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  • December 9, 2016

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was for the third stop for President-elect Donald Trump’s “Thank you” tour. He used it to stump for the state’s Republican Senate candidate, who faces a runoff on Saturday. Also, the Trump team announced that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) is the choice for secretary of the interior and that Goldman Sachs president Gary Cohn will head the National Economic Council. Continue reading

  • December 9, 2016

    In our news wrap Friday, President Obama has ordered a full review of cyberattacks during the presidential campaign, according to the White House. A number of Democrats have complained that Russian hacking was intended to assist the now president-elect. Also, the Senate was divided over a bill to fund the government, as the midnight deadline for its passage loomed. Continue reading

  • December 9, 2016

    This election cycle saw its fair share of so-called “fake news.” On December 4, an armed man walked into a Washington, DC, pizza joint, claiming he needed to investigate a story he had heard: that Hillary Clinton and her former campaign manager were hosting a child sex ring there. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with The Washington Post’s Marc Fisher about how and why this fiction spread as fact. Continue reading

  • December 9, 2016

    For generations combat jobs in the U.S. military were blocked to women, but not anymore. The question now is can women meet the same rigorous standards as the men in order to qualify for frontline jobs? William Brangham has the second story on women in combat roles. Continue reading

  • December 9, 2016

    In the wake of Oakland’s fatal Ghost Ship warehouse fire, cities across the country are cracking down on safety at similar “live-work​” ​spaces; Baltimore artist Que Pequeño was abruptly evicted this week from a building known as Bell Foundry. While the regulations are intended to protect residents, these spaces are often the only places low-income residents can afford. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading