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Dozens Of Egyptian Police Killed In Desert Shootout

NPR Top Stories - 46 min 40 sec ago

Sources told multiple news outlets that militants ambushed Egyptian police acting on what they believed was a tip on the location of a hideout.

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Spanish Prime Minister Takes Unprecedented Step To Dissolve Catalan Government

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 28 min ago

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced he was invoking a previously unused Spanish constitutional article to "restore order."

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In Florida, Felons Want Their Voting Rights Restored Automatically

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 34 min ago

Thousands of petitions are circulating across the state in an unprecedented grass-roots campaign to restore voting rights to almost 1.7 million people.

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California Wildfires Have Disrupted School For A Quarter Of A Million Students

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 4 sec ago

Natural disasters have left millions of students across the U.S. out of school. The California wildfires have added to the tally, with dozens of districts and hundreds of schools affected.

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Close Encounters With Congress?

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 14 min ago

A congressional candidate in Florida has said that she was taken aboard a spaceship when she was seven years old. She does not mean at Disney World.

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Philip Pullman Returns To The Dark Materials Universe In A New Prequel — Er, 'Equel'

NPR Books - 5 hours 22 min ago

The fantasy world of the author's His Dark Materials series is back in The Book Of Dust: La Belle Sauvage. It's the first entry in a new trilogy.

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Iowa Tries A New Domestic Violence Intervention: Mindfulness

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 13 min ago

Iowa has a new intervention program for domestic abusers, which aims to develop their emotional awareness. In early studies, the program outperformed traditional classes that address control issues.

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One Of New Zealand's Best Sailors Aims For Triple Crown In Round-The-World Race

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 33 min ago

Peter Burling has already won Olympic gold and the America's Cup. Soon he'll start the grueling Volvo Ocean Race. Sleep deprivation, freeze-dried food and giant waves are only some of the challenges.

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Trump Teases, Threatens And Dodges With 'We'll See What Happens'

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 34 min ago

President Trump frequently says "We will see what happens" about matters large and small, creating uncertainty for the media, members of his administration and even world leaders.

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No One's Hands Are Clean In 'The Butchering Art'

NPR Books - 6 hours 34 min ago

Lindsey Fitzharris' new book about the horrors of Victorian medicine and the introduction of antisepsis is a vital, effective history — but perhaps you shouldn't read it with a full stomach.

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'Impossible To Save': Scientists Are Watching China's Glaciers Disappear

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 56 min ago

Xinjiang has nearly 20,000 glaciers, half of China's total. They're all receding at a record pace — and will continue to melt, some scientists warn, even if global temperatures stop rising.

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DeVos Is Sued By 17 States; Richard Spencer And Colleges; Race and Student Loans

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 56 min ago

Plus a new Education Department employee opposes regulation in our weekly roundup of learning-related news.

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When It Comes To Race And Sports, Who Owns An Athlete's Opinions?

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 30 min ago

The anger of white fans "is what happens when black bodies don't conform to what white spectators and consumers want them to be or do or say," says Penn State professor Amira Rose Davis.

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Many Breast Cancer Patients Receive More Radiation Therapy Than Needed

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 34 min ago

Unnecessary treatment of breast cancer and other diseases is pervasive. Overtreatment adds enormous costs to the health care system and, at times, burdens patients with needless suffering.

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Don't Surrender, Reinvent: The New Mantra Of Small Biz In Puerto Rico

NPR Top Stories - 8 hours 33 min ago

Facing an uncertain future and dim prospects of financial relief, small businesses get support and strength from each other.

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Appeals Court Sets Terms For Abortion For Teen Immigrant

NPR Top Stories - October 20, 2017 - 3:43pm

A lower court had ordered the government to allow the minor who is in the U.S. without permission to seek an abortion "without delay." The appeals judges say first she needs a sponsor.

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Case Considers Unaccompanied Minor's Right To Have An Abortion

NPR Top Stories - October 20, 2017 - 3:01pm

A panel of federal judges said Friday that a 17-year-old Mexican girl in the U.S. illegally has a right to an abortion — but she's not being allowed to get the procedure yet.

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Anthony Bourdain On 'Appetites,' Washing Dishes And The Food He Still Won't Eat

NPR Books - October 20, 2017 - 9:21am

The TV host's new documentary is Wasted! The Story of Food Waste. In 2016, Bourdain spoke to Fresh Air about cooking for his young daughter: "If she's not happy, I'm not happy."

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To Reduce Risk Of Recurring Bladder Infection, Try Drinking More Water

NPR Top Stories - October 20, 2017 - 9:20am

While it may seem simple, drinking water flushes bacteria out of the urethra, helping to prevent infection in women prone to them. And it also may help reduce the use of antibiotics.

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Top Stories: Police Body Cam Study Shows No Effects; Senate Budget Plan

NPR Top Stories - October 20, 2017 - 8:09am

Also: White House Chief of Staff Kelly is criticized by the congresswoman he criticized; losses from California fires could exceed $1 billion; and supporters clap a lot online for China's president.

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