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Turnover In Trump's White House Is 'Record-Setting,' And It Isn't Even Close

NPR Top Stories - January 19, 2018 - 2:00am

In Trump's first year in office 34 percent of top aides have either resigned, been fired or moved to different positions. That level of turmoil is off the charts compared with recent presidencies.

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Trump, Unlikely Champion Of Anti-Abortion Rights Movement, To Address March For Life

NPR Top Stories - January 19, 2018 - 1:53am

Despite his history of previously expressing support for abortion rights, Trump carefully courted social conservatives and abortion-rights opponents.

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Women's Marches Across The Country Will Focus On The Vote

NPR Top Stories - January 19, 2018 - 1:52am

On the anniversary of the Women's March in Washington, D.C., organizers say marches this year are less about outrage and more about political organizing.

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Hurricane-Force Winds In Europe Halt Flights, Rip Roofs And Topple Trees

NPR Top Stories - January 19, 2018 - 12:11am

The storm, packing winds up to 126 mph and known in Germany as "Friederike," hit hardest there and in the Netherlands, but also affected France and Belgium.

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Iowa Boys Charged In Connection With Death Of Half A Million Honey Bees

NPR Top Stories - January 18, 2018 - 11:55pm

The unidentified juveniles, aged 12 and 13, allegedly ransacked a Sioux City honey farm, knocking over hives and exposing the bees to frigid winter temperatures.

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Justice Department Asks SCOTUS To Reverse Court Ruling Protecting DREAMers

NPR Top Stories - January 18, 2018 - 7:30pm

After a federal judge blocked the Trump administration from ending DACA, the Justice Department is asking the Supreme Court to bypass the usual appeal process and hear its case this term.

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New Zealand's Prime Minister To Take A Baby Break

NPR Top Stories - January 18, 2018 - 5:56pm

Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand's youngest prime minister in 150 years, will become only the second female leader to give birth in the modern age.

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Government Shutdown Still Possible As Short-Term Funding Passes House

NPR Top Stories - January 18, 2018 - 5:28pm

The House has passed a short-term spending bill, but a government shutdown is still possible as Democrats appear ready to block the measure in the Senate.

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USA Gymnastics Severs Ties To Karoyli Ranch Where Olympians Say They Were Abused

NPR Top Stories - January 18, 2018 - 5:14pm

Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, who is competing in the 2020 Tokyo games, said on Monday it would break her heart to return to the training facility where she says she was abused.

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Former Wisconsin Officer, Acquitted In Fatal Shooting, Takes Sexual Assault Plea Deal

NPR Top Stories - January 18, 2018 - 4:07pm

Last June, a jury found Dominique Heaggan-Brown not guilty of first-degree reckless homicide. Thursday, he accepted a plea deal in an unrelated case.

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USA Gymnastics Says They Will No Longer Use The Karolyi Ranch Training Center

NPR Top Stories - January 18, 2018 - 3:57pm

On Thursday, USA Gymnastics announced they will stop using the Karolyi Ranch — the site of many of the atrocities committed against Olympians by Larry Nassar, the team's former doctor.

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Scientists Peek Inside The 'Black Box' Of Soil Microbes To Learn Their Secrets

NPR Top Stories - January 18, 2018 - 2:51pm

Microorganisms play a vital role in growing food and sustaining the planet, but they do it anonymously. Scientists haven't identified most soil microbes, but they are learning which are most common.

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Cryptocurrency Investors Worry, Wait After Bitcoin Price Drop

NPR Top Stories - January 18, 2018 - 1:40pm

There are hundreds of digital currencies worldwide. The price of the largest, best known one just plummeted by 50 percent. Now, investors are watching for a boom — or a bust.

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'This Is Depraved Conduct': Couple Charged With Torture After Kids Found Shackled

NPR Top Stories - January 18, 2018 - 1:37pm

Their 13 children, who range from 2 years old to 29, allegedly suffered years of brutal abuse. Now, the Southern California parents could face life in prison. Officials have released new details.

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More States Turning To Toll Roads To Raise Cash For Infrastructure

NPR Top Stories - January 18, 2018 - 1:37pm

Tight budgets and shrinking infrastructure money from Washington, have more states are hiking tolls and adding tollways to raise money to fix and repair roads and bridges.

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Roger Severino Discusses The HHS Division Of Conscience And Religious Freedom

NPR Top Stories - January 18, 2018 - 1:16pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Roger Severino about the new Department of Health and Human Services Division of Conscience and Religious Freedom, which is intended to protect people from discrimination if they refuse to participate in health services, against their beliefs.

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Google's Art Selfie App Offers A Lesson In Biometric Privacy Laws In U.S.

NPR Top Stories - January 18, 2018 - 1:16pm

Google's popular art selfie feature isn't available in Illinois or Texas. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Matthew Kluger, a law professor at NorthwesternUniversity, about how biometric privacy laws are affecting tech companies in certain states.

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The History Of Government Shutdowns In The U.S.

NPR Top Stories - January 18, 2018 - 1:16pm

The is not the first time Congress has had little time left to find a deal to prevent a government shutdown. But what lessons were learned from previous government shutdown showdowns? Who has the power, who gets the blame, and what does the history of these confrontations tell us about this current situation?

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How Trump's Inauguration Speech Compares To His First Year In Office

NPR Top Stories - January 18, 2018 - 1:16pm

Donald Trump's inauguration speech may be remembered for his description of "American carnage." But one year later, we look at how good of a roadmap it was for his first year as president.

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What's Really The Biggest Threat To The Coal Industry

NPR Top Stories - January 18, 2018 - 1:16pm

President Trump has talked about a war on coal. He also talks about job killing regulations on coal. He's right that the coal industry is in decline, but the biggest threat isn't regulation, it's the free market.

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