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DOJ Won't Prosecute Baltimore Officers In Freddie Gray Case

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 17:43

The Justice Department says it can't meet the legal standard to prove that six officers intended to harm Gray after he was severely injured in the back of a police van.

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When Hurricanes Churn, A Little Hotel Becomes Something More

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 15:21

During a storm evacuation, residents of Fort Myers, Fla., have to figure out where to go. Except for 91-year-old Dorothea Brown. She knows exactly where she'll be.

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Seattle Mayor Resigns Amid Added Allegation Of Sex Abuse

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 15:20

Claims that Murray had sexually molested four other men decades ago have dogged Ed Murray since April. He denies the accusations but says he doesn't want his issues to get in the way of city business.

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Tension And Protests Mark Trump Voting Commission Meeting

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 15:03

One witness suggested voters undergo the same kind of background check now applied to gun buyers, a function that system was never designed for.

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Edith Windsor, LGBTQ Advocate Who Fought The Defense Of Marriage Act, Dies At 88

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 15:02

Windsor challenged the law barring federal benefits for same-sex marriages — and she won. In the process, the octogenarian dynamo became an icon of the LGBTQ rights movement.

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Census Bureau: Median Incomes Rose And Poverty Levels Fell In 2016

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 14:44

The number of people covered by health insurance also ticked up. The bureau says the income growth is driven by more people finding jobs rather than increases in salaries.

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Florida Businesses Struggle To Reopen Without Power After Irma

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 14:02

Many are without power or phone service. Their ability to reopen depends on the restoration of electricity, but also on whether employees can get to work through blocked roads and downed power lines.

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Florida's Farmers Look At Irma's Damage: 'Probably The Worst We've Seen'

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 14:01

Hurricane Irma smashed through one of the country's top areas of fruit and vegetable production. The storm destroyed half of the citrus crop in some areas, as well as housing for seasonal workers.

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Apple Unveils Three New iPhones, But The Watch Sends Shares Up

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 13:59

Apple is freeing the watch from the iPhone, giving it a direct cellphone connection. The special-release iPhone X ditches the home button, gets facial recognition and wireless charging.

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Before And After: Satellite Images Show Irma's Caribbean Destruction

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 13:58

The images tell a tale of widespread and deadly hurricane damage that's nearly impossible to comprehend fully from the ground level.

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With Power Out, Many Florida Gas Stations Remain Closed

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 13:56

A lot of people evacuated from Florida in anticipation of Hurricane Irma. Now they desperately want to come home, but the lack of fuel is making that tough.

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'Fyre Festival' Of Pizza Drew Long Lines, Skinny Slices — And Now, A State Probe

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 13:51

For up to $75 a ticket, the New York City Pizza Festival promised a slice-filled celebration in one of America's great meccas of pizza-making. It didn't exactly pan out as advertised.

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Behold The Fatberg: London's 130-Ton, 'Rock-Solid' Sewer Blockage

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 13:17

Made up of cooking fat, wet wipes and other sanitary products, the mass is said to weigh as much as 11 double-decker buses. A water company official compared removing it to breaking up "concrete."

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Pet-Store Puppies Linked To Campylobacter Outbreak In People

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:40

Adorable fuzzy puppies aren't usually thought of as disease vectors. But they come with germs, too. It's not clear how pet-store puppies caused dozens of humans to get sick with Campylobacter.

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The U.S. Thought It Was Rid Of Hookworm. Wrong

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:14

The American medical establishment was confident: no hookworm disease in the country for decades. A new study uncovered cases in Alabama.

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Tesla Remotely Expanded Car Batteries Near Irma's Path, And Questions Linger

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:03

It's not the first time Tesla has made over-the-air changes to its cars. The boost gave customers' cars an extra 30 to 40 miles — but the batteries will lose their extra juice this weekend.

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Prime Minister Abbasi: Degrading Pakistan Hurts U.S. Fight Against Militants

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:58

Pakistani leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says his country has "taken on terrorism" and "defeated terrorism." U.S. President Trump has accused Pakistan of harboring militants from neighboring Afghanistan.

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Trump Dinner Menu: Tax Cuts

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:28

President Trump is hosting a bipartisan group of senators for dinner Tuesday evening. He's looking to build support for a tax overhaul.

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PHOTOS: 'Slackers Unite' In Rallies Against Changes To French Labor Law

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:22

The show of opposition to President Macron's proposed labor law overhaul is seen as the first major test for the recently elected leader. In Paris, there were clashes between protesters and police.

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'Monkey Selfie' Lawsuit Ends With Settlement Between PETA, Photographer

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 10:46

Wildlife photographer David Slater has agreed to donate 25 percent of future revenue from photos taken by a macaque monkey in 2011 to conservation efforts.

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