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We Asked, You Answered: What Shaped Trump's View Of Poor Countries?

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 2:22pm

Is it fair to make a connection between the president's comments and the way aid groups and the media portray poverty? Our readers weigh in.

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White House Doctor Says Trump Is In 'Excellent' Physical, Cognitive Health

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 2:17pm

Dr. Ronny Jackson said the president could benefit from losing between 10 and 15 pounds over the coming year as well as beginning an exercise regimen.

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Homeland Security Secretary Says She 'Did Not Hear' Trump Use 'That' Vulgar Word

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 2:01pm

At a contentious congressional testimony, Kirstjen Nielsen said under oath said President Trump and others used "tough language" on immigration, but not a particular

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The Fine Line Between A Bad Date And Sexual Assault: 2 Views On Aziz Ansari

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 1:34pm

Babe.net published a woman's account of a date with comedian Aziz Ansari that she says turned into "the worst night" of her life. In conversation with NPR's Kelly McEvers, two writers — Caitlin Flanagan of The Atlantic and Anna North of Vox — discuss whether the story describes a bad date, sexual assault or something in between.

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How The Convenience Economy Has Led To Clutter In Urban China

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 1:34pm

The advent of shared bikes and food delivery service apps have led to an unprecedented amount of clutter on the sidewalks of China's largest city. Where pedestrians once walked freely, they now have to compete with speeding electric scooters belonging to armies of food delivery men along limited sidewalk space due to heaps of shared bicycles strewn about.

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How Active Duty Military Are Navigating Changing Attitudes Toward Marijuana

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 1:34pm

California is the latest state to begin legal recreational sale of marijuana. That presents a challenge to the thousands of active duty military — and their families — who must navigate changing attitudes toward marijuana use, which is still prohibited under federal law.

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In Egypt, Potential Candidates Prepare To Enter Presidential Race

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 1:34pm

Filing to run for president of Egypt begins this weekend, but potential candidates say they're afraid of the consequences of taking on hardline President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who looks to run again.

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Held Captive By Their Parents, 13 Children Found In California

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 1:34pm

On Sunday, 13 children were discovered emaciated, shackled and held captive by their parents in a home in Riverside County, California. The motive is still unknown. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with KVCR's Benjamin Purper, who was on the scene and is following the story.

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White House Physician Says Trump Is In 'Excellent Health'

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 1:34pm

The White House physician made public comments on Tuesday about President Trump's checkup at the Walter Reed Military Medical Center. Last week, the doctor said the president is in "excellent health."

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BlackRock CEO Says Companies Need To Do More Than Deliver Profits

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 1:34pm

Laurence Fink, CEO of the investment firm BlackRock, is telling other CEOs they need to do more than just deliver profits. In a letter published by The New York Times, Fink says companies must show how they are making positive contributions to society.

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When You Need A Mammogram, Should You Get One In '3-D'?

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 7:51am

A newer type of breast imaging costs more. It's not yet clear if the three-dimensional approach is more effective at catching cancers that will kill.

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Prosecutors Charge Peter Madsen With Murdering Kim Wall Aboard His Private Sub

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 7:44am

The Danish inventor set out in his submarine with the Swedish journalist in August — but she never returned alive. On Tuesday, after months of shifting stories, he was charged with homicide.

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Japan Also Sends Out, Then Retracts, A False Missile Warning

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 7:27am

"North Korea appears to have launched a missile ... The government urges people to take shelter," Tuesday's false alert read. Hawaii sent out a similar message three days ago.

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Trump's Insults Will Nudge African Nations Closer To China

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 7:02am

The danger for the U.S. is that Trump's reported slurs make China an even more enticing partner for African nations, writes Somali-British journalist Ismail Einashe.

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Top Stories: Calif. Child Abuse Case; Fresh Produce In Food Stamp Program

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 4:47am

Also: Pope Francis is in Chile, facing anger over clergy sex abuse cases; ex-White House strategist Steve Bannon will speak privately to a House committee; and gospel star Edwin Hawkins dies.

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Fugu Freakout: Don't Eat The Blowfish, Japanese Officials Warn

NPR Top Stories - January 16, 2018 - 3:51am

A supermarket in central Japan sold several packages of the fish containing potentially deadly parts. Officials have issued a warning to residents.

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