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SEC Charges Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes With 'Elaborate, Years-Long Fraud'

NPR Top Stories - 18 hours 57 min ago

Holmes and Theranos promised to revolutionize blood testing. The SEC says they raised $700 million by making "false statements about the company's technology, business, and financial performance."

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Millions Own Gas And Oil Under Their Land. Here's Why Only Some Strike It Rich.

NPR Top Stories - 19 hours 20 min ago

Gas and oil companies pay royalties to millions of American landowners. But a growing number accuse energy companies of cheating them out of their fair share.

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House Intel Republicans Have Cleared Trump. So Are The Russia Investigations Over?

NPR Top Stories - 19 hours 21 min ago

Semi-lost amid the tidal wave of news this week: The House intelligence committee has cleared Donald Trump in its Russia probe. But the road goes ever on.

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How Many Opioid Overdoses Are Suicides?

NPR Top Stories - 19 hours 21 min ago

Opioid overdoses and related deaths are still climbing, according to U.S. statistics. Teasing out which overdoses are intentional can be hard, but is important for treatment, doctors say.

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Slovakia's Prime Minister Offers To Resign Amid Protest Over Journalist's Murder

NPR Top Stories - 20 hours 38 min ago

Robert Fico says he will step down if his ruling party is allowed to choose a successor. The turmoil has been sparked by the death of a journalist who was reporting on mob ties to the government.

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Sister Of Charleston Shooter Dylann Roof Arrested After Menacing Social Media Post

NPR Top Stories - 21 hours 32 min ago

After a Snapchat post saying she hoped students participating in a walkout to protest gun violence "get shot," Morgan Roof, 18, was taken into custody on drug and weapons charges.

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Court Ruling On Texas Anti-Sanctuary City Law Sets The Stage For More Legal Battles

NPR Top Stories - March 14, 2018 - 6:28pm

An appeals court backs a Texas law banning sanctuary city policies. Supporters of the ban say public safety is at stake. Opponents say it opens the door to racial profiling.

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Minor League Baseball Kicks Up Dust With Changes To Extra Innings, Pitch Clocks

NPR Top Stories - March 14, 2018 - 5:48pm

Beginning in the 10th inning, teams will open with a runner already on second. That's one of the rules being tested in hopes of speeding up the pace. Major league extra innings aren't affected. Yet.

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In Gun-Friendly Montana, Student Walkout Steers Clear Of Politics

NPR Top Stories - March 14, 2018 - 5:11pm

Students in Helena, Mont., who participated in Wednesday's walkouts called it a memorial, not a protest — unlike demonstrations across the U.S. that explicitly called for laws to restrict gun rights.

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Life's Nice In The Nordic Ice: Finland, Neighbors Top U.N. Happiness Index

NPR Top Stories - March 14, 2018 - 3:23pm

The Finns took No. 1 on the annual World Happiness Report, while perennial leaders Norway and Denmark weren't far behind. Meanwhile, the study devoted a chapter to the decline of happiness in the U.S.

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Orlando Gunman's Widow On Trial: 'No One Knew. Except Two People'

NPR Top Stories - March 14, 2018 - 2:56pm

Prosecutors say Noor Salman assisted the 2016 rampage at Pulse nightclub and misled police. Her attorneys, however, say she was a "simple woman" who was abused by him and coerced by law enforcement.

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Gun-Trained Teacher Accidentally Shoots Gun In Calif. High School Classroom

NPR Top Stories - March 14, 2018 - 2:31pm

The teacher, a reserve police officer, discharged his firearm during a lesson. Debris fell from the ceiling, and no one was injured. The teacher has been placed on leave.

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Who Is Conor Lamb, Apparent Winner Of The Pennsylvania Special Election?

NPR Top Stories - March 14, 2018 - 2:23pm

Lamb appears to have an insurmountable lead over Republican Rick Saccone in the 18th District. Lamb, a Marine veteran and former federal prosecutor, had to spend a lot of time introducing himself.

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Game Over For Toys R Us: Chain Going Out Of Business

NPR Top Stories - March 14, 2018 - 2:17pm

Toys R Us plans to close or sell all U.S. stores. The chain has struggled through a bankruptcy process, facing heavy debt inherited from a 2005 buyout and intense competition from Walmart and Amazon.

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On The West Coast, Ports Brace For Steel Tariffs

NPR Top Stories - March 14, 2018 - 2:06pm

President Trump's new tariffs have ports and steel manufacturers in the West uneasy, as they rely on steel imports from the Pacific Rim.

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Man Who Bid For Border Wall Contract Charged In Minnesota Mosque Bombing

NPR Top Stories - March 14, 2018 - 1:44pm

Michael Hari has made a stunning array of headlines over the years. An alleged co-conspirator said they wanted to scare Muslims "out of the country." No one was injured.

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5 Cabinet Secretaries Push Trump Infrastructure Plan Before Congress

NPR Top Stories - March 14, 2018 - 1:37pm

The united showing by the members of the president's Cabinet was met with skepticism from Democrats on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.

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Seth Rich's Parents Sue Fox News Over Baseless Story

NPR Top Stories - March 14, 2018 - 1:06pm

Joel and Mary Rich accuse Fox, its reporter and a periodic commentator of "extreme and outrageous" conduct for the May 2017 story on their son's death. Fox retracted the story but did not apologize.

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Alabama Sheriff Legally Took $750,000 Meant To Feed Inmates, Bought Beach House

NPR Top Stories - March 14, 2018 - 12:26pm

Under state law, sheriffs can "keep and retain" unspent money from the jail food budget. In Etowah County, a reporter found evidence of how Sheriff Todd Entrekin is spending his "food provision" cash.

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas Students Walk Out In Protest 1 Month After Deadly Shooting

NPR Top Stories - March 14, 2018 - 12:14pm

One month after a gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., students around the country walked out of school in a call for action against school shootings.

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