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Trump Asks 'Why No Action?' Amid Questions About Obama's Response To Russian Meddling

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 15:36

The president tweeted Saturday evening questioning his predecessor's response after a bombshell Washington Post report about the previous administration's decision-making about how to counter Russia.

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Unitarian Universalists Denounce White Supremacy, Make Leadership Changes

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 15:03

The Unitarian Universalists are among the most liberal of all religious denominations in America. Activists have denounced what they see as white supremacy in the church and are changing leadership.

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Barbershop: Reflections On A Particularly Difficult Ramadan

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 15:03

In anticipation for Eid, U.S. Representative André Carson, D-Ind., Buzzfeed News reporter Hannah Allam and CAIR Executive Director for the Cleveland chapter Julia Shearson look back at this Ramadan.

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What Medicaid Cuts Could Mean For The Opioid Epidemic

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 15:03

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Lynn Cooper, director of the Drug and Alcohol Division at Pennsylvania's Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association, about the Senate GOP healthcare bill.

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Federal Medicaid Funding Cuts Under Senate Health Care Bill Puts Pressure On States

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 15:03

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Julie Rovner, Chief Washington Correspondent at Kaiser Health News, about the Senate GOP health bill and what it could mean for programs funded by Medicaid.

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'Interlaced Fingers' Traces Roots Of Racial Disparity In Kidney Transplants

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 15:03

When Dr. Vanessa Grubbs fell in love with a man whose kidneys were failing, he'd been waiting for a transplant for years. Her book explores the ways racial inequity is embedded in the system.

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Yemen Now Faces 'The Worst Cholera Outbreak In The World,' U.N. Says

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 12:42

World health authorities say the war-torn nation now has upwards of 200,000 suspected cases, and that number is increasing at an average of 5,000 a day. A quarter of those who have died are children.

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PHOTOS: Meet Martha, World's Ugliest Dog

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 10:35

At least that's the assessment of judges in Petaluma, Calif., where the mastiff took the crown at this year's World's Ugliest Dog Contest. And she defeated some formidable pupposition (also pictured).

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Dozens Of People Killed In A Bloody Day Of Attacks Across Pakistan

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 08:35

Between twin bombings at a Parachinar market, a car bombing near a police office in Quetta and a shooting in Karachi, Pakistan is reeling from attacks claimed by several extremist groups.

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Environmentalists Rejoice: Court Says Land Regulation Doesn't Go 'Too Far'

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 07:48

The court upheld a regulation preventing a Wisconsin family from developing part of their land, denying them government compensation. The decision is a huge win for regulators and environmentalists.

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'Grenfell Changes Everything': Hundreds Of Homes Evacuated Over Safety Fears

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 06:44

Authorities have evacuated roughly 650 apartments in London high-rises, citing cladding similar to the materials used in Grenfell Tower, which went up in a deadly blaze earlier this month.

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Some U.S. States Relax Restrictions On Cladding Suspected In Grenfell Tower Fire

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 06:02

Changes to building codes in some U.S. jurisdictions may allow the use of siding similar to that of Grenfell Tower in London. A fire at the apartment building killed at least 79 people last week.

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Jailed Philippine Senator: 'I Won't Be Silenced Or Cowed'

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 05:08

Leila de Lima, 57, was jailed in February on President Rodrigo Duterte's orders, after she launched a Senate investigation into Duterte's bloody war on drugs. It's not the first time they've tangled.

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More Than Memory: Coping With The Other Ills Of Alzheimer's

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 05:01

Many people with Alzheimer's suffer medical and mental health issues that have nothing to do with memory loss, including slow healing, incontinence, paranoia and depression.

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On Top Of Hong Kong's High Rises, Rooftop Gardens Take Root

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 05:01

In one of the most densely populated cities on Earth, a gardening cooperative is helping residents rediscover farming — in the sky.

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Meyers Chuck, AK, 99903

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 05:01

Meyers Chuck is off the grid, with no roads or cars; just a sprinkling of houses on the water, and a post office that's the social hub of town.

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A Serbian Farmer Wants To Protect The Balkan Donkey By Selling Its Pricey Milk

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 05:01

Donkey milk is as rare as hen's teeth. And at $10 a cup, it's expensive, too. But a Serbian farmer has found a market for this elixir for use in cheese, infant formula, skin cream and even chocolate.

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How The Senate Health Care Bill Could Disrupt The Insurance Market

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 04:00

In their Affordable Care Act repeal bill, Senate Republicans dropped the requirement that all Americans get health insurance. But they also kept the mandate that insurance companies cover everyone.

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Snakebites Make The List Of 'Neglected Tropical Diseases'

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 04:00

They claim about 100,000 lives a year. WHO has now put snakebites on its list of "neglected tropical diseases."

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DeVos Appoints CEO Of A Student Loan Company To Head Federal Aid Agency

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 03:00

Plus school district secession, student borrower complaints, and more.

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