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Women Testify Against Mexican Police For Sexual Torture In International Court

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 22:19

In 2006, police sexually abused and beat women following a confrontation between protesters and state forces. Eleven years later, the Women of Atenco have taken the case to an international court.

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AC/DC Cofounder And Guitarist Malcolm Young Dies, Age 64

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 16:11

Malcolm Young, who founded one of the world's most enduringly popular hard-rock bands with his brother Angus, died Saturday. He had left the group in 2010 due to dementia.

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To Save Their Water Supply, Colorado Farmers Taxed Themselves

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 15:43

The recent drought in the West forced people to take a hard look at how they use water. In Colorado, some farmers tried an experiment: make their water more expensive without hurting business.

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Azzedine Alaia, French Fashion Designer Known As The 'King Of Cling,' Dies

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 15:05

The Tunisian-born designer was known for his body-hugging designs that were sculpted to celebrate the female form. In the 1980s, stars such as Madonna and Naomi Campbell popularized his fashions.

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11 Scenarios For How The Roy Moore Saga Could Play Out

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 07:30

Republican power brokers in D.C. are devising lots of schemes to try to edge out Roy Moore, the GOP Senate nominee in Alabama who has been accused of sexual misconduct and sexual assault.

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The 'Missed Opportunity' Of Trump's Asia Trip

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 07:00

Asia experts say that while the president avoided major blunders on his five-nation visit, he missed more than one opportunity to offer his administration's strategic vision for the region.

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After A Mass Shooting, Families Feel 'A Pain That Will Never Go Away'

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 06:31

After the vigils and the reporters move on to the next mass shooting, the families are left to deal with the grief. "I feel like it never ends," says Jane Dougherty, who lost her sister at Sandy Hook.

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As Native Americans Face Job Discrimination, A Tribe Works To Employ Its Own

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 06:20

About a third of Native Americans say they have experienced discrimination in the workplace when seeking jobs, or when getting promotions or earning equal pay, according to a new poll by NPR

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Kachka: The Word That Saved A Family During WWII And Inspired A Chef

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 06:19

It took until adulthood for Bonnie Morales, the daughter of immigrant Russian Jews, to appreciate the food of her childhood. Now she owns a popular Oregon restaurant and has released a new cookbook.

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Roundup Of The Week: Taxes, Sexual Harassment And Russia In The Politics Podcast

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 05:01

As Republicans push through tax overhaul, Congress has been pulled into the wave of recent attention to sexual assault and harassment. Listen to analysis of the week on the NPR Politics Podcast.

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Senate May Approve Drilling In Alaskan Wilderness With Tax Bill

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 05:01

The Republican push to pass a major tax overhaul may also include another long-held GOP goal — opening up Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling.

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Toilet Signs Are Mysterious And Mirth-Inducing

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 05:00

The signs offer important advice. But it seems they can't help but offer humor as well.

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If Parents In Taiwan Are OK With Their Kids' Sex Ed Class, Why Are Others So Upset?

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 04:16

Despite being one of the first places in Asia to recognize same-sex unions and require schools to teach sex education, Taiwanese society is having a hard time catching up.

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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri Meets Macron In Paris

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 21:34

He has been at the center of concern that he was being detained. He announced from Riyadh on Nov. 4 that he was resigning.

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Chief Of Puerto Rico's Power Authority Resigns Under Fire

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:02

A continuing controversy over a $300 million contract with a small Montana electrical firm to restore power in Puerto Rico was one of many "distractions," says the island's governor.

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Lost Kitchen Restaurant Made Chef's Small Hometown A Dining Destination

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:03

One of the most coveted dinner experiences in America is a 40-seat restaurant in rural Maine where the chef prides herself in serving local food that diners recognize on the plate.

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Congress Is Continuing To Address Sexual Harassment Issues

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:02

NPR's Elise Hu speaks with David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and co-author of One Nation After Trump about how allegations of sexual harassment are being handled in the political sphere and the tax overhaul efforts in Congress.

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Critics Say Tillerson Is Gutting The State Department In His Re-Design Efforts

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:02

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is running into opposition in Congress as he tries to cut the budget and the staff at the State Department. Longtime Ambassadors are sounding the alarm too.

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A Re-Evaluation Of Bill Clinton's Behavior After The Harvey Weinstein Scandal

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:02

In the post-Weinstein era, today's progressives and feminists are re-evaluating former President Bill Clinton's behavior and coming to different conclusions than their older counterparts did in the late 90s. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Ezra Klein, editor of Vox, about what's being said, and about his take on Clinton's past.

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Female Voters In Alabama Speak Out For And Against Roy Moore

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:02

Alabama may be among the most Republican states in the nation, but will the allegations of sexual assault push some Republican women away from their party's U.S. Senate candidate, Roy Moore?

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