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Once Teased For Her Love Of Bugs, 8-Year-Old Co-Authors Scientific Paper

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 7 min ago

Sophia Spencer was extremely fond of bugs, especially grasshoppers. Her peers didn't always appreciate her interest. Entomologists on Twitter, on the other hand, were huge fans of her passion.

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Equifax Confirms Another 'Security Incident'

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 50 min ago

Equifax is already struggling to retain public trust after it waited at least a month to disclose a cyberattack that potentially impacted the personal information of millions of people.

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Tell Us Your Maria Story

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2017 - 2:48pm

NPR is working to bring you the latest news about Hurricane Maria, which is striking Caribbean islands already working to recover from Hurricane Irma.

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After Trump's U.N. Speech, Some Senators Look To Reinforce War Powers

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2017 - 2:45pm

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker says his committee is considering narrowing the president's ability to launch wars without congressional approval.

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Fox News Fights Back On Lawsuit Filed Over Seth Rich Story

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2017 - 1:53pm

Fox News denies that a source in its story about Rich's murder was defamed. Rod Wheeler alleges the network put words in his mouth to prop up what he characterized as a fraudulent story.

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Trump, And Most Black College Presidents, Absent From Annual Meeting

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2017 - 1:41pm

This week the White House hosted historically black colleges and universities. But many HBCU presidents stayed away, arguing that the administration is not interested in the issues HBCUs face.

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Obama's White House Counsel Weighs In On Trump's Lawyers

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2017 - 1:05pm

President Obama's top lawyer opened up about his relations with Congress, legal controversies and the chaos in the Trump administration in a recent talk at Columbia University.

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Refugees Invited By Charity Make Themselves At Home In Trump's Childhood Abode

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2017 - 12:02pm

Oxfam brought four refugees to tour Trump's boyhood home in Queens, N.Y., which had been available for rent through Airbnb to make a point about immigration.

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41 States To Investigate Pharmaceutical Companies Over Opioids

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2017 - 12:02pm

The states' attorneys general are banding together to investigate the makers and distributors of powerful opioid painkillers that have led to a spike in opiate addictions and overdose deaths.

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Powerful Earthquake Devastates Central Mexico, Leaving Over 100 Dead

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2017 - 11:41am

Thirty-two years after a deadly earthquake, a magnitude 7.1 temblor rattled Mexico City and surrounding areas. Residents had marked the anniversary of the 1985 quake earlier in the day with drills.

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Women's Roles In Gangs

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2017 - 11:24am

One teenager reveals how the possibility of power drew her in.

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Latest GOP Effort To Replace Obamacare Could End Health Care For Millions

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2017 - 11:05am

Republicans are taking one last shot at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. But the new plan isn't much different fr the last one that failed.

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Could The Trump Presidency Lead To An Era Of Democratic Renewal?

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2017 - 10:55am

Journalists E.J. Dionne and Norm Ornstein say that a new wave of political activism springs from the fact that Trump is unfit for office. Their new book (with Thomas Mann) is One Nation After Trump.

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Once A Contender, Angela Merkel's Main Rival Stumbles As Election Approaches

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2017 - 10:20am

Martin Schulz's main handicap is that his party spent eight of the past 12 years in coalition with the German chancellor's party, so their policies are barely distinguishable from each other.

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Days After Police Shooting, 3 Arrested Amid Violence At Georgia Tech Vigil

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2017 - 10:03am

By Monday's end, three people had been arrested and two officers were recovering from minor injuries. The unrest comes after an LGBTQ campus leader was shot and killed in a confrontation with police.

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Hillary Clinton Says She's 'Optimistic About Our Country, But I Am Not Naive'

NPR Top Stories - September 18, 2017 - 8:49am

Clinton reflects on the tumultuous 2016 election and the fate of the country under a Trump presidency. "I think we are at a very threatening crossroads," she says. Her new memoir is What Happened.

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

NPR Top Stories - September 18, 2017 - 8:32am

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 - September 18, 2017 - 8:32am

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 Problem With Free Menstrual Pads

NPR Top Stories - September 18, 2017 - 8:19am

Governments in countries across Africa have promised to deliver free menstrual pads to girls. But are they getting the details right?

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

NPR Top Stories - September 18, 2017 - 6:35am

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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