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Stretch & Bobbito On Race, Hip-Hop, And Belonging

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 08:10

The pioneering hip-hop radio duo drop by the Code Switch podcast to talk about making their way in a traditionally black genre and their new NPR interview show, What's Good? with Stretch & Bobbito.

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New Abortion Restrictions Head To Missouri Governor's Office

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 07:51

"Today is a great victory for pregnancy care centers," Gov. Eric Greitens said after lawmakers approved the legislation.

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Foreign Agents Take Center Stage In Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 07:01

As congressional scrutiny of Russian interference expands, the panel is looking Wednesday at the advocacy of foreign government — though key witnesses will not be appearing as originally planned.

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Trump Says Transgender People Can't Serve In Military

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 06:25

"The United States Government will not accept or allow ... Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military," Trump tweeted. Transgender people already serve in the military.

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'Dear Dickie': A Window Into Family History Through Post-WWII Love Letters

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 05:42

Sara Kehaulani Goo's father recently discovered the 28 letters, written from 1946 to 1947, stashed in a wooden box hidden at the bottom of a chest in her late grandparents' bedroom.

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French Wildfires Force 12,000 People To Flee Coastal Resort Areas

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 05:05

Some 12,000 people — including 3,000 campers — reportedly moved to safety in Bormes-les-Mimosas, east of Marseille.

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3, 2, 1 ... Bake Off! The Mission To Make Bread In Space

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 04:00

On Earth, crumbs are harmless, but in orbit they can be perilous. But bread is a big deal in Germany, so scientists and engineers there are teaming up to create an oven and dough fit for microgravity.

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'Strange Practice:' The Doctor Is In

NPR Books - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 04:00

In Strange Practice, Vivian Shaw kicks off a new series about Dr. Greta Helsing, descendant of the famous Professor Abraham Van Helsing and general practitioner to the ghouls and ghasts of London.

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An NYC Scout Troop Provides Homeless Girls A Place Of Their Own

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 02:11

The 28 members of Girl Scout Troop 6000, and its two co-leaders, live in a shelter in Queens, N.Y. The troop that Giselle Burgess started is the first specifically for girls who are homeless.

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Teachers With Student Debt: These Are Their Stories

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 02:11

If you're a teacher, you have one of the lowest-paid professional jobs in the U.S. Most require a four-year degree, which can require tens of thousands of dollars in loans that some struggle to repay.

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After A Year In Space, The Air Hasn't Gone Out Of NASA's Inflated Module

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 02:11

The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module was pumped up after it arrived at the International Space Station in 2016. NASA says it's doing well in the harsh environment.

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What Is The 'Regular Order' John McCain Longs To Return To On Health Care?

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 02:00

Regular order is not only a process but also a state of mind. It implies not only procedures but also a presumption of at least some degree of bipartisanship.

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Nonfiction: Three New Books Discuss How to Confront and Reform Racist Policing

New York Times Book Review - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 02:00
Books by former Dallas police chief David O. Brown and the law professor Paul Butler, and a collection edited by Angela J. Davis, call for transformation of the system.
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Fiction: In ‘So Much Blue,’ a Married Painter Spills Secrets

New York Times Book Review - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 02:00
The artist at the center of Percival Everett’s new novel provides three narrative threads, including one of his affair in Paris.
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Senators To Scrutinize Foreign Agents — But Not Trump Jr. Or Manafort

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 02:00

The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to go ahead with a hearing about foreign influence in the United States, albeit without three of the star witnesses it wanted.

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‘Minecraft: The Island’ Blurs the Line Between Fiction and Gaming

New York Times Book Review - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 01:00
Max Brooks’s new novel has an unusual feature: It can also be played within a video game.
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Trump Says Keeping Syrian Refugees In Region Is 'Best Way To Help Most People'

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 15:37

President Trump stood beside Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in the Rose Garden on Tuesday and said the United States is helping by supporting refugees' needs close to home.

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Democrats Want To Probe Trump Ties To Deutsche Bank. GOP Says, No Thanks

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 14:58

President Trump has a special relationship with Deutsche Bank. Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee wanted a probe of the German bank. Republicans said no. Here's the back story.

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House Votes To Impose New Russia Sanctions — And Also Tie Trump's Hands

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 14:58

The legislation puts new economic restrictions on Russia, North Korea and Iran — and constrains President Trump from easing Russian sanctions on his own.

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Watch: Sen. McCain Calls For Compromise In Return To Senate Floor

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 13:51

Republican John McCain of Arizona returned to Washington after being diagnosed with brain cancer to help his colleagues move forward on health care legislation. But he had a few words of his own.

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