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California Fires Result In Job And Income Loss For Seasonal Workers

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The devastating wildfires in Northern California killed scores of people and left thousands homeless. The fires have also left many seasonal agricultural workers without jobs.

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Mailbag: Interviews That Hit And Missed The Mark

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Listeners praise fact-checking in one interview, criticize lack of pushback in another.

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Bergdahl Sentencing Hearing Begins Monday In Fort Bragg, N.C.

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In 2009, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl left his combat post in Afghanistan. He has pleaded guilty to two serious charges. The judge could let Bergdahl walk free or sentence him to life in prison.

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China Shuts Down Tens Of Thousands Of Factories In Unprecedented Pollution Crackdown

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After decades of doing little about the pollution that has plagued much of the country, China's government is temporarily shutting down entire industrial regions to inspect for violations.

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College Student Tries To Make Up To Police Officer For Bad Behavior

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She went to a wine tasting, passed out, woke up in jail and reacted badly. She tried to make up for it by buying an officer a cake bearing her message of apology: "Sorry I tried to bite you."

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David Letterman Receives Mark Twain Award For American Comedy

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The annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor goes to David Letterman. A star-studded tribute at the Kennedy Center included comedians Jimmy Kimmel, Steve Martin and Amy Schumer.

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Digging In The Mud To See What Toxic Substances Were Spread By Hurricane Harvey

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Hurricane Harvey dumped 50 inches of rain on parts of Houston. Scientists are now trying to identify contaminants spread by the storm, including those in mud at the bottom of the Houston Ship Channel.

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In Memory Training Smackdown, One Method Dominates

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A comparison of two memory training methods often used by scientists found that one was twice as good as the other. But neither succeeded in turning people into cognitive superstars.

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Japan's Prime Minister Isn't Popular, But His Coalition Won A Supermajority

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Despite lukewarm support as a leader, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party handily defeated upstart opponents in a snap general election on Sunday.

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Khizr Khan Says His Faith In America Is Stronger Than Ever

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The Gold Star father who made headlines last year after he spoke at the Democratic National Convention has a new memoir, An American Family, about growing up in Pakistan and coming to America.

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Montreal Man Says He'll Challenge $149 Ticket For Screaming

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Taoufik Moalla was driving along jamming to "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" — the 90s hit by C+C Music Factory when he was pulled over by a cop for singing too loudly.

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News Brief: The White House Refocuses, Bergdahl's Sentencing Hearing

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President Trump plans to tackle taxes and the opioid crisis this week. And, former Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl will be sentenced after pleading guilty to desertion charges.

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Movie Director Accused Of Sexual Harassment, O'Reilly Settlement Reported

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Since the sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, news reporting is picking up the pace about the mistreatment of women in the worlds of media and entertainment.

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Questions Swirl: What Was The U.S. Military Doing In Niger?

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Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Tom Bowman about the operation and what went wrong, and to Ridal Lyammouri, who has worked and lived in that area of Africa doing analysis for U.S. agencies in the region.

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Somali Community Takes Stock Of Truck Bombing That Killed Hundreds

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It's been a little more than a week since a truck bomb exploded in the middle of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, killing more than 350 people. Some hope the attack will unite Somalis.

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