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Invasive Carp Caught 9 Miles From Great Lakes, In 'Cause For Serious Concern'

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 26 min ago

A commercial fisherman captured the silver carp beyond the barriers built to keep the invasive species out of the Great Lakes. The incident is raising alarms from local lawmakers.

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South Korea Tests Missile As President Speaks Of Need To 'Dominate' North

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 18 min ago

Military strength is needed for dialogue with North Korea to work, President Moon Jae-in says. Officials say the Hyunmoo-2 missile, with a range of nearly 500 miles, hit its target accurately.

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Bill Cosby Is Planning Town Halls About Sexual Assault And The Law, Spokesman Says

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 59 min ago

"This issue can affect any young person, especially young athletes of today," a spokesman for the comedian said. "They need to know what they're facing when they're hanging out and partying."

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Efforts Increase To Bring Health And Other Benefits To Independent Workers

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 51 min ago

The vast majority of the estimated 54 million to 68 million contingent or independent workers in the U.S. don't receive employee benefits, though some firms and lawmakers are trying to change that.

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Could The Best Memory System Be One That Forgets?

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 53 min ago

Forget thinking about forgetting as failure. Researchers now say that ridding our brains of irrelevant details and outdated information helps us better navigate our ever-changing world.

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Neighboring Arab Nations Slap Qatar With 13-Point List Of Demands

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 22 min ago

If Qatar wants to end a recent diplomatic standoff, Saudi Arabia and three other Arab states say the country has 10 days to comply with a steep list of demands, including shutting down Al-Jazeera.

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Man Charged With Terrorism-Related Murder In Attack At London Mosque

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 6 min ago

Darren Osborne faces charges after a rental van plowed through a crowd of people outside the mosque Monday.

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Despite Claims To Contrary, Trump Has Signed No Major Laws 5 Months In

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 57 min ago

The president has been boasting about all the laws he has signed, but compared with other recent presidents, it's not that many — and he still hasn't gotten any major pieces of legislation.

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Massive Fire At London High-Rise Started In A Refrigerator, Police Say

NPR Top Stories - 10 hours 20 min ago

Investigators also say some of the building's exterior materials failed safety tests. Police say they're considering manslaughter charges over the blaze, in which at least 79 people died.

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Is It Really So Offal? 'Ugly Food' Boot Camp Entices Chefs And Diners

NPR Top Stories - 11 hours 39 min ago

Teams of cooks are making dishes from food that many American consumers would overlook — or even consciously avoid — as part of a sustainability project aimed at reducing food waste in the U.S.

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How It All Turned Out: A Kindergarten Story, 13 Years Later

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 31 min ago

NPR was there for 5-year-old Sam's first day of kindergarten back in 2004. His parents wondered if he was ready. This month, as he graduated from high school, they're still asking that question.

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China's Government Tightens Its Grip On Golf, Shuts Down Courses

NPR Top Stories - 13 hours 39 min ago

China has had a complicated history with golf. At one time, the country seemed golf crazy, but it became synonymous with corrupt officials. Once again it is in the crosshairs of China's government.

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Where Do You Ride A Dirt Bike When You Have No Dirt?

NPR Top Stories - 13 hours 39 min ago

More cities are dealing with off-road vehicles being driven on their streets. But the riders say they're helping the community by keeping young people out of trouble.

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His Life Cut Short, Vincent Chin Is Remembered For What Might Have Been

NPR Top Stories - 14 hours 6 min ago

The Detroit resident's violent death become a rallying cry for stronger federal hate crime legislation. Thirty-five years later, his friend Gary Koivu recalls their final night together.

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Real Estate Firm With Ties To Trump May Build The New FBI Headquarters

NPR Top Stories - 14 hours 20 min ago

Some critics say Vornado Realty Trust should recuse itself from bidding on the project because of its financial relationship to the president and his family.

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Federal Judge In Michigan Temporarily Halts Deportation Of Iraqis Who Fear Torture

NPR Top Stories - 19 hours 19 min ago

The Iraqi nationals were rounded up in the Detroit area in recent weeks by immigration authorities. They all had final deportation orders as well as criminal convictions, and many are Christians.

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U.N. Says World's Population Will Reach 9.8 Billion By 2050

NPR Top Stories - 21 hours 25 min ago

The population growth is being driven by high birth rates in developing nations as well as higher life expectancy worldwide.

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Georgia Inmates Come To Aid Of Unconscious Guard

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 3:48pm

The Polk County Sheriff said he will recommend the inmates' sentences be reduced after they called 911 when the deputy guarding them collapsed.

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Israeli Judge Says Airlines Can't Reseat Women At Request Of Men

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 3:33pm

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men sometimes refuse to sit next to women — including on planes. Now an Israeli court says airlines cannot ask a person to change seats based on gender.

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Trump Sued For Allegedly Violating Presidential Records Act

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 2:48pm

Ethics watchdog groups say that White House staffers' reported use of encrypted messaging apps to communicate prevents presidential records from being archived, as required by law.

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