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Albert Freedman, Game Show Producer Made Famous In 'Quiz Show,' Dies At 95

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 14:41

In the 1950s, the television producer captivated audiences with the hit game show Twenty-One. Freedman later admitted that he had given questions and answers to contestants in advance.

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'Zen And The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' Author Robert M. Pirsig Dies At 88

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 14:27

Zen was published by William Morrow in 1974, after being rejected by 121 publishing houses. The book has endured as a work of popular philosophy, and inspired many a road trip across the West.

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State Department Removes Webpage Featuring Trump's For-Profit Club, Mar-A-Lago

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 14:19

After criticism from those who thought the page was an inappropriate use of taxpayer funds, a State Department official said that the intention was to inform and that "we regret any misperception."

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Anti-Semitic Incidents Up 86 Percent Compared With Same Time Last Year

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 14:10

The Anti-Defamation League counts 541 attacks on Jews and Jewish institutions so far in 2017. The advocacy organization says attacks also rose in 2016 by 34 percent.

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What Fish Is Good For Me And The Planet? New Documentary Explores

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 13:52

In order to investigate how eating fish affects our health as well as the oceans, author and fisherman Paul Greenberg spent a year eating fish every day.

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Malaria Wiped Out In U.S. But Still Plagues U.S. Hospitals

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 13:26

Transmission was eliminated in the United States in the early 1950s. But a new report sees a surprising trend.

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Under Cover Of Night, New Orleans Begins Dismantling Confederate Monuments

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:52

Following death threats, the contractors wore flak jackets and helmets as they dismantled a monument to members of a white supremacist group who attacked the city's racially integrated police force.

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A Watergate Villain Walks Into A Berkeley Restaurant. What Could Go Wrong?

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:30

A new film profiles influential chef Jeremiah Tower. When one of the most hated men in U.S. politics walked in for dinner at Berkeley's famed Chez Panisse, where Tower worked, a colorful scene ensued.

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U.S. Announces Sanctions On 271 Syrians Over April 4 Chemical Attack

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:29

The blacklisted people work on weapons development for Syria, the administration says. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the sanctions "target the scientific support center" for the attack.

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Ailes Accuser Says Fox News Execs Ordered Eavesdropping On Her Digital Devices

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:05

Suspended Fox News host Andrea Tantaros says the executives tried to intimidate her by arranging to have her private communications spied on and fed to Twitter accounts acting on the network's behalf.

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The Warfare May Be Remote But The Trauma Is Real

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:40

Drone pilots and intelligence analysts who work with them may not be in physical danger themselves but "no doubt are war fighters" who experience psychological stress, says the Air Force.

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We're All Tired. But When Could Fatigue Mean a Medical Problem?

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:03

Avoiding your phone and TV at night and setting a firm bedtime might solve your problem if you feel tired a lot. But fatigue can also be a sign of disease.

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Obama Returns To Public Stage, Encouraging Next Generation To 'Take Up The Baton'

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:19

The former president didn't directly address the turmoil surrounding his successor, but he did bemoan the political divisions that continue to plague the country.

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Top Afghan Defense Officials Resign After Attack Kills More Than 100 Troops

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 09:50

The resignations coincided with a visit from the U.S. Secretary of Defense, as the new administration carries out a review of its Afghanistan policy. Friday's attack was the deadliest in years.

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Beyond Sexual Harassment, Lesser Known Scandals Could Cost The Murdochs A $14B Deal

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 03:00

For the Murdochs, who control Fox News as part of a larger media empire, getting rid of Bill O'Reilly is a move to regain full control of the European broadcasting giant Sky in a $14.6 billion deal.

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Supreme Court To Decide If Prosecution, Defense Can Share Experts in Capital Case

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 01:32

The Supreme Court will decide if an Alabama inmate should have his sentence revisited because his attorney didn't get help from an independent mental health expert when he was sentenced to death.

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New Jersey Residents Brace For Trump's Weekend Whirlwinds To Blow Their Way

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 01:29

The president likely will skip summer's heat at his Florida resort, instead going to his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. Some there are excited, but others worry the visits will overwhelm the town.

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Is It Time For Hearing Aids To Be Sold Over The Counter?

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 01:28

About 35 million Americans suffer some hearing loss, but most don't do anything about it. There's a growing effort to make hearing aids easier and cheaper to buy.

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NYPD Deems Judge's Death 'Suspicious' After Leaning Toward Suicide

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 00:39

Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first African-American woman to be appointed to New York's highest state court, the Court of Appeals, was found dead earlier this month in the Hudson River.

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One Arkansas Execution Takes Place As Other Inmates Head To Death Chamber

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 14:53

Arkansas Times reporter Jacob Rosenberg talks about the state's first execution in 12 years, after the U.S. Supreme Court denied requests by a death row inmate to stay his execution.

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