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Beans Add Healthy Fiber And Protein To Gluten-Free Pastas

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:00

Pastas made from starches like rice are a boon for those with celiac disease and wheat allergies. The downside: Many spike blood-sugar levels. What to do? Look toward bean-based options.

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How to Make Every Grade More Like Kindergarten

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 03:21

In his new book, MIT professor Mitchel Resnick lays out a vision for encouraging creative thinking, based on his research into what he calls Lifelong Kindergarten.

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Teen Wants A Tattoo? Pediatricians Say Here's How To Do It Safely

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 02:04

For the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics has weighed in on what teens and young adults (and their doctors and parents) need to know about safely getting piercings and tattoos.

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Xanax Or Zoloft For Moms-To-Be: A New Study Assesses Safety

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 02:04

Is it OK to take antidepressants or anxiety medicine during pregnancy? Recent research suggests women who need treatment can take these drugs. Doctors recommend the lowest effective dose.

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NPR/Ipsos Poll: Half Of Americans Don't Trust Trump On North Korea

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 02:00

In addition, most falsely believe the president needs congressional authorization to launch a nuclear strike. North Korea's renegade program will be a major focus at this week's U.N. General Assembly.

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Emmy Awards 2017: The Complete List Of Winners

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 16:00

It was a big night for The Handmaid's Tale, across the writing, directing and acting categories.

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Apple Gets Mixed Reactions To New iPhone's Facial Recognition Technology

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 14:54

Clare Garvie of Georgetown University's Law Center on Privacy and Technology talks with NPR's Michel Martin about the implications of Apple's embrace of facial recognition technology.

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Doctor Who Discovered Children Had Elevated Lead Levels Talks About What's Changed

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 14:54

In 2015, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha discovered the lead contamination after Flint, Mich., switched its drinking water source. She talks with NPR's Michel Martin about helping reverse the problem.

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City Of Ferguson's Dropped Charges 'Just Another Step' Amid 'Systemic Failure'

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 14:54

A Justice Department report used Fred Watson's case as an example of the city's systemic civil rights violations against black residents. Although the charges were tossed, he doesn't feel vindicated.

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President Trump Set To Meet With Presidents Of Historically Black Colleges And Universities

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 14:54

Several of the HBCU college leaders have refused to participate, while others want to work with the White House. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Michael Lomax, CEO of the United Negro College Fund, about the upcoming meeting.

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Since Hurricane Irma, Only Some Students Have Been Able To Return To School In Miami

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 14:54

Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho discusses the challenges his district faces as 300,000 students try to return to school, many of which are now makeshift shelters or without power.

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California State Senator Speaks On Recently-Approved Sanctuary State Bill

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 14:54

California lawmakers approved a bill that would make the state a so-called sanctuary state. Kevin de León, a state senator from Los Angeles explains how the bill is meant to add further protection to immigrants in the country without documentation.

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Some Analysts Say Time May Be Right For A Rethink On North Korean Nuclear Crisis

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 11:22

Sanctions and the threat of military action have proven ineffective at stopping North Korea's nuclear program. Some say that a deal with North Korea, with China's involvement, may be the way to go.

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ESPN Flap Shows People Can't Even Agree On What They're Arguing Over In Trump Era

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 10:59

The ESPN host called the president a "white supremacist" and "bigot." ESPN has not suspended her; conservatives are calling it a double standard, but supporters of Hill are asking what she said wrong?

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Trump And Seoul Talk 'Rocket Man,' Vowing More Pressure On North Korea

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 09:13

As President Trump tweeted, Ambassador Nikki Haley talked tougher Sunday. "We're trying every other possibility that we have," she said, "but there's a whole lot of military options on the table."

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Second Man Arrested In Connection To London Attack

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 07:19

Police in the U.K. say they arrested a 21-year-old man late Saturday in west London. He has not yet been charged.

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Second Man Arrested In Connection To London Attack

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 07:19

Police in the U.K. say they arrested a 21-year-old man late Saturday in west London. He has not yet been charged.

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One Week After Irma, Floridians Pick Up The Pieces

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 04:59

One week after Hurricane Irma slammed Florida, residents of Collier County are in the early stages of the recovery process.

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Republicans Are Happy Trump Ended DACA. They're Less Sure About Deporting DREAMers

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 04:00

Polls broadly suggest that Republicans are more upset about the existence of the DACA program than about the underlying substantive concerns that led to creation of it.

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Small Gift, Big Impact: How A Little Cash Changed Our Readers' Lives

NPR Top Stories - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 04:00

We asked our readers: Was there ever a time when just a little no-strings cash would have made — or did make — a meaningful difference?

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