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How To Buy A Goat When You're Really Poor? Join A 'Merry-Go-Round'

NPR Top Stories - August 19, 2017 - 3:00am

Skeptics say if you hand cash to the impoverished, they'll mismanage it. But it turns out, many poor people are great at saving — thanks to this ingenious system.

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Paul Miller Loved Teaching Math So Much That He Did It For Nearly 80 Years

NPR Top Stories - August 19, 2017 - 2:30am

Paul Miller was once recognized as the oldest active accredited classroom teacher in the U.S. He reflects on his long career.

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Tracing The Dark Origins Of Charlottesville's KKK

NPR Top Stories - August 19, 2017 - 2:00am

In the comments of residents processing what happened in Charlottesville, a common refrain emerged: "This is not us." But the city's history tells a different story.

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6 Police Officers Shot In Separate Incidents In Florida, Pennsylvania

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2017 - 8:38pm

On the same night in Florida, two police officers were shot in Kissimmee, near Orlando, and two were shot in Jacksonville. One officer shot in Kissimmee has died. Two others were shot in Pennsylvania.

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Oldest Kids In Class Do Better, Even Through College

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2017 - 3:30pm

Starting kindergarten later could boost kids' grades and improve their odds of attending a top college. Being the youngest kid in class can hurt their academic performance.

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Charities Pull Fundraisers Planned for Trump's Mar-A-Lago

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2017 - 2:48pm

For years, major charities have been holding fundraisers at Mar-a-Lago, the Palm Beach resort owned by President Trump. Now, in the wake of his comments on Charlottesville, many are turning away.

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Gun-Carrying Protesters Create 'Tricky' Question For ACLU

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2017 - 1:56pm

"We don't feel we have to represent any group – including white supremacists – seeking to demonstrate with firearms," said the organization, which has long defended groups unpopular with its members.

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Be Smart: A Partial Eclipse Can Fry Your Naked Eyes

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2017 - 1:11pm

And telescopes and binoculars only amplify the risk to your eyes from looking at the sun, doctors say. So even if you're not in the "path of totality," take precautions if you plan to watch.

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Venezuela's Pro-Maduro Assembly Seizes Congressional Powers

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2017 - 1:08pm

The move Friday marks a new milestone in President Nicolas Maduro's campaign to consolidate power, giving the lawmaking power of the opposition-packed congress to the legislative superbody he created.

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Did A Bail Reform Algorithm Contribute To This San Francisco Man's Murder?

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2017 - 10:00am

The July murder of photographer Ed French, is raising questions and concerns about a pretrial risk assessment computer tool used by a growing number of county and city courts.

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2 Dead In Stabbing Attack In Turku, Finland

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2017 - 9:53am

Police say they have apprehended a suspect after shooting him in the leg, and it's not clear what his motivations were. Six other people were injured in the attack about 100 miles from the capital.

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Steve Bannon Out As Chief White House Strategist

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2017 - 9:07am

Earlier this week, President Trump offered only half-hearted support for the man considered instrumental in getting him to the Oval Office.

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Charlottesville Victim's Mother Says She Will Not Take Trump's Calls

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2017 - 8:53am

"You can't wash this one away by shaking my hand and saying I'm sorry," Susan Bro told Good Morning America. Her daughter Heather Heyer was killed as she was protesting against white supremacists.

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'Today Is A Day Of Mourning': Remembering The Victims Of Spain's Terror Attacks

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2017 - 8:42am

American Jared Tucker was one of at least 14 people killed in the attacks. More than 100 others were injured. In all, the victims came from at least 34 countries. Here's a portrait of the lives lost.

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