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What are the biggest threats to American national security? Today a Senate committee examines threats from outside as well as some problems within.

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Kate Bowler's new memoir, Everything Happens for a Reason And Other Lies I've Loved, is a funny, intimate portrait of living in that nether space between life and death. In it, she shares her experiences with incurable stage 4 cancer and gives advice on what not to say to those who are terminally ill.

Bowler is also the host of Everything Happens, a new podcast.

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After a record point drop on Monday, investors were nervous as the stock market opened this morning. Joining us now, NPR business reporter Jim Zarroli. Hey, Jim.

JIM ZARROLI, BYLINE: Good morning.

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Depending on who you ask, this is a battle over the public's right to know or a battle over whether information is even worth knowing.

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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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Imagine having one of the worst days of your professional life play out in front of 5 million people.

ABC News anchor Dan Harris doesn't have to. In 2004, he had a panic attack on live TV after years of working in war zones and using drugs to cope with the stress. But that mortifying moment led him to take up meditation.

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And we start with new developments concerning how the Russia investigation began.

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It is day six of anti-government protests in Iran, and the death toll there is rising.

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We begin this morning with North Korea...

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...Where Kim Jong Un began the new year with a speech broadcast on national television.

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SUPREME LEADER KIM JONG UN: (Speaking Korean).

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Michigan Democrat John Conyers has announced his retirement. He spoke with Mildred Gaddis, a local Detroit radio host this morning.

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More Republicans are opposing Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore - opposing him, but they're still not entirely sure if they can vote for a Democrat.

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President Trump is going to take the short trip down Pennsylvania Avenue today. He's going over to the Capitol, and I'm pretty sure he's hoping to do a victory lap of sorts when he gets there.

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Let's get started in China this morning.

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All right. We will start there because that's where President Trump is. And he's on what the Chinese are calling his state visit-plus...

GREENE: Not just...

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We begin today with this horrific shooting in Sutherlands Springs, Texas.

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Here's a question troubling people who focus on the military. What really led to the ambush of American troops in Niger?

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We want to turn now to our co-host, Rachel Martin, who is in Berlin reporting this morning on the German elections.

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It is almost impossible to walk the streets of Berlin without running into history. It's everywhere — the physical markers of conquest, division, horror, and reckoning. I was struck by it when I first came here in 2005 as NPR's Berlin correspondent and I am no less moved by it today.

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