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As Store Layoffs Mount, Retail Lags Other Sectors In Retraining Workers

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 03:01

Many retail workers are losing their jobs amid major technological shifts. And while some industries invest to retrain their workers with new skills, retail largely hasn't succeeded in doing that.

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Supreme Court Rejects 2 N.C. Congressional Districts As Unconstitutional

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 02:12

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a lower court ruling which found the two districts had been unlawfully drawn to diminish the voting power of African Americans and ordered them redrawn.

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GOP Bill Could Undercut Some Coverage In Job-Based Insurance

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 02:00

If states opted to change so-called essential health benefits, as the current health care bill allows, out-of-pocket spending limits and caps on coverage in large group insurance plans could weaken.

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Dina Merrill, Actress, Heiress And Philanthropist, Dies At 93

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 01:09

Merrill, the daughter of Wall Street broker E.F. Hutton and cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, went on to become a leading lady in movies. She died Monday at her home in East Hampton, N.Y.

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Lies, Forgery And Skulduggery: The Long History Of 'Active Measures'

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 01:00

Russia's interference in the 2016 election is part of a tradition of mischief that goes back centuries — and remains pernicious, leaders warn. Tuesday ex-CIA Chief John Brennan testifies on the topic.

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Nacho Cheese Sauce Tainted With Botulism Kills California Man

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 21:45

An outbreak of botulism caused by nacho cheese sauce from a gas station has hospitalized nine people and killed one man in northern California.

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Loud Bangs Triggered Rush For The Exit In Deadly Incident At English Concert

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 20:23

Fatalities have been reported after an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. 'Everyone just fled," says one concertgoer. "People were just running all over the place."

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Reporter: Blast Hit Arena Full Of Young Girls At U.S. Pop Star's Concert

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 18:50

All Things Considered host Audie Cornish speaks to the Financial Times' Andy Bounds about the latest in a deadly incident at an Ariana Grande show in Manchester, England.

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At Least 19 Killed, 50 Injured In Incident At Pop Concert In England

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 18:37

Police in Manchester, England, say they're investigating the reported explosion at a show by American singer Ariana Grande as a terrorist attack until they know otherwise.

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President Trump's Budget Proposal Calls For Deep Cuts To Education

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 18:02

The White House is expected to ask for big cuts, push school choice and change student loan repayment. But presidents have rarely succeeded in cutting the Education Department budget.

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White House To Release 'Taxpayer First' Budget Plan, With Cuts To Safety Nets

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 18:01

The White House is unveiling a proposal that aims to eliminate the federal deficit within a decade. It calls for significant cuts to Medicaid and food stamps, and it assumes robust economic growth.

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Report: Trump Asked Intel Heads To Push Back On FBI Russia Probe

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 17:40

The Washington Post reported the president asked the Director of National Intelligence and the head of the NSA to push back against the investigation into his campaign's possible ties to Russia.

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British Police Confirm 22 People Dead After Explosion At Manchester Arena

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 16:36

Police say nearly 60 people have been injured in what is being treated as a terrorist incident. Witnesses reported frantic efforts by concertgoers to flee after the blast at an Ariana Grande show.

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At The Dawn Of Recorded Sound, No One Cared

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 15:58

In the late 19th century, French inventor Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville patented the earliest known sound recording device. But his accomplishments were only recognized recently.

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U.S.-Turkey Dispute Over Washington Protest Heats Up

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 15:33

Turkey is calling for a full investigation of "aggressive" actions taken by American security personnel following a protest-turned-brawl outside the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C.

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White House Moves To Block Disclosure Of Ethics Waivers For Trump Appointees

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 15:00

The Office of Government Ethics wants to know which Trump appointees who worked for corporations and lobbying firms have been given waivers from ethics rules. The White House has halted that search.

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Face-To-Face Sleep Education Plus 'Baby Boxes' Reduces Bed Sharing

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 14:39

The two-pronged approach to promoting safe sleep led to a 25 percent drop in the risky practice of bed sharing with babies in the first eight days of life, a study found. But more research is needed.

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State Lawmaker: Sorry For Saying Confederate Statue Removers 'Should Be Lynched'

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 14:25

In a Facebook post over the weekend, Mississippi state Rep. Karl Oliver said New Orleans politicians "should be LYNCHED" for taking down the memorials. He took it back on Monday.

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Justice Department Narrows Scope Of 'Sanctuary Cities' Executive Order

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 14:07

The move by Attorney General Jeff Sessions comes after a federal judge blocked a key part of the directive, the threat of withholding federal funds.

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Nicky Hayden, Champion Motorcyclist, Killed In Italy

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 13:52

Hayden was riding a bicycle on the Rimini coast when he was hit by a car, suffering traumatic head and chest injuries.

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