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Global Problems Aid Groups Should Prepare For, If They Want To Survive

NPR Top Stories - August 21, 2017 - 7:35am

Relief organizations can barely cope with today's famine and refugee crises. Are they ready for the next era of humanitarian emergencies?

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Trump Returns To Washington, Seeking New Afghanistan Policy And Overall Reset

NPR Top Stories - August 21, 2017 - 7:24am

After a none-too-restful "working vacation," President Trump is back in the White House today. He's planning a prime-time address to the country on his latest strategy for the war in Afghanistan.

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U.S. Temporarily Halts Nonimmigrant Visas For Russians

NPR Top Stories - August 21, 2017 - 7:06am

The move is the latest in a tit-for-tat between Washington and Moscow triggered by U.S. sanctions on Russia for its interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

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Driver Plows Into Bus Shelters In Southern France, Killing 1 Person

NPR Top Stories - August 21, 2017 - 5:34am

Authorities say the driver, who reportedly has a history of mental problems, has been taken into custody. They are not treating the incident as terrorism.

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Search For 10 Missing Launched Off Singapore After U.S. Destroyer, Tanker Collide

NPR Top Stories - August 21, 2017 - 5:14am

The Navy says the guided missile destroyer sustained "significant damage" in the collision east of the Strait of Malacca, one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world.

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Women Are A Huge Reason Why Trump's Poll Numbers Are So Bad

NPR Top Stories - August 21, 2017 - 1:00am

Democratic and independent men are far less supportive of the idea of a Trump impeachment than Democratic and independent women. But Republicans are united across gender.

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Home Visits Help Parents Overcome Tough Histories, Raise Healthy Children

NPR Top Stories - August 21, 2017 - 1:00am

A program that provides $400 million in federal funds for the visits expires next month. Advocates and providers hope it will be reauthorized and even expanded, saying it's money well spent.

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To Get Calcium, Navajos Burn Juniper Branches To Eat The Ash

NPR Top Stories - August 21, 2017 - 12:32am

Most American Indians are lactose intolerant, which means they need to find nutrients outside of dairy sources. It turns out that a return to traditional cooking methods can be key to good health.

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Fresh Threats From Pyongyang As Joint Military Exercise Begins

NPR Top Stories - August 21, 2017 - 12:31am

The annual drill between U.S. and South Korean troops comes in the wake of a bitter back-and-forth between North Korea and President Trump.

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Confederate Statues Come Down At The University Of Texas

NPR Top Stories - August 20, 2017 - 11:22pm

President Greg Fenves ordered the immediate removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and three other Confederate figures from a main area of campus. The removals should be complete by mid-morning Monday.

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10 Sailors Missing After U.S. Navy Destroyer Collides With Cargo Ship Off Singapore

NPR Top Stories - August 20, 2017 - 6:44pm

Another five sailors are injured after the USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker, east of Singapore, the Navy says.

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In Illinois, This College Town Won't Be Eclipsed By August's Celestial Event

NPR Top Stories - August 20, 2017 - 4:48pm

A town of 26,000 will more than double in size as the Great American Eclipse takes place in August. From the local state university to longtime bakery, people are getting ready for it to get dark.

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'Y Is For Yesterday': Sue Grafton's Penultimate Mystery Series Novel

NPR Books - August 20, 2017 - 1:59pm

Sue Grafton's latest novel is the second to last in a series spanning A to Z and 35 years worth of best-selling murder mysteries featuring fictional female detective Kinsey Millhone.

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Jerry Lewis, Comic Icon And Titan Of Telethons, Dies At 91

NPR Top Stories - August 20, 2017 - 11:24am

Lewis, whose comedic duo with Dean Martin launched him to the peak of showbiz, starred and directed in dozens of films. He was perhaps just as famous for his charity work fighting muscular dystrophy.

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Influential Republican Strategist Arthur J. Finkelstein Dies

NPR Top Stories - August 20, 2017 - 11:10am

The publicly low-key Finkelstein is credited with pioneering the use of aggressive ad campaigns, political action committees and turning the word "liberal" into a political pejorative.

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Church Leaders In Philippines Condemn Bloody War On Drugs

NPR Top Stories - August 20, 2017 - 9:18am

Manila's cardinal and another senior cleric have harshly criticized what human rights groups call extrajudicial killings that have claimed more than 5,000 lives in the past 14 months.

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Wreckage Of USS Indianapolis, Sunk By Japanese In WWII, Found In Pacific

NPR Top Stories - August 20, 2017 - 6:43am

The cruiser was returning from a secret mission to deliver atomic bomb components when she was sunk by a Japanese submarine. The ensuing loss of life is the large in the history of the U.S. Navy.

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Mass Held In Barcelona To Honor Victims Of Terror Attacks

NPR Top Stories - August 20, 2017 - 5:30am

The service was held as authorities continue a manhunt for the 22-year-old Moroccan believed to be the driver of a van that plowed into pedestrians on a popular promenade.

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Confederate Statues Were Built To Further A 'White Supremacist Future'

NPR Top Stories - August 20, 2017 - 4:31am

President Trump hasn't mentioned it as he's defended the memorabilia over the past week, but historians say the statues were originally built to send a clear message to black Americans.

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Racial Issues Have Often Been A Test for U.S. Presidents With Conflicted Feelings

NPR Top Stories - August 20, 2017 - 3:59am

President Eisenhower was not a fan of the 1954 Supreme Court order against segregated schools; but he sent the 101st Airborne Division to Little Rock, Ark., to ensure it was enforced at Central High.

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