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Trump's Approval Is Stabilizing. That Might Mean He Should Work More With Democrats

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 04:00

Amid hurricanes and working with Democrats to keep the government open and raise the nation's debt limit, Trump's approval rating has stopped its decline and has even rebounded slightly.

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Who Put The 'Hispanic' In Hispanic Heritage Month?

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 03:18

As Hispanic Heritage Month gets under way, it's worth noting that the idea of people from the Latin American diaspora referring to themselves as 'Hispanic' or 'Latino' or 'Latinx' is a fairly new one.

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New Data About Student Loan Borrowers; DeVos Changes Obama-era Guidance

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 02:20

The week in education, from student aid rules to HBCUs.

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China Moves To Limit Fuel, Textile Trade With North Korea

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 00:48

China accounts for the vast majority of North Korea's trade. President Trump has accused China of not doing enough to push back North Korea's nuclear program.

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Trump Wades Deeper Into Alabama Primary At Campaign Rally — With Some Hesitation

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 20:56

The president is backing appointed Sen. Luther Strange, who's been heavily funded by a superPAC aligned with Mitch McConnell. Many of Trump's allies, however, are backing Judge Roy Moore.

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Soldiers Descend On Rio 'Favela' As Shootouts Erupt

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 17:35

The operation was prompted by an apparent war among drug lords. Residents were forced to dive for cover on the floors of their homes as several hundred well-armed gangsters roamed the streets.

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Puerto Rico's Weak Infrastructure Creates Big Challenges For Recovery

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 16:02

Even before Maria, the island suffered from frequent power outages and crippling debt. Now organizations must figure out how to deliver relief to a place that may not have electricity for months.

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An Accident On The Moon, Young Lawyers To The Rescue

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 14:23

Each year, law students argue hypothetical, futuristic case that takes place in space. This year, it's about who pays when two machines collide on the moon.

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Study Suggests Neanderthals Enjoyed Long Childhoods

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:45

The study of a 49,000-year-old skeleton of a Neanderthal boy discovered in Spain indicates that he may have matured at about the same rate as children of modern homo sapiens.

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Major League Baseball Teams Look To Add Extra Netting After Yankee Stadium Accident

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:41

After a foul ball hit a young girl at Yankee Stadium this week, some Major League Baseball teams will be adding extra netting along the baselines to protect fans.

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It Got A Little Batty At A Salt Lake City High School When Winged Visitors Arrived

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:41

A Salt Lake City high school had some uninvited visitors this week: hundreds of bats. But this wasn't the first time. They arrive every year because the school was built on a bat migratory path.

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Sen. Maggie Hassan Talks On The Future Of Health Care

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:41

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., about what's next in the health care debate after Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said he will not support the Graham-Cassidy proposal.

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In Houston, Debris From Hurricane Harvey Could Take Months To Haul Away

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:41

More than 126,000 homes in the Houston area were damaged after Hurricane Harvey. Debris from the storm is estimated to fill space equivalent to 25 college football stadiums and take months to haul away.

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Scans Show Former NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Had A Severe Case Of CTE

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:41

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with NPR Science Correspondent Jon Hamilton about the Hernandez family's announcement and the connections between CTE, the degenerative brain disease, and violent behavior.

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Trump Administration Expected To Issue New Travel Restrictions

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:41

The Trump administration is considering new travel restrictions as its controversial travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries expires.

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A Look At The Alabama Republican Senate Candidates

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:41

Alabama GOP Senate candidates Roy Moore and Luther Strange have been national figures for a long time. Take a look back at the first mentions of both candidates on NPR.

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London Officials Say Uber Is Unfit To Operate In City

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:41

The transport authority said Uber's approach and conduct "demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues that have public safety and security implications."

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President Trump, Kim Jong Un Exchange Insults Following Trump's Speech At U.N.

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:41

The rhetoric between President Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un turned into a volley of insults this week after Trump referred to the dictator as "Rocketman" at the United Nations.

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Estonian President Says Russia's Show Of Force Raises Issues Of 'Transparency, Trust'

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:41

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid about military exercises Russia carried out this week near Estonia's border, and what they mean for security in the region and for NATO.

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Mexico Continues To Dig Out From 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 09/22/2017 - 13:41

Much of the damage and casualties from Tuesday's 7.1 magnitude earthquake have been in Mexico City. We hear from survivors, rescuers and those waiting to hear word of their loved ones.

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