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Via Truck And Helicopter, Mountain Goats Find New Home

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The National Park Service has embarked on a 3 to 5 year plan, in collaboration with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the National Forest Service, to remove all mountain goats from Olympic National Park in Washington state.

As part of that plan, more than 75 mountain goats arrived in Washington's North Cascade mountains by refrigerated truck in recent weeks, before being transferred to helicopters for the ride of their lives.

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The Dallas Police Department has fired Officer Amber Guyger after she fatally shot a black man in his own home earlier this month.

Guyger told investigators that she shot 26-year-old Botham Jean on Sept. 6 after she mistakenly entered what she believed was her apartment in the same complex and saw someone she thought was a burglar. The incident has raised tensions in Texas, with demonstrators demanding that she be fired.

As the son of a grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, Derek Black was once the heir apparent of the white nationalist movement.

Growing up, he made speeches, hosted a radio show, and started the website KidsStormfront — which acted as a companion to Stormfront, the white nationalist website his father, Don Black, created.

When President Trump delivers his speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, one phrase is unlikely to show up: "rocket man."

A lot has changed since Trump used that derisive nickname for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his address at the U.N. last year — remarks where he also said the United States would "totally destroy" North Korea if necessary.

More than 400 migrant children remain separated from their parents two months after the court-ordered deadline for the Trump administration to reunite them. Meanwhile, immigration officials are preparing to restart asylum hearings for up to 1,000 separated families thanks to a deal brokered by the ACLU.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with USA Today immigration reporter Alan Gomez (@alangomez).

After last year’s Equifax data breach that exposed nearly 150 million Americans to identity theft, Congress updated a law to require reporting agencies to freeze consumers’ credit free of charge.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with CBS News’ Jill Schlesinger (@jillonmoney), host of “Jill on Money” and the podcast “Better Off,” who explains how to do it.

Farm crisis advocate Scott Marlow has helped North Carolina farmers recover after 17 hurricanes, including Hurricane Florence this month.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young talks with Marlow (@ScottRAFI), senior policy specialist for the Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA, about what he’s hearing from farmers about crop loss and recovery in the storm’s wake.

What are voters saying about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his confirmation proceedings?

We hear from people in Louisville, Kentucky, and western Iowa, before the latest allegation of sexual misconduct from Deborah Ramirez was reported Sunday.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said separatists who killed at least 25 people at an Iranian military parade are linked to the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, and he threatened that those responsible "will certainly be severely punished."

A group called Al-Ahwaz reportedly claimed responsibility for Saturday's violence.

Love eggplant, but don’t want to fry it? Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst brings host Robin Young three dishes that use roasted eggplant for maximum flavor.

Eggplant, also called aubergine, garden egg and brinjal, is a member of the nightshade family along with tomatoes and green peppers. Considered a fruit, eggplant is native to India.

As more states roll out legal recreational marijuana, there are some questions to consider about where you can smoke it.

But there are also practical ones, about etiquette: Is it OK to reek of weed in public? What about carrying out a business meeting while sharing an edible?

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson asks Rita Tsalyuk, co-owner of The Coffee Joint, a social consumption club for marijuana in Denver, for her take.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein expects he will be fired Monday after Friday’s report in The New York Times that he suggested secretly recording President Trump and using the recordings to get members of Trump’s cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove Trump from office. Rosenstein denied the report.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson gets the latest from NPR justice correspondent Ryan Lucas (@relucasz).

President Trump is expected to focus on Iran at the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week. He pulled the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal and has criticized Tehran for sowing instability in the Middle East.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Barbara Slavin (@barbaraslavin1), director of the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council.

Hurricane Florence is by no means done with the Carolinas, where some rivers are still rising. There’s an ongoing disagreement about the levels of coal ash in the river near Wilmington, North Carolina. Environmental advocates say they have visibly seen ash. Duke Energy says its water tests show otherwise.

Jason deBruyn (@jasondebruyn) from WUNC reports.

The U.S. announced another round of tariffs today on Chinese goods worth $200 billion. The Chinese government responded immediately with $60 billion in tariffs on American goods, and issued a white paper accusing the Trump administration of “trade bullyism.”

The United Nations General Assembly begins Monday.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young previews major events with NPR diplomatic correspondent Michele Kelemen (@michelekelemen), including President Trump’s address Tuesday, which he has indicated will focus on Iran.

The confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh appears further imperiled as a second woman speaks out against the judge.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson gets the latest from NPR congressional reporter Kelsey Snell (@kelsey_snell).

International charities are reeling after Panama revoked the registration for a search-and-rescue ship they say is the only one of its kind in the central Mediterranean used to save migrants in danger. They say it amounts to a death sentence for hundreds of people trying to reach safety.

On April 12, a story emerged in The Hollywood Reporter about journalist Charlie Rose. Over 27 women told The Washington Post that Rose sexually harassed them by exposing himself and groping them. One woman wrote that he made her unclog a brimming toilet filled with feces.

One of the biggest challenges of Aldi Novel Adilang's job was supposed to be boredom, as the sole caretaker of a wooden fishing hut miles out at sea. Instead, he was forced to survive more than a month on the ocean after his hut lost its mooring and drifted from Indonesia to waters around Guam.

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The Trump administration says it wants to move to a "merit-based" immigration system — one that gives priority to immigrants who speak English and are highly educated.

But critics say that rhetoric is at odds with the administration's actions.

"Show me any policy that's come out so far that has actually made it easier for highly skilled immigrants," says Doug Rand, who worked in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy under President Barack Obama.

A solo yachtsman whose sailboat was rolled and dismasted in an Indian Ocean storm during a round-the-world race, has been rescued four days after calling for help.

Abhilash Tomy, a 39-year-old commander in the Indian navy, was taken from his smashed boat, Thuriya, approximately 1,900 miles west of Australia by a French fisheries patrol boat.

"Tomy was taken out of his yacht on a stretcher. He is conscious, and he is safe," an Indian navy spokesman Captain D.K. Sharma told reporters.

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