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Trump Administration Faces Pressure To Not Deport Detained Iraqi Christians

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 4:27am

Many of the nearly 200 Iraqis currently under detention are from the minority Chaldean Christian community, which faces severe persecution in Iraq.

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Red Palm Weevils Wreak Havoc On Palm Plantations Across The Globe

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 3:00am

Thanks to globalization and climate change, the pest has spread to 60 countries, attacking coconut, date and oil palm plantations, and costing millions of dollars in damages.

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Heavy Rains And Flooding As Tropical Storm Cindy Makes Landfall

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 2:25am

States on the Gulf Coast are being hit with severe weather and floods as Tropical Storm Cindy moved inland Thursday morning in Louisiana.

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Republicans' Proposed Medicaid Cuts Would Hit Rural Patients Hard

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 1:00am

Hundreds of rural hospitals are on the brink of closing. The House Republican health plan drastically reduces one of their key sources of funding and the Senate bill is expected to do the same.

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Rural South Korean County Prepares For Role As 2018 Winter Olympics Host

NPR Top Stories - June 22, 2017 - 12:56am

Only a handful of tourists come to PyeongChang, usually to hike green hills dotted with Buddhist temples or visit a small nearby ski station. All that is about to change.

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A Somber Queen's Speech Unveils A Brexit-Centric Agenda In The U.K.

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 9:21am

The queen ditched the crown and royal robes for the speech, which lays out priorities for the new legislative session. On the agenda: Brexit, Brexit, Brexit — and a few other items, of course.

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Intel Signs On As An Olympic Sponsor, Promising Virtual Reality And 360-Degree Video

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 9:07am

Intel's CEO says it "will accelerate the adoption of technology for the future of sports on the world's largest athletic stage."

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Planes, Road Burns And Snakes: 5 Things That Extreme Heat Brings

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 9:05am

Parts of the Southwest and West are suffering through excessive heat, which is bringing problems beyond sweating and bad hair.

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CEOs Say They'll Sell Health Insurance Next Year, But Are Flying Blind

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 8:52am

Health insurers have to let the government know Wednesday if they'll be selling policies on the federal exchange next year. But Congress has yet to tell them what those policies will cover.

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Shooting At GOP Baseball Practice Seems To Have Been Spontaneous, FBI Says

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 8:10am

A top FBI official said the man who attacked a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., didn't appear to be targeting a specific individual. Investigators also believe he acted alone.

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What The Democratic Loss in Georgia Means For The Midterms

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 6:58am

Everyone wants to take credit for wins, and fingers get pointed in every direction for losses. But what can be read into a special election more than a year out from congressional elections?

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Jump Rope Heroes: Watch School Kids Set A One-Minute Guinness World Record

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 6:56am

In a blur of coordination, a team of 14 students blew away the old record for most skips through a single jump rope in one minute.

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Security Of State Election Systems The Focus Of Dueling Capitol Hill Hearings

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 5:52am

Jeh Johnson, Homeland Security secretary during the 2016 election, testified before the House Intelligence Committee while the Senate Intelligence Committee heard from cybersecurity experts.

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Rosenstein Says Most Important Part Of The Job Is To Maintain Public Confidence

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 4:04am

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has been taking heat from the president, friends of the fired FBI director and members of Congress. He said he wants to protect the Justice Department brand.

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Saudi King Deposes Crown Prince And Names 31-Year-Old Son As New Heir

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 3:44am

Saudi Arabia's new successor to the throne is 50 years younger than the current monarch. He's known for his social and economic views, as well as leading the Saudi military.

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Uber Must Find A New CEO After Travis Kalanick Resigns

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 3:37am

Kalanick reportedly agreed to resign after a shareholder revolt and scandals involving the workplace environment. An ex-Uber engineer had blogged about how her sexual harassment case was mishandled.

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How Do You Become The Best Cheesemonger In The World?

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 3:00am

Three Americans and their coach traveled to a prestigious competition in France to try to win a place among the world's best go-to cheese stewards. And this year, for the first time, one of them did.

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Survivors Of Childhood Diseases Struggle To Find Care As Adults

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 1:00am

A few decades ago, babies born with conditions such as congenital heart disease or cystic fibrosis often didn't survive past childhood. Now many live longer, but adult medicine has not kept pace.

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5 Questions Ahead Of The Election Hacking Hearings

NPR Top Stories - June 21, 2017 - 12:00am

Russia's efforts to interfere with last year's elections will be front and center during two hearings on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.

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Uber Co-Founder Travis Kalanick Resigns Under Pressure As CEO

NPR Top Stories - June 20, 2017 - 11:19pm

Five of Uber's major investors reportedly demanded Kalanick resign immediately. His departure plunges one of the largest private companies on Earth into an even bigger leadership vacuum.

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