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Go Jump In A Lake

Dec 29, 2017

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. Last season, the Cleveland Browns were 1-15. Their coach, Hue Jackson, vowed they'd be better this year or, he promised, he'd swim in the lake over there. He was talking about frigid Lake Erie. Well, the Browns have lost 15 games already, so Jackson was asked...

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Attacks on the press are a hallmark of President Trump's style, and he has avoided much of the media, often preferring Twitter to sit-down interviews with journalists. But a religious TV network has scored interviews with Trump and members of his administration this year, surpassing more prominent networks and news organizations in its access to the administration.

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A Mission To Educate About Addiction

Dec 29, 2017

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In Kabul, a suicide bomber has targeted a Shiite cultural center and news agency. The Afghan Interior Ministry is saying more than 40 people were killed and dozens were wounded this morning. NPR's Diaa Hadid has been following this news from Islamabad.

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Florida Man Punches ATM After It Spews Cash

Dec 28, 2017

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2017 was a great year for Latino popular culture and the arts. There was the hit song "Despacito" by Puerto Ricans Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee.

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The defining sound of 2017.

UNIDENTIFIED PROTESTERS: (Chanting) You will not replace us.

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In Alabama, a big discovery was made recently...

PETER SCOTT: People call it the intermediate musk turtle or aliflora (ph) musk turtle.

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Good morning. I'm David Greene with a little advice to Santa Claus - stick to the sleigh. When Santa made his stop on Wekiva Island in Florida, he decided to come by powerboat.

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