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Sicilian Mob Boss Salvatore Riina Dies In Italian Hospital Prison Ward

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:47

Riina, who is thought to have ordered the murders of more than 150 people, died while in a medically induced coma a day after turning 87.

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Saudi Arabia Faces Pressure To End Blockade As Crisis Worsens In Yemen

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:00

Aid workers are still reporting difficulty providing food and medical assistance to almost 20 million people after the Saudis agreed to lift a blockade of land, air and sea routes into Yemen Monday.

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Canadians Root For An Underdog Health Policy Idea From The U.S.

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:00

A center created by the Affordable Care Act to foster innovations in health care is at risk in Donald Trump's U.S. But some Canadian health analysts see it as a model for curbing health care's cost.

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A 'Toothless' Old Law Could Have New Fangs, Thanks To Robert Mueller

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:00

The Foreign Agents Registration Act has been ignored in lobbying circles for decades and called "a complete joke." Mueller may bring the laughter to an end.

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Pentagon Says It's Staying In Syria, Even Though ISIS Appears Defeated

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 02:51

The U.S. is keeping its troops in Syria and continues to press for a political settlement to that country's civil war. It's far from clear the U.S. has sufficient leverage to achieve that.

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The Largest Digital Camera In The World Takes Shape

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 02:51

A two-story tall, digital camera is taking shape in California. It will ultimately go on a telescope in Chile where it will survey the sky, looking for things that appear suddenly or change over time.

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Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish Takes Heat From One Of The Family's Own

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 02:50

It's the Friday before Thanksgiving. That means it's time for NPR's Susan Stamberg's traditional recipe that "sounds terrible but tastes terrific" — though her granddaughter begs to differ.

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National Zoo Panda Tian Tian Gets Checkup For Weight Loss And Sore Shoulder

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 01:50

Veterinarians performed laser treatment and acupuncture for what they initially thought was a touch of arthritis in the panda's left shoulder.

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Senators: Kushner Didn't Disclose Emails On WikiLeaks, 'Russian Overture'

NPR Top Stories - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:57

Top lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee are asking President Trump's son-in-law and adviser to turn over communications with WikiLeaks and emails pertaining to a "Russian backdoor overture."

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Oops, We Lost Your DACA Application

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 20:19

Immigrants' rights groups say thousands of DACA renewal applications may have been wrongly rejected for being late. The Trump administration now says it will reconsider some of those applications.

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U.S. Lifts Ban On Importing Elephant Trophies From Zimbabwe And Zambia

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 17:23

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said hunting programs in those countries can aid conservation efforts. But those who oppose the policy change point to a decline in Zimbabwe's elephant population.

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Chicago Judge Throws Out 15 Convictions On Fears Police Reports Were Dishonest

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 17:06

Defense attorneys call it a "mass exoneration." The men who were cleared say they were framed by police who demanded bribes, and planted drugs on them if they refused to pay.

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Keystone Pipeline Oil Spill Reported In South Dakota

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 16:29

The oil leak occurs just a few days before Nebraska state regulators will decide on the fate of TransCanada's controversial sister project, the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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White House Says Moore Allegations 'Very Troubling,' But Alabama Voters Should Decide

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 15:48

Multiple women have come forward accusing Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore of sexual misconduct. National GOP leaders have urged him to step aside, but Moore has refused to leave the race.

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Deadly Floods Devastate Western Greek Cities

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 15:23

Greece is in mourning after torrential downpours caused floods causing deaths, injury and destruction of hundreds of homes and businesses outside Athens.

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What To Make Of A Head-To-Head Test Of Addiction Treatments

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 15:22

Researchers found two addiction medicines equally effective once treatment started. But there are fundamental differences in the way treatment begins with each drug, complicating the interpretation.

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EPA Moves To Shield Older Semi Truck Engines From Emissions Rules

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 13:37

A new rule would cover "glider vehicles" — made by combining a new truck body with a salvaged diesel engine. The EPA says it sees them differently now than it did under the Obama administration.

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Chairman Steps Down As NPR Grapples With Harassment Crisis

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 13:25

As NPR addresses fallout of a sexual harassment scandal that claimed its chief news editor, the network's board chairman has stepped down and an editor has been placed on leave.

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Remembering Health Care Economist Uwe Reinhardt

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 13:24

Reinhardt, who died on Monday, helped shape the debate about health care by advocating for individual mandates and universal health care. Originally broadcast in 2009.

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Why Did The Passenger Pigeon Go Extinct? The Answer Might Lie In Their Toes

NPR Top Stories - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 12:36

Billions of these birds once flew over North America, but the last known passenger pigeon died in 1914. To try to figure out what happened, scientists analyzed DNA from the toes of birds in museums.

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