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Trump Administration Extends Deadline For Insurers To Decide On Obamacare Markets

NPR Top Stories - August 14, 2017 - 9:10am

The extension leaves time for President Trump to decide whether to continue crucial payments to insurers and for insurers to figure out how they would operate without them if they were to disappear.

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Trump Calls Out KKK, White Supremacists After Charlottesville: 'Racism Is Evil'

NPR Top Stories - August 14, 2017 - 9:04am

Almost 48 hours after violence engulfed Charlottesville, Va., President Trump called out white nationalist groups by name. He had been criticized for not doing so in his initial remarks on Saturday.

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Resources For Educators To Use In The Wake Of Charlottesville

NPR Top Stories - August 14, 2017 - 9:00am

Teaching tolerance in a time of upheaval.

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Charlottesville Suspect To Remain In Jail After First Court Appearance

NPR Top Stories - August 14, 2017 - 8:59am

James Alex Fields Jr. is facing charges including second-degree murder after allegedly ramming his car into a crowd of people demonstrating against a rally held by white supremacists and others.

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Bitcoin Streaks To $4,300 Mark, Continuing Meteoric Rise

NPR Top Stories - August 14, 2017 - 8:54am

The U.S. exchange rate for bitcoin rose to a record $4,300 on Monday — nearly $1,000 above its rate one week ago.

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PHOTOS: 'Almost Edible' 106-Year-Old Fruitcake Found In Antarctica

NPR Top Stories - August 14, 2017 - 8:38am

The dense dessert, found in one of Antarctica's first buildings, is believed to have been brought over in 1910 during the Terra Nova expedition of Robert Falcon Scott. It "looked and smelled edible."

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At Least 18 Dead After Gunmen Seize A Cafe For Hours In Burkina Faso

NPR Top Stories - August 14, 2017 - 8:18am

Burkinabe authorities say security forces reclaimed the Turkish restaurant in the early hours local time Monday. Several foreign nationals were among the dead.

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Our Homes May Get Smarter, But Have We Thought It Through?

NPR Top Stories - August 14, 2017 - 8:00am

As our houses fill with the Internet of things, sensors will tell us whether we left the stove on or that we're out of paper towels. But critics worry these devices won't be secure and will spy on us.

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Popular Pesticides Keep Bumblebees From Laying Eggs

NPR Top Stories - August 14, 2017 - 7:41am

A new study is adding to evidence that a popular class of pesticides can harm wild bees, like bumblebees.

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Nurse Wins Prize For Research On Benefits Of Faster Tuberculosis Testing

NPR Top Stories - August 14, 2017 - 7:02am

Chenai Mathabire dreamed of being a model, but life had different plans. She recently won an award for proving that a rapid TB test could be used successfully in clinics across southeastern Africa.

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Charlottesville Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy Reacts To White Nationalist Rally

NPR Top Stories - August 13, 2017 - 1:17pm

Charlottesville, Va. Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy talks about the white supremacist rally in the city Saturday and the reaction of the black community there.

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A Reformed White Nationalist Speaks Out On Charlottesville

NPR Top Stories - August 13, 2017 - 1:17pm

Former White Nationalist Christian Picciolini says he was "lost" and "lonely" when he was recruited into a white supremacist group as a teenager but he now runs a nonprofit that advocates for peace.

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Trump Supporters Speak Out On Charlottesville

NPR Top Stories - August 13, 2017 - 1:17pm

The White House tweaked its reaction to the events in Charlottesville, saying that the president condemns white supremacists, KKK, neo-nazi and all extremist groups. Trump supporters are reacting.

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NAFTA: What Does This New Round Of Negotiation Mean?

NPR Top Stories - August 13, 2017 - 1:17pm

President Trump has threatened to walk away from NAFTA if he can't secure a better deal for the U.S. But former Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez says it would be hard for the U.S. to walk away.

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'Words You'll Hear': Trump Administration To Talk NAFTA Renegotiation

NPR Top Stories - August 13, 2017 - 1:17pm

Later this week, White House officials begin the process of renegotiating changes and updates to NAFTA, which President Donald Trump has called "the worst deal ever made."

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Alabama Voters Go To Polls To Fill Seat Left Vacant By Jeff Sessions

NPR Top Stories - August 13, 2017 - 1:17pm

In Alabama, voters head to the polls Tuesday in a primary for U.S. Senate. The race is to fill a seat long occupied by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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A Look Into The Life Of Charlottesville Victim Heather Heyer

NPR Top Stories - August 13, 2017 - 1:17pm

Heather Heyer, 32, was a paralegal who was killed when an alleged white supremacist crashed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va.

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Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer Talks About How Protests Were Handled

NPR Top Stories - August 13, 2017 - 1:17pm

Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer defends local police, calls protests "terrorism," and blames President Trump for mainstreaming hate.

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Charlottesville: Reflecting On And Dissecting What Happened

NPR Top Stories - August 13, 2017 - 1:17pm

Charlottesville, Va., continues to recover after white supremacists rallied and three people died. NPR has the latest on investigations into the motorist who rammed his car into counter protesters.

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In Charlottesville, Religious Leaders Try To Comfort Residents

NPR Top Stories - August 13, 2017 - 1:17pm

In Virginia, religious leaders are trying to comfort their congregations and address the complicated racial tensions facing the city.

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