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Bill Cosby performed at a jazz club in Philadelphia on Monday night, the first time he has performed publicly since 2015, when numerous accusations of sexual misconduct began to build against the entertainer.

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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'

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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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As the digital currency bitcoin has skyrocketed in value, many of the early adopters have become millionaires - only if, that is, they can find their bitcoins. Kenny Malone from our Planet Money team went on a virtual treasure hunt.

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President Trump has frequently promised to protect religious freedom in this country...

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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: We will not allow people of faith to be targeted, bullied or silenced anymore.

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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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