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Charles Manson has died at the age of 83. He was serving a life sentence for orchestrating a series of murders in 1969 which captivated the nation's attention. Here's a news clip from NBC.

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There is clarity in Kenya this morning about that country's leadership.

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House Republicans passed a $1.4 trillion tax bill yesterday by a comfortable margin. If also passed by the Senate, this would be the most sweeping tax overhaul since Ronald Reagan was president.

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The late Raymond Chandler has a new story out. Chandler, who died in 1959, wrote detective fiction set in mid-20th century Los Angeles. Our colleague Steve Inskeep reports on a previously unpublished Chandler tale.

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This week, another big name in tech was toppled by accusations of sexual harassment — venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson, an investor in Tesla and SpaceX who left his prominent Silicon Valley company.

The big-money world of Silicon Valley remains dominated by men and remains a hard place for women to speak out if they want to join the ranks of its richest. And some women think the best way to fight harassment is to tread carefully and get to the top.

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Now here's a story of saving lives. It was part of Tuesday's mass shooting in northern California. Teachers, a janitor and others at a school kept it from being worse. Here's NPR's Eric Westervelt.

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It is hard to overstate Robert Mugabe's hold on Zimbabwe.

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Thirty-seven years ago - 37 years - the schoolteacher turned revolutionary took over a newly independent state.

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Covering Russia could get tougher for foreign reporters there. Russia's lower house of parliament, the Duma, passed legislation today requiring international media to declare themselves as foreign agents. And as NPR's Lucian Kim reports, this is payback.

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. NBA star LeBron James was on the New York subway.

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LEBRON JAMES: On our way back from shootaround - decided to take a different transportation this time.

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