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Steve Inskeep talks to Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford about Friday's vote to confirm Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA. The vote is before a deadline for Pruitt to release emails with fossil fuel interests.

If a refugee commits a crime, will a federal judge have blood on his hands?

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Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma about Betsy DeVos. While he supports her nomination, two GOP senators say they won't vote to confirm her.

Are we really in a post-truth era? Somebody on the Internet said so. Many people, actually.

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You can re-enact that scene in the old movie Christmas Vacation.

A family goes into a forest and cuts down a ridiculously tall tree.

The U.S. Forest Service is selling Christmas tree removal permits for $5 in the Green Mountain National Forest of Vermont.

You go into the forest. You cut down the tree yourself. There's only one catch: the tree you choose cannot be more than 20 feet tall.

When you walk into the Smithsonian's "Art of the Qur'an" exhibition, you're met with a book that weighs 150 pounds. The tome, which dates back to the late-1500s, has giant pages that are covered in gold and black Arabic script.

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This is a remarkable year for democracy, a year when voters have surprised the world again and again.

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It's the year when U.K. voters said they wanted out of the European Union.

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