cinemas For First Time In 35 Years

Dec. 11
Scott Neuman / NPR

The announcement is part of social and economic reforms undertaken by the kingdom's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Venezuela's Ruling Socialists Sweep Mayoral Races Amid Opposition B...

Venezuela's Ruling Socialists Sweep Mayoral Races Amid Opposition Boycott

Dec. 11
Scott Neuman / NPR

President Nicolás Maduro said any party that did not participate in Sunday's vote will be barred from next year's presidential election.

Top Stories: California Fires Spread; Stunning Alabama Senate Race Ending

Dec. 11
Korva Coleman / NPR

Also: Vice President Pence won't meet Palestinian leader Abbas on an upcoming visit; Bitcoin futures trading surges; and President Trump's economic populism claims compared to the GOP tax plan.

Could Probiotics Protect Kids From A Downside Of Antibiotics?

Could Probiotics Protect Kids From A Downside Of Antibiotics?

Dec. 11
Rob Stein / NPR

Many marketing claims about the potential benefits of probiotics have raced ahead of the science, say researchers who are now trying to catch up. One NIH study is investigating kids' gut microbes.

Worries Grow In Hong Kong As China Pushes Its Official Version Of H...

Worries Grow In Hong Kong As China Pushes Its Official Version Of History In Schools

Dec. 11
Rob Schmitz / NPR

A new proposed curriculum for Hong Kong schools is missing key parts of modern Chinese history. The struggle over education is the latest battle with China over how the city is governed.

The Crazy, Unbelievable Alabama Senate Race Careens To An End

The Crazy, Unbelievable Alabama Senate Race Careens To An End

Dec. 11
Jessica Taylor / NPR

Roy Moore was already a controversial nominee. Then sexual assault allegations roiled the Alabama special election and created a tight contest with Democrat Doug Jones for a critical Senate seat.

The Myth Of Trump's Economic Populism, As Proven By The Tax Bill

The Myth Of Trump's Economic Populism, As Proven By The Tax Bill

Dec. 11
Mara Liasson / NPR

The tax bill provided an opportunity for President Trump to show his priorities. But so much of it is traditionally Republican and doesn't offer the kind of help for the working class he promised.

Bitcoin Futures Surge In First Day Of Trading

Bitcoin Futures Surge In First Day Of Trading

Dec. 11
Scott Neuman / NPR

January contracts for the skyrocketing digital currency opened at just under $15,500 on Sunday and had spiked to more than $18,000 hours later.

Firefighters Lose Ground On Largest Of California Fires

Firefighters Lose Ground On Largest Of California Fires

Dec. 10
Scott Neuman / NPR

Over the weekend, the Thomas Fire had been declared 15 percent contained, but on Sunday, officials downgraded that to just 10 percent as the fire spread north, encompassing 230,000 acres.

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