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Rep. Steve Scalise In Fair Condition After Another Surgery For Infection

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 15:18

Scalise was shot at a baseball practice for Republican members of Congress in mid-June. He was re-admitted to the intensive care unit last month, and required multiple new surgeries.

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Ravens Surprise Scientists By Showing They Can Plan

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 14:54

As recently as 10 years ago, humans were thought to be the only species with the ability to plan. Turns out ravens can, too, on a par with great apes.

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Jimmy Carter Is 'Okay' After Dehydration Scare At Habitat For Humanity Site

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 14:33

The 92-year-old former president was working with the charity in Canada when he "became dehydrated" and was taken to a hospital Thursday. Carter says to "keep building," according to the group.

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If It Walks Like An Ant, You Probably Wouldn't Eat It — Or So These Spiders Hope

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 13:45

A scientist discovers how some spiders go undercover as a less delicious species to evade predators.

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Who's In, Who's Left Out With The Latest Senate Health Care Bill

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 13:42

Tax breaks for the wealthy would be trimmed, and people would get the option to buy bare-bones plans. But big cuts in Medicaid and changes to coverage for pre-existing conditions remain.

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How Did Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Pop Up In Spain?

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 13:39

The Ebola-like virus is found mainly in North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

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Trump Says He Would Invite Putin To White House 'At The Right Time'

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 13:36

When asked about such an invitation, Trump said, "I don't think this is the right time, but the answer is yes." He still would not state unequivocally that Russia interfered in the U.S. election.

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Texas Police Make Odd Withdrawal From ATM: A Man Who Was Trapped Inside

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 12:38

Customers who visited an ATM in Corpus Christi, Texas, kept receiving a curious note with their receipts: "Please help." Finally, someone contacted the police. "It was just crazy," an officer said.

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In Paris, Trump Defends Son's Meeting With Russian Lawyer

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 12:20

The president said that the June 2016 meeting was very standard and that politics "is not the nicest business."

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Venus Williams Reaches Wimbledon Final At Age 37

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:29

"This year's been amazing," Venus Williams says after reaching her second Grand Slam final of the 2017 season.

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Afghan Girls Robotics Team Allowed To Enter U.S. For Competition

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:29

President Trump intervened to find a way to permit the girls entry, after their applications for visas were twice rejected. For the budding scientists, the path to compete has been a long one.

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Company In India Gives Women A Day Off If Their Period Is Painful

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:09

It's been done before. Zambia has "mother's day." Italy is mulling a similar policy. The reaction to the news in India is mixed.

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Chinese Laborers Built Sonoma's Wineries. Racist Neighbors Drove Them Out

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 10:51

Enjoying a chardonnay or cabernet sauvignon? In the 1800s, Chinese immigrants helped introduce those iconic varietals to California's wine country. But as vineyards grew, so did anti-Chinese fervor.

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Emmy Nominations 2017: 'Saturday Night Live' And 'Westworld' Lead The Way

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 09:43

With 22 nominations each, NBC's Saturday Night Live and HBO's Westworld tied for the most Emmy nods for the 2016-2017 season. Netflix garnered 91 nominations — second among networks.

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Senate Health Care Bill Revisions Released In Attempt To Appease GOP Critics

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 09:13

In need of more votes, Senate leaders have produced a new bill that offers billions more in opioid epidemic assistance but it keeps proposed cuts to Medicaid spending.

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Cooking Collard Greens With A West African And Caribbean Twist

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 09:01

It's a dish that Dadisi Olutosin ate as a kid in Atlanta. As an adult he discovered its international roots and came up with a recipe that's true to his mother — and the culinary heritage of collards.

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Killer Of Putin Critic Boris Nemstov Is Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 04:29

Prosecutors had sought a life sentence for Zaur Dadayev, a former officer in the security force of the Russian province of Chechnya.

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Justice Department Defies Court Deadline To Release Sessions' Contacts With Russians

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 03:28

In response to a lawsuit, a judge had given the Justice Department 30 days to disclose parts of Jeff Sessions' security clearance form that dealt with contacts with Russian government officials.

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On Education, The States Ask: Now What?

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 03:00

States are under the gun to meet requirements of the new federal education law. But with budget crises, new regulations and a whole lot of uncertainty, many say the road ahead is far from clear.

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Some Women's Golf Fans Are Teed Off To See Major Tourney At Trump Course

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 02:03

The U.S. Women's Open golf tournament begins Thursday at the Trump course in New Jersey. Fans agree that it's a beautiful course, but some object to helping boost a Trump-owned business.

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