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Trump Calls On Muslim Leaders To Help 'Drive Out' Terrorism

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

President Trump delivered a speech to Muslim leaders today gathered in Saudi Arabia on the need to unite to fight radical ideology.

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Trump Focuses On Impact Of Terrorism During Speech In Saudi Arabia

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

President Trump is on his first global trip since becoming president. During his speech in Saudi Arabia, he called on Muslim leaders to combat terrorism on the ground.

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Saudis And The UAE Will Donate $100 Million To A Fund Inspired By Ivanka Trump

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 15:22

As a candidate, President Trump regularly criticized the Clinton Foundation for taking money from Middle East despots. But these donations are different.

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In Saudi Arabia, Trump Says Fight Against Terrorism A 'Battle Between Good And Evil'

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 07:53

In his first foreign trip as president, Trump stressed to leaders of Arab and Muslim-majority countries that "nations of the Middle East cannot wait for American power to crush this enemy for them."

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North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile Into Sea

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 04:15

The missile traveled approximately 310 miles, according to South Korean officials.

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Why A Surgeon Taught A Non-Doctor To Do Brain Surgery

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 04:00

It's not the way things usually go. But at the time, Dr. Dilantha Ellegala felt he had no other options if patients were to get the help they needed.

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What Georgia's Runoff Election Can Tell Us About Gender Politics Nationally

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 04:00

Women are fueling a nationwide "resistance," and they're also fueling the campaign of Democratic newcomer Jon Ossoff, while Republican Karen Handel wins conservatives with her pro-life politics.

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Cloud Eggs: The Latest Instagram Food Fad Is Actually Centuries Old

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 04:00

The fanciful dish was meant to impress nearly 400 years ago, so don't roll your eyes at photos of these pretty edibles: They're actually a time-honored tradition tinged with a bit of kitchen science.

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Feeling Sidelined By Mainstream Social Media, Far-Right Users Jump To Gab

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 03:46

Criticized for being affiliated with the alt-right, the social site Gab now reports 170,000 users. It has found a niche among some conservatives and others who feel stifled by Facebook and Twitter.

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Why It's So Hard To Know Whether School Choice Is Working

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 03:00

It's hard to know how schools of choice — charter or private — are performing. Researchers say that's precisely because they are schools of choice. But here's what we do know.

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Why Brain Scientists Are Still Obsessed With The Curious Case Of Phineas Gage

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 02:00

In 1848, a railroad worker survived an accident that drove a 13-pound iron bar through his head. The injury changed his personality, and our understanding of the brain.

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Ringling Bros. Curtain Call Is Latest Victory For Animal Welfare Activists

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 02:00

After decades of working on animal rights, some activists believe the movement has finally hit the mainstream, in part fueled by social media. It's changing American culture and the economy.

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'America Needs Us': Johnson And Hanks Announce Presidential Bid On 'SNL'

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 01:37

On the season finale of Saturday Night Live, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson used the monologue to enlist Tom Hanks to be his 2020 running mate. A "crazy week" in news provided lots of fodder for the show.

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Cloud Computing Pulls Upset Win At Preakness, Ending Triple Crown Hopes

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 17:18

In the final strides of a surprise win, Cloud Computing nosed ahead of Classic Empire to claim the second jewel of the Triple Crown on Saturday — upsetting the favorite, Always Dreaming.

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Fanfare And Deals Dominate Trump's First Day In Saudi Arabia

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 17:04

The president spent the first day of his first foreign trip since being inaugurated in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where Trump and his inner circle were guests of the Saudi king.

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With A Wedding Dress Comes A New Beginning For A Syrian Tailor

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 15:33

A Syrian refugee hopes his past as a tailor will help him build a new life for his family in America. His first commission is a wedding dress for a Muslim bride.

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Male Rompers: Could This Garment Be The Worst Idea Ever?

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 15:33

NPR's Michel Martin interviews Washington Post style editor Robin Givhan about the questionable new fashion curiosity — male rompers.

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Students At Puerto Rico's Largest University Continue Strike Amid Shutdown

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 15:33

Amid a financial crisis, the Puerto Rican government has proposed cutting nearly $500 million from the university's budget. Students and faculty say it would cripple the leading institution.

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Eddie N. Williams, Leader Of Washington's First Black Think Tank, Dies at 84

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 15:33

Eddie N. Williams, who spent three decades running the first black think tank in Washington, has died at the age of 84.

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How The Latest Political News Is Being Perceived By Conservatives

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 15:33

National Review columnist Mona Charen, former radio host Charlie Sykes and Washington Examiner White House correspondent Sarah Westwood discuss how conservative circles reacted to this week's news.

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