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Are GOP Senators Wiping Out Tax Breaks For Corporations?

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 09:14

A contradiction in the Senate tax bill appears to weaken some of the very benefits it was introducing for big businesses. But it might not last as lawmakers work out a final bill.

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Haute Dots Of Sauce: Culinary Art Or A Horror Show On A Plate?

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 08:21

Chefs the world over seem to love serving patrons tiny portions on pristine white plates garnished with dainty drops and squiggles of sauce. Not everyone is impressed, and resistance is mounting.

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#MeToo Movement Is Person Of The Year, 'Time' Says

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 05:35

It created a wave of awareness and brave confrontations over sexual harassment and assault, taking down powerful men in the process.

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Top Stories: California Fires Grow; U.S. Decision On Jerusalem

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 05:13

Also: A recount is expected in Atlanta's mayoral election; a plot is reportedly thwarted to kill the U.K. prime minister; and the federal government will partly close unless a spending bill passes.

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Recount Likely In Close Atlanta Mayoral Race

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 04:23

Candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms declared victory early Wednesday, but her margin is 759 votes and opponent Mary Norwood says she will call for a recount.

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A Tech-Based Tool To Address Campus Sexual Assault

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 04:00

Callisto, a secure platform that allows students to report sexual assault and harassment, is hoping to "give power back to victims." It's in use at 12 colleges with a total of 150,000 students.

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California Wildfires Spread, Spurred On By Strong Winds

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 03:53

The fires in Ventura, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties have destroyed nearly 200 homes and triggered evacuations for some 200,000 people.

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British Intelligence Reportedly Foils Plot To Kill Prime Minister

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 02:18

British news media report that MI5 uncovered a plot to kill Theresa May in a suicide attack on No. 10 Downing Street. Reports say two suspects will be appearing in court on Wednesday.

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U.S. Decision On Jerusalem Sparks Anger And Concern

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 02:02

Although the move has been welcomed by Israel, many key players in the Middle East have cautioned that it is likely to spark violence and derail peace efforts.

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Poll: Asian-Americans See Individuals' Prejudice As Big Discrimination Problem

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 23:15

In an NPR poll looking at experience with discrimination, Asian-Americans told us that individual prejudice is a bigger problem than bias by government or laws.

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Homeless Population Rises, Driven By West Coast Affordable-Housing Crisis

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 22:02

It's the first time the number of homeless people has grown since 2010. In Los Angeles, homelessness is up by nearly 26 percent, fueled by high housing prices.

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Feds File New Charges Against Undocumented Immigrant In Kate Steinle Case

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 20:54

A federal indictment suggests that government prosecutors have another strategy to gain custody of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate with the intention to deport him.

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Lawsuit Could Put Trump's Sexual Misconduct Accusers Back In Spotlight

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 19:38

A New York judge is weighing whether to dismiss a defamation case against President Trump brought by Summer Zervos, a former contestant on The Apprentice who has accused him of sexual harassment.

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Homeless Good Samaritan Is Homeless No Longer

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 19:20

A woman aided by a homeless man on an interstate exit ramp late one night raises almost $400,000 to say thank you. He's bought himself a home.

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Risking Backlash, Trump Plans To Recognize Jerusalem As Israel's Capital

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 19:00

The president's move essentially backs Israel's position on the city, which both Israel and the Palestinians claim as their capital.

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Trump Isn't Among Year's Most Popular Tweets — Obama Dominates The List

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 18:04

2017 was a busy year for Twitter, with records broken for most retweets and likes. Former President Barack Obama had several of the year's most popular tweets.

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For Some Cambodian Refugees, Deportations And A Return To A Country They Fled

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 16:00

Earlier this fall, ICE rounded up more than a hundred Cambodians with deportation orders. After sitting in detention for weeks, more than 70 are expected to be sent to Cambodia.

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How Bad Are Things In Yemen? We Asked An Aid Worker Holed Up In A Basement

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 15:45

An official with the international aid group CARE talks about the ongoing humanitarian disaster — and what to expect in the months ahead.

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As S.C. Waffle House Worker Sleeps, Customer Mans The Grill

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 15:22

Alex Bowen of West Columbia said he didn't want to rouse the worker and got to work himself, documenting the caper in a series of selfies posted to social media.

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Ex-Georgian President Escapes Custody In Dramatic Confrontation In Kiev

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 15:16

Mikhail Saakashvili first fled to his roof, then escaped a police van after protesters broke in. Wanted for allegedly aiding criminal groups, he has cast his arrest as a plot by Ukraine's president.

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