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Kim Jong Un Issues Statement on Trump: 'A Frightened Dog Barks Louder'

NPR Top Stories - 20 hours 57 min ago

In an extraordinary statement released through state media, the North Korean leader says the U.S. president is "surely a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire, rather than a politician."

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Aaron Hernandez's Brain Reveals Signs Of CTE, Says Lawyer

NPR Top Stories - 21 hours 39 min ago

The former NFL star, who stopped playing at age 23, allegedly had brain damage more consistent with a player three times his age.

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A Tale Of Two States: How California And Texas May Fare Under GOP Health Plan

NPR Top Stories - September 21, 2017 - 3:21pm

In the GOP's attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, California would lose a lot of federal funding. Texas would gain a lot in the short term, but experts worry Texas would not use the money well.

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Facebook To Turn Over 3,000 Ads To Congress In Russian Election Interference Probe

NPR Top Stories - September 21, 2017 - 2:14pm

The ads ran during the 2016 presidential campaign. Facebook also will give users who see one attack ad the ability to find out who the company is tageting in others.

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After Massive Data Breach, Equifax Directed Customers To Fake Site

NPR Top Stories - September 21, 2017 - 1:13pm

The credit reporting agency set up a website to help people determine whether they had been affected by a cyberattack. But on Twitter, Equifax repeatedly pointed people to a phishing site.

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In 'Vietnam War,' Ken Burns Wrestles With The Conflict's Contradictions

NPR Top Stories - September 21, 2017 - 12:52pm

Burns says he and co-director Lynn Novick initially thought they understood the Vietnam War. But when they started putting together their new PBS series, they realized, "We knew nothing."

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Three-Star Chef Asks Michelin Guide To Leave Him Out: 'I Will Be Able To Feel Free'

NPR Top Stories - September 21, 2017 - 12:48pm

Sébastien Bras runs Le Suquet, a restaurant in southern France that first won its three stars in 1999. He cited the pressure of anonymous visits from the guide's inspectors two or three times a year.

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How States Are Banding Together To Take On Trump

NPR Top Stories - September 21, 2017 - 12:46pm

Blue states have emerged as powerful adversaries against some of the president's more controversial initiatives and could thwart efforts to impede the probe of Russian interference in the election.

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Another Good Reason Not To Pee In The Pool

NPR Top Stories - September 21, 2017 - 12:46pm

Urine, sweat and sunscreen interact with chlorine in pools to create irritating chemicals called chloramines. Those chemicals sickened dozens of swimmers and staff at an Ohio water park.

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A Look From The Ground In Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Maria

NPR Top Stories - September 21, 2017 - 12:45pm

As the situation in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria continues, we hear from Patricia Mazzei, a writer for The Miami Herald.

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North Korea's Parking Debt Among Hefty Fines Owed To New York By Foreign Delegations

NPR Top Stories - September 21, 2017 - 12:45pm

Yet another wrinkle in the U.S.-North Korea relationship: the North Korean diplomatic mission to the United Nations has more than 1,300 unpaid parking tickets in New York, according to a report by NBC.

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One Woman Shares How She Was Drawn Into A Gang At An Early Age

NPR Top Stories - September 21, 2017 - 12:45pm

There's a lot of attention on boys and young men involved in gun violence because they do most of the shooting, and are most of the victims. But girls and young women are also drawn into gangs, sometimes as enablers or transporters of guns.

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Florida's Citrus Groves Hit Hard By Hurricane Irma

NPR Top Stories - September 21, 2017 - 12:45pm

Hurricane Irma hit Florida's citrus groves hard. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Ellis Hunt Jr., a Florida citrus grower and Chairman of the Florida Citrus Commission about the damage.

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National Flood Insurance Program Will Pay Out Billions For A Few Properties

NPR Top Stories - September 21, 2017 - 12:45pm

The National Flood Insurance Program backs most flood insurance policies, but has many problems. Around one percent of insured homes have been responsible for around a quarter of the claims paid out.

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Merkel Expected To Win Fourth Term In Germany Despite Far-Right Disruption

NPR Top Stories - September 21, 2017 - 12:45pm

Germany goes to the polls on Sunday, and Angela Merkel is widely expected to win a fourth term as Chancellor. But disruption from the far-right and the hangover of the migrant crisis have made this campaign more difficult than Merkel is used to.

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Fed's Unwinding Of Crisis Programs Expected To Push Up Interest Rates Very Gradually

NPR Top Stories - September 20, 2017 - 10:35am

The Federal Reserve in October will begin unwinding the extraordinary stimulus it used to battle the Great Recession. That means that over the long run, rates on car loans and mortgages could go up.

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Spanish Police Detain Catalan Politicians Ahead Of Independence Vote

NPR Top Stories - September 20, 2017 - 10:31am

Spain considers the Catalonian referendum, set for Oct. 1, to be illegal. Spanish police raided government offices and detained at least a dozen separatist leaders, prompting street protests.

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Why The Race To Oust ISIS From Deir Ez-Zor In Syria May Present New Dangers

NPR Top Stories - September 20, 2017 - 9:54am

Syrian troops and allied militias are locked in a race against U.S.-backed rebels for control of an oil-rich province that will give whoever governs it greater influence in the country's civil war.

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Editing Embryo DNA Yields Clues About Early Human Development

NPR Top Stories - September 20, 2017 - 9:16am

Researchers disabled a gene that they think helps determine which human embryos will develop normally. The technique they used is controversial because it could be used to change babies' DNA.

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Iowa's Supreme Court Hears Dispute Over $75 Speeding Ticket

NPR Top Stories - September 20, 2017 - 9:14am

Marla Leaf says she wasn't speeding, but a speed camera says she was. She argues her rights were violated because Cedar Rapids delegated police powers to the private company maintaining the cameras.

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