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That Amazing Moment When 82 Chibok Girls And Families Reunited

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 13:51

On Saturday, jubilant families were reunited with the daughters who'd been held captive by Boko Haram for three years.

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Homeland Security Extends Protections For Thousands Of Haitians In U.S.

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 13:48

Some 58,000 Haitians are in the U.S. under a program known as Temporary Protected Status, which Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has extended for six months.

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In Some Rural Counties, Hunger Is Rising, But Food Donations Aren't

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 13:35

Pantries in southwest Virginia — where poverty is rampant and coal jobs are vanishing — will take whatever they can get to stock bare shelves. Some also offer help with health care and job training.

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In 'American Race,' Charles Barkley Is A True Believer In The Power Of Dialogue

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 07:06

In the new TNT docu-series about race, the former NBA star is mostly indifferent to the broader context of the discussions he's wading into — and to the limits of trying to "start a dialogue."

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Homeschooling Makes Learning Personal For Some Special Education Students

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

Florida's Gardiner Scholarship provides money for students with some special needs to study as they wish. A controversial bill would expand it.

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Trump Arrives In Israel For Second Leg Of International Trip

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 04:05

On his first overseas trip as president, Trump flew from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to Tel Aviv, Israel — the only known direct flight between the two countries, which do not have diplomatic relations.

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More Than 10 Years After Alleged Sexual Assault, Bill Cosby Trial To Begin

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 02:04

A year and a half after Cosby was charged with felony counts of sexual assault over a 2004 encounter, which Cosby maintains was consensual, jury selection is to begin Monday in Philadelphia.

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As GOP Tarries On Health Bill, Funding For Children's Health Languishes

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 02:00

The delay in coming up with a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act is making it hard for Congress to reauthorize funding for health care for 9 million children through the popular CHIP program.

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Tips For Staying Healthy When Traveling Abroad

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 02:00

Two travel tips are often overlooked by clinicians, and can be especially helpful when people are headed to places with less-than-ideal plumbing and sewage systems.

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If Raw Fruits Or Veggies Give You A Tingly Mouth, It's A Real Syndrome

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 01:51

Pollen allergies can trigger allergic reactions to fruits and vegetables.The condition – known as Oral Allergy Syndrome – can come on suddenly and often goes undiagnosed.

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Seattle Mom Sues Trump To Stop Travel Ban And Bring Her Son Home

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 01:42

One of the many plaintiffs challenging President Trump's travel ban is a U.S. citizen who's trying to get a visa for her Somali-born son.

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Memorial Park Honors Victims Of 2003 Rhode Island Nightclub Fire

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 23:44

On Feb. 20, 2003, the band Great White was playing when pyrotechnics ignited flammable soundproofing foam. The nightclub was engulfed in flames — killing 100 people and injuring more than 200.

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Ford Replaces CEO Mark Fields In Management Shake-Up

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 23:05

Ford announced Monday that Jim Hackett, who has overseen Ford's efforts on autonomous vehicles, has taken over as president and CEO.

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Pediatricians Advise No Fruit Juice Until Kids Are 1

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 21:02

Older kids should limit the amount of juice they drink too. Whole fruit is better than juice because it contains fiber, which slows the absorption of sugar and fills you up the way juice doesn't.

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Three Generations Of African-American Police Officers Talk About Policing Today

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 15:31

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with three generations of African-American police officers from Indianapolis: Clarence White Sr., Clarence White Jr. and Rodney White Jr. for our series: Generations.

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Trump Will Meet Pope Francis At Apostolic Palace During Vatican Visit

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 15:31

The Apostolic Palace is the traditional residence of the Pope inside Vatican City, but Pope Francis chose not to live there. President Trump will meet with the Pope later this week.

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Trump Heads To Israel And Will Be First Sitting President To Visit Western Wall

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 15:31

President Trump goes to Jerusalem Monday and will visit some of the most delicate spots in the region. He pledges to help make peace, but the Israelis and Palestinians haven't held talks in years.

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Efforts In China To Dismantle CIA Operations Was A Setback For The Organization

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 15:31

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with New York Times reporter Mark Mazzetti about how the Chinese government has been dismantling CIA operations in the country by killing or imprisoning CIA informants.

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Muslim-American Trump Supporter Remains Hopeful After Speech In Saudi Arabia

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 15:31

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Muslim-American and Trump supporter Asra Nomani about her reactions to the President's speech in Saudi Arabia.

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Muslim-American Thought Leaders React To Trump's Speech In Saudi Arabia

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 15:31

Religious scholar and Muslim author Reza Aslan talks with NPR's Michel Martin about President Trump's speech in Saudi Arabia saying his speech was not consistent with his actions and words in the U.S.

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