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Keystone XL Pipeline Gets Regulators' OK In Nebraska, Clearing Key Hurdle

Keystone XL Pipeline Gets Regulators' OK In Nebraska, Clearing Key Hurdle

The Nebraska Public Service Commission voted 3-2 on Monday to approve the controversial pipeline — albeit not on the route preferred by TransCanada, the company behind the Keystone XL.
Trump To Designate North Korea As A State Sponsor Of Terrorism

Trump To Designate North Korea As A State Sponsor Of Terrorism

That designation was removed in 2008, when the North Korean government pledged to dismantle its nuclear program. The president says additional sanctions will be imposed.
Spit Test May Help Reveal Concussion Severity

Spit Test May Help Reveal Concussion Severity

When a child suffers a concussion, it's very hard to tell if the brain injury will cause long-term problems. An experimental test that looks for bits of genetic material in spit might help.
WATCH: On Georgia Dome's Final Day, Atlanta Bids Farewell With A Bam

WATCH: On Georgia Dome's Final Day, Atlanta Bids Farewell With A Bam

The stadium, which has been around since 1992 and played host to the 1996 Olympic Games, saw its final hours Monday morning. Watch the storied building come down in a planned implosion.

Top Stories: Charles Manson Dies; Kenya's Supreme Court Upholds Election

Also: Zimbabwe's leader ignores a call to resign; an Argentine submarine is still missing; and actor Jeffrey Tambor may leave 'Transparent' over sexual harassment allegations.
Jana Novotná, 'Acrobatic Athlete' Who Won 17 Grand Slams, Dies At 49

Jana Novotná, 'Acrobatic Athlete' Who Won 17 Grand Slams, Dies At 49

The Czech star won the singles Wimbledon title, 16 doubles Grand Slams and three Olympic medals. The Women's Tennis Association said the Hall of Famer died Sunday "after a long battle with cancer."
Week Ahead: Trump Again Shows He's Willing To Use His Pardon Power

Week Ahead: Trump Again Shows He's Willing To Use His Pardon Power

The president pardoned Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, has teased that he could pardon others and this week, the week of Thanksgiving, he will again.
For Many Puerto Ricans, College Plans Washed Away With Hurricane Maria

For Many Puerto Ricans, College Plans Washed Away With Hurricane Maria

As Puerto Rico students settle into high school on the mainland — one big question emerges: What happens to my college plans? That's especially scary for seniors, as application deadlines loom.
Odds Are, They're Taking Your Blood Pressure All Wrong

Odds Are, They're Taking Your Blood Pressure All Wrong

New guidelines have lowered the threshold for high blood pressure to 130/80, which makes it even more important to get an accurate reading. Here's how to increase the odds of getting it right.
It's Not Just Politics. Food Can Stir Holiday Conflict, Too

It's Not Just Politics. Food Can Stir Holiday Conflict, Too

Lots of families fight over politics at the holiday table. But decisions about which foods to put on the table can also whip up stress and squabbles.

How Tulsa Became A Model For Preventing Floods

For decades, Tulsa planned carefully and imposed regulations to prevent the kind of devastating floods that used to make national headlines. Now other cities are noticing.
Kenya's Supreme Court Affirms Re-Election Of Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya's Supreme Court Affirms Re-Election Of Uhuru Kenyatta

A six-judge panel unanimously dismissed a pair of petitions challenging the Oct. 26 vote that was boycotted by the opposition led by rival Raila Odinga.
Future Of Germany's Merkel In Doubt As Coalition Talks Collapse

Future Of Germany's Merkel In Doubt As Coalition Talks Collapse

Meetings in the wake of September's election have left the German chancellor empty-handed. Without a deal, her government could collapse, with Germany potentially forced into new elections.
Bad Weather Hampers Search For Missing Argentine Submarine

Bad Weather Hampers Search For Missing Argentine Submarine

The ARA San Juan disappeared last week off the coast of Patagonia. Argentine officials say that they can't confirm that satellite signals received over the weekend came from the sub.
Charles Manson, Cult Leader Of Brutal 1969 Murders, Dies At 83

Charles Manson, Cult Leader Of Brutal 1969 Murders, Dies At 83

The murders of actress Sharon Tate and six other people in a span of two nights gave Manson a unique and infamous position in the American cultural imagination.
SNL Skewers Alum Al Franken, Trump Sons

SNL Skewers Alum Al Franken, Trump Sons

"I know this photo looks bad. But, remember, it also is bad," said Weekend Update anchor Colin Jost of the image appearing to show Franken groping a sleeping woman.
Deadly Violence Spirals In Nairobi Ahead Of Court Ruling On Presidential Win

Deadly Violence Spirals In Nairobi Ahead Of Court Ruling On Presidential Win

At least four people were killed overnight into Sunday in what the opposition leader, Raila Odinga, called "state-sponsored thuggery."
Special Report: A Cultural Turning Point On Sexual Harassment?

Special Report: A Cultural Turning Point On Sexual Harassment?

After dozens of allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein came out, a torrent of survivors' stories seemed to emerge — in sports, in business, in politics and in the media, including at NPR.
No Word From Zimbabwe's Mugabe As Deadline For His Resignation Passes

No Word From Zimbabwe's Mugabe As Deadline For His Resignation Passes

The ruling ZANU-PF party, once a stalwart of the 93-year-old leader, voted to remove him, but Mugabe appears defiant as a Monday deadline for him to quit has come and gone.
Oversight Groups Have Repeatedly Identified Flaws In Military Crime Reporting

Oversight Groups Have Repeatedly Identified Flaws In Military Crime Reporting

The Air Force failed to report the Texas shooter's criminal history to the FBI, which would have blocked his gun purchases. But concerns over military crime reporting have been raised for years.