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Saudi's Young Crown Prince Takes The Kingdom On A Wild Ride

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 09:05

Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman is revolutionizing the way the kingdom does business at home. He's also shaking up the entire region as he confronts Iran on multiple fronts.

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As President Trump Begins His China Visit, Taiwan Watches Anxiously

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 08:32

While Taiwan's government officials and experts put on a brave face, their anxiety is palpable. It stems from President Trump's unpredictable style and apparent preference for short-term deal-making.

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7 Takeaways From Election Day 2017

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 08:06

It was a big night for Democrats, who got their first major wins at the ballot box in the Trump era. Here is what it means.

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Air Force Academy Cadet Wrote Slur Outside His Own Door, School Says

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 07:31

The epithet was written on message boards outside the rooms of five black cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy's preparatory school in September.

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3 UCLA Basketball Players Are Detained By Police In China; Shoplifting Alleged

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 05:59

The Pac-12 says that several UCLA players were "reportedly arrested." They were taken into police custody in Hangzhou, China, after reportedly being accused of shoplifting.

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Top Stories: Dems Sweep Mayoral Elections; Trump Arrives In China

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 05:07

Also: Maine voters approve an expansion of Medicaid; pollution reaches dangerous levels in New Delhi; and LeBron James posts opaque memes on "mood".

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Caught Up In Anti-Putin Arrests, Pokemon Go Players Sent To Pokey

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 04:07

A group of Pokémon Go players in Moscow were caught in a police dragnet amid a crackdown on anti-Putin protesters. They say they were just playing a game, but Russian authorities aren't listening.

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Shaky U.S.-China Trade Relationship Will Top Trump's Agenda In Beijing

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 03:03

Many U.S. businesses say they're treated unfairly in China. And there are concerns about Chinese acquisitions of U.S. companies.

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Trump Used To Disparage An Anti-Bribery Law; Will He Enforce It Now?

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 03:03

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a 1977 U.S. law, bars payoffs to foreign officials by companies. Its global reach has helped fight corruption. But the law has critics, including President Trump.

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In Italy, Right-Wing Politicians Set Their Sights On Parliament

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 03:03

Right-wing movements favoring anti-immigrant platforms have gained ground in much of Europe. Italy is no exception. Some neo-fascist groups are aiming for parliamentary seats in next year's election.

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Democrats Sweep Mayoral Elections In New York, Other Major Cities

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 02:00

Bill de Blasio won re-election handily. Democratic incumbents also won in Boston and Detroit. And Charlotte, N.C., elected its first female African-American mayor.

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Maine Approves Medicaid Expansion; Referendums In New York, Ohio Fail

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 00:08

The move is seen as a rebuke of Gov. Paul LePage, a Trump ally who vetoed the Obamacare-related measure. New York rejected a constitutional convention and Ohio defeated a cap on drug prices.

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Trump Warns North Korea: 'Do Not Underestimate Us'

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 21:55

Speaking to the National Assembly of South Korea, President Trump promised to stand up to North Korea's nuclear aggression — and urged other countries, including China, to do the same.

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Election Of Transgender Lawmaker In Virginia Makes History

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 21:51

Danica Roem defeated a long-serving incumbent who opposed LGBT rights and had sponsored a so-called bathroom bill.

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