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Thursday, December 14 – 2017

We have changed the format of our daily news feed. Besides the traditional audio format, news tidbits are now presented in video format, with closed captions in English. The audio, YouTube link to the video and the full transcript of the news items can.

3 MIN2017 DEC 14
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Thursday, December 14 – 2017

Wednesday, December 13 – 2017

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2 MIN2017 DEC 14
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Wednesday, December 13 – 2017

News Tidbits for Wednesday, December 13

2 MIN2017 DEC 13
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News Tidbits for Wednesday, December 13

News Tidbits for Monday, December 12

Double-click any word for Google translator Protests over Jerusalem Source: The New York Times Although the protests in Palestinian territories decreased, rallies in cities across the worlddenounced President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. In Sweden, a masked ganghurled Molotov cocktailsat a synagogue. Jerusalem itself is bracing for more turmoil. “You feel like you’re living in jail here,” one resident said. President Emmanuel Macron of France, trying to play the part of a world leader, called the American announcement a “dangerous threat to peace” as he met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel. ISIS and their Cruel Arsenal Source: The New York Times Technicians and arms analysts working in areas captured from the Islamic state face an arduous task in removing improvised explosive devices left behind by the militant group, whichtook the manufacturing ofsuch weaponsto a new level. The results included teddy bears and copies of the Qur...

3 MIN2017 DEC 11
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News Tidbits for Monday, December 12

News Tidbits for Friday, December 8

Double-click any word for Google Translator Palocci Drops a Bomb on Lula and the PT Source: Veja Muammar Gaddafi financed terrorist groups and political movements in the four corners of the world. According to Antonio Palocci, Lula and his party, PT (Workers’ Party) also benefited from these donations. In his statement to the Public Ministry, Palocci said Gaddafi secretly sent a million dollars to finance Lula’s campaign for president in 2002. This bombastic information has the potential to fulminate the party and Lula himself. One can always dream … “It burns, and it keeps burning.” Source: Los Angeles Times and The New York Times By Thursday evening, the Thomas fire, as the wildfire raging in California is known, had consumed 115,000 acres, destroyed 427 structures in Ventura and damaged at least 85 more, authorities said. Hot, dry winds sparked new fires in San Diego and Riverside Counties and up the coast. Nearly 200,000 people were forced to evacuate, and residents are wor...

3 MIN2017 DEC 8
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News Tidbits for Friday, December 8

News Tidbits for Thursday, December 7

Tension in the Middle East Source: The New York Times Arab and European leaders, Pope Francis and the U.N. criticized President Trump’s decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.Pope Francis said, “I cannot remain silent.” The United Nations secretary general spoke of his “great anxiety.” The European Union expressed “serious concern.” American allies like Britain, France, Germany and Italy all declared it a mistake. A number of countries asked for an emergency meeting of the Security Council of the United Nations, and this has been scheduled for tomorrow. Secretary General António Guterres and Pope Francis both expressed alarm that President Trump’s announcement would provoke new tensions in the Holy City, which is revered by Jews, Christians and Muslims. California Fires Enter the Heart of Los Angeles Source: The New York Times As fires raged out of control in Southern California, a new blaze began in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, near lan...

3 MIN2017 DEC 7
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News Tidbits for Thursday, December 7

News Tidbits for Wednesday, December 6

Trump to Recognize Jerusalem as Capital Source: The New York Times President Trumptold Mideast leaders he wouldrecognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a move that would overturn decades of U.S. policy, upset peace efforts between Israel and the Palestinians and risk igniting unrest. His decision is driven by a campaign promise aiming to attract evangelicals and American Jews. Mr. Trump is to announce his formal recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital in a formal speech at the White House on Wednesday, when he will become the first American president to take that step since the founding of Israel in 1948. Arab leaders have warned him that it could disrupt the peace process, perhaps fatally, and unleash a new wave of violence across the region. Russia Banned from Winter Olympics Source: The New York Times Russia has been banished from the 2018 Winter Olympics, following investigations of avast, state-sponsored doping schemeat the Sochi Olympics in 2014, above. Individual...

2 MIN2017 DEC 6
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News Tidbits for Wednesday, December 6

News Tidbits for Tuesday, December 5

Former President of Yemen Killed Source: The New York Times Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press Ali Abdullah Saleh, the former president of Yemen, was killed amid fierce battles in the capital, Sana. His death came at the hands of his former allies, the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, after he made propositions for a deal with the Saudi-led coalition to end the country’s catastrophic civil war. Hi s death will make it harder for a negotiated end to the conflict, analysts said, while renewed fighting in the capital, Sana, could worsen the humanitarian crisis afflicting Yemen, which the United Nations has called the world’s worst. Seven million Yemenis — nearly a third of the population — areat risk of starving. Millions more need emergency food aid. France Warns Trump about Jerusalem Source: The New York Times Ahmad Gharabli/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images President Trump’s plan to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel ran into increasing resistance on Monday, with Fran...

