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Brendan Dassey Of 'Making A Murderer' Wins Federal Appeals Court Case

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 2:20pm

A three-judge panel from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Dassey should be released unless the state of Wisconsin decides to retry him within 90 days or appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Mourners Remember Otto Warmbier At Hometown Funeral

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 2:00pm

The 22-year-old university student died Monday, after returning from North Korea in a coma.

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When You Talk In Your Sleep, Are You Talking To Your Secret Self?

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 1:27pm

After hearing recordings of herself giggling and cheerfully talking in her sleep, Tanya Marquardt, who always thought of herself as tough and brooding, begins to connect with her other self.

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OB-GYNs Give Women More Say In When They Have Mammograms

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 1:06pm

Updated guidelines on mammograms from the nation's gynecologists are intended to incorporate recommendations from three other medical societies and consider women's preferences, too.

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Man Accused Of Making Millions Of Robocalls Faces Biggest-Ever FCC Fine

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 1:05pm

FCC proposed a $120 million fine for a Miami resident said to be single-handedly responsible for 97 million robocalls over a three-month period, scheming to sell "discounted" travel packages.

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After 42 Years, Yellowstone Grizzly Will Be Taken Off Endangered Species List

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 12:37pm

Citing a population rebound, the Interior Department has announced plans to strip the bear of federal protection. But some groups are skeptical, and they've signaled they're prepared to resist.

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Farmers Take Out Millions In Loans To Raise Chickens For Big-Box Retailers

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 12:08pm

To slaughter 2 million birds per week, Costco is contracting poultry farmers. But this requires a major financial investment from small producers, and the payoff may not be guaranteed.

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CHART: Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 11:59am

Senate Republicans are calling their health care bill the Better Care Reconciliation Act. It shares many provisions with the House's American Health Care Act, but goes further in cutting Medicaid.

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Senate Health Care Bill Could Be In Jeopardy As Conservatives Announce Opposition

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 11:23am

Sens. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson and Mike Lee all say they oppose the bill in its current form, though they're open to negotiating. Republicans can afford to lose only two votes.

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Canadian Sniper Hit A Target More Than 2 Miles Away, Military Confirms

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 10:47am

For the shot to be accurate, many factors, from wind and gravity to the Earth's curvature, would have to be taken into account.

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Supreme Court Overturns Lower Court On Grounds For Stripping U.S. Citizenship

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 8:46am

"We have never read a statute to strip citizenship from someone who met the legal criteria for acquiring it," Justice Elena Kagan wrote. "We will not start now."

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Americans Agree On Some Gun Restrictions, Pew Survey Finds

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 8:03am

Americans' relationship with guns is complicated and often contentious. But they do agree on restricting sales to people with mental illness or on watch lists.

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Church Of England 'Colluded And Concealed' Bishop's Sex Abuse, Leader Says

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 7:26am

The archbishop of Canterbury offered "an unreserved apology" for how the church handled a bishop's crimes against young men. The apology followed the release of a "harrowing" report on the incidents.

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Senate Republicans Reveal Long-Awaited Affordable Care Act Repeal Bill

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 7:25am

The Senate's long-awaited "Better Care Reconciliation Act" was written largely in secret, with even many Senate Republicans unaware of what was in it.

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Senate GOP Reveals Health Care Bill

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 7:07am

Senate Republicans have released their health care bill. They are hoping to have a vote before the July Fourth recess.

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Forget Freud: Dreams Replay Our Everyday Lives

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 7:05am

Sigmund Freud thought dreams were all about wish fulfillment and repressed desire. But scientists now think they're linked to memory processing and consciousness. And they're often quite mundane.

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China's Doggy Debate: Dog Meat Lovers Vs. Dog Lovers

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 6:29am

The country's changing attitudes toward pets are highlighted by the annual dog meat festival in Yulin City. The government issues a ban on dog meat sale, then promptly reversed it.

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Humanitarian Aid Is 'Broken,' Says Former U.N. Official

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 6:25am

The way we offer assistance to people fleeing conflict no longer works, says Paul Spiegel, a former director of program management at the U.N. refugee agency. He has a few ideas about how to fix it.

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Census Finds A More Diverse America, As Whites Lag Growth

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 5:25am

Asian and mixed-race people are the two fastest-growing segments of the U.S. population, the U.S. Census Bureau says. Non-Hispanic whites are the only group to see deaths outpace births.

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Louisiana Is First State To Ban Public Colleges From Asking About Criminal History

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 4:39am

The "ban the box" movement is designed to open opportunities to the tens of millions of Americans with some kind of criminal record.

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