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President Donald Trump is making his pitch to overhaul the nation's tax system. He laid out his vision yesterday in Springfield, Mo. And with Congress back in session next week, he included a message for them.

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I want to go very quickly now to Aarti Shahani, NPR's tech reporter. Aarti, why is this story involving Barry Lynn hitting such a nerve?

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If you think that only sports are wildly popular. Think again.

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We're going to get the view now from the first responders who are dealing with the flooding. Samuel Pena is Houston's fire chief.

Chief Pena, welcome.

SAMUEL PENA: Good morning. Thank you for having me.

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Houston's Susceptibility To Flooding

Aug 30, 2017

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Nudist-Cyclists Rejoice

Aug 30, 2017

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Houston Evacuees Fill Convention Center

Aug 30, 2017

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Over the last few days, President Trump has been tweeting a lot about rescue efforts in Texas. He's offered praise for, quote, "great coordination between agencies at all levels of government." Today, President Trump gets to see it for himself.

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Good morning, I'm Ailsa Chang with an update from the 22nd Air Guitar World Championships.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "I WILL SURVIVE")

ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES: (Singing) No, no, not I. I will survive.

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Houstonians Continue To File In To Shelters

Aug 28, 2017

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner says 5,500 people are in shelters and some 2,000 have been rescued. Those numbers are expected to rise. Host Rachel Martin talks to Rachel Osier Lindley, an editor for the Texas Station Collaborative, about the conditions in the city.

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