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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 07:47

Sessions faces lawmakers about his oversight of the Justice Department and expected likely to field many questions about Russian election interference and the Trump campaign's contacts with Russians.

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Top Stories: Latest On Mideast Quake; Trump Jr. Had Contact With WikiLeaks

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 06:12

Also: Iran stops the official search for earthquake survivors; Native American women seek justice in sexual assault cases; and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky) returns to work after being badly beaten.

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Book Of 'New Rules' Flows With Tippling Tips To Demystify Wine

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 06:00

Wine writer Jon Bonné says that the traditional ways of thinking about wine no longer fit today's diversity of flavors and cultural influences — and that drinking it should be mainly about pleasure.

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Rand Paul Returns To Senate After Being Injured In Attack By Kentucky Neighbor

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 05:47

The GOP senator was at his home in Bowling Green, Ky., earlier this month when he was tackled by a longtime neighbor of 17 years after what has been described as a "trivial disagreement."

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CHARTS: Here's How GOP's Tax Breaks Would Shift Money To Rich, Poor Americans

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 03:00

Neither the House nor Senate proposals do much for the lowest-income Americans, and some higher-income people could gain a lot.

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After Nearly 2 Weeks In Asia, Trump Heads Home After 'Fruitful' Trip

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 03:00

"It's been a great 12 days," the president said, capping off the longest overseas trip by a U.S. leader in 25 years. Trump insists there was more progress on trade than might have been visible.

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For Native Americans Facing Sexual Assault, Justice Feels Out Of Reach

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 03:00

Half of American Indians living in majority-Native areas say they or a family member feels he or she has been treated unfairly by the courts, according to an NPR poll.

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Donald Trump Jr. Had Direct Contact With WikiLeaks During Campaign

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 02:48

President Trump's eldest son acknowledges that he exchanged direct messages via Twitter with WikiLeaks before and after the release of hacked emails from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.

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Iran Calls Off Search For Survivors In Quake-Struck Region

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 01:56

The quake, with its epicenter in neighboring Iraq, has killed at least 430 people in both countries, according to official figures.

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'Promise Me': Joe Biden On Loss, Grief And Recovery

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 22:01

The former vice president is out with a book that recounts in heart-wrenching detail his son Beau's diagnosis and death from brain cancer — and his deliberations about running for president.

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Poll: Native Americans See Far More Discrimination In Areas Where They Are A Majority

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 22:01

Native Americans reported discrimination far more often in employment and in interactions with law enforcement if they lived on tribal lands or areas where the population is mostly Native American.

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For Attorney General Sessions, Hill Testimony Presents Risk And Opportunity

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 19:27

Ahead of Tuesday's hearing with the House Judiciary Committee, a letter from the Justice Department appeared to throw GOP members of the panel as well as President Trump a bone.

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Twitter Storm Lashes Keurig After It Pulls Ad From 'Hannity' Show

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 17:29

The coffee company faced its own boycott after it announced it stopped an advertisement from airing, following controversial remarks a TV host made about embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore.

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Trump Travel Ban Allowed To Take Partial Effect

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 16:51

Travelers from six Muslim-majority nations may be temporarily barred entry into the United States if they don't have a close "bona fide relationship with a person or entity in this country."

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AARP Foundation Sues Nursing Home To Stop Illegal Evictions

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 16:20

Gloria and Bill Single lived together in a nursing home until she was evicted without warning. Complaints about illegal evictions from nursing homes are up 73 percent in California since 2011.

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Global Carbon Emissions Rising Again After Brief Plateau, Researchers Say

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 16:05

After several years of nearly no growth in planetary carbon emissions, human-created carbon output is projected to rise again. That means the past few years were a pause, not a peak, researchers say.

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Penn State Student Given 18 Drinks In 82 Minutes Before Hazing Death, Prosecutors Say

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 15:19

The district attorney filed new charges against members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity Monday, saying recently recovered video shows them giving Timothy Piazza massive amounts of alcohol.

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In Guidance To Teachers, Church of England Targets Anti-LGBT Bullying

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 15:04

The 52-page document outlines recommendations for teachers in its nearly 5,000 schools, saying students should "be able to play with the many cloaks of identity."

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Famed Gossip Columnist, Liz Smith Dies At 94

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 14:57

The famed New York gossip columnist Liz Smith has died at 94. Her decades long column in the New York Daily News gave people a look into the lives of the rich and famous and powerful.

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Trans Singer Performs For His Mother While On Tour With Gay Men's Chorus

NPR Top Stories - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 14:57

The last time Joyce Arterberry heard her grown son sing, was when he was living as a little girl. Her son, Tom Kennard, is a transgender man who is part of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus on tour in the South.

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