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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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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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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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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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Puerto Rico is canceling a controversial 300-million-dollar contract with Whitefish Energy for work rebuilding the island's electric grid. The move comes after questions arose about how this tiny Montana-based firm won the no-bid contract and concerns that the company Whitefish was charging Puerto Rico exorbitant rates for the work. NPR's Jason Beaubien is in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and joins me on the line. So, Jason, Puerto Rico takes this bid from this small company in Montana and now they're canceling the whole thing. What's going on?

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This is a key week in President Trump's effort to keep his promise to lower taxes and overhaul the tax code. On Wednesday, House Republicans will unveil their tax bill. But there's something else that could overshadow any momentum on taxes this week, namely those investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith joins us now on the line to talk about all this. Hi, Tam.

TAMARA KEITH, BYLINE: Hey. Good morning, Rachel.

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We are following breaking news this morning. NPR has confirmed that President Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, has surrendered to the FBI as part of the special counsel investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. We will have more on this evolving story throughout the day.

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Journalist Alex Tizon carried a secret his whole life.

"She lived with my family for 56 years. She raised me and my siblings, and cooked and cleaned from dawn to dark — always without pay," Tizon writes in an upcoming cover story in The Atlantic. "I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized she was my family's slave."

In March, President Trump called opioid abuse in the U.S. "a total epidemic," and issued an executive order creating a commission focused on combating the opioid crisis.

Ben Bernanke had to guard his public comments closely in his eight years as the world's most powerful central banker. His words could move global markets.

He hasn't had to be quite as circumspect since leaving the Federal Reserve chairmanship three years ago — and he's kind of enjoying that.

"It's been good! It's nice not to have those responsibilities anymore, and to have more flexibility, more time," he tells NPR.

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