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Olympic National Park Targeting Mountain Goats For Removal

NPR Top Stories - 8 hours 10 min ago

Likely introduced in the 1920s as prey for hunters, the animals proliferated and now park officials are looking at ways of getting rid of them.

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Mass. High Court: Local Authorities Can't Detain People Without Charges For ICE

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2017 - 2:06pm

The practice known as "ICE detainers" allowed state officers to detain immigrants who would otherwise be free to leave, in order to give federal immigration authorities a longer look at their status.

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New Senate Campaign Ad For Mo Brooks Features Baseball Practice Shooting

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2017 - 1:52pm

"This makes my stomach turn," said an aide to Rep. Steve Scalise of a fellow Republican's ad. The video opens with sound from last month's shooting that left Scalise seriously injured.

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The Senate Health Care Vote, Simplified

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2017 - 12:23pm

President Trump is pushing the Senate to repeal and replace Obamacare this week. But with multiple bills in play, it's far from clear what the Senate would vote on. Here's a recap of the options.

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Israel: Metal Detectors Will Be Removed From Jerusalem Holy Site

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2017 - 12:12pm

The prime minister's office says security forces will use other technology around a mosque complex where two Israeli police officers were killed. Angry Muslim worshippers prayed next to the machines.

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Jared Kushner's Statement To Congress About Russia, Annotated

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2017 - 11:49am

The president's son-in-law and senior adviser said Monday he "did not collude with Russia." NPR journalists annotated Kushner's full statement about his role in the campaign and contact with Russians.

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Democrats' 'Better Deal' Aims To Reclaim A Populist Image

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2017 - 11:08am

In an effort to drive a message ahead of next year's elections, Democrats promised more and better jobs, lower-cost prescription drugs and a crackdown on corporations that ship jobs overseas.

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How Crisis Pregnancy Center Clients Rely On Medicaid

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2017 - 10:48am

Medicaid pays for nearly half the births in the U.S., and centers that counsel women against abortion often help pregnant women enroll in Medicaid so they don't have to worry about health care costs.

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Feeling 'Young, Scrappy And Hungry'? Have A 'Hamilton'-Inspired Meal

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2017 - 10:35am

It was only a matter of time before fans of the Broadway hit sought out culinary tributes to their most treasured folk hero. Here are historically minded ideas to eat like the Founding Father.

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Truck Driver Charged With Human Smuggling After 10 Die In Stifling Conditions

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2017 - 10:18am

James Matthew Bradley Jr., who could face the death penalty if convicted, says he didn't know dozens of immigrants were crammed in the back of a tractor-trailer he parked in a San Antonio parking lot.

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Inside The Global Seed Vault, Where The History And Future Of Agriculture Is Stored

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2017 - 9:45am

Seeds on Ice author Cary Fowler describes the underground tunnel near the North Pole, which stores and protects a collection of 933,000 samples of different, unique crop varieties.

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Parents Of Terminally Ill British Baby Charlie Gard End Legal Fight

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2017 - 7:54am

The couple's lawyer told the London High Court that new medical tests have shown that an experimental treatment would not help at this point, ending their legal fight to transport him to the U.S.

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New Yorker Redesigns Her Life To Help Kids In Ghana

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2017 - 7:15am

Pat Wilkins had a "high maintenance life" with expensive vacations and a BMW. Then she decided to diverge from that path.

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Poland's President Says He Will Veto Controversial Legislation, Defying His Party

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2017 - 5:49am

Critics say the two controversial measures would have undermined the independence of the judiciary. Poland has seen days of demonstrations across the country against the legislation.

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Jared Kushner Says 'I Did Not Collude' Ahead Of Senate Committee Appearance

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2017 - 3:23am

Kushner states that during the presidential campaign he had "hardly any" contact with Russia representatives. He is set to participate in a closed-door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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Are Helicopter Parents Ruining Summer Camp?

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2017 - 2:00am

In a wired world, summer camp is one of the last phone-free zones. But campers, staff and especially parents don't always appreciate the message.

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The Songs Of Sylvan Esso, Like You've Never Heard Them Before

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2017 - 1:00am

For one day only, members of Wye Oak, The Mountain Goats, Hiss Golden Messenger, Mountain Man and Megafaun joined Sylvan Esso to reimagine and record the electronic duo's music as a full band.

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Americans Prefer Democratic House Candidates In 2018 ... For Now

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2017 - 1:00am

Democrats have led in the generic ballot since Trump took office. That may be encouraging, but the 2018 midterm outlook isn't entirely rosy for them. Here's why.

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Female Athletes Are Closing The Gender Gap When It Comes To Concussions

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2017 - 12:45am

Gina "Danger" Mazany is a professional mixed martial arts athlete, and she's helping researchers learn more about head injuries and the female brain.

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Bikes May Have To Talk To Self-Driving Cars For Safety's Sake

NPR Top Stories - July 24, 2017 - 12:45am

Autonomous vehicles have gotten pretty good at detecting other cars and pedestrians. But "seeing" bikes and predicting what they'll do is still a challenge. The answer may lie in bikes themselves.

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