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Part Of Georgia's Preparation For Runoff Election In June Involves A Lawsuit

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

Civil rights groups are suing Georgia's secretary of state over voter registration rules that would prevent new voters from taking part in the state's special congressional election.

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French Voters Still Undecided For Sunday's Presidential Election

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

France faces its most important presidential race in more than five decades. But polls show many French voters are undecided or might not vote at all.

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Taliban Was Able To Penetrate Afghanistan Military Base Before Attack

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

Journalist Ahmed Rashid talks about Friday's attack on an Afghanistan military base. More than 100 people are reported dead making it the deadliest attack there since 2001.

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Protests Against President Maduro In Venezuela Near Breaking Point

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

Venezuelans have been protesting President Nicolas Maduro's government over a deep economic recession and massive food and medicine shortages. Reuters reporter Girish Gupta gives developments.

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Actions Sparked By Protests Can Have Sustained Influence

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

The March for Science is one of many demonstrations in response to the Trump administration. Sociology professor David Meyer at the University of California Irvine talks about the history of protests.

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Trump Awards Purple Heart In First Visit To Walter Reed Military Hospital

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 12:10

Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds sustained last month in Afghanistan. It was President Trump's first visit to Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.

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More Than 100 Dead In Taliban Attack On Afghan Army Base

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 11:17

Taliban fighters killed the soldiers at a base in the northern part of the country, in one of the deadliest attacks on an Afghan base since the war began.

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Sobbing Passenger, Confrontation Caught On Video Of American Airlines Incident

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 09:30

A tense confrontation between an airline and a passenger was captured on video, Friday. This time, an American Airlines employee is accused of hitting a woman with a stroller.

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Indiana University Bars Applicants With Sexual Violence History From Competition

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 08:55

Student athlete applicants with histories of domestic or sexual violence will no longer be eligible to play at IU.

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Saturday's March Aims To Stand Up For Science

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 08:18

"I think the profession of science is under attack," says one organizer of the worldwide event. "[We've] left that open for politicians to [hijack] science for their own selfish needs."

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Power Rangers Bring Mighty Morphin Delight To Kids In Hospital

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 06:00

Window washers donned the colorful tights and appeared outside Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, climbing down the walls and thrilling the young patients.

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At 75, A World War II Legend Gets A Full Makeover

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 05:14

At the Air Force museum in Dayton, technicians and volunteers are working to restore a unique piece of history. The B-17 bomber Memphis Belle is being carefully returned to its wartime appearance.

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'Send Me A Friend': Anders Osborne Helps Musicians Stay Sober On Tour

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 05:06

New Orleans bluesman Anders Osborne is launching a program to help musicians and others in the industry stay sober in work environments that are often centered around drugs and alcohol.

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Chew On This For Earth Day: How Our Diets Impact The Planet

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 05:00

The foods we choose to put on our plates — or toss away – could have more of an ecological impact than many of us realize.

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U.N. To Pull Controversial Peacekeepers From Haiti

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

Some say they brought a measure of stability. But they also brought cholera — and have been accused of sexual abuse.

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Sanders' Unity Tour With DNC Chair Exposes Rifts But Also Suggests Common Goals

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

The Democratic "unity tour" has produced less-than-unifying headlines for the out-of-power party as progressives seek to oppose President Trump and the GOP.

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Hispanic Men Often Put Off Medical Care, Bringing Bigger Trouble

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 03:00

Men are more likely than women to put off going to the doctor. Hispanic men can face complications of culture, language and cost that make that even more likely.

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DeVos Meets With A Key Union Leader; The Supreme Court Hears A Voucher-Related Case

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 03:00

The Education Secretary tours schools with the head of the American Federation of Teachers, the controversy over Ann Coulter at UC Berkeley, and other highlights from the week in education.

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When Rep. Raul Labrador Votes 'No,' Many Idahoans Say 'Yes!'

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 23:09

The Freedom Caucus co-founder often opposes his party in Congress, and drew the president's wrath for rejecting the GOP health care plan. He also won his district by a wider margin than Trump in 2016.

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House Oversight Panel Has Questions About Trump Businesses And Foreign Emoluments

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 16:38

The Constitution says federal officers can't take emoluments — money — from foreign governments and officials. Two lawmakers question Trump's plan to avoid the constitutional issue at his hotels.

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