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More than two weeks after Hondurans went to the polls to elect a new president, there is still no official winner. The current president holds a slight lead, but officials have yet to declare him the winner amid allegations of widespread fraud. Here's NPR's Carrie Kahn.

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Evangelical Voters And Roy Moore

Dec 11, 2017

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Alabama Senator Richard Shelby made a statement yesterday.

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RICHARD SHELBY: I couldn't vote for Roy Moore. The state of Alabama deserves better.

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The Tax Bill And The Military

Dec 11, 2017

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ROLLING STONES: (Singing) You can't always get what you want.

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Work Harder As Batman

Dec 11, 2017

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All right, so we're going to lighten things up a little bit. In the hallowed halls of the U.S. Senate, it is common practice to quote history's great orators when making your point - Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Gandhi.

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Editor's note: This StoryCorps conversation was difficult to have, and may be hard for some listeners to hear and read.

Greg Gibson and Wayne Lo recently spoke for the first time in person at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution in Norfolk, a medium-security level prison for male inmates, but the story behind their meeting — how their lives collided and subsequently crumbled — began decades ago.

They acknowledged this at the beginning of their StoryCorps conversation at the prison.

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The Future Of Franken's Seat

Dec 8, 2017

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And let's listen to just a few of Senator Al Franken's parting words yesterday. Franken resigned after several women accused him of unwanted sexual contact. And in a speech on the Senate floor, he said politics isn't easy and there are no guarantees.

Pizza-Making Gains World Heritage Status

Dec 8, 2017

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Palestinians Respond To Trump Declaration

Dec 7, 2017

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What The White House Wants In Tax Overhaul

Dec 7, 2017

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Plane Lands For Bathroom Break

Dec 7, 2017

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo On GOP Tax Plan

Dec 6, 2017

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In a speech later today, President Trump has an opportunity to follow through on a campaign promise.

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#Ask Cokie: Government Shutdowns

Dec 6, 2017

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The United States government shuts down this weekend unless Congress and the president come up with a spending deal. A shutdown has happened before. Here's President Clinton just before many government offices closed in 1995.

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Jim Beam Presents The Smart Decanter

Dec 6, 2017

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. I bring you the perfect drinking buddy.

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UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: (As man) Hey, JIM, what's the weather today?

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