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Here's What You Need To Know About Germany's Election

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 04:01

Chancellor Angela Merkel looks set to return for a fourth term as Germans head to the polls Sunday. But who her coalition partners will be, and how influential a far-right party will be, are unclear.

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At Duke University, A Bizarre Tour Through American History And Palates

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 04:00

Through the Rubenstein Test Kitchen project, librarians and staff re-create historical recipes from thousands of cookbooks in the collections. Some dishes are culturally telling ... and comical.

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Oklahoma City Police Fatally Shoot Deaf Man Despite Yells Of 'He Can't Hear'

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 02:31

The police department's spokesperson said he didn't know whether officers heard witnesses yelling that the man was deaf and couldn't hear the officers' commands.

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Equifax Breach Puts Credit Bureaus' Oversight In Question

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

The day that Equifax said millions of Americans' personal information had been exposed, lawmakers were considering legislation the industry favored. Now, some are calling for tougher regulation.

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Women With Opioid Addiction Live With Daily Fear Of Assault, Rape

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 02:01

Such attacks among women and some men with an opioid addiction often go unreported because the victims fear retaliation from drug dealers or charges from police.

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With Germany's Election Around The Corner, What's Putin's Play?

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 02:00

Russia has been less aggressive in Germany's election than it was in the U.S. or France. Chancellor Angela Merkel remains favored — but the Kremlin still could leave its mark.

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SEC Says Cybercriminals Hacked Its Files, May Have Used Secret Data For Trading

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 20:37

The Securities and Exchange Commission says the "nonpublic information" might have given the intruders an edge in the markets, but didn't contain personally identifiable information.

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Border Patrol Arrests Parents While Infant Awaits Serious Operation

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:06

The Sanchezes, who are undocumented immigrants, were apprehended while taking their son to emergency surgery. Immigrant advocates fear this is the new normal under the Trump administration.

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Hurricane Maria Hits Areas Still Recovering From Hurricane Irma

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 15:14

NPR's Ailsa Chang gets a view of what's happening on the ground in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria from Carlos Mercader, the Washington, D.C.-based representative for the island's governor.

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Obama Argues Against Dark Worldview, Defends Health Care Law

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 14:39

"We have to reject the notion that we are suddenly gripped by forces that we cannot control," the former president said Wednesday, speaking in New York City while his successor was at the U.N.

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Hurricane Season Takes Its Toll On Home Sales And Builder Optimism

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 14:26

The recent enormous storms have hit the industry hard, with several signs turning negative. But economists expect a rebound when the weather improves.

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A Neglected Family Of Killer Viruses

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 14:01

The five hepatitis viruses claim over 1 million lives each year. Yet the attention — and funding — can't compete with HIV, TB and malaria.

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Mexico City Doomed By Its Geology To More Earthquakes

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 13:54

The problem is that just to the west, a huge slab of the Earth's crust called the Cocos Plate is grinding relentlessly toward North America. And it's running under another slab to the north.

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An Anti-Violence Activist Shares Her Reason For Buying A Gun

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 13:49

Camiella Williams is an anti-violence advocate, who works hard to teach people other ways of dealing with problems, but she's lost more than two dozen friends and family members to Chicago's gun violence in recent years.

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Puerto Rico And U.S. Virgin Islands Hit By Hurricane Maria

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 13:49

Less than a month after Hurricane Irma hit, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are dealing with another storm as Hurricane Maria barrels through the region.

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Hurricane Maria Hits Puerto Rico At Time When The Island Is Already Struggling

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 13:49

Devastation expected from the hurricane will challenge many Puerto Rico institutions, especially its beleaguered power authority, which is still struggling to restore electricity in some areas after Hurricane Irma.

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St. Louis On Edge As Protesters Expected To Gather Again

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 13:49

Since last Friday, when a judge acquitted a white police officer in the fatal shooting of a black motorist demonstrators have gathered in St. Louis to protest police tactics.

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President Trump's U.N. Address Receives Widespread Praise From Conservatives

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 13:49

President Trump's address to the United Nations General Assembly generated a lot of praise from conservative outlets, even those often critical of him. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Michael Warren of The Weekly Standard about how the speech as been received by those right-of-center.

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Iranian President Tells U.N. Trump Could Be At Blame If Nuclear Deal Falls Apart

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 13:49

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to hold an evening news conference following a day at the United Nations focused on the nuclear deal between Iran and the United States.

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Former President Obama Speaks Out On Efforts To Replace Affordable Care Act

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 13:49

Former President Obama spoke at a Gates Foundation event and delivered a not so thinly veiled message to President Trump about what he sees as America's role in the world.

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