NPR News: Pentagon Officials Say Transgender People Can Enlist In Military Next Year

Pentagon Officials Say Transgender People Can Enlist In Military Next Year
Pentagon officials say starting on Jan. 1, 2018, transgender people can enlist in the U.S. military. President Trump has opposed allowing transgender people to serve, but the Pentagon decision comes as courts are ruling against efforts to bar transgender enlistment.

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NPR News: The Challenges Of Regulating Autonomous Weapons

The Challenges Of Regulating Autonomous Weapons
Autonomous weapons, capable of operating independent of human control, are being developed by several countries around the world. NPR’s Kelly McEvers talks with Paul Scharre of the Center for a New American Security about this new military technology and the challenges of regulating it.

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NPR News: FCC Says It Will Vote On Net Neutrality Despite Millions Of Fake Public Comments

FCC Says It Will Vote On Net Neutrality Despite Millions Of Fake Public Comments
Millions of public comments in advance of the FCC’s vote on net neutrality turn out to have been faked. Some used phony names, others came from Russian email addresses. The FCC says it will go ahead with its vote this week nonetheless.

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NPR News: Celebrity Chef Mario Batali Steps Aside After Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct

Celebrity Chef Mario Batali Steps Aside After Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct
Celebrity chef Mario Batali has stepped down from daily operations at his restaurant company after allegations of sexual misconduct. NPR’s Kelly McEvers speaks with Amanda Kludt, Editor-in-Chief of the online publication Eater, which broke the story.

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NPR News: Suspect In New York Subway Blast Had ‘Low-Tech’ Device

Suspect In New York Subway Blast Had ‘Low-Tech’ Device
Police are calling an explosion in a crowded corridor between two New York City subway stations Monday morning an attempted terror attack. Officials say suspect Akayed Ullah detonated an improvised pipe bomb that was strapped to his body.

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NPR News: Before Voting Begins, A Look At Alabama’s Special Senate Election

Before Voting Begins, A Look At Alabama’s Special Senate Election
One of the most contested and high-profile special Senate elections of recent times is drawing to a close in Alabama. A day before voting begins, a look at where Republican Roy Moore stands against Democrat Doug Jones.

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