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Looking Ahead At Trump's First 100 Days In Office

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

This week will see a reveal of the White House's tax plan and the end of President Trump's first 100 days in office and Trump is still working on making progress on his campaign promises.

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In French Election, Established Politicians Are Out

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

Centrist independent Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen lead the first round of the French presidential election. Both are poised to compete in a May runoff.

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Young Entrepreneurs Find Funky Niche In Products 'Made In Ukraine'

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

Startups and boutique designers make up a small part of Ukraine's economy. But they're making everything from socks to streetwear — and are gaining skills essential for the country's development.

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French Voters Shun Political Parties, Sending Macron, Le Pen To Presidential Runoff

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 11:31

Political outsider Emmanuel Macron has come in top place in the first round of the election with around 24 percent of the vote. Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen trailed with 22 percent.

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'I Dreamed Of Africa' Author And Conservationist, Shot In Kenya

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 11:26

Kuki Gallmann, the conservationist and author of the book that became a film starring Kim Basinger, was shot Sunday in Kenya. Tensions continue to boil between land owners and cattle herders there.

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Trump, The Golfer In Chief

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 05:07

President Trump plays a lot of golf. But not nearly as much as Woodrow Wilson.

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Willy Wonka-Inspired 'Candy Alchemist' Spins Sugar Into Pure Imagination

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 05:07

A tiny, hard-to-find storefront in Brooklyn is home to the darkly whimsical world of a most unusual candy maker. Eugene J. studied chemical engineering before opening an experimental candy shop.

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Waste Not, Want Not: Why Aren't More Farms Putting Poop To Good Use?

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 05:00

Digesters convert livestock manure into electricity. Farmers can use it to power their operations or even sell some back to the grid. But some have found the technology too pricey to maintain.

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Nearly 100 Days In, Trump Voter In One Rust Belt County Shares Concerns

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 04:28

Jamie Ruppert of Pennsylvania supports President Trump, but says she'd give his first few months in office a B- or C+. He "stepped up" for the people of Syria, she says, but failed at health care.

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Student Loans: You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 04:09

Is trade school the ticket? Does the middle class have the worst debt woes? Listeners weigh in with burning student loan questions.

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Can You Still Have Hope When Life Seems Hopeless?

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 04:00

We interviewed Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and asked about their hopes for the future. We were shaken by their answers.

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Trump's First 100 Days: An 'Entry-Level' Presidency

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 04:00

Trump is the first president without political, military or government experience. And experts argue that he's faced setbacks because of it.

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Clashes Over Grazing Land In Nigeria Threaten Nomadic Herding

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 03:37

Nomadic herders who live across West Africa are having to travel further and further south for their cows to graze. Some are letting cows graze on cropland, leading to deadly conflicts with farmers.

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His Teacher Told Him He Wouldn't Go To College, Then He Did

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 03:04

African-American students with disabilities are disciplined far more and graduate far less than their counterparts, researchers say. What needs to change to help more succeed?

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Chemo Scrambled My Brain

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 02:00

After an incorrect dose of a chemotherapy drug for Crohn's disease caused Anne Webster's bone marrow to shut down, she decided that, if she survived, she'd write about her experience.

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Why My Coal Mining Grandfather's Deathbed Advice Applies To Minority Americans

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 01:31

As my grandfather lay dying from Black Lung disease, his eldest children did not question or doubt his advice to them: go out and get educations, and master newer ways of working.

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Black-Jewish Relations Intensified And Tested By Current Political Climate

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 00:01

Activist ties that go back to the Civil Rights Movement are being strained by divergent viewpoints on the movement for black lives and Israel's position on Palestine.

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Actress Erin Moran, Joanie Of 'Happy Days,' Dies At 56

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 23:44

The former child star who played Joanie Cunningham on the sitcoms Happy Days and its spinoff, Joanie Loves Chachi, has died, according to authorities in Indiana.

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PHOTOS: Scientists Take To Washington To Stress A Nonpartisan Agenda

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 17:23

The science community feels threatened under the current administration. Researchers, educators and activists took to the nation's capital to say that cuts to scientific funding affect us all.

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City Municipal ID Cards In Chicago Would Benefit More Than Undocumented Groups

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 15:24

Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia talks about the city of Chicago's new municipal ID cards which will be accessible to residents who lack documentation for living there.

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