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Run-Up To Census 2020 Raises Concerns Over Security And Politics

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 45 min ago

Results from the U.S. Census in 2020 could remake the political map. Some census experts say the stakes for the upcoming national headcount are higher than normal.

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U.N. Human Rights Investigators Killed In Democratic Republic Of The Congo

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 57 min ago

An American, Michael Sharp, and a Swede, Zaida Catalan, went missing while traveling in the country. Authorities confirmed Tuesday their remains, and those of their interpreter, were found.

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Trump Lawyers Claim Immunity In Sex Harassment Suit, Just As Bill Clinton Did

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 16:58

Summer Zervos, a former contestant on The Apprentice, says Donald Trump engaged in "disgusting touching." Trump's legal team wants the case dismissed, at least until after the president leaves office.

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Mississippi Journalist Who Chronicled Civil Rights Era Dies At 94

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 16:45

Wilson "Bill" Minor spent nearly 70 years documenting Mississippi's tumultuous political and social transformations. He was writing up until the last few months of his life.

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Paralyzed Man Uses Thoughts to Control His Own Arm And Hand

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 16:42

A spinal injury severed the connection between Bill Kochevar's brain and everything below his shoulders. But technology has given him a new way to control one arm and hand.

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As Congress Repeals Internet Privacy Rules, Putting Your Options In Perspective

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 15:58

President Trump is expected to sign a bill to overturn new privacy rules for Internet service providers. An expert says there are steps you can take though they won't deliver absolute privacy.

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Congress Overturns Internet Privacy Regulation

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 15:10

The rule, which had not yet taken effect, would have required Internet providers to ask permission before selling consumers' personal data. President Trump is expected to sign the rollback.

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Deportation Fears Prompt Immigrants To Cancel Food Stamps

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 13:56

Groups that help low-income families get food aid report a big drop in the number of immigrants seeking help. Some are canceling government benefits for fear it will affect their immigration status.

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What Russia's Protests Mean For Putin's Opposition

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 13:55

Russians are still trying to understand exactly what happened over the weekend, when thousands of people took part in anti-government rallies — the biggest demonstration of discontent since 2012.

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Police Warning Shots May Be In For A Comeback

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 13:32

Police are trained to avoid warning shots for tactical and legal reasons. But this long-standing prohibition is being reconsidered under public pressure to reduce deadly shootings by police.

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India's Cities Have A Honking Big Noise Problem

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:19

They're so noisy that the Central Pollution Control Board is urging drivers not to honk needlessly — like that Uber driver who beeps along with the song on the radio.

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White Supremacist Charged With Terrorism Over Murder Of Black Man

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:05

Police say James Jackson traveled to New York City in order to "kill black men," a plan he carried out when he stabbed a stranger to death on a street corner. The terror charges were announced Monday.

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Late Anti-Apartheid Leader Ahmed Kathrada: 'Don't Harbor Hatred And Revenge'

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:53

The anti-apartheid activist, who died Tuesday, worked to end apartheid alongside Nelson Mandela. In his later years, he lamented South Africa's divisions and criticized President Jacob Zuma.

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Device Mimicking Female Reproductive Cycle Could Aid Research

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:32

Scientists have assembled a lab system from living tissue that can replicate a woman's 28-day hormonal cycle. The goal is to use the system to find new ways to treat a host of women's health problems.

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Footy McFooty Face Is Stomping Competition In Vote For MLS Team Name

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:30

With the final round of voting set to close Friday, Footy McFooty Face has more than twice the votes of any other potential name.

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What Trump Misses About Energy Jobs In America

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:18

The president on Tuesday signed an executive order with the intention to help bring back coal jobs. But clean energy jobs, like solar, have taken off, far outpacing coal.

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Judge Approves $97 Million Settlement To Replace Flint's Water Lines

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:10

Residents of the Michigan city have been struggling with a crisis over lead in the water for the past three years. Now, the state is required to replace lead service lines within three years.

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Justice Department Joins Second Lawsuit Against UnitedHealth

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:50

At issue are alleged overpayments from the government to the the insurer UnitedHealth Group, which runs popular Medicare Advantage plans.

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Senator: Treasury Secretary's Plug For 'Lego Batman' May Be Ethical Violation

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:38

Last week, Stephen Mnuchin told a crowd he couldn't legally promote movies he helped fund, then recommended one. His audience laughed. The ranking senator on the Senate Finance Committee isn't amused.

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Scottish Parliament Backs Bid For New Independence Vote

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:27

Lawmakers gave First Minister Nicola Sturgeon the power to pursue a referendum on independence — Scotland's second in several years. The move sets up a showdown with the U.K. government.

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