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People Of Coal-Rich Northern Cheyenne Torn Between Jobs And Sacred Culture

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2017 - 3:00am

Despite high unemployment and poverty, the tribe has never touched the billions of tons of coal underneath its land. But new opportunities from the Trump administration could change that.

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What Would Human Resources Do?: Some Advice For Trump As He Recruits And Staffs Up

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2017 - 1:11am

Between President Trump being a newcomer to D.C. and a swirl of chaos, the White House is lagging behind other administrations in hiring. But experts NPR spoke to have some tips.

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At Least 150 People Killed After Oil Truck Catches Fire In Pakistan

NPR Top Stories - June 25, 2017 - 12:05am

Hundreds of people had gathered around to try to collect oil after an oil tanker truck overturned and began leaking. Someone lighting a cigarette may have sparked the fire.

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Trump Asks 'Why No Action?' Amid Questions About Obama's Response To Russian Meddling

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 2:36pm

The president tweeted Saturday evening questioning his predecessor's response after a bombshell Washington Post report about the previous administration's decision-making about how to counter Russia.

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Unitarian Universalists Denounce White Supremacy, Make Leadership Changes

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 2:03pm

The Unitarian Universalists are among the most liberal of all religious denominations in America. Activists have denounced what they see as white supremacy in the church and are changing leadership.

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Barbershop: Reflections On A Particularly Difficult Ramadan

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 2:03pm

In anticipation for Eid, U.S. Representative André Carson, D-Ind., Buzzfeed News reporter Hannah Allam and CAIR Executive Director for the Cleveland chapter Julia Shearson look back at this Ramadan.

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What Medicaid Cuts Could Mean For The Opioid Epidemic

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 2:03pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Lynn Cooper, director of the Drug and Alcohol Division at Pennsylvania's Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association, about the Senate GOP healthcare bill.

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Federal Medicaid Funding Cuts Under Senate Health Care Bill Puts Pressure On States

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 2:03pm

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Julie Rovner, Chief Washington Correspondent at Kaiser Health News, about the Senate GOP health bill and what it could mean for programs funded by Medicaid.

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'Interlaced Fingers' Traces Roots Of Racial Disparity In Kidney Transplants

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 2:03pm

When Dr. Vanessa Grubbs fell in love with a man whose kidneys were failing, he'd been waiting for a transplant for years. Her book explores the ways racial inequity is embedded in the system.

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Yemen Now Faces 'The Worst Cholera Outbreak In The World,' U.N. Says

NPR Top Stories - June 24, 2017 - 11:42am

World health authorities say the war-torn nation now has upwards of 200,000 suspected cases, and that number is increasing at an average of 5,000 a day. A quarter of those who have died are children.

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