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In 'Vietnam War,' Ken Burns Wrestles With The Conflict's Contradictions

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:52

Burns says he and co-director Lynn Novick initially thought they understood the Vietnam War. But when they started putting together their new PBS series, they realized, "We knew nothing."

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Three-Star Chef Asks Michelin Guide To Leave Him Out: 'I Will Be Able To Feel Free'

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:48

Sébastien Bras runs Le Suquet, a restaurant in southern France that first won its three stars in 1999. He cited the pressure of anonymous visits from the guide's inspectors two or three times a year.

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How States Are Banding Together To Take On Trump

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:46

Blue states have emerged as powerful adversaries against some of the president's more controversial initiatives and could thwart efforts to impede the probe of Russian interference in the election.

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Another Good Reason Not To Pee In The Pool

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:46

Urine, sweat and sunscreen interact with chlorine in pools to create irritating chemicals called chloramines. Those chemicals sickened dozens of swimmers and staff at an Ohio water park.

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A Look From The Ground In Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Maria

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:45

As the situation in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria continues, we hear from Patricia Mazzei, a writer for The Miami Herald.

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North Korea's Parking Debt Among Hefty Fines Owed To New York By Foreign Delegations

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:45

Yet another wrinkle in the U.S.-North Korea relationship: the North Korean diplomatic mission to the United Nations has more than 1,300 unpaid parking tickets in New York, according to a report by NBC.

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One Woman Shares How She Was Drawn Into A Gang At An Early Age

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:45

There's a lot of attention on boys and young men involved in gun violence because they do most of the shooting, and are most of the victims. But girls and young women are also drawn into gangs, sometimes as enablers or transporters of guns.

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Florida's Citrus Groves Hit Hard By Hurricane Irma

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:45

Hurricane Irma hit Florida's citrus groves hard. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Ellis Hunt Jr., a Florida citrus grower and Chairman of the Florida Citrus Commission about the damage.

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National Flood Insurance Program Will Pay Out Billions For A Few Properties

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:45

The National Flood Insurance Program backs most flood insurance policies, but has many problems. Around one percent of insured homes have been responsible for around a quarter of the claims paid out.

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Merkel Expected To Win Fourth Term In Germany Despite Far-Right Disruption

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:45

Germany goes to the polls on Sunday, and Angela Merkel is widely expected to win a fourth term as Chancellor. But disruption from the far-right and the hangover of the migrant crisis have made this campaign more difficult than Merkel is used to.

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Republican Senate Primary In Alabama Is Exposing Deep Fissures In Party

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:45

Alabama Republican voters will go to the polls on Tuesday to determine their party's candidate in a special Senate election. It's a runoff between appointed Senator Luther Strange and the controversial former Alabama Supreme Court Judge Roy Moore.

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China Cuts Off Bank Business With North Korea As Trump Announces New Sanctions

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:45

The U.S. says that China's central bank has ordered other Chinese banks to stop doing business with North Korea.

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Is Fondant Free Speech? Chefs Show Support For Gay Marriage As Court Case Looms

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:07

"You'd think cake would be apolitical, and yet here we are," says one of several D.C.-area pastry chefs who wrought their support for gay marriage into elaborate wedding cakes.

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In Catalonia, Thousands Protest Spanish Attempts To Stop Referendum Vote

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 09:59

The Spanish government says the Oct. 1 vote on Catalan independence is illegal. Tens of thousands of people marched in Barcelona to support the scheduled vote, clashing with police overnight.

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How To Soften The Blow From Recent Hurricanes And Earthquakes

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 09:31

There are numerous ways to donate in the aftermath of devastating hurricanes across the Caribbean and earthquakes in Mexico.

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Mexico City Earthquake Update: Desperate Attempts To Reach Girl Trapped By Rubble

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:06

The girl, 12, has been able to communicate with emergency crews, and she has wriggled her fingers for them through the wreckage at the Enrique Rebsamen School, south of the capital.

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Trump Administration Orders New Sanctions On North Korea

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:04

President Trump announced additional sanctions on North Korea in response to Pyongyang's renegade nuclear program.

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Top Stories: Tracking Hurricane Maria; The Reach Of Credit Bureaus

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 06:14

Also: The man Oklahoma City police shot and killed was deaf; earthquake rescue efforts in Mexico; and for some reason, a Singaporean baggage handler decided to swap people's luggage tags.

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Shellfish Surprise: Common 'Herbivore' Dinosaur Found To Snack On Crustaceans

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 06:02

"I immediately said, 'Oh, no, no, it can't be crustaceans.' That was my knee jerk reaction," a paleontologist said. The prehistoric snacking was likely intentional and linked to mating behaviors.

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'We've Never Gone Through This': Hurricane Maria Knocks Out Puerto Rico's Electricity

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 05:10

"We are without power, the whole island is without power," Jenniffer González-Colón, Puerto Rico's resident commissioner, tells NPR.

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