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Trump's U.N. Speech To Call For Other Countries To Step Up To World's Threats

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 18:00

In his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly, President Trump will defend his "America First" creed as a basis for countries to cooperate without losing sight of their own self-interest.

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Cities Try Convincing Amazon They're Ready For Its New Headquarters

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 14:53

Atlanta, Denver and other cities are making their cases for the online giant to locate its second headquarters in their area. At stake: up to 50,000 well-paying jobs and billions in investments.

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Bangladesh Copes With Chaos: Rohingya Refugees Are 'Coming And Coming'

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 14:42

Over 400,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh in just the past three weeks. Aid agencies and the Bangladesh government are struggling to cope.

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One Of America's Biggest Food Banks Just Cut Junk Food By 84 Percent In A Year

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 13:36

D.C'.s Capital Area Food Bank is part of a growing trend to move toward healthier options in food assistance, because many in the population it serves suffer from high blood pressure and diabetes.

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Around The World In Not Quite 80 Days, Cyclist Smashes Record

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 13:25

Mark Beaumont arrived in Paris Monday after circumnavigating the Earth on two wheels over 79 days.

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'Grave Fears' After Iraq Moves More Than 1,300 Wives, Children Of ISIS Suspects

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:33

"These women and children are extremely vulnerable. Regardless of what their family members may be accused of, they have a right to protection and assistance," says the Norwegian Refugee Council.

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A Week After Irma, Florida Families Still Living In The Dark

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:20

"You don't realize until you lose electricity that [it] basically runs your life," says one resident who is most worried about the oppressive heat. "It's like living in the 1700s."

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Protests In St. Louis Continue After A Weekend That Saw Dozens Of Arrests

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:26

Demonstrators took to the streets after a white ex-officer was acquitted Friday in the shooting death of a black man. The interim police chief said, "This is our city. And we are going to protect it."

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As Federal Government Cuts Obamacare Ads, Private Insurer Steps Up

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:06

The federal government has cut advertising for the Affordable Care Act's enrollment period by 90 percent. So insurer Oscar Health has started its own campaign in New York and five other states.

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How The CIA Found A Soviet Sub — Without The Soviets Knowing

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:41

It's a great tale of Cold War intrigue that includes eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes, a CIA covert operation and a Soviet sub with nuclear missiles that sank to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

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3 People Killed, More Than A Dozen Injured In 2-Bus Crash In New York City

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:38

"Hard to compare to anything I've ever seen, the sheer destruction from the impact of this collision," said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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Clinton Won't Rule Out Questioning 2016 Election, But Says No Clear Means To Do So

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 09:49

Hillary Clinton tells Fresh Air the mechanism for such a challenge does not exist in the U.S. "and usually we don't need it." She also says she is "optimistic about our country, but I am not naive."

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Trump's DACA Moves Aren't Shaking His Most Loyal Supporters

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 09:32

Many conservative lawmakers and pundits are critical of President Trump for talking to Democrats about immigration. But Trump's voters don't seem to mind.

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Stanislav Petrov, 'The Man Who Saved The World,' Dies At 77

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 09:32

Petrov was on overnight duty in 1983 when computers indicated the U.S. had launched a nuclear strike against his country. He had only a few nerve-jangling minutes to act.

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The Real 'Spicey' Crashes The Emmys, As Stars Mock Trump

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 07:35

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer lampooned himself, with his SNL alter-ego in the audience. Many presenters and winners took the stage to slam their former TV co-star, Donald Trump.

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Fuel Shortages And The North Korean Economy, Explained

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 07:27

A recent tweet by President Trump about long gas lines in North Korea reopens questions about what's going on in the country's opaque economy after several rounds of economic sanctions.

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Top Stories: Hurricane Maria Advances; Trump's Handling Of North Korea

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 06:09

Also: More than 80 arrested in St. Louis protests after an ex-officer is acquitted of murder; four American women are hit with acid in France; and "Handmaid's Tale" and "Veep" win at the Emmy Awards.

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'Rolling Stone' Magazine Is Put Up For Sale

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 06:08

Wenner Media, the company founded by Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner, cites a desire "to best position the brand for future growth."

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As East Mosul Comes Back To Life, West Mosul Remains In Ruins

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 05:25

Three months after ISIS was pushed out of Mosul, the eastern half of the Iraqi city is bustling and growing. But the badly damaged western half is in ruins, and its residents are angry and resentful.

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Hurricane Maria Heads Toward Puerto Rico, Expected To Become Major Storm

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:53

As of Monday morning, Maria had maximum sustained winds of 110 mph. It's forecast to undergo "significant strengthening" over the next two days.

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