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GOP Health Plan Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured, Budget Office Says

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 13:41

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Republicans' Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill would also reduce the deficit and leave some sick Americans unable to buy coverage.

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What We Know About The Suspect In The Manchester Arena Bombing

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 13:33

Authorities have identified the suicide bomber as Salman Abedi, 22, a British national whose father comes from Libya. Police say Abedi received help with Monday's attack on an Ariana Grande concert.

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Vermont's Governor Vetoes Recreational Pot Bill

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 13:21

The governor said he is "not philosophically opposed" to legalization, and that he'll work with the legislature to change some points. The bill resembles D.C.'s "home-grow" approach to marijuana.

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Everest Death Toll Rises To 10 This Season After 4 More Climbers Found Dead

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:21

The bodies were discovered in tents by Nepalese Sherpas at Camp IV, the camp closest to the summit of the world's tallest mountain. The victims have not yet been identified.

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Here's What Betsy DeVos Said Wednesday On Capitol Hill

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:03

The education secretary testified before a House subcommittee on the Trump administration's 2018 budget proposal, which calls for deep cuts to education.

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Hot Tip On Old Heist Could Be Worth $10 Million, Gardner Museum Says

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:55

It's been 27 years since thieves made off with more than a dozen works of art from Boston's Gardner Museum. But the museum's trustees hold out hope — and have doubled the bounty on the masterpieces.

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After Botched Raid, Philippines Tries To Reclaim A City Under Siege

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:39

With an island under martial law and civilians escaping Marawi City, which is occupied by ISIS-linked militants, President Rodrigo Duterte struck a hard line Wednesday: "If you fight us you will die."

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Fitness Trackers: Good at Measuring Heart Rate, Not So Good At Measuring Calories

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:33

A study of seven popular fitness trackers found they are generally good at measuring heart rate, but may mislead consumers about how many calories they have burned.

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Miami's Zika Outbreak Began Months Before It Was First Detected

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:23

Travelers infected with the Zika virus in the Caribbean brought it to South Florida multiple times before officials realized it had reached the U.S., an analysis of virus genomes finds.

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Doctors Once Thought Bananas Cured Celiac Disease. They Saved Kids' Lives — At A Cost

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 10:43

In the early 20th century, kids with the disease faced severe malnutrition, even death. The banana-based diet doctors came up with seemed to cure them — but led kids back to foods that made them sick.

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'He Is Something': Trump Visits Pope Francis At The Vatican

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 05:37

Wednesday's meeting, which focused on pursuing peace, comes a year after the pope suggested Trump "is not Christian" because of his plan for a U.S-Mexico border wall.

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What Does It Mean When ISIS Claims Responsibility For An Attack?

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 04:00

When the Islamic State says its "soldiers" carried out an attack, it doesn't necessarily mean the group planned or directed the terrorist act — or even knew about it in advance.

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Manchester Police Arrest 3 Men In Connection To Arena Bombing

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 03:48

The arrests come after Prime Minister Theresa May raised the terror threat level to "critical," the highest setting.

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Why The Russia Investigation Matters And Why You Should Care

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 03:00

Questions to three respected military, law enforcement and intelligence officials revealed why it's important to get answers to Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election.

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The 'No Fun League' Relaxes End Zone Celebration Rules

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 02:16

The NFL commissioner says the changes are intended to deliver "a more exciting game experience." The league will still penalize celebrations deemed offensive or that mimic the use of weapons.

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A Message To Inspire Women To Lead: Own Your Awesome

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 02:03

Longtime U.S. women's soccer team star Julie Foudy says the things she learned on the field aren't so much about winning as about how women can unleash their inner force and stand up for something.

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Preschool, A State-By-State Update

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 02:03

The National Institute for Early Education Research has a new state-by-state report on preschool funding, enrollment and teacher quality. The findings are both encouraging and sobering.

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Why Colleges Already Face Race-Related Challenges In Serving Future Students

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 01:01

By 2020 more than half of children in the U.S. will be part of an ethnic or racial minority. Colleges and universities are figuring out how to prepare for them.

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Vigil Honors Manchester Victims, Across The Globe People Are Mournful

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 00:04

Hours before the vigil, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that another attack could be "imminent." From around the world, people expressed condolences for the bombing victims.

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24 Million Children At Risk In Mideast Conflicts, Says UNICEF

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 17:01

"Beyond the bombs, bullets and explosions, countless children are dying in silence from diseases that could easily be prevented and treated," the group reports.

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