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Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's Longtime President, Resigns After Tumultuous Week

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 07:35

The longtime president's own party made a motion to impeach him Tuesday. After 37 years in power, Robert Mugabe had faced unprecedented pressure to resign — pressure he ignored until now.

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At Least 50 Killed In Bombing During Mosque's Morning Prayers In Nigeria

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 05:21

A suicide bomber detonated explosives just as prayers were getting underway at a mosque in Mubi, in Nigeria's northeast. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Boko Haram is suspected.

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Top Stories: LGBTQ Poll On Harassment; Merkel Prefers New German Election

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 05:11

Also: The circumstances aren't clear behind a U.S. Border Protection agent's death; four are presumed dead in a Pennsylvania senior home fire; and some 51 million people will travel for Thanksgiving.

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America's Cup Race Gets A Radical New Single-Hulled Boat

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 04:36

The 166-year-old yacht race, which has featured giant foiling catamarans in recent years, will return to monohulls in 2021. But the new boats are far from traditional.

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Deciding At What Age To Give A Kid A Smartphone

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 04:00

It's a question most parents will wrestle with at some point — when is the right time to give my child a smartphone? Let's tick through a few other questions first.

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Americans Say To Pass The Turkey, Not The Politics, At Thanksgiving This Year

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 03:16

According to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, 58 percent of Americans celebrating the holiday dread having to talk politics around the dinner table this holiday, an uptick from one year ago.

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'Here It Goes': Coming Out To Your Doctor In Rural America

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 03:04

For LGBTQ Americans in rural areas, finding a sympathetic physician can be difficult. And that challenge makes getting appropriate health care even harder.

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Undersea 'Banging Sounds' Not From Sub, Argentine Navy Says

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

First reports of the sounds picked up by surface ships briefly raised hopes that the missing ARA San Juan, with 44 crew members, had been found.

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Germany's Merkel: New Elections Preferable To Minority Government

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 23:24

The chancellor says she's "very skeptical" of forming a minority government, something that hasn't happened in nearly 70 years. New elections are the better option, she says.

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Poll: Majority of LGBTQ Americans Report Harassment, Violence Based On Identity

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 22:02

In the poll, LGBTQ people also reported numerous experiences of institutional discrimination — in jobs, equal pay, promotions, and when trying to obtain health care or housing.

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U.S. Cancels Program For Recent Haitian Immigrants; They Must Leave By 2019

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 19:43

The Department of Homeland Security announced that Haitians living in the United States since a catastrophic 2010 earthquake will have to return to their home.

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Popular Surgery To Ease Chronic Shoulder Pain Called Into Question

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 17:44

U.K. scientists say arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs or bits of ragged tissue in sore shoulders offered no more pain relief than than sham surgery in their randomized test.

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U.S. Surgeon General Says Working Together Is Key To Combating Opioid Crisis

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 17:06

The country's top public health advocate says the cycle of opioid addiction won't be stopped without more money from Congress and cooperation among federal, state and local officials.

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Charlie Rose Is Accused Of Sexual Harassment By 8 Women

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 16:59

The star of the highly regarded PBS talk show Charlie Rose and co-host of CBS This Morning issued a statement apologizing for his actions.

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Dog Owners Have Lower Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease, Swedish Data Suggest

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 16:27

Researchers looked at hospital visits in Sweden's public health care system and checked them against dog registration records. They found dog owners had lower rates of heart disease.

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Della Reese, 'Touched By An Angel' Star And Singer, Dies At 86

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 16:16

When she was cast as an angel boss on the long-running CBS spiritual drama, Reese had been famous for decades as a gospel-influenced R&B performer, TV guest star and talk show fixture.

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Department Of Justice To Sue To Block AT&T, Time Warner Merger

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:43

It was slated to be a massive merger of a telecom and a media company — a deal worth $85 billion. As the case heads to court, this could set up one of the biggest antitrust showdowns in many years.

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Justice Department Sues To Block AT&T's Merger With Time Warner

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:18

DOJ's case against the merger argues that the companies would control so much of both what people watch and how they watch it, that it could mean higher prices for both consumers and competitors.

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Yellen Resigns From Fed Board After Being Passed Over To Keep Top Post

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:15

Janet Yellen says she'll step down from the Federal Reserve Board when her successor as chair is sworn in. Earlier this month, President Trump named Jerome Powell to be the next Fed chairman.

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Scientists Glimpse Houston's Flooded Future In Updated Rainfall Data

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 14:55

Hurricane Harvey's deluge left some homeowners and politicians wondering whether the whole system for predicting floods is any good. Scientists are hoping better data can lead to better flood maps.

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