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Earlier today a strong earthquake in the Atlantic Ocean caused a tsunami warning in Alaska. Here's the voice of an officer from the Kodiak, Alaska, police force.

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Frozen Ball Of Human Waste Falls From Sky

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Good. Morning, I'm David Greene. It is not every day you get a souvenir from space. And so if a small meteor fell into your yard, you might keep it, right? Some villagers in India did. But then scientists examined the 20-pound rock and...

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There were protests yesterday in Seoul, South Korea, a protest that disrupted a visit by North Korean officials.

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UNIDENTIFIED PROTESTERS: (Chanting in foreign language).

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OK, some big news here in LA this morning - the nominations for the 90th Academy Awards were announced in Beverly Hills, Calif. And the supernatural romance "The Shape Of Water" swept the nominations, earning 13 in all.

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Bill Cosby performed publicly for the first time since 2015 on Monday night, doing an impromptu act at a jazz club in Philadelphia. The famed entertainer has mostly avoided the spotlight the past few years, after numerous accusations of sexual misconduct began to build against him.

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After three days, the government shutdown ended. Democrats and Republicans joined hands and made peace. And all was good in the land.

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(Laughter) Promise I'm not laughing at that. That did not happen. All they actually...

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Let's go to the Middle East now, where Vice President Mike Pence spoke today at the Israeli Knesset. He hailed President Trump's recent decision about Jerusalem.

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. You might recognize this from the Beach Boys.

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BEACH BOYS: (Singing) Surfin' is the only life, the only way for me. Now surf.

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Review: 'The Alienist'

Jan 22, 2018

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And a new series is debuting tonight on TNT. "The Alienist" is the story of a group of sleuths in the 19th century on the hunt for a serial killer. It's based on the best-selling novel. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the show is really an attempt by TNT to redefine its brand.

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Updated at 8 p.m. ET

The case before the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday had a surprise plot twist. Jurors were told that the accused was guilty of a triple murder — but the lawyer making that statement was not the prosecutor; he was the defense attorney.

The question before the justices was whether that violated the client's constitutional right to counsel. Justices liberal and conservative signaled that they have a problem with a lawyer who disregards his client's express wishes by conceding the defendant's guilt.

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