3 MIN2017 DEC 5
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News Tidbits for Tuesday, December 5

News Tidbits for Monday, December 4

Achou o áudio muito rápido? Clique aqui para uma versão mais lenta. Arab Peace Plan Ignores Palestinians Source: The New York Times Construction in the Israeli settlement of Brushin in the West Bank.Credit: Tomas Munita for The New York Times Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia presented a peace plan that would be more in favor of the Israelis than any plan ever embraced by the American government, one that no Palestinian leader could ever accept. Analysts said they believe the prince is trying to force a settlement in order to cement Israeli cooperation against Iran. The White House declared on Sunday that it was not its plan, and was still months away from finalizing a proposal for peace, while the Saudi government denied that it supports those positions. Trump Set to Recognize Jerusalem as Capital Source: The New York Times Thomas Coex/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images President Trump is expected to announce a decision on Wednesday recognizing Jerusalem as Isra...

2 MIN2017 DEC 4
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News Tidbits for Monday, December 4

News Tidbits for Friday, December 1

Achou o áudio muito rápido? Clique aqui para uma versão mais lenta. Republican Tax Bill will Increase Deficit Source: The New York Times The sweeping tax bill proposed by the Republican party in the United States seemed headed for certain victory on Thursday, but came to a halt as senators rushed to find ways to raise several hundred billion dollars after some members objected to moving forward without a plan to safeguard against ballooning the deficit. An analysis by the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation found that the tax cuts would add $1 trillion to budget deficits over the next 10 years. Lawmakers are now studying alternatives and a final vote on the bill is expected today after a series of amendments are considered. Japanese Emperor to Abdicate Throne Source: The New York Times The emperor of Japan will step down on April 30, 2019, the first abdication by a Japanese monarch in two centuries, the prime minister of Japan said on Friday. Emperor Akihito, 83, said last ...

2 MIN2017 DEC 1
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News Tidbits for Friday, December 1
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Latest Episodes

Thursday, December 14 – 2017

We have changed the format of our daily news feed. Besides the traditional audio format, news tidbits are now presented in video format, with closed captions in English. The audio, YouTube link to the video and the full transcript of the news items can.

3 MIN2017 DEC 14
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Thursday, December 14 – 2017

Wednesday, December 13 – 2017

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2 MIN2017 DEC 14
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Wednesday, December 13 – 2017

News Tidbits for Wednesday, December 13

2 MIN2017 DEC 13
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News Tidbits for Wednesday, December 13

News Tidbits for Monday, December 12

Double-click any word for Google translator Protests over Jerusalem Source: The New York Times Although the protests in Palestinian territories decreased, rallies in cities across the worlddenounced President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. In Sweden, a masked ganghurled Molotov cocktailsat a synagogue. Jerusalem itself is bracing for more turmoil. “You feel like you’re living in jail here,” one resident said. President Emmanuel Macron of France, trying to play the part of a world leader, called the American announcement a “dangerous threat to peace” as he met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel. ISIS and their Cruel Arsenal Source: The New York Times Technicians and arms analysts working in areas captured from the Islamic state face an arduous task in removing improvised explosive devices left behind by the militant group, whichtook the manufacturing ofsuch weaponsto a new level. The results included teddy bears and copies of the Qur...

3 MIN2017 DEC 11
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News Tidbits for Monday, December 12

News Tidbits for Friday, December 8

Double-click any word for Google Translator Palocci Drops a Bomb on Lula and the PT Source: Veja Muammar Gaddafi financed terrorist groups and political movements in the four corners of the world. According to Antonio Palocci, Lula and his party, PT (Workers’ Party) also benefited from these donations. In his statement to the Public Ministry, Palocci said Gaddafi secretly sent a million dollars to finance Lula’s campaign for president in 2002. This bombastic information has the potential to fulminate the party and Lula himself. One can always dream … “It burns, and it keeps burning.” Source: Los Angeles Times and The New York Times By Thursday evening, the Thomas fire, as the wildfire raging in California is known, had consumed 115,000 acres, destroyed 427 structures in Ventura and damaged at least 85 more, authorities said. Hot, dry winds sparked new fires in San Diego and Riverside Counties and up the coast. Nearly 200,000 people were forced to evacuate, and residents are wor...

