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Refugees Invited By Charity Make Themselves At Home In Trump's Childhood Abode

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 13:02

Oxfam brought four refugees to tour Trump's boyhood home in Queens, N.Y., which had been available for rent through Airbnb to make a point about immigration.

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41 States To Investigate Pharmaceutical Companies Over Opioids

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 13:02

The states' attorneys general are banding together to investigate the makers and distributors of powerful opioid painkillers that have led to a spike in opiate addictions and overdose deaths.

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Powerful Earthquake Devastates Central Mexico, Leaving Dozens Dead

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:41

Thirty-two years after a deadly earthquake, a magnitude 7.1 temblor rattled Mexico City and surrounding areas. Residents had marked the anniversary of the 1985 quake earlier in the day with drills.

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Women's Roles In Gangs

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:24

One teenager reveals how the possibility of power drew her in.

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Latest GOP Effort To Replace Obamacare Could End Health Care For Millions

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:05

Republicans are taking one last shot at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. But the new plan isn't much different fr the last one that failed.

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Could The Trump Presidency Lead To An Era Of Democratic Renewal?

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:55

Journalists E.J. Dionne and Norm Ornstein say that a new wave of political activism springs from the fact that Trump is unfit for office. Their new book (with Thomas Mann) is One Nation After Trump.

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Once A Contender, Angela Merkel's Main Rival Stumbles As Election Approaches

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:20

Martin Schulz's main handicap is that his party spent eight of the past 12 years in coalition with the German chancellor's party, so their policies are barely distinguishable from each other.

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Days After Police Shooting, 3 Arrested Amid Violence At Georgia Tech Vigil

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:03

By Monday's end, three people had been arrested and two officers were recovering from minor injuries. The unrest comes after an LGBTQ campus leader was shot and killed in a confrontation with police.

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Fraternity Members' Defamation Case Against 'Rolling Stone' Can Proceed, Court Says

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:37

A U.S. appeals court says three members of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity have a plausible case that they were implicated in a now-retracted story about an alleged gang rape at U.Va.

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Some Russians Fired Up Over New Kalashnikov Monument

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:22

The inventor of the AK-47 was memorialized with a 30-foot-tall bronze statue in Moscow, but not everyone in Russia's capital city was pleased with the tribute.

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Trump Addresses U.N. General Assembly For The First Time

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 06:39

President Trump is expected to call on other countries to do more to address global challenges and argue that national self-interest is not an impediment to international cooperation.

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Top Stories: Hurricane Maria Update; Suu Kyi On Myanmar Crisis

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 05:44

Also: Toys 'R Us files for bankruptcy protection; Senate Republicans try again to replace Obamacare; and there are 250 new words in Merriam-Webster's dictionary.

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'Potentially Catastrophic' Hurricane Maria Devastates Dominica, Heads For Puerto Rico

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 04:38

The National Hurricane Center warns that the storm now barreling toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico is a Category 5 hurricane with winds of nearly 160 miles per hour.

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Guess What's Showing Up In Our Shellfish? One Word: Plastics

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 04:00

Scientists predict that plastic in the ocean will eventually outweigh the fish there. Where is it all coming from? And is it making our food unsafe? Researchers are trying to find the answers.

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How One Group Is Working To Build A More Diverse Teaching Force

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 03:00

The Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity, a new organization, is working with minority-serving institutions to bring more color into the teaching ranks.

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When Irma Arrived, Most Florida Health Care Facilities Were Ready

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 02:13

Eight deaths at a Florida nursing home got a lot of media attention. But a tour of other health care centers in the Miami area found mostly good care after Hurricane Irma struck.

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Starting School At The University That Enslaved Her Ancestors

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 02:04

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talked to Mélisande Short-Colomb, whose family was once enslaved by Georgetown University. Now, at 63, Short-Colomb has enrolled as a freshman there.

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The Dollar Is Weaker, But That Might Not Be A Bad Thing

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 02:04

The dollar is down nearly 10 percent since the beginning of the year. That's bad news if you're a tourist traveling to Europe but great news if your U.S. company sells goods overseas.

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Ahead Of The Holiday Season, Toys 'R' Us Files For Bankruptcy Protection

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 00:53

The largest U.S. toy chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection late Monday. Toys 'R' Us plans to use $3 billion in bankruptcy financing to buy merchandise from vendors and fund operations.

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Pelosi Is Confronted By Protesters Angry About Her Immigration Talks With Trump

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 18:26

The House Democratic leader, on her San Francisco home turf, was jeered for her efforts to reach an agreement with the president on the Dream Act.

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