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Ron Fleming is 74 now, but he's spent most of his life trying to recapture what life felt like when he was 21, fighting in Vietnam.

Fleming was a door gunner in the war, hanging out of a helicopter on a strap with a machine gun in his hands. He fought in the Tet Offensive of 1968, sometimes for 40 hours straight, firing 6,000 rounds a minute. But he never gave much thought to catching a bullet himself.

Five years ago, on Dec. 16, 2012, Jyoti Singh, a 23-year-old physiotherapist intern living in New Delhi, was headed home after watching the movie Life of Pi with a male friend. They got on a bus. Six men were on board, including the driver.

In the moving bus, all six of the men assaulted the couple. Singh was gang-raped and her friend beaten severely.

Singh sustained severe damage to her abdomen and intestines. She was airlifted to a hospital in Singapore for treatment but died from her injuries nearly two weeks later.

Hello and welcome to another roundup of the top education stories. It's been a long week and a lot has happened. Here's our recap.

The FCC votes to repeal net neutrality regulations

The Republican majority on the Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to repeal Obama-era rules that restrict the power of Internet service providers to favor specific websites and apps. This dramatic reversal in favor of providers has propelled the once-wonky issue of net neutrality into the mainstream, turning it into an increasingly political matter.

On Friday evening, congressional Republicans released the final version of their tax overhaul plan.

A woman running for Congress as a Democrat in Kansas — a red state — says she will drop out following the revelation of a sexual harassment allegation lodged by a former employee whom she had fired.

Andrea Ramsey, a retired business executive, was one of the Democratic candidates running to challenge Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder in Kansas' 3rd Congressional District.

Ramsey vehemently denied the allegations in a letter posted on her campaign's Facebook page.

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This evening, Republican lawmakers released the final version of tax legislation that's been making its way through Congress for the past several weeks.

Night of Hannukah Programming

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Monday, Dec. 18, 9 PM to 12 AM

Hanukkah Lights, 9 PM

A perennial NPR favorite, Hanukkah Lights features all new Hanukkah stories. written by R.L. Maizes, Lia Pripstein, Elisa Albert, and Ellen Orleans. Read by hosts Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.

Itzhak Perlman’s Chanukah Radio Party, 10 PM

All Songs Considered for the Holidays

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Sunday, Dec. 17, 4 PM

Kacey Musgraves, Conor Oberst and more special musical guests join All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton on a “steam engine to the north pole.”

The Trump administration has announced plans to withdraw a regulation that would have required organic egg producers to give their hens room to graze outdoors.

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USPS Holiday shipping deadlines approach

Holiday postal and shipping deadlines are coming up this week and next. Different types of mail have different shipping deadlines with the U.S. postal service, but in general, if you try to send it after December 20th, it’s not going to make it for Christmas. Jason Scholten is the postmaster in Elkhart. He said there are a few important days to remember, whether you’re sending your yearly Christmas letter, toys to the grandkids, or cookies to a service member. “The most important ones are...

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