December 21, 2017: Hour 242:03

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In hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 21, 2017 full broadcast, NPR's Susan Davis joins us to discuss what's in a temporary spending bill being taken up in Congress, and what's getting left out. Also, U.S. officials suggest most ISIS fighters died on the battlefield in Iraq and Syria. But smugglers tell a different story. And the Department of Health and Human Services is denying a report from The Washington Post that the Trump administration is prohibiting health officials from using several words, including "fetus" and "transgender." But historians Ed Ayers and Brian Balogh say the U.S. government has a long history of guiding the use of certain words. You can read and hear more at, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook and Tumblr.

This program aired on December 21, 2017.

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