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There's reason to believe today's open impeachment hearings could get heated. One of the witnesses is a Russia expert who spent 2 1/2 years on President Trump's National Security Council. And we have an early copy of Fiona Hill's opening statement.

Sondland Testimony Lays Out Link Between Trump And Ukraine Aid

Nov 20, 2019

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French Debate Extending Ban On Muslim Headscarf

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The expression OK, boomer is a way of dismissing the baby boomer generation and the way they do things. Some people find it funny; some don't. But either way, it's gone viral. So companies are doing what companies do - they're trying to make money off of it. NPR's Yuki Noguchi has the story.

YUKI NOGUCHI, BYLINE: Josh Gerben has an unusual pastime - he likes scrolling trademark applications.

JOSH GERBEN: Sort of a hobby of a trademark attorney - you tend to watch for interesting filings.

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Doctors are reporting the first evidence that genetically edited cells could offer a safe way to treat sickle cell disease, a devastating, incurable disorder that afflicts millions of people around the world.

Billions of cells that were genetically modified with the powerful gene-editing technique called CRISPR have started working, as doctors had hoped, inside the body of the first sickle cell patient to receive the experimental treatment, according to highly anticipated data released Tuesday.

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It looks like things are getting worse in Hong Kong. A fiery standoff at one of the city's major universities culminated with police storming the barricades before dawn this morning.

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. He's played massive concerts at Coachella and Madison Square Garden, but Kanye West packed a smaller venue this weekend. He was performing for inmates at the Harris County jail in Houston, Texas.

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