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If A School Becomes A Shelter In Puerto Rico, Where Do Students Learn?

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:16

A group of middle schoolers are returning to class for the first time since Hurricane Maria hit the island in September. They're sharing a school with high schoolers, and that worries some parents.

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What We Know So Far In NYC Subway Blast

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:09

Authorities are investigating what led a suspect to take an explosive device into an underground passageway Monday. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Kate Hinds, a reporter with member station WNYC.

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'Shape Of Water,' 'Big Little Lies' Snag Most Golden Globe Nominations

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 09:26

Guillermo del Toro's Cold War fantasy The Shape Of Water snagged the most motion picture nominations, followed by The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

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Suspect In NYC Blast Was Wearing 'Low-Tech' Device

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 09:12

New York City was rocked Monday by an explosion in the subway beneath the Port Authority. Authorities report a single suspect in custody, and no life-threatening injuries.

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Why A Pill That's 4 Cents In Tanzania Costs Up To $400 In The U.S.

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 09:06

The medication fights hookworm. And it's one of several drugs for "neglected tropical diseases" that are priced differently in the United States than they are in the developing world.

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Police: 1 Suspect In Custody In N.Y. Subway Blast

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 08:34

An explosion in the subway beneath the New York Port Authority bus terminal shook Midtown Manhattan on Monday morning. The NYPD reports one suspect in custody.

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In Effort To Court Drivers, Lyft Offering Education Discounts

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 07:01

Lyft is offering education benefits, a move aimed at recruiting and retaining drivers in its competition with Uber. But it raises a question about what these companies owe their workforces.

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Suspect In Manhattan Subway Blast Was Wearing 'Low-Tech' Device

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 06:03

"This was an attempted terrorist attack," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said during a news conference near the site of the blast. The male suspect was among four people who were injured.

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Saudi Arabia Announces Opening Of Cinemas For First Time In 35 Years

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 04:21

The announcement is part of social and economic reforms undertaken by the kingdom's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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Venezuela's Ruling Socialists Sweep Mayoral Races Amid Opposition Boycott

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 04:01

President Nicolás Maduro said any party that did not participate in Sunday's vote will be barred from next year's presidential election.

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Top Stories: California Fires Spread; Stunning Alabama Senate Race Ending

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 03:36

Also: Vice President Pence won't meet Palestinian leader Abbas on an upcoming visit; Bitcoin futures trading surges; and President Trump's economic populism claims compared to the GOP tax plan.

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Could Probiotics Protect Kids From A Downside Of Antibiotics?

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 03:16

Many marketing claims about the potential benefits of probiotics have raced ahead of the science, say researchers who are now trying to catch up. One NIH study is investigating kids' gut microbes.

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Worries Grow In Hong Kong As China Pushes Its Official Version Of History In Schools

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 03:02

A new proposed curriculum for Hong Kong schools is missing key parts of modern Chinese history. The struggle over education is the latest battle with China over how the city is governed.

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The Crazy, Unbelievable Alabama Senate Race Careens To An End

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 03:00

Roy Moore was already a controversial nominee. Then sexual assault allegations roiled the Alabama special election and created a tight contest with Democrat Doug Jones for a critical Senate seat.

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The Myth Of Trump's Economic Populism, As Proven By The Tax Bill

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 03:00

The tax bill provided an opportunity for President Trump to show his priorities. But so much of it is traditionally Republican and doesn't offer the kind of help for the working class he promised.

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Bitcoin Futures Surge In First Day Of Trading

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 01:09

January contracts for the skyrocketing digital currency opened at just under $15,500 on Sunday and had spiked to more than $18,000 hours later.

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Firefighters Lose Ground On Largest Of California Fires

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 23:20

Over the weekend, the Thomas Fire had been declared 15 percent contained, but on Sunday, officials downgraded that to just 10 percent as the fire spread north, encompassing 230,000 acres.

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Simeon Booker, Dean Of Washington's Black Press Corps, Dies At 99

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 22:19

Booker chronicled the civil rights movement, and is credited with helping to deliver the 1955 story of Emmitt Till's murder to a national audience.

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Poll: Discrimination Against Women Is Common Across Races, Ethnicities, Identities

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 22:03

New results from an NPR poll show sexism and discrimination against women is widespread and pervasive. Sexual harassment is just one of many challenges women experience in daily life.

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Window Blind Cords Still Pose A Deadly Risk To Children

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 22:02

Nearly one child a month dies after being entangled in window blind cords, despite years of effort to reduce the toll. A new industry standard to remove most corded blinds from the market may help.

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