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Honduras On The Brink: Curfew Enforced By Military, Opposition Calls For New Election

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 07:19

After a week since Honduran elections took place, the Central American country remains in limbo. The disputed elections led to mass protests against the current president.

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GE Struggles To Show It Still Has Magic Touch

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 06:08

General Electric has had a steep fall from grace this year. Its stock has dropped and it's halving its dividend. Now GE watchers are wondering if the new CEO can pull off a dramatic turnaround.

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Breaking The Bubble Of Food Writing: Cultivating Diverse Stories

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 06:00

The world of food is vast, but we tend to hear about the same cuisines over and over again. So how do we tip the scales in favor of more diversity among food writers?

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Alabamians Fear Roy Moore Is Bad For Business

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 05:00

The state has long sought to make itself a destination for businesses to invest in. But the current special Senate election may make investors reluctant to come to Alabama.

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How Chickens And Goats Are Helping To Stop Child Marriage

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 05:00

A program in Ethiopia promises a farmyard incentive to families that don't marry off an underage daughter.

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New Jersey Takes On Major Professional Sports Leagues In Sports Betting Case

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 05:00

A former NBA player who became a New Jersey senator sponsored a federal law banning sports gambling that New Jersey now says is unconstitutional.

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Several Trump Properties Suffer Financially (But Not Ones He Visits Often)

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 05:00

The president's golf courses in Florida and New Jersey are doing well, but the Trump Organization has taken hits in its New York buildings and golf courses abroad.

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Should Eye Surgeons Fulfill A Dying Man's Wish To See His Family?

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 03:00

An eye doctor was surprised when some of her colleagues questioned whether a man dying of cancer should have cataract surgery. Was it justified when he could "use" those new lenses just a few weeks?

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Another Democrat Faces Calls To Resign Because Of Sexual Harassment Allegations

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 15:05

First-term Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., is accused of making repeated unwanted sexual advances toward a onetime campaign staffer. Kihuen has apologized and said he takes the "matter seriously."

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Mueller Removed FBI Agent From Russia Probe Over Anti-Trump Messages

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 14:37

Newspaper reports about the agent's removal came just a day after Robert Mueller's team revealed a plea deal with a key figure in the Trump campaign — a sign the probe could be in a new phase.

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Hawaii Initiates A New Monthly Test Of A Nuclear Siren

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 14:06

A wailing siren sounded across Hawaii as the state tested its attack warning system.

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Californian Archaeologists Unearth A Not-So-Ancient Egyptian Sphinx

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 11:55

Archaeologists in Guadalupe, Calif., were startled by a peculiar discovery: A relic from Cecil B. DeMille's 1923 biblical film The Ten Commandments.

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Mogadishu Truck Bomb's Death Toll Now Tops 500, Probe Committee Says

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 09:00

An updated death toll in what Somalis have described as their 9/11 has risen.

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Group Uses Marriage Counseling Methods To Help Bridge Political Divide

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 07:00

As the country's political gaps widen, the organization Better Angels hopes to close them with group counseling techniques.

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Trump Administration Delays Decision On Race, Ethnicity Data For Census

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 06:15

The White House was expected to announce Friday its decision on Obama-era proposals to change how the government collects race and ethnicity information. The delay could impact the 2020 census.

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Graduate Students Protest Tax Plan; A House Proposal Would Boost For-Profit Colleges

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 06:14

Those development, plus the results of our investigative reporting on a Washington, D.C., high school and more in the weekly education roundup.

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Craft Hard Cider Is On A Roll. How Ya Like Them Apples?

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 06:00

Hard cider is having a hot moment. Hotter still, if it's locally made and distributed. Over the past four years, the number of cider breweries across the country has doubled.

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FACT CHECK: How Does Paul Ryan's Case For Tax Cuts Match The Facts?

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 05:00

In an interview with NPR, the House speaker said the tax bill was "designed" as a middle-class tax cut. But in reality, at its core, it is a corporate tax cut.

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U.N. Body Alarmed Over Mining Waste Disasters

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 05:00

A report by the United Nations Environmental Programme offers recommendations to stop the failure of dams holding mine waste. Will governments and industry leaders sign on?

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Greek Orthodox Church Sells Land In Israel, Worrying Both Israelis And Palestinians

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 05:00

Greek Orthodox Church leaders have quietly sold off several properties and leases to Israeli, Jewish and anonymous investors fronted by companies registered in far-flung tax havens.

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