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Democrats Prepare For A Hard Bargain On Health Care If GOP Bill Fails

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 02:00

The Senate's top Republican says if the GOP can't pass a bill, they'd need to turn to Democrats to fix health care markets. The minority party would try to preserve as much of Obamacare as possible.

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Trump On Son's Russia Meeting: 'I Think Many People Would Have' Taken It

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 17:14

In addition to defending his son's decision to hold the meeting, President Trump also told Reuters that he had no knowledge of the meeting at the time and only learned of it recently in media reports.

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U.S. Refugee Admissions Pass Trump Administration Cap Of 50,000

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 15:59

The Supreme Court's decision to allow part of President Trump's travel ban to take effect means that starting on July 13, many already-vetted refugees will be denied entry to the U.S.

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Trump Hotels Again The Target Of Hackers Seeking Credit Card Data

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 15:37

Trump Hotels was hit again by hackers who broke into the reservations system to take credit card data. TechCrunch says this was the third time the hotel chain's system has been compromised.

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'Living Drug' That Fights Cancer By Harnessing The Immune System Clears Key Hurdle

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 15:08

An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration recommends the agency, for the first time, approve a new kind of treatment that uses genetically modified immune cells to attack cancer cells.

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Amnesty Says U.S.-Led Coalition May Have Committed War Crimes In Mosul

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 14:44

The forces aligned with Iraq's government allegedly used crude, imprecise weapons that caused an unnecessary level of civilian casualties in the fight against ISIS, the U.K.-based rights group says.

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Health Insurers Try Paying More Up Front To Pay Less Later

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 13:55

Some businesses are keeping costs down for workers by removing deductibles for supplies needed to manage diabetes and other chronic conditions.

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Could Donald Trump Jr. Be Charged With Treason? Short Answer: No

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 12:57

But he, and others in the Trump campaign, may have violated other laws.

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Michigan Laws Will Increase Penalties For Performing Female Genital Mutilation

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 12:26

The laws were spurred by the criminal case of an emergency room doctor charged with performing the procedure on multiple girls in suburban Detroit. The United States banned the practice in 1996.

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Former Brazilian President Lula Convicted Of Corruption, Sentenced To Prison

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 10:49

The conviction handed down Wednesday carries a prison sentence of nine and a half years for the popular ex-president. Still, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva remains free as he appeals the verdict.

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China Dispatches Troops To Djibouti To Set Up Its First Overseas Base

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 10:01

The move is historic for Beijing, which has aimed to project a presence in Africa: "This base will support China's navy to go farther afield," state-run media say, "and it is of great significance."

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