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Senate Passes Repeal Of Planned CFPB Rule

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The Senate repealed an Obama-era rule that makes it easier for consumers to engage in class-action lawsuits against financial institutions.

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Under Congressional Microscope, Twitter Vows New 'Transparency' On Ads

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The microblogging service has promised a new wave of disclosure about who uses it to advertise as the Hill continues probing the Russia imbroglio.

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Kansas Under Court Order To Fix Funding For Public Schools

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Funding for public schools is a perpetual problem, but this year lawmakers are facing a deadline imposed by the Kansas Supreme Court.

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Republicans Could Gain Seat If Sen. Menendez Is Convicted

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The defense is presenting its case this week in the corruption trial of New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez.

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Who Might Run To Fill Jeff Flake's Senate Seat?

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Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti checks in with Casey Kuhn of KJZZ after Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake's announcement that he will not seek re-election in 2018.

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Fats Domino, Architect Of Rock 'N' Roll, Dead At 89

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The rhythm-and-blues legend who became one of the progenitors of rock 'n' roll — and reportedly sold more than 65 million records along the way — died Tuesday.

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With Mattis Trip To Philippines, Reminders Of Waning U.S. Influence In Region

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Soon after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived, Manila announced the end of an ISIS-inspired insurgency in Marawi. But there was no mention of significant U.S. support in the months-long operation.

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The Hidden Cost Of A Disaster? Your Ambition

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It's not just homes and crops that are lost. A new study out of Pakistan suggests that long after a catastrophe, people's hopes and dreams are profoundly affected.

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How Disasters Impact Ambition

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A recent study suggests that long after people recover financially from a catastrophe, there could be a lingering impact on their ambitions and the economic choices they make.

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Songs We Love: White Heaven, 'Blind Promise'

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In 1991, the Tokyo Flashback comp introduced the world to Japanese psychedelic music. Experience the whammy-bar wizardry of White Heaven's "Blind Promise" from a new reissue.

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Ready, Set, Shop! All Crafts Considered Returns 11/14

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NPR's holiday bazaar returns Nov. 14, bringing together dozens of artisans, makers and sellers of unique and handmade products.

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Dodgers Beat Astros 3-1 In Game 1 of The 2017 World Series

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Los Angeles went ahead on a two-run home run in the sixth and held on to take the lead in the best-of-seven series.

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Apps Have More People Tuning In To Police Chatter When Disaster Strikes

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The Las Vegas mass shooting and the California wildfires are the latest incidents that have drawn listeners to apps allowing the public to listen to police and fire frequencies. Why do people do it?

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Einstein's Note On Happiness, Given To Bellboy In 1922, Fetches $1.6 Million

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The physicist had just won the 1921 Nobel Prize when he scribbled his theory of happy living on a piece of hotel stationery and handed it to the courier at the Imperial Hotel Tokyo.

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Carmen on the Couch: Analyzing Bizet's Bold Heroine

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She smokes and drinks and brings men to their knees just by crooning a breathy Habanera. She's Carmen, the supreme diva of operatic femmes fatales, the controversial heroine of Bizet's popular opera.

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