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WATCH: Kids Craft Comics To Explore Immigration Fears

NPR Top Stories - 11 hours 6 min ago

Children of people in the country illegally often experience fear and worry — with the shadow of deportation as a constant presence. How can they work through those emotions? One workshop uses comics.

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In The Age Of Digital Medicine, The Humble Reflex Hammer Hangs On

NPR Top Stories - 12 hours 10 min ago

Nearly 130 years since its inception, a modest knob of rubber with a metal handle is still invaluable in diagnosing disease and avoiding expensive testing. But its history is anything but simple.

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Latest College Graduates Enter A More Optimistic Economy

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2017 - 1:52pm

Harvard Business School professor Mihir Desai says the unemployment rate is the lowest its been in a decade. He speaks with NPR's Michel Martin about the increasing options for recent graduates.

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Words Of Wisdom From 2017 Commencement Speeches

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2017 - 1:52pm

Listen to some advice offered to the Class of 2017 from speakers, including Hillary Clinton at Wellesley College, Vice President Mike Pence at the U.S. Naval Academy and actor Will Ferrell at USC.

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SPLC Has Seen Rise In Hate Crime, Domestic Terrorism Attacks

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2017 - 1:52pm

NPR's Michel Martin talks with Southern Poverty Law Center Intelligence Project Director Heidi Beirich about raised concerns of an increase in hate crimes after stabbings in Maryland and Oregon.

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Barbershop: The Unofficial Start To Summer Entertainment

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2017 - 1:52pm

In this week's Barbershop, NPR's Michel Martin talks about upcoming offerings in summer entertainment with humor writer Luvvie Ajayi, journalist Kara Brown of Jezebel and NPR's Eric Deggans.

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What Happens When Journalism Gets Physical

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2017 - 1:52pm

NPR's Michel Martin talks with reporter Michelle Fields, who was working at a Florida campaign rally last year when she was grabbed by Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski.

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Finding The Middle In The Incivility War

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2017 - 1:52pm

An assault of a reporter by Montana's Republican congressman-elect appears to have hurled the public into a new realm of political incivility, raising the question: Have we crossed an invisible line?

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A Recap Of Trump's First Week Abroad As President

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2017 - 1:52pm

After visiting Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Rome and Brussels, President Trump wrapped up his first international trip since taking office today in Sicily with other G7 leaders.

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Jim Bunning, Hall Of Fame Pitcher And Former U.S. Senator, Dies At 85

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2017 - 12:53pm

Bunning was one of few ballplayers to pitch no-hitters in both leagues; in 1964, he pitched a perfect game. As a politician, the Kentuckian was known as cantankerous and staunchly conservative.

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White House To Provide Ethics Agency With Info On Waivers For Ex-Lobbyists

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2017 - 10:27am

The tiny Office of Government Ethics, led by Walter Shaub Jr., has scored a victory in its effort to gather information about Trump administration employees who were previously lobbyists.

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5 Takeaways From Trump's First Foreign Trip As President

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2017 - 9:19am

President Trump returned to the U.S. late Saturday. Here's a look at key moments and key issues during his weeklong trip overseas to the Middle East and Europe.

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G7 Summit Ends Without U.S. Joining Consensus On Climate Change

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2017 - 7:30am

Today's communiqué from the summit is unusually short. Notably, it says the U.S. "is in the process of reviewing its policies on climate change and on the Paris Agreement."

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White Supremacist Charged With Killing 2 In Portland, Ore., Knife Attack

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2017 - 5:45am

The disturbance began when a man started yelling on train, including slurs at two apparently Muslim women. When others tried to intervene, the man stabbed three of them.

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'Man Weaves' Offer Cover For Balding Men, Cash For Black Hair Care Industry

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2017 - 4:06am

Man weaves, more formally known as cranial prosthesis, are a non-surgical procedure by barbers to help balding men. They're growing in popularity as more men opt to spend up to $800 to "regain" hair.

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WATCH: Impromptu Song Shows Manchester's Resilience

NPR Top Stories - May 25, 2017 - 2:58pm

People in a crowd raised their voices in spontaneous song after a minute of silence to honor 22 concertgoers killed in a bombing on Monday.

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After Brief Deployment, Brazilian Troops Recalled From Streets Of Capital

NPR Top Stories - May 25, 2017 - 2:10pm

Brazil's embattled President Michel Temer mobilized members of the military amid clashes between police and protesters calling for his ouster. By midday Thursday, he had revoked his deployment order.

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Montana Voters On Gianforte Charge: 'Not Even True,' 'Who Would Wanna Vote For That?'

NPR Top Stories - May 25, 2017 - 1:16pm

Greg Gianforte got into an altercation with a reporter Wednesday, drawing even more attention to a congressional race in the national spotlight. But it's unclear whether that will affect the outcome.

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Ramen Rock: These Japanese Punk Legends Sing About Food

NPR Top Stories - May 25, 2017 - 1:13pm

For over 35 years, the all-female Shonen Knife has been serving up catchy punk titles like "Wasabi," "Hot Chocolate" and "Sushi Bar." But don't mistake them for bubblegum pop. These ladies are legit.

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Scientists Pinpoint How A Flamingo Balances On One Leg

NPR Top Stories - May 25, 2017 - 1:03pm

What appears to be a feat actually requires almost no muscle effort from the bird. The researchers found even a dead flamingo's body will fall into a stable one-leg balance if positioned vertically.

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