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Investigators Say Austin 'Serial Bomber' May Have Used Tripwire In Latest Blast

NPR Top Stories - March 19, 2018 - 10:41am

"With this tripwire, this changes things," said FBI special agent Christopher Combs. "It's more sophisticated. It's not targeted to individuals. We're very concerned."

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Attacked By Alt-Right Trolls, A Jewish Journalist Links Trump To The Rise Of Hate

NPR Top Stories - March 19, 2018 - 9:47am

Trump "has made nationalist policy into the policy of the executive branch," says New York Times editor Jonathan Weisman. His new book, (((Semitism))), is about being Jewish in the Trump era.

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Uber Suspends Self-Driving Tests After Pedestrian Is Killed In Arizona

NPR Top Stories - March 19, 2018 - 9:38am

A self-driving car operated by Uber struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Ariz. The incident could be the first pedestrian death involving a self-driving vehicle.

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What's Up, Pence? Second Family's Rabbit Makes Children's Book Debut

NPR Top Stories - March 19, 2018 - 9:16am

Bunny Marlon Bundo is featured in a book by the vice president's daughter Charlotte and wife, Karen. But even pets in Washington cannot escape controversy.

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Russians, With No Real Alternatives, Give Putin 6 More Years In Power

NPR Top Stories - March 19, 2018 - 8:18am

Vladimir Putin has handily won a fourth term as Russia's president, with many voters telling NPR they saw no other viable candidates.

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Venezuelan City Launches Its Own Currency Amid Cash Crunch

NPR Top Stories - March 19, 2018 - 8:15am

The city of Elorza is selling its own bills featuring the image of an independence leader from the area. Venezuela's national currency has lost the vast majority of its value in just the last year.

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After Years Of Violence, Chef Offers Colombian Farmers Pride And Profit

NPR Top Stories - March 19, 2018 - 8:15am

A food activist aims to show the value of traditional agriculture to rural, mainly indigenous people and transform the way they plant, sell and prepare their goods — as well as capture the global eye.

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Nigeria Faces Mystifying Spike In Deadly Lassa Fever

NPR Top Stories - March 19, 2018 - 7:47am

The number of cases is "unprecedented," say medical specialists. Now they're trying to determine why this ongoing outbreak is so large.

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Some Retailers Are Holding Your Returns Against You

NPR Top Stories - March 19, 2018 - 7:40am

Some major retailers use consumer shopping behavior to determine whether they are a risk or should be authorized to make returns.

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Are You Participating In The 'March For Our Lives'?

NPR Top Stories - March 19, 2018 - 7:36am

People across the country will gather to call for stricter gun regulations March 24. Tell us why you're participating in the march or a counterprotest.

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In Push For Convenience, Walmart Wants To Help Shoppers Assemble Furniture, Mount TVs

NPR Top Stories - March 19, 2018 - 6:00am

Walmart has partnered with the app Handy to link customers with home-services professionals. Major retail companies are in a big movement, trying to become more than just places that sell you things.

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Top Stories: Putin Wins Election Easily; Trump's Record Cabinet Changes

NPR Top Stories - March 19, 2018 - 4:10am

Also: Jared Kushner's former companies in New York City allegedly profited from false permits; a Cirque du Soleil performer dies in an accident; and bushfires destroy dozens of Australian homes.

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After Years Wandering A Golf Desert, Tiger Woods Stages A Dramatic Comeback

NPR Top Stories - March 19, 2018 - 1:45am

Woods is starting to show renewed spark in his golf game. He seems to have found his game again Sunday after a five-year winless streak.

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Kushner Cos. Profited By False Filings On NYC Real Estate, Report Says

NPR Top Stories - March 19, 2018 - 1:39am

The Associated Press, working with New York's Housing Rights Initiative, has uncovered dozens of cases in which false applications were filed for building permits in rent-controlled properties.

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Lawmakers Weigh Pros And Cons Of Mandatory Screening For Postpartum Depression

NPR Top Stories - March 19, 2018 - 1:01am

California's legislature will soon take up a bill requiring doctors to screen new mothers. Many doctors oppose the idea, and similar laws elsewhere haven't increased the number of moms treated.

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Facebook: Firm Working With Trump Campaign Stole 50 Million Users' Data

NPR Top Stories - March 18, 2018 - 1:50pm

Cambridge Analytica has been suspended by Facebook for harvesting information from millions of users. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with former Facebook product manager Antonio Garcia Martinez.

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In A Flurry Of Furious Tweets, President Trump Takes Aim At Mueller Probe

NPR Top Stories - March 18, 2018 - 1:46pm

President Trump spent much of the weekend on Twitter criticizing the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, calling it unnecessary and partisan.

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Reports: Another Explosion In Austin, Texas, Injures 2

NPR Top Stories - March 18, 2018 - 1:18pm

The blast comes on the heels of three package-bomb explosions that killed two people and injured two more, as well as a bomb threat that canceled a Saturday concert at the South by Southwest festival.

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Britain Accuses Russia Of Stockpiling Deadly Nerve Agent

NPR Top Stories - March 18, 2018 - 11:41am

The U.K. says it has evidence Russia has been creating and stockpiling a lethal toxin used to poison a former spy in England.

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Trump Continues Barrage Against Special Counsel Mueller, Fired FBI Deputy McCabe

NPR Top Stories - March 18, 2018 - 9:50am

Congressional Republicans would not go as far as the president. Sen. Marco Rubio said he remained confident that special counsel Robert Mueller is "fair and thorough" and will "arrive at the truth."

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