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In a surprise move, the Polish president says he will veto two controversial measures that critics say would have undermined the independence of the judiciary. Poland has seen days of protests across the country against the legislation.

President Andrzej Duda is a member of the ruling Law and Justice party, and this is the first time he has broken with his right-wing party, NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports. In fact, Duda's critics have referred to him as "pen," Soraya adds, because he has signed all previous bills.

For people with disabilities, the unemployment rate is still pretty high

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Lizzie O'Leary and Sean McHenry

If you’re a person with a disability, you’re much likelier to have a harder time finding employment. 

How to make the most of your side hustle

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Lizzie O'Leary

When it comes to work, are you more Dolly Parton in her "9 to 5" days? Or perhaps you lean towards Jay-Z's well-known lyric, "I'm a hustler, baby..."

Seems that 44 million Americans fall into the latter category, with a side hustle of their own. Or to put it another way, a means to earn extra cash aside from your main source of income. Think driving Uber, delivering Postmates or making craft goods at home. 

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"I did not collude, nor know of anyone else in the campaign who colluded, with any foreign government," President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner said in a statement prior to his closed-door meeting Monday before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Speaking to reporters at the White House after the appearance, he said that documents and records that he provided the committee "show that all of my actions are proper, and occurred in the normal course of events of a very unique campaign."

Laying the groundwork for post-Brexit trade

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Representatives from the U.S. and Britain are meeting today for the first time to talk about what the trade relationship between the two countries will look like after Brexit. But there is only so much U.S. and British negotiators can work out in advance. That's because we still don’t know what Brexit will look like. 

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House Republicans could pass new economic sanctions on Russia amid reports that Moscow meddled in the U.S. presidential election. But Russia might not be the only country unhappy with the decision. On today's show, we'll look at why European companies could become collateral damage. Afterwards, we'll discuss possible collusion among German carmakers over diesel emissions, then look at how the Kansas City Royals are trying to accommodate those on the autism spectrum during games.

Let's do the numbers on "Game of Thrones"

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Jana Kasperkevic

The penultimate season of “Game of Thrones” — a popular HBO show based on George R. R. Martin’s book series, “A Song of Ice and Fire” — is well underway. The show premiered on HBO in 2011. By 2014, it had surpassed “The Sopranos” as the most popular HBO series when it reached 20 million viewers.

Fiona the hippo was catapulted into social media stardom from the day she arrived on the planet.

The baby hippopotamus was born at the Cincinnati Zoo earlier this year. At the time, she was six weeks premature and weighed only 29 pounds. While that might sound like a lot, most baby hippos weigh between 55 and 120 pounds at birth.

Throughout the Trump presidency, Democrats have had one glimmer of optimism looking ahead to 2018. Polls continue to show that the party is well ahead of Republicans on the "generic ballot" — the term for when pollsters ask voters which party they would like to win the House of Representatives in the next election, or which party's House candidate they would likely vote for.

NOTE: Each day this week we'll be rolling out a series of videos from Sylvan Esso that comprise the duo's upcoming visual EP, Echo Mountain Sessions.

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