December 28, 2017: Hour 241:40

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In hour two of Here & Now's Dec. 28, 2017 full broadcast, we speak with Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill about charges of voter fraud in the state's special Senate election and his plans to certify Doug Jones as winner of the election Thursday afternoon. Also we learn more about Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the issues he's facing. And, in a year full of seemingly constant breaking news, push notifications from The New York Times, The Washington Post and even Facebook took center stage on many smartphones across the country. We look at why 2017 was a big year for the alerts. You can read and hear more at, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook and Tumblr.

This program aired on December 28, 2017.

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