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An Investigation Into Juvenile Life Without Parole

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:14

Mandatory life without parole for juveniles in murder cases has been banned for five years. But an Associated Press investigation revealed that the ban has been enforced unevenly across the country.

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Thousands Of Syrian Refugees To Return From Lebanon

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:14

Thousands of Syrian refugees are returning to a rebel-held area of Syria from Lebanon - maybe not by choice in many cases. It's part of a deal between Hezbollah and a rebel group linked to Al Qaida.

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Trump Pushes To Reduce Legal Immigration

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:14

President Trump threw his support Wednesday behind a Senate proposal to reduce legal immigration.

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Trump Signs Russia Sanctions Bill

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:14

President Trump objects to a bill that imposes new sanctions on Russia even as he signs it.

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Ara Parseghian, Legendary Notre Dame Coach, Dies At 94

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:14

Ara Parseghian was a force at the University of Notre Dame. He brought the football program back to national prominence during the 1960s and 1970s, including two championships.

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DOJ Plans To Take Affirmative Action Against College Admissions

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:14

The Justice Department plans to investigate universities using affirmative action policies that discriminate against white applicants. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Bob Driscoll, who served at the DOJ.

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In Texas, One Republican Lawmaker Is Trying To Halt The Bathroom Bill

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:14

The Texas governor and lieutenant governor are leading efforts to pass several Republican red meat bills – like a ban on transgender bathroom access. But one Republican lawmaker is pushing back.

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Dow Tops 22,000, Helped By Apple Shares

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:14

The Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 22,000 Wednesday and has bounced around, as trading continues. Apple shares are lifting the Dow to new heights. The broader S&P 500 Index is down slightly.

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VIDEO: Little-Known Middlemen Save Money On Medicines — But Maybe Not For You

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 02:03

Many people have never heard of pharmacy benefit managers. They're the companies that help insurers decide what drugs to cover and how much you pay for them.

(Image credit: Kaiser Health News)

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Trump Remarks Eclipse Sessions' Talk Before Black Law Enforcement Group

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 02:01

Attorney General Sessions was in Atlanta to promote a new crime-fighting agenda, but much of the attention was on President Trump's comment that police shouldn't be too nice to suspects in custody.

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The Elusive Presidential Pivot Now Has A Name

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 02:00

All Trump has to do is let John Kelly take over, end the White House wars, focus on a unified agenda, repair relations with Congress and send a global signal to friends and adversaries alike.

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Trump Threatens Congress' Health Care; Senate Republicans Don't Seem Too Worried

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 02:00

President Trump tweeted he would undo federal subsidies for congressional health care if the Senate didn't keep its focus on repealing Obamacare. But GOP leaders are still moving on to other issues.

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Pence Talks Up NATO On Visit To Russia's Front Yard

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 02:00

Vice President Pence wraps up a trip Wednesday to Estonia, Georgia and Montenegro. Pence has spent the four-day trip speaking out against Russia and affirming U.S. support for the tiny nations.

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