Oct 19, 2017

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A High Relief Sculpture of Angel With Two Nude Children Carved on a Monument at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA

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Oct 17, 2017

Embedded goes inside the many lives of Donald Trump

Hear five hidden chapters of the Trump story

There are the Trump stories we’ve all heard.
These are the back-stories you haven’t.

Since Inauguration Day, coverage of the new administration seems to pour out at a dizzying, hourly pace that dominates the national conversation. In this latest round of Embedded episodes, host Kelly McEvers and team step away from the noise to talk about the President in a way you haven't heard –the inside stories of what he and some of his closest advisers were doing before they got to the White House.
You’ll hear from the people who were there: people who helped make a new kind of reality show, people who watched as he built a golf empire, people who were in Hollywood with a man who would later become a presidential strategist – and more.
Find out some of the surprising stories behind Trump’s rise – what they say about him, and what they say about us.
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Oct 15, 2017


California in flames, with more to come

The speed and ferocity of the wildfires raging through Northern California's wine country and left officials and firefighters scrambling -- but for fire researchers, it's no surprise. Heat records have been broken this year in California, Oregon and Montana, and ongoing climate change promises more of the same in future years.
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With Congress incapable of passing an Obamacare replacement, Trump has started chipping away at the law

On Thursday as he signed an executive order allowing stripped-down health plans previously barred by the Affordable Care Act, President Trump promised "today is only the beginning." On Friday he proved it, halting subsidies targeting the lower middle class in move analysts say could destabilize health insurance exchanges.

It may drive up premiums and cost the government billions of dollars.
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A misfit gastropod’s lonely life has ended — after just a little love

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Jeremy was found dead on Wednesday, but scientists discovered the story still has a happy ending.
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Dozens dead and thousands of buildings burned, across an area the size of Maryland — and future years will be worse

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And wildfire seasons last three months longer than they did 50 years ago.

It turns out you shouldn’t manhandle and arrest a nurse just trying to do her job

Salt Lake City Police Detective Jeff Payne is out of a job, and his supervisor has been suspended. In July, body camera footage showed him demonstrating, in his chief’s words, “extremely poor professional judgment” after nurse Alex Wubbels calmly told him they weren’t allowed to take blood for the police from an unconscious patient, at least without a warrant.

Body camera footage showed her being dragged from the hospital and roughly handcuffed.
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What beloved tunes would you load into a time capsule labeled “Open: Never”?
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Oct 8, 2017

What Real Reform Looks Like

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In 2005, 16 freshly minted Nigerian lawyers tried something new: they began offering free legal advice to suspects within 48 hours of their arrest. There was little doubt that their services were needed; more than two-thirds of the country's prison population is simply waiting for a trial, a process that sometimes takes years. In the time since, an expanded version of their initiative has saved some 15,000 suspects from needless pretrial detention, and Nigeria's most senior police officer has embraced it and made it standard policy. As great as the work of the past 12 years has been, the future looks even better.



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