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'Girl Up' Girls Are Inspired By Each Other (And Priyanka Chopra)

NPR Top Stories - July 19, 2017 - 2:24pm

The activists came to Washington, D.C., from across the country — and around the world. They took workshops like #GirlBoss101, spoke to members of Congress — and even made time for fun.

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Salem Memorializes Those Killed During Witch Trials

NPR Top Stories - July 19, 2017 - 2:01pm

The memorial stands at the site where 19 innocent women and men were hanged in a series of mass executions. It opened on the 325th anniversary of the first execution, when five women were killed.

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Plastic Is Everywhere And Recycling Isn't The End Of It

NPR Top Stories - July 19, 2017 - 1:30pm

A researcher tallied how much has been manufactured since plastic's invention: "Eight point three billion metric tons of plastics produced so far. That's just really a staggering amount."

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Talk Of Voter Fraud Dominates First Meeting Of Election Integrity Commission

NPR Top Stories - July 19, 2017 - 1:18pm

"One has to wonder what they're worried about," President Trump said of states that haven't shared data with the commission. "There's something, there always is."

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With Speeches And Bright Dresses, Quinceañeras Protest Texas Sanctuary City Ban

NPR Top Stories - July 19, 2017 - 12:38pm

With bright skirts flouncing, 15 young women ascended the steps of the Texas State Capitol in Austin. "We will not meet this law on its hateful level," declared 17-year-old Magdalena Juarez.

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WATCH: Security Camera Footage Reveals Rogue Goat At Colorado Office

NPR Top Stories - July 19, 2017 - 12:23pm

It's worth noting that the goat seems to have no interest in actually entering the office belonging to the polyurethane manufacturer. But it did brazenly destroy two of the office doors.

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Uncertainty Over Obamacare Leaves Next Year's Rates In Limbo

NPR Top Stories - July 19, 2017 - 11:50am

While Washington ponders the future of the Affordable Care Act, health insurers need to decide right now what to charge people for health insurance in 2018. "It's insane," says one CEO.

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BBC Salaries Ignite Debate Over Appropriate Pay, Gender Equity

NPR Top Stories - July 19, 2017 - 11:35am

The BBC released on-air salaries for the first time, at the British government's behest. The top seven salaries all go to men. The highest pay: more than $2.8 million for a radio host.

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Nearly 550 German Choirboys Abused At Renowned Catholic School, Report Says

NPR Top Stories - July 19, 2017 - 11:03am

An independent probe alleges that over about 50 years, at least 547 boys were abused while part of Germany's famed Domspatzen choir, which was once led by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's brother.

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Her Own Medical Future At Stake, A Child Storms Capitol Hill

NPR Top Stories - July 19, 2017 - 10:47am

The Republican health care bill failed in part because of opposition to shrinking Medicaid. An 11-year-old girl with sickle cell anemia went to Washington, D.C., to make sure that wouldn't happen.

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Supreme Court Allows 'Grandparent' Exemption To Trump Travel Ban

NPR Top Stories - July 19, 2017 - 10:30am

Justices upheld a lower court order that said grandparents and other relatives qualify as close family and are exempt from the Trump travel ban for citizens of six Muslim-majority countries.

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Dozens Convicted Of Human Trafficking In Landmark Thai Trial

NPR Top Stories - July 19, 2017 - 8:48am

Thailand has come under international criticism for years over human trafficking in the country. A Thai army general was convicted, which is a rare occurrence under the military-led government.

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YouTube Star Jake Paul's Neighbors Tell Him: We're Not Jake Paulers

NPR Top Stories - July 19, 2017 - 8:45am

Residents of the street where Paul rents a large house are meeting with police and city officials to review code requirements after a series of pranks and antics at his West Hollywood home.

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As Team Trump Lawyers Up, Who's Paying The Attorney Fees?

NPR Top Stories - July 19, 2017 - 8:29am

President Trump's re-election campaign paid Donald Trump Jr.'s lawyer $50,000. White House lawyers are paid government salaries, by taxpayers, but it's unknown how the private lawyers are being paid.

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WATCH: 'The Wild West?' No, It's New Hampshire — But Those Really Are Bison

NPR Top Stories - July 19, 2017 - 8:14am

A small herd thundered free from a farm and wandered through forests and roadways. Eventually, local authorities managed to return the beasts safely — but not before a neighbor caught a video.

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When Is A Meeting 'Open' To The Public?

NPR Top Stories - July 18, 2017 - 8:28am

Several rights groups are suing President Trump's commission looking into election fraud, saying the panel is skirting a federal law that allows public access to its meetings.

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Health Care: The Risks Of Repeal Without Replace

NPR Top Stories - July 18, 2017 - 7:34am

Republicans are toying with repealing the Affordable Care Act and then coming up with a replacement a few years later. But insurance rates could soar, and millions could lose coverage within a year.

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Tight On Wall Space, SFMOMA Will Text Its Art To You Instead

NPR Top Stories - July 18, 2017 - 7:25am

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art can only display a fraction of its collection at any given time. Now, you can text a word or emoji and the museum will send back a corresponding work of art.

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England Unveils New 10-Pound Note Featuring Jane Austen

NPR Top Stories - July 18, 2017 - 7:18am

The note, which will enter circulation in September, was revealed on the 200th anniversary of Austen's death.

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One Year On, Theresa May Keeps Fragile Grip On Her Job As British Prime Minister

NPR Top Stories - July 18, 2017 - 7:02am

After a disastrous June election in which her party lost parliamentary seats, many wonder how long the prime minister will stay in office. The opposition says May is heading a "zombie government."

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