3 MIN2017 DEC 8
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News Tidbits for Friday, December 8

News Tidbits for Thursday, December 7

Tension in the Middle East Source: The New York Times Arab and European leaders, Pope Francis and the U.N. criticized President Trump’s decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.Pope Francis said, “I cannot remain silent.” The United Nations secretary general spoke of his “great anxiety.” The European Union expressed “serious concern.” American allies like Britain, France, Germany and Italy all declared it a mistake. A number of countries asked for an emergency meeting of the Security Council of the United Nations, and this has been scheduled for tomorrow. Secretary General António Guterres and Pope Francis both expressed alarm that President Trump’s announcement would provoke new tensions in the Holy City, which is revered by Jews, Christians and Muslims. California Fires Enter the Heart of Los Angeles Source: The New York Times As fires raged out of control in Southern California, a new blaze began in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, near lan...

3 MIN2017 DEC 7
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News Tidbits for Thursday, December 7

News Tidbits for Wednesday, December 6

Trump to Recognize Jerusalem as Capital Source: The New York Times President Trumptold Mideast leaders he wouldrecognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a move that would overturn decades of U.S. policy, upset peace efforts between Israel and the Palestinians and risk igniting unrest. His decision is driven by a campaign promise aiming to attract evangelicals and American Jews. Mr. Trump is to announce his formal recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital in a formal speech at the White House on Wednesday, when he will become the first American president to take that step since the founding of Israel in 1948. Arab leaders have warned him that it could disrupt the peace process, perhaps fatally, and unleash a new wave of violence across the region. Russia Banned from Winter Olympics Source: The New York Times Russia has been banished from the 2018 Winter Olympics, following investigations of avast, state-sponsored doping schemeat the Sochi Olympics in 2014, above. Individual...

2 MIN2017 DEC 6
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News Tidbits for Wednesday, December 6

News Tidbits for Tuesday, December 5

Former President of Yemen Killed Source: The New York Times Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press Ali Abdullah Saleh, the former president of Yemen, was killed amid fierce battles in the capital, Sana. His death came at the hands of his former allies, the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, after he made propositions for a deal with the Saudi-led coalition to end the country’s catastrophic civil war. Hi s death will make it harder for a negotiated end to the conflict, analysts said, while renewed fighting in the capital, Sana, could worsen the humanitarian crisis afflicting Yemen, which the United Nations has called the world’s worst. Seven million Yemenis — nearly a third of the population — areat risk of starving. Millions more need emergency food aid. France Warns Trump about Jerusalem Source: The New York Times Ahmad Gharabli/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images President Trump’s plan to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel ran into increasing resistance on Monday, with Fran...

3 MIN2017 DEC 5
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News Tidbits for Tuesday, December 5

News Tidbits for Monday, December 4

Achou o áudio muito rápido? Clique aqui para uma versão mais lenta. Arab Peace Plan Ignores Palestinians Source: The New York Times Construction in the Israeli settlement of Brushin in the West Bank.Credit: Tomas Munita for The New York Times Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia presented a peace plan that would be more in favor of the Israelis than any plan ever embraced by the American government, one that no Palestinian leader could ever accept. Analysts said they believe the prince is trying to force a settlement in order to cement Israeli cooperation against Iran. The White House declared on Sunday that it was not its plan, and was still months away from finalizing a proposal for peace, while the Saudi government denied that it supports those positions. Trump Set to Recognize Jerusalem as Capital Source: The New York Times Thomas Coex/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images President Trump is expected to announce a decision on Wednesday recognizing Jerusalem as Isra...

2 MIN2017 DEC 4
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News Tidbits for Monday, December 4

News Tidbits for Friday, December 1

Achou o áudio muito rápido? Clique aqui para uma versão mais lenta. Republican Tax Bill will Increase Deficit Source: The New York Times The sweeping tax bill proposed by the Republican party in the United States seemed headed for certain victory on Thursday, but came to a halt as senators rushed to find ways to raise several hundred billion dollars after some members objected to moving forward without a plan to safeguard against ballooning the deficit. An analysis by the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation found that the tax cuts would add $1 trillion to budget deficits over the next 10 years. Lawmakers are now studying alternatives and a final vote on the bill is expected today after a series of amendments are considered. Japanese Emperor to Abdicate Throne Source: The New York Times The emperor of Japan will step down on April 30, 2019, the first abdication by a Japanese monarch in two centuries, the prime minister of Japan said on Friday. Emperor Akihito, 83, said last ...

2 MIN2017 DEC 1
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News Tidbits for Friday, December 1
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