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Deputy AG Rosenstein Defends Special Counsel Investigation Before Congress

NPR Top Stories - December 13, 2017 - 1:26pm

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testified before Congress on Wednesday. Rosenstein defended the special counsel in the face of Republicans' allegations of anti-Trump political bias among the investigators.

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African-American Voters Turned Out In Alabama's U.S. Senate Election

NPR Top Stories - December 13, 2017 - 1:26pm

African-American voters turned out in big numbers to help propel Democrat Doug Jones' upset victory in the Alabama U.S. Senate race. It was a surprising show of political muscle by a community that's been locked out of power in a Republican-dominated state.

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Trump Says Republicans Are Close To Passing Tax Bill

NPR Top Stories - December 13, 2017 - 1:26pm

In a speech Wednesday, President Trump made the case for why the Republican tax measure would be good for Americans. The remarks come after a big political loss for the president in Alabama.

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Republicans Reconcile House And Senate Versions Of Tax Deal

NPR Top Stories - December 13, 2017 - 1:26pm

House and Senate Republicans have agreed on a final tax deal. GOP leaders hope to pass the bill next week and achieve their first major legislative achievement this year.

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Many South Africans Are Disenchanted With Governing Of African National Congress

NPR Top Stories - December 13, 2017 - 1:26pm

South African President Jacob Zuma is plagued by allegations of corruption, which have tainted the image of his governing of the African National Congress. The party is deeply split ahead of its leadership conference this weekend, where a new leader will be chosen.

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Forum: Examining Discrimination Against Native Americans

NPR Top Stories - December 12, 2017 - 8:11am

How do Native Americans experience discrimination in daily life? Experts in Native American issues discuss the results of an NPR poll showing widespread discrimination across the nation.

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Arctic's Temperature Continues To Run Hot, Latest 'Report Card' Shows

NPR Top Stories - December 12, 2017 - 8:09am

The extreme warming trend continues, and scientists fear that floating sea ice will be gone by mid-century. That will have extraordinary effects closer to home.

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Amber-Trapped Tick Suggests Ancient Bloodsuckers Feasted On Feathered Dinosaurs

NPR Top Stories - December 12, 2017 - 8:01am

The tick was with a feather from a dinosaur that lived in the Cretaceous Period. Modern ticks love to bite mammals, and scientists have long wondered what the tiny vampires ate millions of years ago.

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Russian Olympic Head Says 200 Of Russia's Athletes Might Compete Under Neutral Flag

NPR Top Stories - December 12, 2017 - 6:54am

The decision comes one week after the International Olympic Committee suspended Russia's national team over a system of doping.

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Lack Of Genetic Diversity May Have Doomed Tasmanian Tiger, Scientists Say

NPR Top Stories - December 12, 2017 - 4:39am

Although humans are blamed for the extinction of the dog-like Australian marsupial some 80 years ago, researchers say its problems may have started more than 70,000 years ago.

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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Dies At Age 65

NPR Top Stories - December 12, 2017 - 3:46am

Mayor Ed Lee was not known to be ill; he died at a San Francisco hospital in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

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DOT Suspends Proposed Rule That Would Force Airlines To Show Baggage Fee At Booking

NPR Top Stories - December 12, 2017 - 3:01am

Late last week the Department of Transportation announced it would withdraw proposed measures that would require airlines to show the full cost of booking, including baggage, at ticket purchase.

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Top Stories: Alabama Senate Election; Native Americans' Views On Health Care

NPR Top Stories - December 12, 2017 - 2:38am

Also: The latest on southern California wildfires; France hosts a world climate summit and President Trump isn't invited; and "The Endless Summer" surf film director, Bruce Brown, dies at 80.

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Firefighters In California Take Advantage Of Milder Winds

NPR Top Stories - December 12, 2017 - 2:09am

After losing some ground to the massive Thomas Fire north of Los Angeles over the weekend, firefighters on Monday managed to bring it to 20 percent containment.

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What To Watch For And What's At Stake In The Alabama Senate Race

NPR Top Stories - December 12, 2017 - 2:01am

No matter what happens in Alabama on Tuesday, it will have consequences that stretch from Birmingham to the Beltway.

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A Timeline Of Plot Twists And Bombshells: How We Got To Election Day In Alabama

NPR Top Stories - December 12, 2017 - 2:00am

Yes, the race is between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones. But this contest touches on scandals involving sexual misconduct, President Trump's influence and Democratic hopes for 2018.

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Deadline Is Friday For Most ACA Insurance Sign-Ups, With Important Exceptions

NPR Top Stories - December 12, 2017 - 2:00am

Some people looking for 2018 insurance under the Affordable Care Act may have a little longer to sign up — for example, in states and U.S. territories hit by this year's hurricanes.

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Native Americans Feel Invisible In U.S. Health Care System

NPR Top Stories - December 12, 2017 - 2:00am

About a quarter of Native Americans report experiencing discrimination in health care, according to a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Parents Worry Congress Won't Fund The Children's Health Insurance Program

NPR Top Stories - December 12, 2017 - 1:58am

The federal funding of the program lapsed in September. States have been burning through leftover funds, or borrowing from other accounts, as they wait for Congress to act before the end of January.

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Amnesty International: Europe Complicit In Libyan Migrant Abuses

NPR Top Stories - December 12, 2017 - 1:04am

European governments aiming to stem an exodus of refugees from Libya have been knowingly complicit in the abuse of would-be migrants held in detention centers there, says Amnesty International.

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