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Jared Kushner's Statement To Congress About Russia, Annotated

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 12:49

The president's son-in-law and senior adviser said Monday he "did not collude with Russia." NPR journalists annotated Kushner's full statement about his role in the campaign and contact with Russians.

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Democrats' 'Better Deal' Aims To Reclaim A Populist Image

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 12:08

In an effort to drive a message ahead of next year's elections, Democrats promised more and better jobs, lower-cost prescription drugs and a crackdown on corporations that ship jobs overseas.

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How Crisis Pregnancy Center Clients Rely On Medicaid

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 11:48

Medicaid pays for nearly half the births in the U.S., and centers that counsel women against abortion often help pregnant women enroll in Medicaid so they don't have to worry about health care costs.

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Feeling 'Young, Scrappy And Hungry'? Have A 'Hamilton'-Inspired Meal

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 11:35

It was only a matter of time before fans of the Broadway hit sought out culinary tributes to their most treasured folk hero. Here are historically minded ideas to eat like the Founding Father.

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Truck Driver Charged With Human Smuggling After 10 Die In Stifling Conditions

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 11:18

James Matthew Bradley Jr., who could face the death penalty if convicted, says he didn't know dozens of immigrants were crammed in the back of a tractor-trailer he parked in a San Antonio parking lot.

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Inside The Global Seed Vault, Where The History And Future Of Agriculture Is Stored

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 10:45

Seeds on Ice author Cary Fowler describes the underground tunnel near the North Pole, which stores and protects a collection of 933,000 samples of different, unique crop varieties.

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Parents Of Terminally Ill British Baby Charlie Gard End Legal Fight

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 08:54

The couple's lawyer told the London High Court that new medical tests have shown that an experimental treatment would not help at this point, ending their legal fight to transport him to the U.S.

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New Yorker Redesigns Her Life To Help Kids In Ghana

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 08:15

Pat Wilkins had a "high maintenance life" with expensive vacations and a BMW. Then she decided to diverge from that path.

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Poland's President Says He Will Veto Controversial Legislation, Defying His Party

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 06:49

Critics say the two controversial measures would have undermined the independence of the judiciary. Poland has seen days of demonstrations across the country against the legislation.

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Jared Kushner Says 'I Did Not Collude' Ahead Of Senate Committee Appearance

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 04:23

Kushner states that during the presidential campaign he had "hardly any" contact with Russia representatives. He is set to participate in a closed-door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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Are Helicopter Parents Ruining Summer Camp?

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 03:00

In a wired world, summer camp is one of the last phone-free zones. But campers, staff and especially parents don't always appreciate the message.

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The Songs Of Sylvan Esso, Like You've Never Heard Them Before

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 02:00

For one day only, members of Wye Oak, The Mountain Goats, Hiss Golden Messenger, Mountain Man and Megafaun joined Sylvan Esso to reimagine and record the electronic duo's music as a full band.

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Americans Prefer Democratic House Candidates In 2018 ... For Now

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 02:00

Democrats have led in the generic ballot since Trump took office. That may be encouraging, but the 2018 midterm outlook isn't entirely rosy for them. Here's why.

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Female Athletes Are Closing The Gender Gap When It Comes To Concussions

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 01:45

Gina "Danger" Mazany is a professional mixed martial arts athlete, and she's helping researchers learn more about head injuries and the female brain.

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Bikes May Have To Talk To Self-Driving Cars For Safety's Sake

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 01:45

Autonomous vehicles have gotten pretty good at detecting other cars and pedestrians. But "seeing" bikes and predicting what they'll do is still a challenge. The answer may lie in bikes themselves.

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Despite Climate Change Setbacks, Al Gore 'Comes Down On The Side Of Hope'

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 01:44

Even though President Donald Trump promised to pull the U.S. from the Paris climate accord, Al Gore still sees an "excellent chance" of meeting the accord's commitments to reduce global warming.

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While Fighting The Odds, Fiona The Hippo Became A Social Media Star

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 01:43

Born six weeks premature, Fiona's odds didn't look good. Now the baby hippo is celebrating her six-month birthday alongside all of her followers, who cheer her on through social media.

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'Going There': 3 Prominent Detroit Natives Reflect On The 1967 Riot

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 16:16

In 1967, more than 150 riots erupted across the country. But one in particular seemed to consume the national conversation: Detroit. Three prominent Detroit figures share their stories from that time.

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Defense Attorney For Police In 'Algiers Motel Shooting': 'Am I A Soulless Person?'

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 14:41

Norman Lippitt defended Detroit police officers after the 1967 death of three black men, in what's known as the Algiers Motel shooting. NPR's Michel Martin discusses the case with Lippitt.

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Snooty The Manatee Dies, And A Florida Community Mourns

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 13:21

Snooty was the oldest manatee in captivity — and he was believed to be the oldest on record, according to the South Florida Museum in Bradenton.

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