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Mexico City Earthquake Update: Desperate Attempts To Reach Girl Trapped By Rubble

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 29 min ago

The girl, 12, has been able to communicate with emergency crews, and she has wriggled her fingers for them through the wreckage at the Enrique Rebsamen School, south of the capital.

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Trump Administration Plans New Sanctions On North Korea

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 31 min ago

President Trump said Thursday he is preparing to announce additional sanctions on North Korea in response to Pyongyang's renegade nuclear program.

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Top Stories: Tracking Hurricane Maria; The Reach Of Credit Bureaus

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 20 min ago

Also: The man Oklahoma City police shot and killed was deaf; earthquake rescue efforts in Mexico; and for some reason, a Singaporean baggage handler decided to swap people's luggage tags.

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Shellfish Surprise: Common 'Herbivore' Dinosaur Found To Snack On Crustaceans

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 33 min ago

"I immediately said, 'Oh, no, no, it can't be crustaceans.' That was my knee jerk reaction," a paleontologist said. The prehistoric snacking was likely intentional and linked to mating behaviors.

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Hurricane Maria Leaves Puerto Rico Without Electricity, Hits Dominican Republic

NPR Top Stories - 8 hours 25 min ago

"We are without power, the whole island is without power," Jenniffer González-Colón, Puerto Rico's resident commissioner, tells NPR.

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Here's What You Need To Know About Germany's Election

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 34 min ago

Chancellor Angela Merkel looks set to return for a fourth term as Germans head to the polls Sunday. But who her coalition partners will be, and how influential a far-right party will be, are unclear.

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At Duke University, A Bizarre Tour Through American History And Palates

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 35 min ago

Through the Rubenstein Test Kitchen project, librarians and staff re-create historical recipes from thousands of cookbooks in the collections. Some dishes are culturally telling ... and comical.

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Oklahoma City Police Fatally Shoot Deaf Man Despite Yells Of 'He Can't Hear'

NPR Top Stories - 11 hours 4 min ago

The police department's spokesperson said he didn't know whether officers heard witnesses yelling that the man was deaf and couldn't hear the officers' commands.

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Equifax Breach Puts Credit Bureaus' Oversight In Question

NPR Top Stories - 11 hours 33 min ago

The day that Equifax said millions of Americans' personal information had been exposed, lawmakers were considering legislation the industry favored. Now, some are calling for tougher regulation.

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Women With Opioid Addiction Live With Daily Fear Of Assault, Rape

NPR Top Stories - 11 hours 34 min ago

Such attacks among women and some men with an opioid addiction often go unreported because the victims fear retaliation from drug dealers or charges from police.

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With Germany's Election Around The Corner, What's Putin's Play?

NPR Top Stories - 11 hours 34 min ago

Russia has been less aggressive in Germany's election than it was in the U.S. or France. Chancellor Angela Merkel remains favored — but the Kremlin still could leave its mark.

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SEC Says Cybercriminals Hacked Its Files, May Have Used Secret Data For Trading

NPR Top Stories - 16 hours 58 min ago

The Securities and Exchange Commission says the "nonpublic information" might have given the intruders an edge in the markets, but didn't contain personally identifiable information.

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Border Patrol Arrests Parents While Infant Awaits Serious Operation

NPR Top Stories - September 20, 2017 - 3:06pm

The Sanchezes, who are undocumented immigrants, were apprehended while taking their son to emergency surgery. Immigrant advocates fear this is the new normal under the Trump administration.

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Hurricane Maria Hits Areas Still Recovering From Hurricane Irma

NPR Top Stories - September 20, 2017 - 2:14pm

NPR's Ailsa Chang gets a view of what's happening on the ground in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria from Carlos Mercader, the Washington, D.C.-based representative for the island's governor.

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Obama Argues Against Dark Worldview, Defends Health Care Law

NPR Top Stories - September 20, 2017 - 1:39pm

"We have to reject the notion that we are suddenly gripped by forces that we cannot control," the former president said Wednesday, speaking in New York City while his successor was at the U.N.

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WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel Blasts GOP Health Bill, Says It Fails the 'Jimmy Kimmel Test'

NPR Top Stories - September 20, 2017 - 7:34am

After GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy invoked the late-night host's name, Kimmel went after him and the Republican health care bill, pulling it apart point-by-point for an audience that might not normally care.

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2016 Voter Turnout Dropped At HBCUs, Climbed At Women's Colleges, Study Finds

NPR Top Stories - September 20, 2017 - 7:17am

Voter turnout was up among college students by more than the nation as a whole in the last election, a Tufts University report says. But that turnout varied greatly across different types of colleges.

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Mexico Combs The Rubble For Survivors After Earthquake Kills At Least 225

NPR Top Stories - September 20, 2017 - 7:16am

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake ravaged Central Mexico on Tuesday, leaving victims across Mexico City and five states. Rescue workers dug through the night to find signs of life amid the debris.

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Lessons From Katrina: How Restaurants Can Be Beacons In A Catastrophe

NPR Top Stories - September 20, 2017 - 6:00am

In good times, restaurants do more than furnish meals. They also provide a place to bring people together. As Louisiana knows all too well, that's what makes them so vital during the worst times, too.

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Top Stories: Hurricane Maria Hits Puerto Rico; Senate GOP's Health Care Bill

NPR Top Stories - September 20, 2017 - 5:49am

Also: Earthquake rescue work continues in Mexico; Kenyan justices explain why they nullified a presidential election; and Major League Baseball sets a new season record for home runs.

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