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Trump Says Arms Deal He Signed With Saudi Arabia Will Create Jobs

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

President Trump kicks off his first foreign tour with a stop in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.

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Chibok Girls Reunite With Families After Being Held In Captivity By Boko Haram

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 15:31

Eighty-two school girls who had been held captive for more than three years by Boko Haram had a an emotional reunion with their parents on Saturday in Abuja, Nigeria.

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82 Chibok Girls Reunited With Their Families After More Than 3 Years

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 15:13

In an emotional reunion, 82 of the Chibok girls hugged their families for the first time since they were abducted by Boko Haram militants in 2014. The girls will remain in government care for now.

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New Laws In The U.K. And EU Further Restrict Tobacco Industry

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 13:18

An EU directive goes into force today, with new rules regulating the tobacco industry. The U.K. is going further: Cigarettes must now be sold in plain green packaging with graphic health warnings.

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In Washington, D.C., A Program In Which Birds And People Lift Each Other Up

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 10:44

For 25 years, the Earth Conservation Corps has been cleaning up the capital's polluted Anacostia River. Volunteers have turned their lives around and now work to help others do the same.

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Australian Woman To Return Home This Week After Nearly 10 Years In Bali Prison

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 09:42

Schapelle Corby's case captivated the Australian media when she was arrested for drug smuggling in 2004. Now she is returning home, after nearly a decade in prison and three years on parole in Bali.

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Callista Gingrich Nominated As Ambassador To The Vatican

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 08:13

There is little sign of opposition to the nomination of Callista Gingrich, but it is not without controversy.

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With Lee Statue's Removal, Another Battle Of New Orleans Comes To A Close

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 06:31

Protests and court battles trailed the nearly two-year effort to get rid of the monuments. For the past month they've been acrimonious gathering places for those in favor and opposed to removal.

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Scientists Sneak A Peek At How Ladybugs Fold Their Wings

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 06:00

Ladybugs are famous for their spotted wing cases. But researchers in Japan were interested in what was happening under that colorful exterior: How delicate wings were folding origami-like into place.

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For A Sister, Strawberry Season In Paris Brings Bittersweet Memories

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 05:50

In the month of May, when strawberries pop up in outdoor markets in Paris, a sister remembers her late brother, who loved a particular variety. He died five years ago this month.

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Who's Afraid Of A Diverse Cast?

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 05:13

A new production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf has been told that the estate of playwright Edward Albee won't allow them to use an African-American actor.

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BJ Leiderman: 'I'm The Luckiest Composer On The Planet'

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 05:02

He's behind the theme music for public-radio programs like Morning Edition and Marketplace. Now, Leiderman finally has an album of his own: BJ, which features Béla Fleck on several tracks.

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In Google's Vision Of The Future, Computing Is Immersive

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 05:01

Point your camera at a flower and your phone identifies it. Walk into a store and your phone leads you to the item you're looking for. It's part of a future world blurring the virtual and the real.

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NPR News Nuggets: Missing Cookies, A First Date Horror Story & Presidential Photobomb

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 05:00

Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition.

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Worms Land A Great Job Working With Gorgeous Indian Textiles

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 04:00

After the craftspeople of Ajrakphur dye fabrics with a traditional block printing method, there's a lot of toxic waste water. Enter the earthworms.

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NPR/Ipsos Poll: Americans Aren't So Hot On 'America First'

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 04:00

President Trump is on his first foreign trip, taking him to the Middle East and Europe. But a new poll from NPR and Ipsos shows Americans are skeptical of Trump's populist foreign policy.

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'A Kingdom On Wheels': The Hidden World That Made The Circus Happen

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 04:00

Awe-inspiring feats of logistics. Incredible strength of community. As the "Greatest Show on Earth" plays its final act, the cast and crew are saying goodbye to more than just a livelihood.

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Trump Gives Commencement Address; Leaked Education Budget Has Big Cuts

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 03:00

A push for better student data and more news of the week.

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Scientists One Step Closer To 3-D-Printed Ovaries To Treat Infertility

NPR Top Stories - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 03:00

Researchers printed gelatin scaffolds into which they placed ovarian tissue, and then implanted the new organs in mice. Three out of seven female mice produced healthy offspring using the technology.

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Poll: Doctors Are Still Prescribing Lots Of Opioids For Low Back Pain

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

More than half of Americans suffer lower back pain each year, the latest NPR/Truven Health Analytics survey finds. And they're often not going for treatments recommended as safest and most effective.

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