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South Florida Real Estate Boom Not Dampened By Sea Level Rise

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 04:01

Coastal cities are flooding more as sea levels rise faster and faster. But none of that is slowing real estate development in low-lying areas such as Miami.

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Wildfire In Southern California Forces Thousands Of People To Flee

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 03:53

The blaze in Ventura County comes just weeks after the deadliest wildfires in the state's history killed dozens in Northern California's wine country.

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Top Stories: RNC Resumes Support For Moore; Poll On Trump Support, Opposition

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 03:36

Also: A swift, deadly California wildfire gobbles up thousands of acres; Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) speaks today as a new accusation surfaces; and former presidential candidate John Anderson dies.

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News Brief: The RNC Supports Roy Moore (Again) And Trump's Travel Ban Is A Go

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 03:17

The Republican National Committee restores financial support for Alabama's Roy Moore. And, the Supreme Court will allow the Trump administration to enforce its travel ban while legal challenges are heard.

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In Contentious Supreme Court Case, A Cornucopia Of Sugar-Coated Confections

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 03:01

Colorado cake shop owner Jack Phillips refused to create a cake for a same-sex couple's wedding, citing in part his artistic expression. The justices hear arguments on Tuesday.

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The 10 Events You Need To Know To Understand The Michael Flynn Story

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

The Flynn saga involves two presidents, a foreign ambassador, one fired FBI director and a lot of talk about Russian sanctions.

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ACA Navigators Are Busy With Sign-Ups, Despite Federal Cuts To Outreach

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

With enrollment funding tight, health plan navigators and assisters are getting creative about getting the word out and signing people up for Affordable Care Act plans.

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Russia Slaps Restrictions On 'Voice Of America' And 'Radio Free Europe'

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 02:29

Moscow has made it clear that the move comes in direct retaliation for the U.S. Justice Department's decision to require the Kremlin-funded RT America to register as a "foreign agent."

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Teens Arrested On Gang Suspicion Are Released Due To Lack Of Evidence

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 01:16

After his arrest in New York and immigration detention across three states, a 16-year-old has been released. A federal judge ruled there wasn't enough evidence to prove he was an MS-13 gang member.

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White House Delays Decision On Possible Move Of Embassy In Israel To Jerusalem

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

President Trump will make a decision "in coming days" on whether to sign another six-month waiver to a U.S. law ordering the embassy to be relocated from Tel Aviv.

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John Anderson, Independent For President In 1980, Dies At 95

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 22:49

The 10-term Illinois Republican Congressman ran against Ronald Reagan in the primary. But after losing his home state to Reagan, Anderson bolted his party and ran as an independent.

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POLL: Trump's Opposition Firmer Than His Support

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 22:10

Fifteen percent of Americans approve of Trump and say he could do "almost nothing" to lose their support. But twice as many strongly oppose him, and say that nothing could persuade them otherwise.

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What Can A Personality Test Tell Us About Who We Are?

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 19:00

The desire to find our tribe is universal. We like to know who we are and where we belong. This week, how this fascination has led to a thriving industry built on the sale of personality tests.

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Is This The Right Time For a Big Tax Cut?

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 16:32

The rationale behind the GOP tax plan is that the economy needs stimulus. But it's already growing and near full employment. And the plan could be undercut by the Fed as it raises interest rates.

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Is Trump Waging A Hidden Campaign Against Mitt Romney?

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 16:01

When the president went to Utah on Monday, he may have been working to keep Romney from having a path through that state to the Senate — and a perch as the top non-Trump Republican in Washington.

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Supreme Court OKs Trump Travel Ban Pending Lower Court Rulings

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 15:15

"In light of its decision to consider the case on an expedited basis, we expect that the Court of Appeals will render its decision with appropriate dispatch," the order says.

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10 Arrested In Malta Over Assassination Of Prominent Journalist

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 15:09

Daphne Caruana Galizia, of the Mediterranean island nation of Malta, was an investigative reporter who scrutinized the corrupt and powerful. She was killed by a car bomb in October.

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Ex-Rep. Corrine Brown Sentenced To 5 Years For Stealing From Bogus Charity

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 15:04

The former Democratic congresswoman, who was voted out by her Florida constituents last year, had been convicted of soliciting donations for a sham charity — then pocketing that cash herself.

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'House Of Cards' Will Get One More Season — Starring Robin Wright

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 14:49

Netflix suspended production of the final season after star Kevin Spacey was accused of sexual harassment and assault. Now it says the show will finish with eight episodes sans Frank Underwood.

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Team Russia Waiting To Learn Fate For 2018 Winter Olympics

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 14:41

On Tuesday, Russia will learn whether it will be allowed to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Officials have already stripped six medals won by Russia in the previous Winter Olympics because of doping.

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