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Father Of Girl Ticketed For Selling Lemonade Responds To Supporters: 'Make A Stand'

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 11:44

A 5-year-old girl whose sidewalk lemonade stand brought a $195 fine in London has been invited to set up shop elsewhere. Her dad says, "Now she feels less sour about the experience."

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American Jordan Spieth Wins Golf's British Open

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 11:17

The 23-year-old Texan won his third major golf tournament.

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Chris Froome Wins His Fourth Tour De France Title In Paris

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 07:45

It's the third straight Tour de France victory for Froome, in a race that saw him lose the yellow jersey midway through the tour's 21 stages.

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As The Climate Changes, Kenyan Herders Find Centuries-Old Way Of Life In Danger

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

Nomadic herders in Kenya's northwest are having to move farther afield as sustained drought fundamentally changes the landscape. The result: no grasses for their herds.

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For New U.S. Mideast Peace Envoy, It Will Be A Long Road To 'Ultimate Deal'

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

For years, Jason Greenblatt was chief legal officer at the Trump Organization. Now his job is to help bring peace to the Middle East. His closeness to Trump may help, but it's no guarantee of success.

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Sentencing Approaches for New England's 'Codfather'

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 04:16

Carlos Rafael was a fishing magnate in America's most lucrative port. As he faces sentencing for a scheme to cheat fishing quotas, many worry about the fate of local jobs if his empire is dismantled.

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The Next 'Game of Thrones' Could Be Set In Post-Apocalyptic Africa

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 04:00

HBO has optioned the novel Who Fears Death by sci-fi writer Nnedi Okorafor. And the man behind GoT — George R.R. Martin — is at the helm.

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At Least 9 Dead, Dozens More Found In Tractor-Trailer In San Antonio

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 02:29

A 60-year-old Florida man is in federal custody over a case of apparent human trafficking in Texas. San Antonio emergency personnel found 39 people in the back of a truck in a Walmart parking lot.

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Beyond The Nasty Needle: Trying To Make Vaccines More Comfy And Convenient

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 02:06

From tiny, dissolving needles to high-powered liquid streams and nasal sprays, scientists are developing alternatives to typical vaccinations.

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Trump's New Message Man Is A Harvard-Educated Former Wall Streeter With Humble Roots

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 19:27

In a surprise move Friday that set off a chain reaction of other personnel changes, President Trump tapped Anthony Scaramucci to be the new White House communications director.

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House And Senate Reach Deal On Sanctions For Russia, Iran And North Korea

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 14:10

The sanctions would punish three countries; the bill also aims to prevent President Trump from relaxing sanctions without lawmakers' consent. A House vote is expected on Tuesday.

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Fate Of Poland's Supreme Court Is Now In President's Hands, Despite Protests

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 10:58

The U.S. State Department issued a statement urging all sides "to ensure that any judicial reform does not violate Poland's constitution."

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U.S. Airstrike Kills Afghan Police Members; More Than A Dozen Killed

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 06:54

The strike hit Afghans who were in a compound that local media describe as a security outpost in a village that had come under attack.

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NAACP Holds First Trump-Era Convention With New Interim Leader

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 06:31

The nation's oldest civil rights group is facing questions about its leadership and next steps under Trump as it opens its annual meeting in Baltimore. The group's president recently stepped down.

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Rural Californians Want Price Relief From GOP Health Bill, But Most Won't Get It

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 05:08

GOP efforts to repeal the ACA are still in flux, and there's more talk now of trying to work out bipartisan fixes for Obamacare. But most suggested remedies won't fix the problems in remote regions.

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What Really Happened At That Robotics Competition You've Heard So Much About

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 04:31

The controversy surrounding a highly anticipated robotics competition for teens from around the globe sometimes overshadowed an otherwise upbeat event focused on kids, robots and changing the world.

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Former Child Bride Is Pedaling Her Way To A Brighter Future

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 04:00

After Jenipher Sanni was married at 14, she dropped out of school for a year. Today, she's a a global girl advocate for the U.N. Foundation.

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A Bother, A Brotherhood: Living Among The Mines In Coal Country

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 04:00

When Mary Jo and Mike Picklo bought their house in 2003, they expected to retire in it — until a coal mine opened across the street. They don't want it there, but they are nearly alone in their view.

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DeVos Protests In Denver; House To Make Cuts To Education

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 02:34

More girls are taking the AP computer science exam, House Republicans rejected school choice expansions in Trump's initial budget request, and the education secretary spoke in Denver amid protests.

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As Log Trucks And Fishing Boats Leave, Gold Beach Tries To Remake Its Identity

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 02:00

Logging and fishing once dominated the economy in rural Gold Beach, Oregon. NPR's Jeff Brady returned to his hometown, finding a new focus on tourism and other pursuits.

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