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First Baby Born To U.S. Uterus Transplant Patient Raises Ethics Questions

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

A woman who received a uterus transplant recently delivered a healthy baby boy. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with the doctors working on the experiment about its ethics, risk, and cost implications.

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CEO Of U.S. Anti-Doping Agency On Suspension Of Russia In 2018 Winter Olympics

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 14:42

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Travis Tygart, the CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency about the International Olympic Committee's decision to ban Russia from competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Russian athletes can still compete, but it will be under the Olympic flag.

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ABC News And NBC News Dealing With Turmoil In The Wake Of Unrelated Incidents

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 14:42

Two major network news divisions are addressing problems at the organizations after unrelated incidents. ABC News president James Goldston denounced his own journalists on Monday for a botched story about the federal investigation of President Trump's inner circle. NBC News is facing skepticism from staff as the organization addresses the backlash over the Matt Lauer sexual harassment scandal.

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DHS Data Offers Look At How Arrest Pattern Have Changed Under Trump Administration

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 14:42

Fewer people are trying to sneak across the Southwest border, while more undocumented immigrants are being picked up in the interior of the country, according to data released by the Homeland Security Department. It's the most comprehensive data to date on how arrest patterns have changed dramatically under the Trump administration.

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Supreme Court Seems Split In Case Of Baker Vs. Same-Sex Couple; Eyes Now On Kennedy

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 14:42

The justices' decision could have huge implications for all retailers and service providers. And it will very likely come down to Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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After Making Allegations Against Trump, One Woman Speaks Out Post-Weinstein

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 14:42

More than a dozen women made allegations of unwanted sexual advances by Donald Trump during his presidential campaign. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with one of the women, Jessica Leeds as those stories are getting fresh look in the post-Weinstein era.

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How Responses To Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct Vary Between Trump And Roy Moore

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 14:42

When sexual misconduct allegations against Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore emerged, many Republicans distanced themselves. But gradually they moved back. The cycle parallels to aftermath reaction to then-candidate Donald Trump's Access Hollywood tape.

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7,500 Strangers Just Bought A Crumbling French Chateau Together

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 14:01

Each paid at least 50 euros to "adopt" the castle and help restore it. The campaign is part of an effort to crowdfund the protection of the country's cultural heritage sites.

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Crime-Reporting Failures Persist Across All The Pentagon's Armed Services

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 13:35

A report finds the Army, Navy and Marines fail to submit required fingerprint and conviction data to the FBI in more than one-third of criminal cases. But the Air Force shows signs of improvement.

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Prospect Of U.S. Embassy Move To Jerusalem Worries Leaders In Middle East And Beyond

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:24

The White House says President Trump will announce his decision on the embassy's location in the coming days. Key Arab and Muslim allies of the U.S. warn such a move could spark anger — or violence.

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The Politics Of Myanmar's Changing Tea Culture

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:32

Myanmar's tea shops have long been central as public spaces to meet and talk, especially during the military regime. But with the country's "opening" to Western influence, their prominence is fading.

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Russia Is Banned From 2018 Olympics; Athletes Told To Compete Under Olympic Flag

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 10:55

The decision by the International Olympic Committee follows last year's McLaren Report, which said more than 1,000 Russian athletes were involved in manipulating doping controls.

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Vaccine Safety Concerns Shut Down Immunization Campaign In Philippines

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 10:38

It took 20 years and $1.5 billion to develop a vaccine for dengue, a deadly mosquito-borne virus. After it finally got approval in many countries, a complication has surfaced.

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Subpoena For Deutsche Bank May Put Mueller On Collision Course With Trump

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 10:07

The special counsel's office has reportedly subpoenaed the German financial giant for Trump family financial records. The president and his aides have warned those inquiries might cross a red line.

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After Weeks Of Will-He-Or-Won't-He, Lebanon's Prime Minister Rescinds Resignation

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 10:02

In a speech from Saudi Arabia last month, Saad Hariri shocked his country by announcing he would resign — then two weeks later, he suspended that resignation. On Tuesday, he formally withdrew it.

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Arrests For Illegal Border Crossings Hit 46-Year Low

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 09:10

Under the Trump presidency, there has been a dramatic shift in arrests of undocumented immigrants from the Southwest border to the interior of the nation.

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Conyers Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 08:49

The move by the longtime Democratic congressman from Michigan came after top House Democrats and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., had called on him to resign.

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Is Life Better Now Than 50 Years Ago? The Answer May Depend On The Economy

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 08:32

A new Pew Research Center survey finds people worldwide are divided on whether life is better today than it was 50 years ago. Economic strength tends to predict greater satisfaction, but not always.

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Running Against Roy Moore: Can Doug Jones Win Over Alabama's Weary Voters?

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 08:22

The Democrat is trying to piece together a coalition that welcomes disaffected Republicans but still appeals to traditional Democrats.

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U.S. Fugitive Eric Conn, Guilty In $550 Million Fraud, Is Captured In Honduras

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 06:15

Eric Conn had been under house arrest when he cut off his ankle monitor and left it in a backpack along I-75 in Kentucky. He was sentenced in absentia to 12 years in prison.

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