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And I'm Ailsa Chang with an update on one of last year's biggest stories.

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UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER #1: We're going to move on now for more on Harvey Weinstein.

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Let's bring in a familiar voice to hear more about how President Trump is handling all of this, NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson. Good morning, Mara.

MARA LIASSON, BYLINE: Good morning. Happy New Year.

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In Iran, the last days of 2017 were marked by widespread protests against that country's government. Thousands turned out and so did the police, who are shown on video beating protesters.

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A fire tore through an apartment building in the Bronx last night.

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BILL DE BLASIO: This is the worst fire tragedy we have seen in this city in at least a quarter century.

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. Last season, the Cleveland Browns were 1-15. Their coach, Hue Jackson, vowed they'd be better this year or, he promised, he'd swim in the lake over there. He was talking about frigid Lake Erie. Well, the Browns have lost 15 games already, so Jackson was asked...

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Attacks on the press are a hallmark of President Trump's style, and he has avoided much of the media, often preferring Twitter to sit-down interviews with journalists. But a religious TV network has scored interviews with Trump and members of his administration this year, surpassing more prominent networks and news organizations in its access to the administration.

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In Kabul, a suicide bomber has targeted a Shiite cultural center and news agency. The Afghan Interior Ministry is saying more than 40 people were killed and dozens were wounded this morning. NPR's Diaa Hadid has been following this news from Islamabad.

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Florida Man Punches ATM After It Spews Cash

Dec 28, 2017

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