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Equifax And Wells Fargo Apologize To Congress; Lawmakers Not Buying It

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 16:19

Equifax's former CEO Richard Smith and Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan both said "sorry" for the harm their companies have inflicted on consumers. But lawmakers scolded them in two different hearings.

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Facebook, Google Spread Misinformation About Las Vegas Shooting. What Went Wrong?

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 15:16

The platforms promoted the name of a man falsely accused of being the shooter by surfacing less-credible sites. The companies say they're working on fixes, but analysts say the challenge is massive.

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Tom Petty's Songs Served As Anthems For Many Generations

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 15:10

American rocker Tom Petty has died at age 66. Petty is known for hits like "American Girl" and "Refugee" — hard driving paeans to everyday folks.

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Out Of The Gate, Tesla Stumbles On Its Mass-Market Car

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 14:40

After Tesla CEO Elon Musk bragged about producing more than 1,000 of its new lower-priced Model 3 cars a month, the company struggled to make 300.

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Every Yahoo Account That Existed In Mid-2013 Was Likely Hacked

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 14:12

Yahoo says the massive hack, previously said to have affected 1 billion accounts, in fact likely compromised 3 billion accounts. However, the company says corrective actions have already been taken.

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Brain's Link To Immune System Might Help Explain Alzheimer's

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 13:55

For centuries, scientists thought the human brain had no direct connection to the body's immune system. Now researchers seem to have found one, and say it may offer clues to multiple sclerosis, too.

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New Information Comes To Light About Lives Of Vegas Victims

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 13:50

Sunday night's attack at the Route 91 Harvest Festival left 527 people injured and 59 people dead.

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Nobel Prize Came Quickly For 3 Physicists Who Discovered Gravitational Waves

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 13:50

Three scientists won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics for their discovery of gravitational waves. These ripples in space and time are generated when really big things, like black holes, collide.

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Sister Of Angie Gomez Remembers Las Vegas Shooting Victim

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 13:50

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Tawny Finn, who lost her younger sister Angie Gomez Sunday night. Gomez was shot and killed while attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas.

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Las Vegas Mourns As Tourists Continue To Visit City

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 13:50

In Las Vegas, NPR's Mary Louise Kelly takes stock of the mood amid vigils to those who lost their lives on Sunday and tourists returning to the city as usual.

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Las Vegas Massacre Prompts Further Look Into Nevada's Gun Laws

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 13:50

The massacre in Las Vegas has brought what's becoming a predictable narrative in the wake of deadly mass shootings in the U.S.: whether or not gun control laws could have helped prevent the tragedy.

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Wells Fargo, Equifax Officials Left To Answer Tough Questions From Lawmakers

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 13:50

Top executives of Wells Fargo and Equifax faced lawmakers on Capitol Hill to answer questions about ongoing scandals at both companies.

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Trump Touts Relief Efforts In Puerto Rico: 'We've Saved A Lot Of Lives'

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 11:10

Despite criticism of the administration's response, the president was self-congratulatory upon arriving on the island and contrasted the yet-fully known death toll with that of Hurricane Katrina.

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Final Report On MH370 Says Failure To Locate Airliner Is 'Almost Inconceivable'

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 09:44

The report on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which vanished in 2014, found that a flight simulator at the pilot's home contained a route similar to the one investigators think the missing plane took.

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One Man's Quest To Feed A Hungry, Isolated California County

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 09:11

The harsh terrain lacks farmland. And the nearest large grocery store is 100 miles away with sometimes no way to get there. So more residents have come to rely on Jeff England's food bank delivery.

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WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel Slams 'So-Called Leaders' On Gun Control

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 08:07

Late night hosts on various networks reacted to the massacre in Las Vegas by criticizing political inaction on gun laws, which continues to divide the American public.

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Lapse In Federal Funding Imperils Children's Health Coverage

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 08:04

Ten states will start to run out of money for the Children's Health Insurance Program by the end of the year. Most states will be out of CHIP cash by the summer of 2018, if Congress doesn't act.

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Las Vegas Massacre Prompts Musician To Call For Gun Control: 'Enough Is Enough'

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 07:37

Caleb Keeter, a guitarist for the Josh Abbott Band, says, "my biggest regret is that I stubbornly didn't realize it until my brothers on the road and myself were threatened by it."

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Top Stories: The Las Vegas Shooter's Weapons; Nobel Physics Prize

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 05:15

Also: Rock musician Tom Petty has died; the Supreme Court takes up a gerrymandering case; and baseball's Hall of Fame is getting a bobblehead museum collection.

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Creative Distillers Tackle Food Waste, Redefining 'Getting Trashed'

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 05:00

In an effort to transform edibles from trash to treasure, innovative mixologists are using bruised strawberries, cucumber peels and citrus rinds to make unique, socially-conscious craft cocktails.

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