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11 Scenarios For How The Roy Moore Saga Could Play Out

NPR Top Stories - 10 hours 58 min ago

Republican power brokers in D.C. are devising lots of schemes to try to edge out Roy Moore, the GOP Senate nominee in Alabama who has been accused of sexual misconduct and sexual assault.

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The 'Missed Opportunity' Of Trump's Asia Trip

NPR Top Stories - 11 hours 28 min ago

Asia experts say that while the president avoided major blunders on his five-nation visit, he missed more than one opportunity to offer his administration's strategic vision for the region.

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After A Mass Shooting, Families Feel 'A Pain That Will Never Go Away'

NPR Top Stories - 11 hours 57 min ago

After the vigils and the reporters move on to the next mass shooting, the families are left to deal with the grief. "I feel like it never ends," says Jane Dougherty, who lost her sister at Sandy Hook.

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As Native Americans Face Job Discrimination, A Tribe Works To Employ Its Own

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 8 min ago

About a third of Native Americans say they have experienced discrimination in the workplace when seeking jobs, or when getting promotions or earning equal pay, according to a new poll by NPR

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Kachka: The Word That Saved A Family During WWII And Inspired A Chef

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 9 min ago

It took until adulthood for Bonnie Morales, the daughter of immigrant Russian Jews, to appreciate the food of her childhood. Now she owns a popular Oregon restaurant and has released a new cookbook.

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Roundup Of The Week: Taxes, Sexual Harassment And Russia In The Politics Podcast

NPR Top Stories - 13 hours 27 min ago

As Republicans push through tax overhaul, Congress has been pulled into the wave of recent attention to sexual assault and harassment. Listen to analysis of the week on the NPR Politics Podcast.

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Senate May Approve Drilling In Alaskan Wilderness With Tax Bill

NPR Top Stories - 13 hours 27 min ago

The Republican push to pass a major tax overhaul may also include another long-held GOP goal — opening up Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling.

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Toilet Signs Are Mysterious And Mirth-Inducing

NPR Top Stories - 13 hours 28 min ago

The signs offer important advice. But it seems they can't help but offer humor as well.

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If Parents In Taiwan Are OK With Their Kids' Sex Ed Class, Why Are Others So Upset?

NPR Top Stories - 14 hours 12 min ago

Despite being one of the first places in Asia to recognize same-sex unions and require schools to teach sex education, Taiwanese society is having a hard time catching up.

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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri Meets Macron In Paris

NPR Top Stories - November 17, 2017 - 8:34pm

He has been at the center of concern that he was being detained. He announced from Riyadh on Nov. 4 that he was resigning.

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Chief Of Puerto Rico's Power Authority Resigns Under Fire

NPR Top Stories - November 17, 2017 - 3:02pm

A continuing controversy over a $300 million contract with a small Montana electrical firm to restore power in Puerto Rico was one of many "distractions," says the island's governor.

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Lost Kitchen Restaurant Made Chef's Small Hometown A Dining Destination

NPR Top Stories - November 17, 2017 - 2:03pm

One of the most coveted dinner experiences in America is a 40-seat restaurant in rural Maine where the chef prides herself in serving local food that diners recognize on the plate.

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Critics Say Tillerson Is Gutting The State Department In His Re-Design Efforts

NPR Top Stories - November 17, 2017 - 2:02pm

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is running into opposition in Congress as he tries to cut the budget and the staff at the State Department. Longtime Ambassadors are sounding the alarm too.

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A Re-Evaluation Of Bill Clinton's Behavior After The Harvey Weinstein Scandal

NPR Top Stories - November 17, 2017 - 2:02pm

In the post-Weinstein era, today's progressives and feminists are re-evaluating former President Bill Clinton's behavior and coming to different conclusions than their older counterparts did in the late 90s. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Ezra Klein, editor of Vox, about what's being said, and about his take on Clinton's past.

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Female Voters In Alabama Speak Out For And Against Roy Moore

NPR Top Stories - November 17, 2017 - 2:02pm

Alabama may be among the most Republican states in the nation, but will the allegations of sexual assault push some Republican women away from their party's U.S. Senate candidate, Roy Moore?

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Federal Agency Drafts New Rules For Transparency In Political Social-Media Ads

NPR Top Stories - November 17, 2017 - 11:40am

The Federal Election Commission sets disclosure rules for ads that discuss candidates. Many of the ads in question dealt only with issues.

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20 Injured As Massive Fire Tears Through Senior Living Center Near Philadelphia

NPR Top Stories - November 17, 2017 - 10:16am

At least 132 people were evacuated from the facility as the blaze spread quickly to multiple buildings. The fire seems to have started in a unit for residents with memory problems.

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Jesse Jackson Says He Has Parkinson's Disease

NPR Top Stories - November 17, 2017 - 9:48am

Jackson, 76, was diagnosed with the motor system disorder in 2015, according to the facility where he is undergoing treatment. "For me, a Parkinson's diagnosis is not a stop sign," he says.

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Young Men, Frequent Drivers Most Likely To Get Distracted While Driving

NPR Top Stories - November 17, 2017 - 9:47am

Distracted driving is a growing problem, accounting for at least 12 percent of road crashes worldwide. Phones don't help. But personality and gender may play a role, too, researchers say.

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Clues In That Mysterious Radioactive Cloud Point Toward Russia

NPR Top Stories - November 17, 2017 - 8:34am

Western scientists say they may never know the source of the cloud of ruthenium-106 that hovered over Europe last month. But what little data there is suggests a research facility inside Russia.

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