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A publishing company plans to add an advisory note to future copies of a book written by White House adviser Peter Navarro, after it was revealed that Navarro fabricated one of the people he quoted.

The character Ron Vara appears in Navarro's 2011 book, Death By China, offering dire warnings about Chinese imports.

"Only the Chinese can turn a leather sofa into an acid bath, a baby crib into a lethal weapon, and a cellphone battery into heart-piercing shrapnel," Vara is quoted as saying.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had to take a break from the campaign trail because of a heart attack. But after this week's debate, Sanders is back, and strategists say don't count him out.

President Trump's impeachment inquiry was kicked off by his efforts to dig up compromising information on Joe Biden's son. But Trump's own children have also faced their own ethical conflicts.

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Jack Keane, a retired Army four-star-general, about President Trump's strategy on Syria, ISIS and Turkey.

Isabelle Laurans and her boyfriend tried for years to have a baby. When nothing else worked, they decided to try in vitro fertilization, or IVF. 

But halfway through the process, Laurans' boyfriend changed his mind. He dumped her the day they were supposed to make the embryo in the lab.

Laurans says she doesn’t remember most of what went through her mind that day. What she does recall is the overwhelming fear that she’d never get to be a mom.

“I was 38. I knew it would be perhaps too late for me if I waited for a new relationship.”

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This is FRESH AIR. I'm Dave Davies in for Terry Gross. Actor Robert Forster, best remembered as the bail bondsman in the Quentin Tarantino film "Jackie Brown," died last Friday in Los Angeles. He was 78.

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Under President Donald Trump, the practices of US diplomacy seem to be getting more and more unusual.

Related: Trump-Putin ‘happy talk’ isn't in US national interest, says McFaul

On Wednesday, Trump sent Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan a decidedly undiplomatic letter telling the president, "Don't be a fool!"  

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