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The Multiplex And The Plane: China's Moves In Surrounding Seas Raise Eyebrows

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 10:59

In the past week, China has pressed its territorial claims in the South and East China seas, opening a cinema on a disputed island and intercepting a U.S. surveillance plane in an "unsafe" encounter.

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To Keep Drivers From Leaving, Uber Tries To Treat Them Better

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 09:28

Uber is changing its harsh termination policies and launching a hotline for drivers in distress. Leaders at the tech company are trying to repair the relationship they say is "broken."

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Trump's Boy Scouts Speech And The Thin Line Between Openness And Recklessness

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 09:08

The president seemed to be in campaign mode in a stop in West Virginia on Monday, mixing politics, insults and saltiness. The problem is he was doing it in front of adolescent boys in the Boy Scouts.

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Manafort Meets With Senate Intel While Under A Separate Senate Subpoena

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 09:07

President Trump's former campaign chairman is being sought by two congressional committees over what he knows about a meeting with Russian advocates.

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Michael Kors To Acquire Jimmy Choo In $1.2 Billion Deal

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 08:18

Michael Kors is trying to shore up declining demand for expensive handbags and says it aims to double the annual sales of the smaller footwear and accessories brand.

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Study: CTE Found In Nearly All Donated NFL Player Brains

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 08:00

As the country starts to get back into its most popular professional team sport, this serves as a reminder of how dangerous football can be.

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For South Korea's LGBT Community, An Uphill Battle For Rights

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 06:47

This month's pride celebration in Seoul drew more people than ever. But protesters also showed up in force. Christian activists insist the socially conservative country won't accept sexual minorities.

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Israel Dismantles Controversial Metal Detectors At Jerusalem Holy Site

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 06:19

It remains to be seen whether Muslim worshippers will accept the "advanced technology" that Israel plans to implement in their place, after days of protest over the security measures.

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Meet The 5 New Inductees Of The National Teachers Hall Of Fame

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 06:00

Five teachers were inducted into the National Teacher Hall of Fame this year and NPR's Claudio Sanchez sat down with them to get their take on what it means to be a teacher.

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John McCain Makes Dramatic Return Amid Political Storm

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 04:04

The Arizona senator, recently diagnosed with brain cancer, was back in the Senate Tuesday, casting a crucial vote to move forward on debate to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

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Does Your Family's Century-Old Pyrex Still Rule The Kitchen?

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 04:00

It wouldn't be surprising. The cheerful, vintage pieces are durable and able to help with almost any culinary task. And passionate collectors have devoted blogs, fan groups and social media to it.

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Does It Matter If Trump Jr., Manafort Are Under Oath When They Talk To Congress?

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 02:01

The president's son and former campaign chairman are still legally required to tell the truth.

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What Are The Planet's Real 'Talking' Chimps And Gorillas Saying?

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 02:00

Movies are full of loquacious chimps, but could nonhuman apes really use language? NPR's Skunk Bear sorts through the disturbing history of research on ape language to sort fact from wishful thinking.

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Alabama Woman Stuck In NYC Traffic In 1902 Invented The Windshield Wiper

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 01:52

Entrepreneur Mary Anderson thought it made no sense that New York streetcar drivers had to keep jumping off to clean snow from the windshield. She soon won a patent for her "window cleaning device."

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North Korea Mysteriously Shuts Down Its Beer Festival

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 23:50

A China-based tour agency says North Korea informed them of the cancellation. "We don't expect information to be forthcoming," the agency writes.

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Olympic National Park Targeting Mountain Goats For Removal

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 17:44

Likely introduced in the 1920s as prey for hunters, the animals proliferated and now park officials are looking at ways of getting rid of them.

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Mass. High Court: Local Authorities Can't Detain People Without Charges For ICE

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 15:06

The practice known as "ICE detainers" allowed state officers to detain immigrants who would otherwise be free to leave, in order to give federal immigration authorities a longer look at their status.

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New Senate Campaign Ad For Mo Brooks Features Baseball Practice Shooting

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 14:52

"This makes my stomach turn," said an aide to Rep. Steve Scalise of a fellow Republican's ad. The video opens with sound from last month's shooting that left Scalise seriously injured.

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The Senate Health Care Vote, Simplified

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 13:23

President Trump is pushing the Senate to repeal and replace Obamacare this week. But with multiple bills in play, it's far from clear what the Senate would vote on. Here's a recap of the options.

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Israel: Metal Detectors Will Be Removed From Jerusalem Holy Site

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 13:12

The prime minister's office says security forces will use other technology around a mosque complex where two Israeli police officers were killed. Angry Muslim worshippers prayed next to the machines.

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