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Trump Picks Jon Huntsman To Be U.S. Ambassador To Russia

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 02:29

If confirmed, Huntsman would take over a high-profile post amid ongoing probes into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and potential ties between Russian officials and the Trump campaign.

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The YouTube Star Who's Teaching Kids How To Bake

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 02:18

Celebrity chef Rosanna Pansino hosts the YouTube show Nerdy Nummies and has more than 8 million subscribers. Among her fans are thousands of children who want to learn how to bake.

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Here's What's In The House Republican Budget (And Why It Matters)

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 02:00

The House budget slashes safety net spending and boosts military spending, but arguably the most important thing it does is serve as a vehicle for tax overhaul.

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Trump's Big Repealing Deal: 8 Takeaways On The Senate's Health Care Meltdown Moment

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 02:00

Trump seems to have wanted to show up for the trophy ceremony, not for the game. But even if Trump had plunged into the trenches, his presence there might not have made the difference.

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Social Interaction Improves Quality Of Life For People With Dementia

NPR Top Stories - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 02:00

Patients with memory loss and other cognitive problems responded well to one-on-one conversations aimed at increasing their sense of control and independence.

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White House: Trump, Putin Held Second 'Brief Conversation' At G-20

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 16:19

A White House official says that although the talk at the summit in Germany was not previously disclosed, the administration wasn't trying to hide it.

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Wall Street Thinks Netflix Is The Next Big Thing

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 15:48

Market analysts see parallels with Tesla and Amazon as the company spends big to grow its business ahead of immediate profits.

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Chipotle Stock Dips After Some Va. Customers Report Illness

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 15:31

Chipotle temporarily closed a Sterling, Va., restaurant to sanitize it. A company representative told NPR that the reported symptoms were consistent with norovirus.

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Why It's So Hard To Stop The World's Looming Famines

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 14:14

Millions of people in Yemen and sub-Saharan Africa are facing food shortages and severe malnutrition. Host Audie Cornish talks with Justin Forsyth of UNICEF about the crisis.

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Woman In Saudi Arabia Arrested For Wearing Skirt, Crop Top In Video

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 13:54

The Snapchat video went viral over the weekend. The woman's outfit would be unremarkable in the U.S., but Saudi Arabia has a strict, conservative dress code for women.

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As Cities Raise Minimum Wages, Many States Are Rolling Them Back

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 13:39

Legislatures and city halls are battling over who gets to set the minimum wage, and increasingly, the states are winning. Business groups argue that complying with disparate city laws is too complex.

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Russian-American With 'Colorful' Past Attended 2016 Trump Tower Meeting

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 13:24

"Ike" Kaveladze, a businessman based in California, was born in the former Soviet Union. He figures prominently in a New York Times article dating from 2000 about money laundering.

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Bodies Found In Swiss Glacier Believed To Be Couple Missing Since 1942

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 13:20

Two bodies have been discovered in a shrinking glacier by a worker from a ski lift company, according to Swiss media, and they are believed to be a couple who disappeared some 75 years ago.

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Private Student Loans: The Rise And Fall (And Rise Again?)

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 12:49

They're less common than they were a decade ago, but still the most expensive and riskiest way to pay for college.

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It Is A Truth Universally Acknowledged That Jane Austen Pairs Well With Tea

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 12:21

Pinkies up, Janeites! We mark the bicentennial of Austen's death with a look at her relationship with a beloved cuppa.

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'White House Arrest?' Legal Experts Disagree About Prosecuting A President

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 12:12

Special counsel Robert Mueller may be a long way from charging anyone with wrongdoing, let alone the president. But a debate has raged since the country's founding about indicting a sitting president.

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After Liu Xiaobo's Death, Concerns Grow For His Widow's Well-Being

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 12:09

Officials say Liu Xia is "free" but foreign reporters who've sought her out say they were harassed by security officials. Friends say her isolation during house arrest has thrown her into depression.

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When Robot Face-Plants In Fountain, Onlookers Show Humanity — By Gloating

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:41

The Knightscope K5 is a state-of-the-art machine, a patrol bot built to rove complexes in search of "unusual activity." But on Monday, it appeared to have a little trouble with stairs.

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Long Island Dog Rescues Baby Deer From Water

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:39

Amid the lapping waves, a baby deer was in over its head. Then an English golden retriever came to the rescue.

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After Low-Key Lobbying Effort, Trump Says He Was 'Let Down' By Senators

NPR Top Stories - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:37

The president was blindsided by the latest collapse of a Republican health care bill, which happened just after a White House dinner he held with seven lawmakers.

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