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NPR's head of news resigns following harassment allegations

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| "This morning I asked Mike Oreskes for his resignation because of inappropriate behavior," NPR CEO Jarl Mohn said in a memo to NPR staff. "I have received his resignation, effective immediately."

1 in 3 Latinos report discrimination based on ethnicity

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Latinos reported substantial discrimination across their lives, including interactions with the police, being slurred because of their race or ethnicity and in health care settings.

Watch: Tech giants on Capitol Hill for more Russia interference questions

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Facebook, Twitter and Google will face questions from the Senate and House Intelligence Committees Wednesday. It's the second day of testimony for lawyers from the three online platforms.

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Learning to spot fake news: Start with a gut check

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A new approach seeks to equip university students with the tools of fact-checkers.

Teen girl dies of burn injuries from California wildfire

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A teenage girl has died after she was severely burned in one of the Northern California wildfires. The death toll in the state's wildfires this month is now 43.

Money doesn't protect black people from bigotry

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Phillip Thompson is a retired lieutenant colonel, a Gulf War veteran and a lawyer. But when he moved to his gated community, his mostly white neighbors assumed he was a football player.

Puerto Rico wants to cancel a $300 million Whitefish contract

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Whitefish, a small Montana company, is facing intense scrutiny for its role in Hurricane Maria recovery efforts — in part because it comes from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's hometown.

8,700 buildings destroyed in wine country wildfires

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FEMA officials say they've given out more than $6 million in individual assistance.

JFK documents highlight secret anti-Cuba ops

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Operation Mongoose aimed to destabilize Cuba. Ideas ranged from dropping propaganda leaflets to using biological agents to sabotage crops.