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Uber Data On 57 Million People Stolen In Massive Hack

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 20:41

CEO Dara Khosrowshah says there is no excuse for the cover up of a 2016 data breach. A source tells NPR that the company paid hackers $100,000 to delete the data and keep the attack a secret.

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David Cassidy, Singer And 1970s TV Heartthrob, Dies At 67

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 19:35

Cassidy's role as an adolescent aspiring musician on the TV show The Partridge Family turned him into a real-life, teen-dream pop idol.

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Prime Minister Saad Hariri Returns To Lebanon

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 19:01

Hariri had resigned his post while visiting Riyadh amid intrigue over Lebanon's role in the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran for influence in the region.

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Pixar's John Lasseter Takes Leave Of Absence After Harassment Allegations

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 18:10

The Hollywood Reporter published allegations that Lasseter, Pixar's chief creative officer, is known for "grabbing, kissing, and making comments about physical attributes."

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Jury Deliberations Begin In Kate Steinle's Murder Trial

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 17:47

Prosecutors argued that the defendant, an undocumented Mexican immigrant, intentionally shot Kate Steinle. The defense argued that the shooting was a tragic accident.

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Uber Says Hackers Stole Personal Data Of 57 Million Users

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 17:46

The company kept the breach secret for more than a year. According to a Bloomberg report, Uber paid the hackers $100,000 to delete the stolen data and stay silent about it.

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Why Robert Mugabe Is Like The Horned Owl In A Folktale From Zimbabwe

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 17:42

As the story goes, the owl ruled over all the other birds with absolute power — until a skeptical fork-tailed drongo decided to test the power of its horns.

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Second Federal Judge Blocks Trump's Ban On Trans Service Members

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:56

A judge in Maryland has blocked President Trump's planned change to the military policy on transgender service members in its entirety. Another judge blocked most of the measure just a few weeks ago.

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The Book Review Podcast: O Pioneers!

New York Times Book Review - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:21
Caroline Fraser talks about “Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder,” and Tiya Miles discusses “The Dawn of Detroit.”
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Editors’ Choice: 7 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Review - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:19
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Nonfiction: Detroit’s Untold Stories of Slavery

New York Times Book Review - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:15
In “The Dawn of Detroit,” Tiya Miles reconstructs the history and experience of the city’s African-American and Native American slaves.
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Trump's Charity Had 3 Big Donors Last Year. None Of Them Was Donald Trump

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:15

The Donald J. Trump Foundation remains under investigation in New York. Trump says he wants to close it down, but he can't until the probe is finished.

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Justice Department Threatens To Sue Harvard In Admissions Probe

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:39

The investigation is looking into claims that its admissions policies discriminate against white and Asian-American applicants by holding them to higher standards than black and Latino applicants.

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Search For Missing Argentinean Submarine And Crew Continues

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:29

An Argentinean submarine carrying 44 crew members reported an electrical problem when it last was heard from a week ago. A massive search for the vessel is underway. But while there's enough food to last 90 days, the oxygen supply is only enough for one week when the vessel is submerged.

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Study Finds Republican Tax Bills Directly Benefit Businesses, Not The Middle Class

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:29

In an effort to sell their tax plan, Republicans in both House and Senate have touted the benefits for the middle class. But a close review of the plans reveals that such claims are misleading.

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Have Conditions Improved In Haiti Since 2010 Earthquake?

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:29

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with reporter Jacqueline Charles of The Miami Herald about the end of temporary protection for Haitians. The Trump administration decided that Haitians must go back to their home country next year, adding that the conditions after the 2010 earthquake no longer exist.

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Haitians Have 18 Months Before Protected Status Is Canceled

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:29

Nearly 60,000 Haitians who have lived in the U.S. since a devastating 2010 earthquake will have their protected status canceled. The Trump administration says the status will be terminated in 18 months.

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Trump Uses Pardoning Power Without Ruffling Feathers

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:29

Since 1989 the U.S. president has pardoned a turkey before Thanksgiving. On Tuesday, President Trump pardoned Wishbone and Drumstick, sparing them from being part of the family dinner. He also used it as a chance to address his reversal of some of former-President Obama's executive orders.

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In 'Spineless,' How Jellyfish Have Survived Throughout Time

NPR Books - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:29

Jellyfish may seem like simple sea creatures, but their translucent bodies and stinging abilities have allowed them to survive for millions of years. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks about jellyfish with Juli Berwald, author the new book, Spineless.

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Journalist Investigating Trump And Russia Says 'Full Picture Is One Of Collusion'

NPR Books - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:47

"The constellation of Russian connections circling around Planet Trump is quite extraordinary," says Guardian reporter Luke Harding. His new book is Collusion.

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