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Update on Feb. 1: The American Red Cross' general counsel and chief international officer, David Meltzer, has resigned since the publication of this story. In Meltzer's letter of resignation on Jan. 31, he said, "the language I used at that time in association with Mr. Anderson's departure was inappropriate." The Red Cross could not be reached for comment on Meltzer's resignation, but in a Jan. 25 statement, the charity acknowledged that its "subsequent actions fell short" after Anderson's resignation.

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New Orleans Revives 1894 Tabasco Opera

Jan 25, 2018

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OK. Tonight, the New Orleans Opera celebrates its 75th anniversary with a performance that can best be described as spicy.

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NEW ORLEANS OPERA: (Singing) Tabasco, Tabasco, the sauce that we all do love so.

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In Afghanistan today, gunmen stormed an office of Save the Children. It's an attack on an aid group. At least three people have been killed. Twenty-five more are injured. Jennifer Glasse is a reporter based in Afghanistan. She's on the line.

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Alabama Sen. Doug Jones has a message for those who say Democrats gave in too quickly during recent negotiations to end the government shutdown.

"I don't think they caved at all," Jones tells NPR's Morning Edition. Jones, who won a special election last month in a deep red state, fills the seat left vacant by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Man Bites Dog

Jan 24, 2018

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The Government Shutdown And Bipartisanship

Jan 24, 2018

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Having been through a brief government shutdown, members of Congress face a question - what now? A debate still looms over immigration. And the agreement ending the shutdown keeps the government open only a little more than two weeks.

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This is the story of a document that few people have read, a document that's classified but is receiving a lot of publicity.

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Earlier today a strong earthquake in the Atlantic Ocean caused a tsunami warning in Alaska. Here's the voice of an officer from the Kodiak, Alaska, police force.

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Frozen Ball Of Human Waste Falls From Sky

Jan 23, 2018

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Good. Morning, I'm David Greene. It is not every day you get a souvenir from space. And so if a small meteor fell into your yard, you might keep it, right? Some villagers in India did. But then scientists examined the 20-pound rock and...

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There were protests yesterday in Seoul, South Korea, a protest that disrupted a visit by North Korean officials.

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UNIDENTIFIED PROTESTERS: (Chanting in foreign language).

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OK, some big news here in LA this morning - the nominations for the 90th Academy Awards were announced in Beverly Hills, Calif. And the supernatural romance "The Shape Of Water" swept the nominations, earning 13 in all.

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Bill Cosby performed publicly for the first time since 2015 on Monday night, doing an impromptu act at a jazz club in Philadelphia. The famed entertainer has mostly avoided the spotlight the past few years, after numerous accusations of sexual misconduct began to build against him.

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After three days, the government shutdown ended. Democrats and Republicans joined hands and made peace. And all was good in the land.

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(Laughter) Promise I'm not laughing at that. That did not happen. All they actually...

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Let's go to the Middle East now, where Vice President Mike Pence spoke today at the Israeli Knesset, where he praised a recent decision by President Trump about Jerusalem.

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. You might recognize this from the Beach Boys.

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BEACH BOYS: (Singing) Surfin' is the only life, the only way for me. Now surf.

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